Two Sentenced in Starke Circuit Court

 Two defendants were sentenced in Starke Circuit Court on Monday morning.

Winford Hensley II pleaded guilty in a plea agreement with the state on three charges in three different cases: habitual traffic violator, possession by a meth offender and resisting law enforcement. Judge Kim Hall accepted the plea agreement.

Hensley II was sentenced to 18 months in the Indiana Department of Corrections with none of the sentence suspended on the charges of habitual traffic violator and possession by a meth offender. He was sentenced to 24 months in the DOC with no part of the sentence suspended on the charge of resisting law enforcement.  All sentences will run consecutively to each other.

Hensley II, who represented himself in these cases, was permitted to serve his five year combined sentence with the Pulaski County Work Release program if accepted to the program. If he violates the term of work release, he will serve the balance of his term in the DOC.

Donica Zelencik was sentenced after she pleaded guilty in a plea agreement with the state to a charge of operating a vehicle with a lifetime suspension. Judge Hall accepted the plea agreement which called for a sentence of six years in the DOC with three years suspended to be served on probation. The remainder of her sentence was permitted to be served on home detention with electronic monitoring through Starke County Community Corrections. Zelencik will also need to participate in any programs that probation may recommend.