After fleeing from police in a vehicle on April 27 before he was ultimately arrested and charged with Resisting Law Enforcement, Driving While Suspended, and Reckless Driving, Raymond Higdon appeared in the Starke Circuit Court this week for his plea and sentencing hearing.
Higdon pleaded guilty to Resisting Law Enforcement as a Class D felony, and the other charges were dismissed as part of the plea agreement. Higdon will serve two years in the Department of Corrections with none of that sentence suspended, and he will also be required to pay all court costs and submit to a DNA cheek swab.
Magistrate Jeanene Calabrese described Higdon as a “nuisance,” and told him that if he causes any more trouble he will receive the harshest penalty.
John Grossman also received his sentence in the Starke Circuit Court for one count of Non-Support of a Dependent Child. A six-year sentence in the Department of Corrections has been stayed, giving Grossman 30 days to get a job and make child support payments to avoid going to prison. Grossman told the court he would make his payments as soon as possible, but first he needs to find employment. He has failed to pay over $15,000 in child support.