A Lake County man denied allegations in a Lake County Courtroom on Wednesday that he violated his probation. Clifford Oldhorn had been released on his own recognizance by a Lake County judge after it was ruled that a confession he made in a homicide case was involuntary.
Oldhorn had ultimately been convicted of murder in the death of former tribal leader Harold Mitchell Jr. According to court records, Oldhorn had claimed he left Mitchell’s home when another person began beating Mitchell, but that he remained nearby and heard Mitchell’s screams.
He was released to await a possible new trial. A condition of his release was that he follow the rules of his probation from past burglary and theft convictions.
A “Report of Violation” document claims Olhorn violated his probation by having ammunition in his room, by drinking, by being cited for misdemeanor Public Nuisance and by associating with persons who use illegal drugs, abuse alcohol, or otherwise violate the law.
Oldhorn’s attorney said in the courtroom that the ammunition was not Oldhorn’s. His next hearing is set for March 27.