Thief ordered to pay $4,000 in restitution

Defendant has fish-packing job that starts soon, thanks to his church's pastor, the assistant manager.
Cary Ashby
Mar 15, 2013

 

A convicted thief could pay as much as $4,604 in restitution as part of his three years of probation.

"I went through a very hard time and I made a poor decision. ... It cost (me) friendships and family," defendant Phillip D. Vinson said Wednesday.

Having been kicked out of a job, Vinson said he has been interviewing for various jobs and now is involved in church. He has a fish-packing job in Port Clinton which starts soon, thanks to his pastor, the assistant manager.

Vinson, in late January, pleaded guilty to theft. The Sept. 25 incident involved three victims: Walmart and two male subjects.

The defendant's pastor started weekly counseling with Vinson in October and November. The pastor said Vinson expressed his remorse about the crime, has gone to church at least once a week and never missed one of their weekly meetings about a "personal mentorship" -- although the pastor admitted he had to a miss a couple appointments because of his schedule.

"He's made connections in the church. He's made friendships in the church," the pastor said.

Vinson has no prior felony convictions.

"I think you're making genuine efforts ... but you'll be kept on a tight rope," Huron County Common Pleas Judge Jim Conway warned the defendant.

The judge imposed a 90-day jail sentence on the work release program. However, Conway said Vinson's probation officer could establish the term at his or her discretion and the officer could request for it to be reduced or "have it alleviated." The judge also said the $4,604 in restitution could be lower depending on the value of the unspecified evidence that police are still holding.

If Vinson violates the terms of his probation, he faces one year in prison.

Comments

dreverythingbalright

I'm proud of you man, you're turning your life around. I think that's a step in the right direction

Mr. Touchdown

Good Luck Dan!

shananaginz

lol Rupps place

Scranton Tibbs

Mug shot + Rupp's place = HILLBILLY
He'll be back in the paper in a month or two.

betrump

Using the name 'Scranton Tibbs' and calling someone a hillbilly. Pot, meet Kettle. Priceless.

Cliff Cannon

Best of luck Dan.

princedenny

Didn't he abuse a minor as well?

