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Knox Man Receives 15 Year Prison Sentence

 A Knox man was sentenced to 15 years in the Department of Corrections in a sentencing hearing in Starke Circuit Court on Thursday morning.

Clinton Wilcox, 21 of Knox, pleaded guilty in a plea agreement with the state to a charge of burglary as a Class B felony, receiving stolen property as a Class D felony and theft as a Class D felony. He also admitted in open court that he violated probation of which he had three counts.

Wilcox was sentenced to 10 years on the burglary charge and two years apiece on the receiving stolen property and theft charges. Those sentences will run consecutively. Wilcox will also serve one year in the DOC on each probation violation and those sentences will run concurrently, or at the same time. The year he received for his probation violation sentence will be served consecutively with the other felony charges for a total of 15 years in the DOC.

No part of the sentences were suspended.

He must also pay $1,000 in restitution.

Once Wilcox has served the mandatory minimum sentence, he may petition the court for a modification of his sentence. The sentence is for purposeful incarceration.

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