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Man sentenced for probation violation

April 26, 2012
By MARK LAW - Staff writer ( , The Herald-Star

STEUBENVILLE - Jeremy T. Crihfield, 25, of Bergholz was sentenced to six months at the Eastern Ohio Correction Center by Jefferson County Common Pleas Judge David Henderson on Wednesday after Crihfield admitted to violating his probation.

Crihfield also was scheduled to plead guilty to a bill of information charging two counts of burglary and one count of theft of dangerous drugs, but Crihfield changed his mind during the hearing.

A bill of information bypasses the case being presented to the grand jury.

Crihfield was sentenced in December 2010 to charges of burglary and theft and was sentenced by Henderson to two years of probation. He admitted in March that he was using drugs and couldn't pass a urine test.

The county prosecutor's office filed a bill of information that Crihfield burglarized homes on county Road 75, Bergholz, and county Road 41, Richmond, both on Jan. 31. The bill of information stated Crihfield took prescription medicine from the home on county Road 41, Richmond.

Crihfield said he had permission to enter one of the homes and only set one foot inside the other, while yelling if the resident, which he said he knew, was at home. Henderson said he wouldn't accept Crihfield's guilty plea since he wouldn't admit he committed the crimes.

County Assistant Prosecutor Cerryn Cottrell Marshall said Crihfield's case will be presented to the grand jury when it meets on Wednesday.

Also, Helen Williams-Davis, 39, of 413 Clinton St. was placed on one year of probation by Henderson after pleading guilty to charges of theft and forgery.

Williams-Davis admitted to taking a check and forging it in the amount of $90.81.

She faces up to 12 months in prison if she violates probation.

Pamela Anderson, 47, of Salineville was placed on one year of probation by Jefferson County Common Pleas Judge Joseph Bruzzese Jr. on Wednesday after Anderson pleaded guilty to theft of drugs.

Anderson admitted to taking 14 pain pills from an elderly woman on Jan. 27 in Steubenville. She faces up to 12 months in prison if she violates probation.

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