Eight-Year Sentence Handed to Michael Derby

  A plea and sentencing hearing was held in Starke Circuit Court Wednesday in the case of Michael Derby.

Derby pleaded guilty in a plea agreement with the State to a charge of Aggravated Battery as a Class B Felony. He admitted to causing injury to another person while incarcerated. The victim suffered broken facial bones and a concussion.

Judge Kim Hall sentenced Derby to eight years in the Indiana Department of Corrections with no part of the sentence suspended. If he successfully completes the CLIFF or GRIP program while executing his sentence, he may petition the court for a sentence modification.