Cuyahoga County

Judge sends career criminal to prison again, this time for breaking into business

Cleveland -- Jerold Woodson's criminal tour of Cuyahoga County courtrooms continued Friday, as he was sentenced to prison for his 18th  conviction in 19 years.

"You're a complete washout, even though you have been given opportunities,'' Common Pleas Court Judge Janet Burnside told Woodson.

Burnside sentenced Woodson, 41, of Cleveland, to three years in prison for a pair of break-ins.

She ordered him to prison for a year on a case of vandalism for breaking into a dry cleaning business on Union Avenue earlier this year. She also gave him 60 days in the county jail for attempted breaking and entering.

Burnside then gave him two more years for a second case. That sentence involved a 2012 case that involved another break-in. She originally had given Woodson probation for it after his conviction.

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