Waylon Anderson of Knox was sentenced Thursday to a total of ten years to be served in the Department of Corrections for one count of Burglary as a Class B felony. Starke Circuit Court Judge Kim Hall accepted the proposed plea agreement after a victim impact statement was read aloud by Prosecutor Nick Bourff from the victim of the burglary, Winston Martin.
In the letter, Martin expressed his fear of Anderson, going so far as to say that he feared for his life during the incident. Martin said that if he had entered his garage while Anderson was inside, Anderson would have killed him with the fixed blade knife found in his possession when he was arrested on Monday, Oct. 3.
Anderson was sentenced to six years for the count of Burglary, and a previously suspended sentence of four years in the Department of Corrections for a prior conviction of Dealing in Methamphetamine will be served consecutively. Anderson was credited with 115 days in the Starke County Jail.