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Man allegedly violates probation

December 20, 2018 GMT

A man who avoided time behind bars for his role in a crash last year that left two people dead could be ordered to spend time in prison.

Justin T. Votaw, 32, was sentenced in June to three years on home detention, followed by four years probation, after pleading guilty to five counts : including three felonies : of leaving the scene of an accident. His driver’s license was suspended for two years.

Allen County prosecutors filed paperwork Tuesday alleging Votaw violated the terms of his probation by failing to complete the home detention program and testing positive Dec. 5 for marijuana. An initial hearing to revoke his probation is scheduled today in Allen Superior Court.


Votaw walked away from a crash Feb. 20, 2017, on West Jefferson Boulevard in which Alisa Arseneau, 24, and Jonathan Tracy, 23, were killed. Judge David Avery signed an order Dec. 10 granting Votaw’s request for special driving privileges to travel to and from work, court records said.