Court of Appeals Upholds Boggess’ Sentence

Fred Boggess II

The Indiana Court of Appeals has upheld the conviction and sentence of Freddie Boggess.

In November 2011, a Starke County jury found Boggess guilty on charges of Dealing in Methamphetamine, Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Chemical Reagents or Precursors with Intent to Manufacture, Driving While Suspended, False Informing, and Habitual Traffic Violator. He was sentenced to 17 years for Dealing in Methamphetamine, three years for Possession of Precursors With Intent to Manufacture, one year for Driving While Suspended and six months for False Informing. All sentences were to be served concurrently. The incident occurred in Starke County in July 2011.

Boggess and his appellate attorney argued that the evidence was insufficient and whether his convictions for Dealing in Methamphetamine and Possession of Chemical Reagent or Precursors with Intent to Manufacture violated double jeopardy principles.

The Appellate Court found that both arguments made by Boggess failed as the state proved their case against Boggess during a jury trial in Starke Circuit Court.