Man sent to slammer

Fight with wife leads to felony conviction; probation violations lead to prison term.
Cary Ashby
May 6, 2014

A domestic violence defendant was sentenced Monday to eight months in prison for violating his probation.

Former Collins resident Scott A. Gaborko, 32, will serve the term after he finishes doing 15 months in prison for an Erie County conviction. He was sentenced Friday in the other, fourth-degree felony case.

Gaborko had two probation violations. One of his offenses was a five-day jail sentence for failing to notify probation officer Andrea Cooke about changing his address. He also failed to complete Batters Intervention, a domestic violence program.

His underlying conviction was attempted domestic violence. The Huron County Sheriff's Office handled the investigation of the June 29, 2012 domestic disturbance at Gaborko's home at the time on West Collins Road, Collins.

Gaborko and his wife were arguing because he didn't want his wife to visit a relative she wanted to see, "some pushing ensued" and the woman fell down, a prosecutor said earlier. Deputies saw abrasions on the victim's leg.

In mid-January 2013, Gaborko was sentenced to 30 days in jail on the work-release program. As part of a plea deal with defense attorney Tom Freeman, prosecutors agreed to drop the no-association order with the victim.

While on three years of intensive probation, Gaborko served another 60 days of discretionary time.

Earlier this year, an Erie County grand jury indicted him on burglary/trespassing in habitation, disrupting public services and domestic violence.