Knox Man Sentenced on Two Charges in Starke Circuit Court

Starke County Courthouse
Starke County Courthouse
A Knox man received his sentence in Starke Circuit Court after pleading guilty in a plea agreement with the state on two counts.

Peter Scott, 26, pleaded guilty to Residential Entry as a Class D felony and Criminal Mischief as a Class B misdemeanor. He told Judge Kim Hall that he did in fact break into a home on County Road 200 East in Knox and spray-painted graffiti on the inside walls. The incident occurred on Dec. 4, 2012.

Judge Hall accepted the plea agreement and was sentenced to 36 months in the Department of Corrections with none of the sentence suspended on the charge of Residential Entry and six months in the Starke County Jail with no time suspended on the charge of Criminal Mischief. The sentence will be served on home detention through Starke County Community Corrections. Both sentences will run concurrently.

The judge also ordered as part of his sentence that he take all medications prescribed by a licensed doctor in the state of Indiana.

Scott did cause damage to the home during this incident but no restitution was ordered in this case. A no contact order will remain in place throughout the execution of his sentence.