A Tipp City woman who told a Miami County judge she just wanted another chance to deal with addiction was sent to prison July 18 as a “consequence” for poor choices including stealing $26,000 from the local Dairy Queen and taking heroin after sneaking it into the county jail.
Jenna Jaynes, 23, was told by Common Pleas Judge Jeannine Pratt, however, that she could be released early if “you cross your t’s, dot your i’s and do all you need to do” while in prison.
Jaynes was before Pratt for sentencing on a grand theft charge in the Dairy Queen theft and illegally conveying drugs into a facility.
After Jaynes overdosed on the heroin in the jail, she was found guilty of violating terms of a community control sentences. Her participation in the court treatment in lieu of conviction program and the drug court also were ended.
Jaynes said she had overdosed four times in the past year and blamed problems, in part, on hanging around with “the wrong people.”
Defense lawyer Steve Layman said Jaynes was “very interested” in participating in the MonDay treatment program in Montgomery County,
“I just want another chance,” Jaynes said, adding the last time she overdosed “my kids’ (faces) flashed in front of me.”
Pratt told Jaynes she was “at a quandary with you.”
The judge pointed out Jaynes committed the drug offense while on community control and had not shown genuine remorse for her behavior.
She said Jaynes was given a chance by being placed in the in lieu of treatment program, and ended up violating conditions within days.
“I am going to give you consequences for your poor choices,” Pratt said.
She sentenced Jaynes to nine months in the Ohio Reformatory for Women. She was given credit for 117 days served in the county jail.
Pratt said she would consider a motion for judicial release after Jaynes served 30 days. “I am not promising,” she told Jaynes.
Jaynes also was ordered to pay $1,103 in restitution to the owners of Dairy Queen. They were paid the other $25,000 stolen by Jaynes for drugs by an insurance company.