Local man sent back to prison for probation violations

Cary Ashby • May 22, 2014 at 1:07 PM

A drug defendant must serve the remainder of his prison term for violating the terms of his probation.

Former Willard resident Bradley C. Jones, 40, was ordered Monday in Huron County Common Pleas Court to serve the remainder of his original 17-month prison term.

"He has served approximately 15 months already," Huron County Assistant Prosecutor Daivia Kasper said.

Jones violated his probation being convicted April 21 of criminal trespassing through Norwalk Municipal Court. Kasper said the defendant also tested positive for methamphetamine and amphetamine April 17 -- the same day the Willard Police Department investigated the trespassing incident.

Through Huron County Common Plea Court, Jones' underlying convictions were separate offenses of possession of heroin and trafficking in heroin.

On Dec. 10, 2012, Judge Jim Conway granted Jones early release from prison. As part of his three years of probation, he was ordered to complete the Teen Challenge program, an intensive, year-long, Christian-based treatment program for people of all ages with life-changing addictions.

On March 25, 2013, the judge ruled Jones was "unable to complete the Teen Challenge program, but in lieu agreed to complete a community-based corrections facility," according to court records. Defendants spend four to six months in a CBCF, a form of prison which focuses on substance abuse treatment and education.

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