Jason Rosales is the current longest serving person in the Montgomery county jail having been there since Valentine’s Day 2017. The taxpayers cost for the top 10 longest serving men is over $384,000 and counting.

These 10 men have spent the longest time in county jail, costing taxpayers $384K

Ten men have spent the 2018 and 2019 New Year’s Eves in Montgomery County Jail and still await their criminal cases’ resolutions.

The estimated cost per day to house an inmate dipped from $66.71 in 2017 to $65.57 in 2018, according to the Montgomery County Office of Management & Budget.

Using those numbers, the 10 longest-term county jail residents have cost taxpayers about a combined $384,418.82 from their booking dates through April 10.

“There is absolutely a difference,” Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office Maj. Jeremy Roy said of short-, medium- and long-term jail residents. “They become more of a security threat to us, and the reason being is they are in there to watch our movements day in and day out, see everything we do, when we do it, what time we do it.”

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Unlike prisons, which Roy said are more set up for recreation, video visitation and other inmate opportunities, the Montgomery County Jail jail holds mostly people from all corners of the county who are not convicted and some serving shorter sentences. 

 “Jail is supposed to be a pretrial detention facility, which is this is where they basically stay while everything goes through the court system,” Roy said. “And, unfortunately, it’s everything but that anymore. It is a prison. It is a prison and a mental health care (and drug addiction) facility. It’s everything. It’s all that now.” 

Of the top 10 longest-term inmates, four have federal cases, such as Jason Rosales, who was booked in on Valentine’s Day 2017.  He had a sentencing hearing delayed April 11 and now has a teleconference scheduled for April 29.

Rosales has the current longest stay of 785 days through April 10.

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The federal inmates were booked in for drug trafficking and/or weapons charges. Of the six that have Montgomery County Common Pleas Court cases, three are facing murder charges. The other three inmates’ charges range from child sex crimes to weapons under disability, domestic violence, illegal nutrition assistance benefits and drug trafficking.

“Anybody that’s here long term, whether It’s a federal inmate or it’s someone who has signed their (speedy trial) time waiver and they’re here for quite a while, the biggest thing is they have nothing else to do in here but either figure out ways to game the system,” said Roy, who did not address specific inmates. “Or they (may) sit there and be on the flip side of it — not knowing what’s happening to them, how long they’re going to be here and that anxiety keeps going up and we start getting the concerns of how do we manage that.”

Other long-term local jail residents not on the list include federal inmates such as convicted terrorism suspect Laith Alebbini, who was booked into the Montgomery County Jail on April 26, 2017, but moved in February 2018 to Shelby County Jail.

The Montgomery County Jail averaged between 805 and 833 inmates from 2014 through 2018. Roy said a recent daily population was 710.

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Below are the 10 Montgomery County Jail residents who have been behind bars the longest through April 10, including how much their stays have cost taxpayers based on the county’s estimated jail bed cost. The number does not include medications or other special needs costs that might be necessary.

Jason Rosales
Photo: Staff Writer

JASON S. ROSALES

DOB: Sept. 28, 1973

Booked: Feb. 14, 2017

Stay: 785 days

Approximate taxpayers’ cost: $51,837.25

Charges: Conspiracy to and possession with intent to distribute more than 500 grams of methamphetamine

Court: Federal

Case: Rosales was found guilty by a jury in July 2018 but his sentencing was delayed. He has a teleconference scheduled for April 29.

Myron Baker
Photo: Staff Writer

MYRON D. BAKER

DOB: June 18, 1984

Booked: April 4, 2017

Stay: 736 days

Approximate taxpayers’ cost: $48,568.46

Charges: Felon in possession of a weapon, carfentanil and cocaine trafficking

Court: Federal

Case: Baker’s trial is scheduled for May 28.

Brandon Howard
Photo: Staff Writer

BRANDON M. HOWARD

DOB: July 26, 1983

Booked: April 6, 2017

Stay: 734 days

Approximate taxpayers’ cost: $48,435.04

Charges: Unlawful sexual conduct with a minor, corrupting a juvenile with drugs, pandering obscenity involving a minor, attempt to commit pandering obscenity, drug paraphernalia, gross sexual imposition

Court: Common pleas

Case: Howard, who has been booked into area jails more than 60 times, is scheduled for an April 24 sentencing.

Kenneth Johnson
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KENNETH L. JOHNSON

DOB: April 29, 1994

Booked: Sept. 1, 2017

Stay: 586 days

Approximate taxpayers’ cost: $38,561.96

Charges: Trafficking acrylfentanyl, possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, felon in possession of a firearm

Court: Federal

Case: Johnson’s jury trial is scheduled for June 17.

Cameron Walker
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CAMERON WALKER

DOB: Sept. 10, 1994

Booked: Oct. 17, 2017

Stay: 540 days

Approximate taxpayers’ cost: $35,493.30

Charges: Possession with intent to distribute fentanyl

Court: Federal

Case: Walker’s sentencing is scheduled for April 24.

Lance Irvin
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LANCE A. IRVIN

DOB: June 7, 1982

Booked: Nov. 14, 2017

Stay: 512 days

Approximate taxpayers’ cost: $33,625.42

Charges: Murder, felonious assault, tampering with evidence

Court: Common pleas

Case: Irvin was found guilty of murder on April 12. He was accused of killing Jesse Samuel Redavide, 21, who was shot on South Horton Street in Dayton on Nov. 14, 2017.

Trenton Williams
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TRENTON M. WILLIAMS

DOB: Oct. 22, 1990

Booked: Nov. 30, 2017

Stay: 496 days

Approximate taxpayers’ cost: $32,558.06

Charges: Aggravated murder, murder, aggravated robbery, aggravated burglary, felonious assault, having weapons while under disability

Court: Common pleas

Case: Williams is scheduled to go trial July 29. He is accused of killing Taelor Taylor, 28, on North Trenton Street Nov. 28, 2017.

Dion Thaler
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DION E. THALER

DOB: Sept. 29, 1986

Booked: Nov. 30, 2017

Stay: 496 days

Approximate taxpayers’ cost: $32,558.06

Charges: Having weapons under disability, vandalism, domestic violence

Court: Common pleas

Case: Thaler had a second trial scheduled for April 16.

Trashune Young
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TRASHUNE N. YOUNG

DOB: Sept. 28, 1990

Booked: Dec. 5, 2017

Stay: 491 days

Approximate taxpayers’ cost: $32,224.51

Charges: He pleaded guilty on Friday to involuntary manslaughter, aggravated robbery and having a weapon while under disability, according to Montgomery County court records. He will be sentenced April 22.

Court: Common pleas

Case: Young is a co-defendant with Trenton Williams. Young’s trial is scheduled for April 29 in the killing of Taelor Taylor, 28.

Warren Pack
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WARREN D. PACK

DOB: Sept. 6, 1981

Booked: Dec. 30, 2017

Stay: 466 days

Approximate taxpayers’ cost: $30,556.76

Charges: Illegal use of supplemental nutrition assistance benefits (SNAP), aggravated possession and trafficking of methamphetamine

Court: Common pleas

Cases: Pack has a May 28 trial date for all three of his cases.