WCH man receives community control


A Washington C.H. man was sentenced to two years of community control this week after pleading guilty to disrupting public service and violating a protection order.

Devik N. Hargo, 21, of 606 Church St., was originally indicted in July on one count of aggravated burglary, a felony of the first degree, burglary, a felony of the second degree, disrupting public service, a felony of the fourth degree, domestic violence, a misdemeanor of the first degree, criminal damaging, a misdemeanor of the second degree, and violating a protection order, a felony of the third degree.

According to Washington Court House Police reports, the victim reported that Hargo, the father of her child, entered the back door of her apartment while she was asleep without her permission. The victim stated that Hargo came into her bedroom and took her phone. The victim followed Hargo outside, where she alleged that he assaulted her.

At the time, Hargo had a pending domestic violence by threats case in the Washington C. H. Municipal Court.

Hargo pleaded guilty to disrupting public service and violation of a protection order on Aug. 17 as part of a plea agreement. The Court dismissed the other counts. On Monday, the Court ordered Hargo to two years of community control and 40 hours of community service. The prison term for violating community control would be one year on both counts to be served concurrently with each other. Hargo may be subjected to a three-year period of post-release control by the Adult Parole Authority after he’s released from prison.

Hargo was also ordered to pay the costs of prosecution. If Hargo fails to pay the costs imposed, or fails to make timely payments towards the judgment, the Court may order community service in an amount not more than 40-hours per month until the judgment is paid or until the Court is satisfied that the defendant is in compliance with the approved payment schedule.

Hargo pleads guilty to violating protection order

By Kellee Bonnell

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