Defendant who moved to Florida without permission gets jail term

Man on probation for trafficking in marijuana.
Cary Ashby
Nov 23, 2012

A former Willard resident who violated his probation by moving to Florida without permission and by having several curfew violations was sentenced to a 90 days in jail this week.

Ian M. Wright, 21, had his local probation case transferred to Florida in late June 2011 for an employment opportunity with his father.

One day later, authorities determined Wright wasn't home when it was past his curfew, probation officer Dexter Chandler said in court Tuesday. Chandler also said the defendant moved without permission in September. Wright later returned to Ohio from Florida voluntarily.

Wright admitted to violating his curfew several times since mid-June and failing to pay fines and costs since January.

Twice in October, Wright violated his curfew. During the second incident, he was with a felon.

"He said he just needed a ride," Chandler told Huron County Common Pleas Judge Jim Conway.

Wright will be kicked off probation after he serves his jail sentence. He had been on probation since June 28, 2011, when he was fined $250 for trafficking in marijuana. The judge also ordered him to reimburse the Norwalk Police Department $40 to cover the cost of drug testing.