Mitchell W. Lindsey, who burglarized a home last year with a hammer, was granted judicial release Monday from prison by the Fayette County Court of Common Pleas.
Lindsey was conveyed to Monday’s court hearing from the Chillicothe Correctional Institution, where he served 11 months of a two-year prison sentence ordered July 25, 2016.
The 22-year-old from Washington C.H. was sentenced to prison for burglary, a third-degree felony, after he entered a home Feb. 20, 2016 in the 1500 block of Courtney Drive in Washington C.H., using a hammer to bust out a garage door window to gain access into the home.
A motion for judicial release was filed in the Fayette County Court of Common Pleas May 10.
According to court records, Lindsey did a video conference interview with officials at the MonDay Community Correctional Institution in Dayton and was approved for the program. The motion for judicial release was granted Monday by Judge Steven Beathard.
The judge ordered Lindsey to be released from the Chillicothe prison and transferred to the MonDay Community Correctional Institution in Dayton to complete a 180-day program.
If Lindsey fails the community-based correctional facility’s program, he will go back to prison to complete the remainder of his sentence, according to Beathard.
Upon completion of the MonDay program, the court ordered Lindsey to be on 30 days of house arrest and to be in an out-patient treatment program in Fayette County while under two years of supervision with the Fayette County Adult Probation Department.
At the conclusion of Monday’s court hearing, Lindsey was ordered to be held in the Fayette County Jail until he could be transferred to the MonDay program in Dayton.
During the burglary in 2016, Lindsey removed several televisions from the Courtney Drive home along with a collection of coins, according to Washington C.H. Police. The police later received information that Lindsey had been inside the home. He was indicted April 22, 2016 by a Fayette County grand jury.
Lindsey was arrested March 31, 2016 and brought to the police station for questioning where he gave a voluntary statement. In the statement Lindsey admitted to the burglary and told police that it was planned over a period of two-to-three weeks prior to it happening. He later told the court that he committed the crime because he had a problem with drugs.
Lindsey is ordered to pay $500 in restitution to the victims of the burglary and is ordered to pay the costs for prosecution in the case, or to works those costs off with community service.
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