Convicted sex offender now charged with dealing morphine

Local man "unsuccessfully discharged from probation."
Cary Ashby
Dec 19, 2013

A convicted sex offender now accused of selling drugs pleaded innocent to his newest charges Tuesday.

Eber J. Overly, 35, of 28 Aster Court, New London, goes to trial March 11 in Huron County Common Pleas Court on three counts of trafficking in morphine. The fourth-degree felonies, which are punishable by six to 18 months behind bars, are in connection with incidents on July 31, Aug. 1 and 2. A Huron County grand jury issued a secret indictment Nov. 22, according to court records.

The Huron County Sheriff's Office booked Overly into the Huron County Jail on Monday, according to jail records.

Judge Jim Conway released Overly on a personal recognizance bond Tuesday. That means the defendant didn't have to pay any additional money and signed a court document promising he would return for further hearings on his own.

If convicted of the drug charges, Overly could face prison time because of a prior felony conviction.

On Nov. 19, 2003, the former Norwalk and Monroeville resident was sentenced to 90 days in jail for attempted unlawful sexual conduct with a minor. Overly, who was placed on five years of intensive probation, was classified as a sexually-oriented offender and had to register his address annually for 10 years.

The Norwalk Police Department investigated the Dec. 31, 2002 offense.

Almost five years to the day of his sentencing hearing, the court ruled Overly would "unsuccessfully discharged from probation" and had his civil rights restored, according to court records. He was ordered to pay about $1,579 in court costs and restitution.

Comments

bizzmachine1965

sex offender ,the only thing lower than a junkie!congrats you scumbag!

Windy

Right, he'll show up . . . NOT!! Way to go Judge Conway. When will you learn that personal recognizance bonds don't work with druggies?

wowman

This is why so many persons cant get a fair trial in this country anymore.. What did the past of this person have to do with what is going on now NOTHING that's what.. He is being judged before he even goes to court. Maybe the judge is being FAIR for once.I read this paper all the time and so many times the story goes on and on about something that either happened that don't mean a hill of beans to the matter at hand.. Come on already. Sometimes its really not that news worthy. Just because its public record doesn't mean that you have to plaster it in the news ten years later...