Richard Kozecar received his sentence in the Starke Circuit Court yesterday, having been found guilty in April of Receiving Stolen Property in a one-day trial. Kozecar was found in possession of a muzzle-loader after a burglary incident in Starke County last year.
Five witnesses were called to the stand including Kozecar himself and his brother for the defense during the trial.
Kozecar was sentenced to two years in the Department of Corrections with none suspended, but he can serve 12 of those months on home detention through Starke County Community Corrections. He is also required to pay restitution to the victim and has the right to an appeal.