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Richie Sentenced to Home Detention

 Steven Richie was sentenced in Starke Circuit Court on Thursday morning.

Judge Kim Hall accepted a plea agreement between Richie and the State of Indiana in which Richie pleaded guilty to a possession of marijuana charge plus a charge of possession of marijuana with a previous conviction to merge into one Class D felony charge. Richie was sentenced to serve 20 months with no part of the sentence suspended.

Richie also pleaded guilty to a charge of failure to appear and he was sentenced to 18 months with no part of the sentence suspended. Another count of failure to appear was dismissed in this plea agreement.

The sentences will run consecutively.

The State and the defense argued how Richie would serve that sentence and Judge Hall ultimately granted the sentence to be served on home detention with electronic monitoring through Starke County Community Corrections.