A Fort Wayne area man was sentenced to 20 years in the Indiana Department of Corrections after pleading guilty to a charge of burglary.
Jeffrey Lusch, 58, admitted to Marshall County Superior Court No. 1 Judge Robert O. Bowen that broke into and entered a home on Baker Street in Plymouth on June 28, 2013 and was discovered by the homeowner. Lusch had entered the home through a window and the homeowner was in the basement at the time. The homeowner emerged from the basement and found Lusch inside the home. He then fled from the residence with the homeowner in pursuit and on the phone to police. Plymouth police officers were able to respond quickly and apprehended Lusch.
A Marshall County jury convicted a defendant on several charges in a two-day trial in Marshall County Superior Court.
The jury members deliberated over three hours and found Russell Prosser guilty on one count of possession of stolen property, one count of resisting law enforcement, four counts of unauthorized entry of motor vehicles and four counts of theft of items found in those vehicles.
Prosser was arrested on Dec. 9, 2013 after he had stolen items out of cars from a number of Culver residents the previous evening. He also led police in a foot pursuit. He was apprehended the next day after he was found sleeping in his truck in the McDonald’s parking lot in LaPaz.
Former Marshall County Highway Superintendent Neal Haeck will appear for his initial hearing in Marshall County Superior Court on Tuesday, Oct. 21. at 8:30 a.m. ET.
An indictment against Haeck was recently returned by a grand jury in Marshall County and he was summoned to appear in court on a charge of theft. It is alleged that Haeck stole $12,351.41 from the county in 2012 and 2013. The money reportedly came from the sale of scrap metal.
A Plymouth woman was sentenced to 10 years in the Department of Corrections after pleading guilty in a plea agreement with the State to charge of Manufacturing Methamphetamine.
Crystal Bloomfield, 38, admitted in Marshall County Superior Court 1 that she assisted Travis Howell in the manufacturing methamphetamine at his residence on Kenilworth Road near Argos.
Four years of Bloomfield’s sentence was suspended. Bloomfield will be able to participate in intensive drug rehabilitation through the purposeful incarceration program.
A Plymouth man known to be a popular methamphetamine cook and for getting more and more people addicted to the drug over the past several years will be spending a lot of time behind bars after pleading guilty to several serious charges in a plea agreement with the State.
Marshall County Superior Court Judge Robert O. Bowen sentenced Otis Young to a total of 28 years in the Indiana Department of Corrections in a hearing Thursday afternoon.
A ten year prison sentence was given to a former Plymouth woman after she pleaded guilty in a plea agreement with the state to a charge of Conspiracy to Manufacture Methamphetamine.
Tara Chizum, 36, admitted providing pseudoephedrine and cold packs to David Garman on Sept. 1, 2013 so he could manufacture methamphetamine in a motel room at the Super 8 Motel in Plymouth. Garmin was recently sentenced to 15 years in the Department of Corrections.
The sentence was left up to Marshall County Superior Court Judge Robert O. Bowen with the maximum sentence to be ten years, according to the plea agreement. After hearing testimony for an hour, Judge Bowen concluded that Chizum was in great need of drug treatment. He sentenced Chizum to ten years in the Indiana Department of Corrections. She can petition the court for purposeful incarceration after serving two full years.
A former Plymouth resident was sentenced Wednesday in Marshall County Superior Court 1 after pleading guilty to a charge of Manufacturing Methamphetamine as a Class B felony.
Peter Devine, 35, admitted that between March and April 2013 he manufactured methamphetamine in his home directly across from Webster Elementary School in Plymouth. Anonymous complaints had been investigated by the Plymouth Police Department and officers executed a search warrant at the home in the 1100 block of South Michigan Street where they found several precursors and paraphernalia. Some items in the home field tested positive for heroin and methamphetamine.
An Argos man will spend 12 years in the Department of Corrections for his role in selling methamphetamine to an undercover informant.
Mark Howard, 30, pleaded guilty in a plea agreement with the state to a charge of Dealing in Methamphetamine. He participated in two arranged meth buys where he sold the drug with video and audio equipment recording the transaction.
A man who manufactured methamphetamine in a motel room in Plymouth in September was sentenced in Marshall County Superior Court on Thursday.
David Garman, of Knox, checked into a room at the Super 8 motel and proceeded to manufacture meth in the room. A housekeeper cleaning the room for the next guest found what she believed to be parts of a methamphetamine lab. A Plymouth officer confirmed that the items were used in the manufacture of meth. Also found at the scene was a cell phone with texts pertaining to meth, the need for precursors and the availability of finished meth product. Officers discovered the phone belonged to Garman.
A six-year sentence was given to a defendant who could not discontinue purchasing a key ingredient in the manufacture of methamphetamine despite being incarcerated for methamphetmine-related crimes in the past.