Concerning: Vinson, Phillip
D.B.A./A.K.A.:
Filed: 09/08/2000
Arr. Agency: N/A Case #: 0000660
Docket Entry: Click
Charge: RENT & RESTITUT
Case Type: Civil
2 Concerning: Vinson, Phillip D
D.B.A./A.K.A.:
Filed: 07-21-2000
Arr. Agency: SNOR Case #: 0001410
Docket Entry: Click
Charge: PASS.BAD CHECK
Case Type: Criminal
3 Concerning: Vinson, Phillip D
D.B.A./A.K.A.:
Filed: 09/06/2000
Arr. Agency: DOG Case #: 0001724
Docket Entry: Click
Charge: NO DOG LICENSE
Case Type: Criminal
4 Concerning: Vinson, Phillip D
D.B.A./A.K.A.:
Filed: 09/06/2000
Arr. Agency: DOG Case #: 0001725
Docket Entry: Click
Charge: DOG AT LARGE
Case Type: Criminal
5 Concerning: Vinson, Phillip D
D.B.A./A.K.A.:
Filed: 09-06-2000
Arr. Agency: SNOR Case #: 0001817
Docket Entry: Click
Charge: DISORD. CONDUCT
Case Type: Criminal
6 Concerning: Vinson, Phillip D
D.B.A./A.K.A.:
Filed: 04/28/2000
Arr. Agency: SNOR Case #: 0004778
Docket Entry: Click
Charge: NO O L
Case Type: Traffic
7 Concerning: Vinson, Phillip D
D.B.A./A.K.A.:
Filed: 08/28/2001
Arr. Agency: SNOR Case #: 0101785
Docket Entry: Click
Charge: DOMESTIC VIOLEN
Case Type: Criminal
8 Concerning: Vinson, Phillip D
D.B.A./A.K.A.:
Filed: 10-30-2001
Arr. Agency: SNOR Case #: 0102270
Docket Entry: Click
Charge: BAD CHECK
Case Type: Criminal
9 Concerning: Vinson, Phillip D
D.B.A./A.K.A.:
Filed: 09/10/2001
Arr. Agency: SNOR Case #: 0109999
Docket Entry: Click
Charge: 12 PT SUSP
Case Type: Traffic
10 Concerning: Vinson, Phillip D
D.B.A./A.K.A.:
Filed: 04/22/2002
Arr. Agency: NOR Case #: 0200740
Docket Entry: Click
Charge: DISORDERLY COND
Case Type: Criminal
11 Concerning: Vinson, Phillip D
D.B.A./A.K.A.:
Filed: 05/01/2002
Arr. Agency: SNOR Case #: 0200839
Docket Entry: Click
Charge: TELECOMN FRAUD
Case Type: Criminal
12 Concerning: Vinson, Phillip D
D.B.A./A.K.A.:
Filed: 05/01/2002
Arr. Agency: SNOR Case #: 0200840
Docket Entry: Click
Charge: TELECOMN FRAUD
Case Type: Criminal
13 Concerning: Vinson, Phillip D
D.B.A./A.K.A.:
Filed: 05/01/2002
Arr. Agency: SNOR Case #: 0200841
Docket Entry: Click
Charge: TELECOMN FRAUD
Case Type: Criminal
14 Concerning: Vinson, Phillip D
D.B.A./A.K.A.:
Filed: 05/10/2002
Arr. Agency: SNOR Case #: 0200895
Docket Entry: Click
Charge: ATT TELECOM FRA
Case Type: Criminal
15 Concerning: Vinson, Phillip D
D.B.A./A.K.A.:
Filed: 06-13-2003
Arr. Agency: N/A Case #: 0300797
Docket Entry: Click
Charge: MONEY ONLY
Case Type: Civil
16 Concerning: Vinson, Phillip D
D.B.A./A.K.A.:
Filed: 02/24/2005
Arr. Agency: SNOR Case #: 0500446
Docket Entry: Click
Charge: THEFT
Case Type: Criminal
17 Concerning: Vinson, Phillip D
D.B.A./A.K.A.:
Filed: 02-13-2008
Arr. Agency: SNOR Case #: 0800208
Docket Entry: Click
Charge: PASS.BAD CHECK
Case Type: Criminal
18 Concerning: Vinson, Phillip D
D.B.A./A.K.A.:
Filed: 10/07/2009
Arr. Agency: NOR Case #: 0901795
Docket Entry: Click
Charge: SHOOT PELET GUN
Case Type: Criminal
19 Concerning: Vinson, Phillip D
D.B.A./A.K.A.:
Filed: 10/04/2012
Arr. Agency: SNOR Case #: 1201682
Docket Entry: Click
Charge: THEFT
Case Type: Criminal
20 Concerning: Vinson, Phillip D
D.B.A./A.K.A.:
Filed: 11/26/1991
Arr. Agency: SNOR Case #: 9102080
Docket Entry: Click
Charge: RSP FIREARMS
Case Type: Criminal
21 Concerning: Vinson, Phillip D
D.B.A./A.K.A.:
Filed: 11/26/1991
Arr. Agency: SNOR Case #: 9102081
Docket Entry: Click
Charge: THEFT FIREARMS
Case Type: Criminal
22 Concerning: Vinson, Phillip D
D.B.A./A.K.A.:
Filed: 11-25-1991
Arr. Agency: NOR Case #: 9110935
Docket Entry: Click
Charge: 43/25 SPEED
Case Type: Traffic
23 Concerning: Vinson, Phillip D
D.B.A./A.K.A.:
Filed: 07-06-1993
Arr. Agency: N/A Case #: 9300590
Docket Entry: Click
Charge: MONEY ONLY
Case Type: Civil
24 Concerning: Vinson, Phillip D
D.B.A./A.K.A.:
Filed: 10/27/1993
Arr. Agency: NOR Case #: 9301614
Docket Entry: Click
Charge: FAIL FILE C/N T
Case Type: Criminal
25 Concerning: Vinson, Phillip D
D.B.A./A.K.A.:
Filed: 02-18-1997
Arr. Agency: NOR Case #: 9701119
Docket Entry: Click
Charge: FAILURE TO CONT
Case Type: Traffic
26 Concerning: Vinson, Phillip D
D.B.A./A.K.A.:
Filed: 06-30-1997
Arr. Agency: OSP Case #: 9705674A
Docket Entry: Click
Charge: DRVG UNDER SUSP
Case Type: Traffic
27 Concerning: Vinson, Phillip D
D.B.A./A.K.A.:
Filed: 06-30-1997
Arr. Agency: OSP Case #: 9705674B
Docket Entry: Click
Charge: 69/55 SPEED
Case Type: Traffic
28 Concerning: Vinson, Phillip D
D.B.A./A.K.A.:
Filed: 06-30-1997
Arr. Agency: OSP Case #: 9705674C
Docket Entry: Click
Charge: SEAT BELT
Case Type: Traffic
29 Concerning: Vinson, Phillip D
D.B.A./A.K.A.:
Filed: 10/27/1997
Arr. Agency: SNOR Case #: 9709437A
Docket Entry: Click
Charge: DRVG UNDER FRA
Case Type: Traffic
30 Concerning: Vinson, Phillip D
D.B.A./A.K.A.:
Filed: 10/27/1997
Arr. Agency: NOR Case #: 9709437B
Docket Entry: Click
Charge: W/FULL RECKLESS
Case Type: Traffic
31 Concerning: Vinson, Phillip D
D.B.A./A.K.A.:
Filed: 01/19/1999
Arr. Agency: SNOR Case #: 9900178
Docket Entry: Click
Charge: DRVG UNDER FRA
Case Type: Traffic
32 Concerning: Vinson, Phillip D
D.B.A./A.K.A.:
Filed: 07/16/1999
Arr. Agency: OSP Case #: 9907404A
Docket Entry: Click
Charge: EQUIPMENT VIOL
Case Type: Traffic
33 Concerning: Vinson, Phillip D
D.B.A./A.K.A.:
Filed: 07/16/1999
Arr. Agency: OSP Case #: 9907404B
Docket Entry: Click
Charge: FOLLOWING CLOSE
Case Type: Traffic
34 Concerning: Vinson, Phillip Daniel
D.B.A./A.K.A.:
Filed: 01-16-2004
Arr. Agency: N/A Case #: 0400110
Docket Entry: Click
Charge: MONEY ONLY
Case Type: Civil

