A man who admitted to threatening two North Judson police officers in an October incident was sentenced in Starke Circuit Court Wednesday morning.
Timothy Howard, 37 of Plymouth, told Judge Kim Hall that he had indeed threatened to physically harm two North Judson officers while the officers were doing their duty to investigate the incident in which he was involved. During the course of the incident, Howard threatened to damage a residence if the owner did not let him in the home. He proceeded to kicked dents into a door after his order was not carried out.
Howard pleaded guilty in a plea agreement with the state to three counts of Intimidation and one count of Criminal Mischief. Two Intimidation counts were Class D felonies and a third count was classified as a Class A Misdemeanor. The Criminal Mischief charge was also a Class A Misdemeanor. He was sentenced to serve three years with none suspended on each felony charge and 12 months in the Starke County Jail with none suspended on the misdemeanor charges. The sentences will be served concurrently for a total of three years. One year of his sentence will be served in an in-patient rehabilitation facility and the other two years will be stayed if he successfully completes his treatment. If he does not successfully complete his treatment, those two years will be served in the Indiana Department of Corrections.