Chad Isom, 36 of Plymouth, had previously been incarcerated for Dealing in Methamphetamine and had prior drug convictions for ten misdemeanors and two felonies. When he was released from prison after serving a sentence on the dealing charge, he returned to purchasing pseudoephedrine-based products – the essential ingredient in the manufacture of the drug.
A 41-year-old homeless man was sentenced in Marshall County Superior Court 1 on Wednesday on a charge of Attempted Manufacture of Methamphetamine, a Class B felony.
Alexander Pranger pleaded guilty to the charge in a plea agreement with the state and Judge Robert O. Bowen sentenced Pranger to 15 years in the Department of Corrections with no part of the sentence suspended.
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A ten year sentence was given to a man who was insistent on selling methamphetamine to an informant in order to pay legal fees.
Frank Andert Jr., 30 of North Liberty, who was facing a felony charge of operating a vehicle as an habitual traffic violator in St. Joseph County, was persistent in the transaction. Andert told the informant about needing to sell at least a gram of methamphetamine in order to pay his South Bend lawyer. The source agreed and arranged a meeting place. The source then contacted police who followed along to the meeting place.
A former desk clerk at the Super 8 motel in Plymouth was sentenced Thursday in Marshall County Superior Court 1 on a charge of Conspiracy to Manufacture Methamphetamine, a Class B felony.
Kimberlie Frazier, 34, pleaded guilty to the charge in a plea agreement with the State and Judge Robert O. Bowen sentenced Frazier to ten years in the Department of Corrections with no part of the sentence suspended. The sentence also recommended intense drug rehabilitation treatment through purposeful incarceration.
A ten-year prison sentence was handed down to a Plymouth man after he pleaded guilty in a plea agreement with the State to a charge of Possession of Methamphetamine within 1,000 feet of an Elementary School, a Class B Felony.
Marshall County Superior Court Judge Robert O. Bowen did not suspend any part of 37-year-old Jason Kennedy’s sentence, as per the terms of the agreement.
A Wabash man was sentenced in Marshall County Superior Court 1 on Thursday after previously pleading guilty to a Class B felony charge of Dealing in a Narcotic Drug.
Judge Robert O. Bowen accepted the plea agreement between the state and the attorney for Nathan Harrison, 23, and sentenced Harrison to ten years in the Indiana Department of Corrections. The agreement included a recommendation of intense drug rehabilitation treatment through incarceration.
A Plymouth man will be spending ten years in the Indiana Department of Corrections after pleading guilty in a plea agreement with the state to a charge of Dealing in Methamphetamine, a Class B felony.
Nathaniel White, 26, admitted in open court to dealing in methamphetamine on several occasions out of a residence on West Washington Street in Plymouth.
A Plymouth man was sentenced to six years in the Indiana Department of Corrections after a Marshall County Jury found him guilty of Battery.
Mark Selner, 32, was accused of battering James Haddox while they were both incarcerated in the Marshall County Jail on Feb. 9, 2013. A video of the altercation was shown to the jury during Selner’s trial and Prosecutor Nelson Chipman emphasized that Selner sucker-punched Haddox and inflicted a total of 22 punches within a span of 19 seconds. At least 17 of those blows were inflicted while Haddox was on the floor. Haddox suffered a wound that required eight staples, an MRI and pain medication.
A ten year prison sentence was handed down to Shane Graham, 23, of Plymouth Thursday.
Graham pleaded guilty in a plea agreement with the state to a charge of Conspiracy to Manufacture Methamphetamine as a Class B felony. Charges of Dealing Methamphetamine and Possession of Methamphetamine and Paraphernalia were dropped as part of the agreement. Marshall County Superior Court 1 Judge Robert O. Bowen approved a plea agreement and sentenced Graham to ten years in the Indiana Department of Corrections.
A ten-year sentence was handed down to a Plymouth woman in Marshall County Superior Court 1 on Thursday.
Judge Robert O. Bowen accepted a plea agreement between Marie Graham’s defense attorney and Chief Deputy Prosecutor Nelson Chipman where Graham will spend 10 years in the Indiana Department of Corrections after pleading guilty to a charge of Manufacturing Methamphetamine, a Class B felony. Two years of the sentence was suspended and purposeful incarceration was also included in the final agreement. For her guilty plea, charges of Conspiracy, Possession of methamphetamine and Possession of Paraphernalia were dismissed.
A Plymouth man who was cooking meth in the basement of a Washington Street residence according to court documents has been sentenced to 10 years in prison. Jamie Wacasey, 34, previously pleaded guilty to possession of methamphetamine within 1,000 feet of a housing complex. The charge stems from his April 30 arrest during which items used to make meth were also found in the basement of the Plymouth home. The arrest was a result of a joint investigation between the Plymouth Police, Marshall County Sheriff’s Office and Indiana State Police. Marshall Superior Court Judge Robert O. Bowen ordered four years of Wacasey’s sentence to be suspended and made purposeful incarceration a term. Additionally his sentence will be served concurrently to a proposed one-year sentence that’s pending in Marshall Superior Court for the revocation of Wacasey’s probation.