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Deadbeat dad sent to prison for probation violations

Cary Ashby • Sep 25, 2012 at 11:12 AM

A Berlin Heights man who failed to pay his child support was sentenced to seven months in prison Monday for violating his probation.

Credited with serving about four months in the Huron County Jail, Rodger A. Myers, 46, formerly of Collins, will spend another three months in state prison.

Huron County Common Pleas Judge Jim Conway followed the joint recommendation between Huron County Assistant Prosecutor Daivia Kasper and Huron County Public Defender David Longo. Myers could have faced up to one year.

Myers admitted to several probation violations during Monday’s hearing: Being charged with three counts of telecommunications harassment through Norwalk Municipal Court in early August, testing positive for marijuana and oxycodone Nov. 1 and testing positive for marijuana and opiates during an Aug. 29 drug screen.

The defendant also didn’t report to his probation officer twice in November, failed to complete a substance abuse counseling program and didn’t pay his court fees.

In late August 2010, Myers spent 90 days in jail on the work release program for one count of non-support of dependents. He also was ordered to pay about $2,400 in child support as part of his five years of probation.

About a month later, his case was transferred to Erie County, where Myers also is on probation for failing to  pay his child support.

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