The Herald Bulletin

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Cops, courts and fires

July 15, 2014

Unlicensed driver receives a year of probation


Antonio Xolio will serve one year of in-home detention as part of a plea agreement stemming from charges he faced after a car accident back in February. 

Xolio, 37, was in Anderson City Court briefly on Tuesday for a hearing regarding the charges of operator never licensed and false informing, both Class A misdemeanors.

Deputy Prosecutor Jason Jamerson said he and Xolio's attorney, David Alger, worked out an agreement that will keep Xolio out of jail but under supervision.

Jamerson said Xolio will serve one year of home detention for the two charges. The date of when the detention will start has not been decided. Xolio has a disposition hearing set for Aug. 21 where a start date will likely be announced.

Jamerson said the reason for waiting on the sentence to start was due to new housing being needed for Xolio. A phone line needs to be installed in any residence Xolio stays in and Jamerson said that isn't available where Xolio is currently staying.

"We've got to get the housing situation done before we can start a sentence," Jamerson said.

He said the full year sentence was due to the charge of false informing. The charge of never licensing has a maximum sentence of 60 days. Because Xolio lied to police at the accident scene, he will be under surveillance for a full year.

Alger was not available for comment.

Court records show Xolio has a history of misdemeanors including past charges of not having a license and driving while under the influence.

The most recent incident was the most serious as it sent Dawn Hines to the hospital with a brain injury, a cracked vertebra  and a badly broken leg. Hines was in the hospital for three months before finally recovering enough to come home to Anderson. Because Xolio was uninsured, the Hines family got no help on paying for medical bills.

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