Danny Clark, Jeremy Hansen Sentenced in Starke Circuit


Starke Circuit Court Judge Kim Hall sentenced two offenders in hearings Thursday afternoon.

Danny Clark, 21 of Kokomo, pleaded guilty in a plea agreement with the state to charges of Burglary as a Class C felony and Receiving Stolen Property as a Class D felony.

Clark admitted to taking money and other goods from the Hamlet Feed Mill and receiving a stolen laptop and money from the Hamlet Golf Course.

Judge Hall accepted the amended plea agreement and sentenced Clark to three years in the Department of Corrections on the Burglary charge and 18 months in the Department of Corrections on the Receiving Stolen Property charge. No part of the sentences were suspended and the sentences were to be served concurrently, or at the same time.

The manner in which he would serve the sentence was left up to Judge Hall as outlined in the amended plea agreement. The judge sentenced Clark to one year in the Starke County Jail, one year in the Department of Corrections and one year on home detention through Knights Community Corrections. Clark was also ordered to pay $426.50 to the Hamlet Feed Mill and to have no contact with the businesses or the co-defendant in this case.

In 31-year-old Jeremy Hansen’s case, he agreed to plead guilty to charges of Resisting Law Enforcement as a Class A misdemeanor and counts of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated and Operating a Vehicle with a Prior Conviction would merge into a Class D felony charge. He also admitted that he violated probation when he was charged in this case.

Hansen was sentenced to 12 months in the Starke County Jail on the misdemeanor charge and 24 months in the Department of Corrections with no part of the sentences suspended. The sentences will be served concurrently and Clark was permitted to serve the sentence on home detention through Starke County Community Corrections. He will continue with probation.