North Judson Resident Sentenced to Probation

  Julie Serrano was sentenced to probation after pleading guilty to a felony charge of resisting law enforcement and a misdemeanor charge of battery on a law enforcement officer.

Serrano pleaded guilty to those charges in a plea agreement with the state which Starke Circuit Court Judge Kim Hall accepted. Serrano was sentenced to 24 months in the Indiana Department of Corrections with all of the sentence suspended to be served on probation. She was sentenced to six months in the Starke County Jail on the charge of battery on a law enforcement officer with all of the time suspended to be served on probation. Those sentences will be served consecutively.

Her driver’s license was suspended for one year.

A North Judson police officer attempted to pull over a vehicle driven by Serrano on Dec. 12, 2013 but she failed to stop and gathered the charge of resisting law enforcement. She was charged with battery on a law enforcement officer after police were called to a home in North Judson when Serrano had destroyed property inside her grandmother’s house. She had failed to take her medication and wasn’t sure she remembered kicking the officer as he was attempting to detain her.

A special condition of her probation was agreed that Serrano would receive treatment at a facility until a doctor releases her. She must also keep up on her medications for her mental health diagnosis while serving her sentence. She was given credit for already serving 62 days in jail.