Ten Year Prison Sentence Handed to Donaldson Man

Charlie Carlisle
Charlie Carlisle, Sr.

A Donaldson man will spend several years in prison after pleaded guilty in a plea agreement with the state to a charge of possession of a handgun by a serious violent felon.

According to a press release from Prosecutor David Holmes, Charlie Carlisle, Sr. admitted in Marshall County Superior Court No. 1 on Wednesday that he was in possession of a stolen handgun and sold it to another person after he was previously convicted of burglary as a Class B felony.

The incident occurred on Dec. 19, 2013 when a Marshall County Sheriff’s Department patrolman was called to a residence on Lilac Road. Two people told deputies that they purchased a handgun from Carlisle and wanted to make sure it hadn’t been reported stolen. It had been reported stolen in Sarasota, Florida. Carlisle was arrested and booked into the Marshall County Jail where he remained until his sentencing hearing on Wednesday.

Judge Robert O. Bowen accepted the proposed plea agreement which called for a ten year sentence in the Indiana Department of Corrections with four of those years suspended. Judge Bowen denied a request for Carlisle to serve his sentence on home detention and was ordered to be transported to the Department of Corrections.