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Probation violation lands Terre Haute woman back in jail

Friday, November 6, 2009

Melisa Irene Gilbert
A Terre Haute woman recently admitted to violating the terms of her probation.

On Wednesday, Melisa Irene Gilbert, 33, was taken into custody and booked into the Clay County Justice Center on an arrest warrant revoking her probation on a negotiated plea agreement for a guilty conviction for class D felony for possession of methamphetamine in July.

Originally sentenced to 18 months at the Indiana Department of Correction with 180 days suspended and given credit for 78 days previously incarcerated, as per original terms of the agreement, the court agreed to modify Gilbert's felony conviction to class A misdemeanor if she successfully completed the remaining sentence and all terms of probation.

However, after testing positive in a drug screen conducted by Clay County Corrections on Oct. 1, Gilbert violated her probation. At the request of the Clay County Prosecutor's Office, a warrant was issued for her arrest Oct 13.

Appearing by video conference before Clay Superior Court Judge J. Blaine Akers Thursday, Gilbert admitted to the allegations. The court appointed Matthew Effner as defense council and scheduled further court proceedings for Nov. 16.

Jail officials confirmed Gilbert remains incarcerated on a $7,000 cash bond (with no 10 percent allowed).

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Anyone surprised by this?

-- Posted by I. M. Lee Thall, Esq. on Sat, Nov 7, 2009, at 10:52 AM

this is same chic who had meth cooking in her apartment at the village in broad daylight about 6 years ago.

-- Posted by ape1 on Sun, Nov 8, 2009, at 12:34 PM


You are absolutely right!But as you see she did hardly any jail time,and probably still won't!There are those that get deals and spit in the faces of those who cut them free,and still get chance after chance!But if you have nothing to offer the BPD or Sherriff or prosecuter,they will throw the book at you and let you rot!So much for justice in this county!I would love to see someone else in the prosecuters office next fall,maybe our current one can pursue his "Broadway" career!LOL!

-- Posted by westsidemom on Mon, Nov 9, 2009, at 10:01 AM

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