BaileyOriginally

Wow..bet he'll need to throw more in the collection's plate now.

doctorsRdrugdealers

you guys are a joke. hate to see my record up there damn! give him a chance though. they say don't judge a man by his past but that's all people have to look at. he is going in the right direction now so give him a chance don't be his judge. look in the mirror you aint perfect either.

betrump

Prince Denny, you're a true American Hero. Bet you're proud of yourself.

Linedriver

one of the worst things nr could have done is make a comment page so that people can hide behind a name and talk trash on someone that most of them really dont know.....i to hide behind a name and not all of us do like cliff cannon in which i commend you cliff but i say good luck to dan hope you take care of the things you need to and move on in life...dont let the trash talkers bring u down.

Mr. Touchdown

LD,I think the comment page on here is a good idea...simply because a little public humiliation on here is sometimes worse than the light punishments Conway hands out & it's probably a pretty good deterrent for some people to stay out of trouble.Putting a guy's record on here is going over the top though...Geez!

ROFLMAO

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BaileyOriginally

Everything is fair game if you're stupid enough to break the law, and make the local news. No one is perfect, and let's face it, we all have broken the laws before, whether it's jay-walking, speeding, or more serious things. Theft is kinda bigger. As are a few of the things listed in one of the above comments. I'm glad to see he has supporters out there, that's very important on his path to redemption. But don't discount the facts, and don't shame others for pointing them out.

Cliff Cannon

@ BaileyOriginally : As usual,a very well written, common sense filled comment from you. Did want to add a personal touch,if you don't mind


My all time favorite Bob Seger song is " Against the Wind " and one of the lyrics goes like this; " breaking all of the rules,that would bend "..... Of course,yours truly would never 'break all the rules that would bend' :)


Still the fact, that the song is on all his greatest hit albums. Must mean,someone ,somewhere, found a connection to it. Biggest thing,in my viewpoint,is to learn something,then grow, then help others along if one is to find a true path to redemption.

P.S. Of course,I can sing " Turn the Page " better than Seger. That still don't make it my favorite.
Great day to you

BaileyOriginally

Good song and singer, Cliff. My all-time favorite Seger song is "SunSpot Baby" ..a close second is "Still the Same" :)

Cliff Cannon

@ Bailey Originally: Great Seger choices.