Man sentenced for violation of parole

July 12, 1996|By Dennis O'Brien | Dennis O'Brien,SUN STAFF

A Baltimore man convicted in the 1992 death of a homeless alcoholic was given an 18-month jail sentence yesterday for violating the terms of his probation.

Theodore Reshetiloff, 24, of the 1600 block of S. Hanover St. in Baltimore was sentenced by Judge Robert H. Heller Jr. for failing to answer his telephone as required under the terms of his house arrest.

Reshetiloff was convicted of manslaughter in the death of Arch Baldwin, a 62-year-old Army veteran who died in July 1992 after ** he was pelted with stones, pushed into a gully and had beer and debris poured onto him.

Reshetiloff was sentenced May 4, 1994, to 18 months on work release and five years of supervised probation, the first 2 1/2 years under house arrest. He also was ordered to perform 1,020 hours of community service.

A supervisor for the county Detention Center's house arrest program testified yesterday that Reshetiloff failed to respond to calls placed to his home by a monitoring service computer 36 times between Nov. 5, 1995, and July 6, 1996, frequently on weekends.

Reshetiloff said he might have slept through the calls because he was tired from working 12 hours a day at an auto restoration shop, taking night classes at Anne Arundel Community College and volunteering at a Goodwill store to fulfill his community service requirements.

Heller said that he was bothered that the violations occurred consistently on weekends.

Pub Date: 7/12/96

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