Three defendants were recently sentenced in Starke Circuit Court.
Judge Kim Hall sentenced Michael DeWitt on charges of Bribery, a Class C Felony, Public Intoxication and Criminal Mischief. He was sentenced to serve four years in the Indiana Department of Corrections with two years suspended on the Bribery charge. DeWitt will serve six months in the Starke County Jail with three months suspended on the remaining charges. The sentences will run concurrently. In a second case, DeWitt was given six months in the DOC with none suspended for a probation violation which will be served consecutively to the first case. The first 20 months shall be served in prison and the last 10 months will be served on electronically-monitored home detention. He also serve 24 months on probation.
Brandon White of Plymouth was ordered to serve six years in the Indiana Department of Correction on a Dealing in Methamphetamine charge which is a Class B Felony. None of that sentence was suspended. If he successfully completes an intensive drug treatment program in the DOC, he may petition the Court to modify his sentence.
Stephen Lewis of North Judson was sentenced to three years in the DOC on a charge of Domestic Battery with a Previous Conviction, a Class D Felony. None of that sentence was suspended.