Carl Penwell, a convicted sex offender, is heading back to prison.
On Aug. 5, Penwell was sentenced to 14 months in the Ohio Department of Corrections by Brown County Court of Common Pleas judge Scott T. Gusweiler after being indicted and arrested for failing to provide notice of change of address, a fourth-degree felony.
Penwell, 27, was also placed on an optional three years of post-release control.
On May 7, Penwell was indicted by the Brown County Grand Jury for failing to provide notice that he was living in a new address. According to documents filed with the Brown County Municipal Court, Penwell registered on Sept. 20, 2014 that he was living at an address in Mt. Orab, but it turns out he did not live at the residence.
The Brown County Sheriff’s Office states in the documents that they visited the residence and didn’t see Penwell and they sent a letter to the address advising Penwell that he was late in registering his address. They also claimed that Penwell had an active warrant out for his arrest for child support.
In December 2010, Penwell pleaded guilty to attempted gross sexual imposition, a fourth-degree felony in Licking County, and less than two years later, he was convicted of failing to provide notice of a new address in Highland County, which was a fourth-degree felony, and he was sentenced to nine months in prison.
In a separate, unrelated case, James Douglas Jones was sentenced to seven months in the Ohio Department of Corrections, which is to be served concurrently with a separate sentence from Pike County.
On July 6, Jones was indicted on one count of aggravated possession of drugs, a fifth-degree felony, and he faced a maximum of 12 months in prison and a $2,500 fine.
According to Pike County Court documents, Jones has been charged on two occasions with illegal manufacturing of drugs, a second degree felony, illegal assembly or possession of chemicals for manufacture of drugs, a third-degree felony, and two counts of tampering with evidence, both third-degree felonies.