A convicted thief is being held without bond until his next probation violation hearing in Huron County Common Pleas Court.
Jesse H. Moore, 24, of 415 W. Tiffin St., Willard, is accused of violating his probation by not completing a term in a community-based corrections facility (CBCF). Defendants spend four to six months in a CBCF, a form of prison which focuses on substance abuse treatment and education.
Moore also reportedly tested positive for opiates at the Huron County Jail, Huron County Assistant Prosecutor Daivia Kasper said.
"He voluntarily signed himself out (of the CBCF). ... He didn't continue with the program there," Kasper said.
Huron County Public Defender David Longo said Moore left the CBCF because he was concerned about relapsing since he was surrounded with drugs because other people were bringing them back to the facility after their furloughs.
"Mr. Moore was doing his best. He was one step away from finishing the IOP program," Longo said.
After Moore left the CBCF, he had a relapse, his attorney added.
Moore had pleaded guilty to theft for an incident between March 5 and 6. As part of a plea deal, prosecutors agreed to dismiss one count each of breaking and entering and receiving stolen property.
In October, Moore was ordered to pay $50 in restitution to the male victim to replace some padlocks and $100 in restitution to the Willard Police Department.
His next hearing is Feb. 25.