Melissa Hansen, Jeremy Conley Sentenced in Starke Circuit Court

  Two defendants were sentenced by the Starke Circuit Court Magistrate this week.

Melissa Hansen pleaded guilty in a plea agreement with the state to charges of Possession of Methamphetamine and Maintaining a Common Nuisance, both Class D felonies. Magistrate Jeanene Calabrese accepted the agreement and Hansen received a sentence of 14 months in the Department of Corrections with eight months suspended on both charges. Those sentences will run concurrently, or at the same time. She was permitted to serve that sentence on home detention through Starke County Community Corrections. She will also serve eight months on probation.

Jeremy Conley pleaded guilty in a plea agreement with the State to a charge of Non-Support of a Dependent Child, a Class C felony. He was sentenced to six years in the Indiana Department of Corrections with no part of the sentence suspended. That sentence was stayed with the condition that if he misses one child support payment in his case he will serve this prison sentence.