Tommie L. Phillips was led out of Trumbull County Eastern District Court in handcuffs Thursday, June 7, to serve a 10-day jail sentence for violating his probation by failing to clean up his property at 8085 Warren Sharon Road.
His wife’s probation violation hearing was rescheduled to give her more time to find a lawyer.
Phillips, 58, and Kathleen Norris Phillips, 52, each were convicted in July 2015 of criminal nuisance violations for the condition of their property, where junk cars, trucks, boats and trailers have been kept.
The charges were filed by the Trumbull County Sheriff’s Department.
The Phillipses each were fined $100, put on 1 year probation and ordered to clean up . They pleaded guilty to probation violations a year later, and the probations were extended for another year.
They have not paid any of their fines or costs.
The June 7 hearing was called to determine whether they had again violated probation. Phillips pleaded “true,” meaning that he had violated probation, and Judge Rob Platt sentenced him to 10 days in jail.
Upon his release, Phillips has 90 days to clean up the property, and the judge already has set a review hearing for Sept. 6.
Mrs. Phillips faces a probation violation hearing on June 28.