Drug dealer fails to show up for sentencing hearing

Arrest warrant issued.
Cary Ashby
Aug 24, 2014


A convicted drug dealer didn't show up for his recent sentencing hearing.

Wellington resident Charles B. Coleman, 24, had a hearing scheduled for 8:45 a.m. in Huron County Common Pleas Court. After having handled several other cases, Judge Jim Conway called Coleman's about 11:10.

"I do not see Mr. Coleman present," the judge said.

Huron County Public Defender David Longo didn't have any information about Coleman's whereabouts.

"Frankly, I'm a little surprised. ... I don't know why he didn't show up," Longo said.

At the request of Huron County Assistant Prosecutor Richard Woodruff, the court issued a warrant for the defendant's arrest.

On April 28, Coleman pleaded guilty to having a counterfeit controlled substance during a Feb. 23 controlled drug buy. As part of a plea deal, Woodruff said the state would delete the reference of the transaction happening in the vicinity of a juvenile and prosecutors wouldn't pursue an earlier failure-to-appear charge.



Is this another one of Judge Conway's cases?


Go figure. Putting trust in a drug dealer? Lol


I didn't even have to read the article to know that this was Judge Conway's courtroom. Although the article doesn't say, I'll bet the defendant was out on a personal recognizance bond, too.