A man who spent 3-and-a-half years in prison after pleading guilty in Minot in 2007 to gross sexual imposition is back in the Ward County Jail after violating his probation.
Melvin Eaton-the-third appeared in Northwest District Court today and apologized for using drugs and dropping out of sex offender treatment in North Carolina this year.
Those action prompted the state of North Dakota to seek a revocation of Eaton's five-year probation that followed his prison term.
Today, Judge Gary Lee sentenced Eaton to 6 months in jail followed by a new five-year probation period.
A North Dakota corrections officer said the plan is for Eaton to return to North Carolina after he serves his jail sentence.