Heroin defendant sent to prison

As part of plea deal, prosecutors won't pursue indictment on failure to appear.
Cary Ashby
Apr 24, 2014


A man found with heroin on him in Willard was sentenced Tuesday to eight months in prison.

Jared M. Hale, 26, of 104 Crestwood Drive, Willard, pleaded guilty at the same hearing to possession of heroin.

Huron County Assistant Prosecutor Patrick Hakos said as part of the plea deal, the state wouldn't pursue an indictment on failure to appear.

Hale must reimburse the Willard Police Department $40 to cover the cost of drug testing. He also had his driver's license suspended for six months.

The defendant's conviction is for an Oct. 28 incident. Hakos said officers saw Hale walking unsteadily down the street, decided to take him into custody to keep him from harming himself or others, found heroin in his possession and when police handcuffed Hale, "he decided to run." Officers took him into custody shortly afterward.

Hale's prison term was a joint recommendation between prosecutors and Huron County Public Defender David Longo.



Wait.... Stop the presses.... This guy must have been on probation in the past for at least a total of 4 years and been in and out of CBCF a minimum of 3 to 5 times. No one goes straight to prison.


Jared you now have a wife and a son, it's time to get your life on track! Stay out of trouble in there and stay off that crap when you get out!


Surely Judge Conway didn't do this??


Wow! That's like 2 this week! Gonna get overcrowded so he'll have to release 10 other low lifes to make room!


So, was cuffed, ran, and a plea deal? Nice LE and prosecutors.

If they took him into custody shortly afterwards, then why handcuffed??? Or he got away? Says "in custody" before and after he ran.