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Probation violations lead to jail sentence

Norwalk Reflector Staff • Sep 19, 2012 at 5:00 PM

An area resident was sent to jail for violating his probation.

Castalia resident Michael W. Highlander, 28, was sentenced Monday inĀ  Huron County Common Pleas to serve the remainder of his nine-month sentence at the Huron County Jail.

Credited with earlier serving about seven months total in jail and a community-based corrections facility (CBCF), he has about two months left behind bars and then will have his probation revoked.

In handing down the sentence, Judge Jim Conway followed the recommendations of Huron County Assistant Prosecutor Daivia Kasper and Huron County Public Defender David Longo.

Highlander's underlying conviction is receiving stolen property for an Aug. 9, 2011 incident involving a stolen credit card.

In January 2010, the court sentenced him to spend four to six months in a CBCF. Also as part of his three years of probation, Highlander was ordered to pay $447.45 in restitution to the female Bellevue victim.

At Monday's hearing, he admitted to violating his probation by absconding the supervision of the Adult Parole Authority on Oct. 17 and failing to report to his probation officer.

Also, Highlander has been convicted of domestic violence, child endangering and possession of drug paraphernalia through Fremont Municipal Court, but prosecutors didn't consider that part of his probation violation complaint.

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