Local sanctions revoked; Gragg ordered to serve six-month term

Last updated: July 23. 2014 5:17PM - 2076 Views
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WILMINGTON — A local judge pronounced a six-month prison term after the defendant did not keep up with child support or comply with court orders.

Amanda M. Gragg, 31, of Amelia, was placed on community controls in November 2012 and since then has paid less than $300 in child support, according to Clinton County Common Pleas Court papers.

Gragg failed to contact the court’s probation department, as ordered, within 72 hours of her sentencing hearing in fall 2012. Then, she did not appear for a February 2013 fact-finding hearing, stated a court document.

Following the failure to show up for the February 2013 hearing, a warrant was issued for her apprehension. The warrant was served and executed on July 9, 2014.

On Tuesday, Gragg was present in court from jail in the custody of a Clinton County deputy sheriff.

In the judgment entry, Clinton County Common Pleas Judge John W. “Tim” Rudduck stated Gragg “has proven herself not amenable to local community control.”

Failure to appear is a fourth-degree felony level offense, while the original non-support conviction is a fifth-degree felony.

Both prosecution and defense counsel recommended to the judge the six-month term of imprisonment, which Rudduck stated he found “appropriate.”

The original sentence of local community control sanctions was revoked, and a six-month term in state prison was ordered.

Credit was granted for 33 days Gragg spent in jail.

When she is released from prison, the Ohio Adult Parole Authority might supervise Gragg for three years.

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