WELE-A Station Owner Has House Arrest Ended
June 16, 2011 at 3:55 AM (PT)
In APRIL 2010 (NET NEWS 4/29/2010), WINGS COMMUNICATIONS Talk WELE-A/DAYTONA BEACH owner DOUG WILHITE pleaded no contest to charges of child abuse and neglect and began to serve two years of house arrest and 13 years of probation in a plea deal. WILHITE was back in court YESTERDAY (6/15) reports THE DAYTONA BEACH NEWS-JOURNAL, writing "walking slowly with the help of a cane, WELE-A 1380 owner WILHITE, 58, told Circuit Judge R. MICHAEL HUTCHESON that he has suffered a stroke and seizures since last APRIL."
"I'm having trouble getting around," WILHITE said.
WILHITE's lawyer, DAVE DAMORE, asked HUTCHESON to end the house arrest portion of WILHITE's sentence, and the judge agreed.
"He has been a model probationer," DAMORE said of his client. "He is not a threat to the community."
Under his sentence, WILHITE will still be on probation for 13 years.