Forty-seven-year-old Randy L. Ruth is in the Fayette County Jail after being released from prison earlier this year and allegedly violating his parole supervision.
Randy L. Ruth, from Greenfield, was booked into the Fayette County Jail Thursday for a parole violation, a fourth-degree felony.
According to the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction, Ruth was admitted into Ross Correctional Institution May 16, 2016. He served a one-year-and-three-month prison sentence on charges of domestic violence, a third-degree felony, and possession of drugs, a fifth-degree felony. Records show Ruth was released from prison June 24, 2017 and was placed under supervision for three years with the Ohio Adult Parole Authority.
The Record-Herald reported Ruth was at Second Chance Learning Center on Oakland Avenue in Washington C.H. Nov. 17, 2015 and had become unresponsive. Second Chance Learning Center personnel contacted probation officers, who located a loaded syringe wrapped in a paper towel around Ruth’s right ankle. Ruth was arrested by Washington C.H. police for the possession and also for a probation violation.
In addition to recent felony convictions, records show he was previously convicted of felonious domestic violence in 1995 and has had several prior convictions for misdemeanor charges in the Washington C.H. Municipal Court.
Offenders who repeatedly violate their conditions of APA supervision or who commit violations of a serious nature will be brought before parole board hearing officers, who determine guilt on the alleged violations and assess sanctions when violations are proven, according to the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction.
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