A former Norwalk man convicted of tampering with evidence has been placed on three years of probation.
Daniel M. Legg, 24, now of Chillicothe, was fined $500 for attempting to hide a syringe from Wakeman Police Chief Tim Hunker who made the March 11, 2012 traffic stop. Legg later pleaded guilty to the third-degree felony in exchange for prosecutors dismissing one count of possession of heroin.
Huron County Common Pleas Judge Jim Conway ordered Legg to serve 120 days in the Huron County Jail, 90 of which he will serve when he is medically able to do so. The remaining 30 days can be imposed at the discretion of Legg's probation officer, who also can ask the court to waive it if Legg does well on probation.
The defendant was on crutches Thursday and had a boot on his right leg. He had been in a wheelchair until about a month ago, following an Oct. 25 jumping incident at the jail. Legg was serving a 100-day sentence for criminal damaging and assault when he climbed up the handrail in his pod and jumped off the stairs from the second floor, which shattered his leg.
Huron County Public Defender David Longo said while Legg will recover, he likely won't ever be 100 percent.
"Frankly, what Mr. Legg did to himself is much worse than anything that the court can do," Longo said.
If Legg violates his probation, he faces three years in prison.