ETX probationer gets 20 years after family violence, burglary incidents
POSTED: Friday, March 14, 2014 - 3:06pm
UPDATED: Sunday, March 16, 2014 - 9:37am
Jacksonville, Texas (KETK) — A Cherokee County probationer is now an inmate after breaking his probation twice in the past three months.
According to the Cherokee County District Attorney's Office, Orlanda George Hill, 27, was sentenced following two separate incidents in December and February.
In December 2013, Hill was placed under arrest after running from Jacksonville police officers during a family violence event with the mother of his child. After a foot chase, he was charged with assault family violence, evading arrest and criminal trespass. He was released from jail on bond.
About two months later, the state filed a motion to adjudicate the suspect's probation, listing multiple violations committed. During the hearing that followed, it was learned Hill had consumed marijuana, broken curfew and was involved in a February Leon County burglary.
The suspect had been released from Leon County on bond, but was arrested and brought to Cherokee County once probation officers learned of the act.
Hill asked the presiding judge for another chance at probation during a March 12 hearing, but was denied and sentenced to the maximum of 20 years in jail. At this time, the suspect became rude and belligerent with the judge, yelling out at him, which led to increased security in the courtroom.
The convict was orginally placed on 10 years probation in 2008 for selling cocaine.