Medina County Courthouse

Friday, February 04, 2011

Judge James Kimbler Probation Violation Hearings for February 3, 2011

Medina County Chief Probation Officer Veronica Perry reports that four probationers appeared in Judge Kimbler's courtroom on Thursday, February 3,2011 on supervision violation complaints. Two of the probationers denied that they violated their supervision and two admitted that they violated their supervision.

The two probationers that denied violations were Eric Finklea and Desiree O'Neill. Mr. Finklea is on supervision in two cases, 08CR0256 and 09CR0407. Judge Kimbler continued his hearing for one week and did not release him on a bond. Judge Kimbler also continued Ms. O'Neill's case for one week and released her on her own recognizance.

The two probationers who admitted to violating their supervision were Matthew Thomas and Stephen Swain. Mr. Thomas is on supervision in Case No. 08CR0503. Mr. Swain is on supervision in Case No. 09CR0513.

In Mr. Thomas's case, Judge Kimbler ordered a 90 day jail sentence with credit for eight days served. At the end of his jail sentence, his supervision is terminated. All outstanding court costs were waived.

In Mr. Swain's case, Judge Kimbler ordered an additional seven days in jail; he must make best efforts to obtain and maintain employment within the next 30 days; and he must complete his domestic violence treatment within the next four months. Court costs for this violation were waived.

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