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Dischman gets jail time after probation violation

August 12, 2018 Digital Media Exclusive

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Kasey R. Dischman

A Butler County judge Friday resentenced Kasey R. Dischman to up to a year in jail for violating her probation and pretrial supervision.

Dischman, 31, of Butler admitted to several violations — including smoking crack cocaine — at a hearing before Judge William Shaffer.

The defendant is accused of endangering her then-unborn child and her 8-year-old daughter after overdosing on heroin last year at her former East Butler home.

She was free on house arrest while awaiting trial in the case.

Additionally, she was on probation stemming from a felony shoplifting conviction in 2016. It was that case for which she was resentenced.

Represented at the hearing by public defender Maura Palumbi, Dischman acknowledged the violations but said little else.

Shaffer, in turn, revoked her probation and sentenced her to 3 to 12 months in the Butler County Prison. Following her jail time, she will begin another two-year probation stint.

She also was ordered to undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation at the prison.

Dischman's latest legal troubles began Aug. 4 and 5 when the GPS tracker on her electronic monitoring device showed that she was at “unauthorized locations,” according to county probation officials and court documents.

Things got worse for Dischman after she was taken to the county prison. There, said county Detective Tim Fennell, she was found with a crack pipe.

She also “did test positive for and admitted to smoking crack cocaine,” documents said.

Dischman last year was arrested and charged with felony aggravated assault of an unborn child following her alleged overdose June 22, 2017, in East Butler.

State police accused her of injecting a stamp bag of heroin and overdosing on the floor of her bathroom. She was seven months pregnant at the time.

The baby, a girl, survived but suffered “lasting injuries,” court documents said.

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