Sentence upped for man intoxicated at county jail

STEUBENVILLE — A man who showed up highly intoxicated at the Jefferson County Jail to serve a sentence for a felony charge of operating a vehicle under the influence found out Monday his sentence had been increased.

Ryan P. Carroll, 30, of Cadiz was sentenced to 60 days in the jail by Common Pleas Judge Michelle Miller last Wednesday after Carroll pleaded guilty to felony operating a vehicle under the influence. Carroll was arrested by the Ohio State Highway Patrol on March 15 on U.S. Route 22, near Bloomingdale. Court records show he had three prior OVI arrests.

Carroll showed up Thursday to begin serving his sentence at the jail and was drunk, with a blood-alcohol level of 0.364, according to court officials.

Miller on Monday ordered Carroll to serve six months in the Eastern Ohio Correction Center.

Nicole Tibbs, 29, of 646 Prospect Ave. was sentenced by Miller to two years of probation after Tibbs pleaded guilty to a bill of information presented by Assistant Prosecutor Stephen Lamatrice. Tibbs pleaded guilty to breaking and entering. She was charged with the May 28 break-in of Sun Pro at 235 S. Third St.

Tibbs also will spend time in an in-patient drug-treatment center.

She faces 10 months in prison if she violates probation.

Common Pleas Judge Judge Joseph Bruzzese Jr. on Monday revoked the probation for Juwan S. Williams, 21, of Steubenville and sentenced him to 10 months in prison.

Williams pleaded guilty to carrying a concealed weapon in January 2016 and was placed on probation.

He violated his probation when he was charged with improper handling of a firearm in a motor vehicle in January 2017.

Williams then failed to report to his probation officer, according to court files.

Robert P. County, 52, of Follansbee was placed on one year of probation by Bruzzese after County pleaded guilty to improper handling of a firearm in a motor vehicle and misdemeanor OVI.

Bruzzese ordered County to serve three days in jail or attend the driver intervention program, fined him $375 and suspended County’s driver’s license for one year.

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