GALLIPOLIS — Two Gallia County women were sentenced Monday to 30 months and 11 months in prison, respectively, for separate community control violations.
Neither woman committed a crime in relation with the other.
Carolyn Roberts, 37, of Patriot, has violated her community control and was ordered to serve 30 months in prison. She was originally placed in community control in 2011 after being convicted of one count of fleeing and eluding.
Roberts’ community control was recently revoked in Gallia County Court of Common Pleas based upon an allegation that Roberts failed to report to her community control officer as ordered. Roberts last reported in June 2012 and had not appeared for another report since. A bench warrant was issued for her arrest. During a hearing on Monday, she admitted to the allegations and was sentenced following her admission.
Katherine George, 23, of Gallipolis, violated her community control and was ordered to serve 11 months in prison. She was originally placed on community control in 2014 after being convicted of one count of forgery. The underlying felony resulted from George forging an account holder’s name to a check and attempting to cash the check at a local bank. The account holder was notified by the bank before the transaction was processed.
George’s community control was revoked in the Gallia County Court of Common Pleas because she failed to report to her community control officer. Her last report was in May 2014 and had not reported since. A bench warrant was issued for her arrest. In addition, George was living with a convicted felon who resided outside of Gallia County and tested positive for illegal drug use. Of those drugs, THC (marijuana), suboxone and cocaine were detected.
During a hearing Monday, George admitted to the allegations and was sentenced immediately following.
“A bench warrant for the defendant was issued in September 2015 and has been outstanding ever since,” said Gallia County Prosecutor Jeff Adkins. “Officers with the Gallia County Sheriff’s Office had intelligence as to the defendant’s whereabouts on February 23, 2016. The defendant attempted to hide in the woods and then in a closet inside a residence until she was ultimately arrested by deputies.”