Jeremy Rowe Sentenced in Starke Circuit Court

 A man who was involved in a burglary incident in December 2011 was sentenced in Starke Circuit Court yesterday.

Jeremy Rowe pleaded guilty in a plea agreement with the state on charges of burglary and receiving stolen property as Class B felonies. The court accepted the agreement where Rowe was sentenced to 15 years in the Indiana Department of Corrections with three years suspended to be served on probation on the charge of burglary. The remaining 12 years was permitted to be served on LaPorte County Work Release.

On the charge of receiving stolen property, he was sentenced to three years in the Indiana Department of Corrections with no part of the sentence suspended. This charge will be served concurrently to the burglary charge.

After he serves three actual years of his sentence, he may petition the court for a modification of his sentence to be served on home detention. He was also ordered to pay $328 in restitution. He is to have no contact with the victim in this case while serving his sentence.

Jeremy Rowe and his brother Randall Rowe battered the victim with a pistol at the victim’s home and then held him at gunpoint. Randall Rowe then demanded money and drove the man to the bank where he withdrew $800. Several items were stolen from the victim’s house. Randall Rowe was previously sentenced to 25 years in prison for his involvement in this incident.