GALLIPOLIS — Three Gallia County residents were each given prison time for failure to meet obligations connected to community control.
According to Gallia County Prosecutor Jeff Adkins, the three — Gabriel S. Hill, Corbett Ratliff and Tina Johnson — were each given 11 months in prison for various community control violations.
“Each of these individuals were afforded the opportunity under Ohio law to comply with the terms and conditions of community control,” Adkins said. “The terms are pretty simple. They consist of reporting to your probation officer, stay away from drugs, and do not commit any crimes. These are basic principles that are not too much to expect.
“Once I am notified that the individuals are not complying with their community control, we begin the process of revoking their community control and request the imposition of prison according to their underlying felony conviction.”
Hill received 11 months for violations that include failure to report to a community control officer as order. According to Adkins’ office, Hill made only one visit since November 2014.
Hill was originally placed on community control after he pleaded guilty to theft from Walmart in November 2014. In that incident, Hill reportedly stole various electronic items that included an iPhone, laptop computer, Samsung Galaxy, a GPS system and a stylus pack.
Ratliff also received 11 months in prison for violations that include failure to report to a community control officer. According to Adkins’ office, Ratliff made two visits since January 2015.
Ratliff was originally placed on community control after he pleaded guilty to theft of a credit card from Holzer Medical Center’s parking lot in May 2012.
Johnson will serve 11 months for violations that include failure to report to a community control officer and failure to inform of law enforcement contact in Meigs County.
Johnson was originally placed on community control, according to Adkins’ office, after she pleaded guilty to possession of drugs (amphetamine) in September 2013.
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