A man with an extensive criminal history was ineligible for prison time but received 120 days in jail for his latest offense — selling drugs.
Charles Teeple, 30, of 169 North St., Apt 4, Monroeville, was convicted of trafficking oxycodone, a fourth-degree felony.
On Thursday in Huron County Common Pleas Court, defense attorney David Longo said his client “has a very good job” where “he apparently has a very good relationship with his boss.”
Longo said that Teeple’s boss wished to be present at Teeple’s sentencing to say a few words in the defendant’s behalf.
“However, due to the storms yesterday, he was unable to make it,” Longo said.
Judge James Conway said that Teeple was not eligible for prison time because he was not on probation at the time of the offense. However, the judge said Teeple did have at least 13 offenses and seven violations of probation on record, some of which were violent offenses.
Conway said that he had “a very extensive juvenile record and a very lengthy adult record” and showed “no remorse regarding these circumstances and I think there is a high chance that you will repeat your offenses.”
For these reasons, the judge sentenced Teeple to serve 120 days in jail and to pay $500 in fines and the $80 reimbursement. Teeple will be placed on community control until July 1, 2016 and will be placed on intensive supervision. Teeple also was given a curfew and will not be allowed to leave the state without specific permission from his probation officer.
“I do not know that you are getting a break by being ineligible for prison time,” the judge told Teeple. “There seems to be a very high likelihood of your violating your probation. You will have to walk a very fine line.”
Teeple’s jail sentence will begin as soon as his work release is processed.