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Drug Dealers Recently Sentenced

3/6/13 

Dennis Graves (JCSD) sentenced to 10 years in prison, 4 years probation, for dealing meth.


3/11/13

Joseph Bryant (FPD) sentenced to 12 years in prison, no probation, for dealing pills.


3/20/13

Eric Bullock (JCSD) sentenced to 4 years in prison, 2 years probation, for aiding Howard Begley in dealing meth.


3/21/13

Howard Begley (JCSD) sentenced to 8 years in prison, no probation, for dealing meth.

4/3/13

Christopher Heffernan (GPD) sentenced to 4 years in prison, 650 days probation, for dealing pills.


4/4/13

Debra Smith (JCSD) sentenced to 5 years in prison, no probation, for dealing pills.

 

02/14/20

Man sentenced for taping woman in dressing room

Christopher Stone, 23, was found guilty of voyeurism following a two-day trial in January.  He was sentenced to

13three and one half years in prison, six months on home detention and one year on probation, for that conviction and an unrelated probation violation.  Stone used a cellphone to video a woman's buttocks as she shopped at a retail store in the Greenwood Park Mall.  Surveillance video showed Stone following the young lady into the dressing room.  Stone filmed her as she changed clothes, but was startled when the woman shouted in alarm after seeing Stone holding a phone over the top of the dressing room wall. A loss prevention officer for the store and surveillance videos showed Stone running out of the dressing room and out of the mall.  Case prosecuted by Deputy Prosecutor Doug Cummins

02/13/2013

Child Molester Sentenced

Steven Bryan Campbell, 54, was sentenced to six years in prison, followed by two years on probation, after pleading guilty to one count of child molesting. Campbell molested a young girl in 1996, however the incident was not reported to law enforcement until 2010 when the woman became suspicious that Campbell may be abusing other children.  Case prosecuted by Deputy Prosecutor Doug Cummins

11.15.12

Home Burglar Gets Maximum Sentence

Bobby Wayne Gibson Jr. 38, of Indianapolis, appeared in Johnson Superior Court 3 last Wednesday for sentencing after pleading guilty to Burglary as a Class B felony which occurred in November 2011.  Gibson admitted to breaking and entering a home, and to stealing a laptop computer and other possessions. Gibson was stopped by deputies from the Johnson County Sheriff’s Department shortly after the break-in, and the stolen items were recovered from the passenger seat of his vehicle.

Sentencing in this case was open to argument before Superior Court 3 Judge Lance Hamner. Under Indiana Law, Gibson could have received as little as six years and up to a maximum of twenty years for his crime. Deputy Prosecutor David Abbott argued that Gibson had earned a maximum sentence in this case due to his long history of criminal conduct dating as far back as 1992, and the fact that Gibson was already on probation for another Burglary in Marion County at the time he committed the offense in Johnson County.  The victims, who were home at the time of the burglary, also appeared and provided powerful testimony as to the lasting impact this crime has had on their entire family.  In sentencing Gibson to the maximum of 20 years, Judge Hamner noted that Gibson’s lengthy history of victimizing others demonstrated that lengthy incarceration seemed to be the only way to protect our citizens.

11.5.12
Ex-boyfriend gets 25 year sentence
Jacob Dale Smith sentenced to 25 years in prison for Burglary Resulting in Bodily Injury and a host of other domestic violence charges. On April 15, 2012, Smith broke into the home where his ex-girlfriend was staying and drug her out by her hair. After forcing her into his vehicle and driving around in a reckless manner he stopped at an overpass on I-65 and held the victim at the edge. Smith then let go of the victim’s arm and used his free hand to burn her with a cigarette while telling her, “I love you baby, I’ll see you in hell”.
Prosecutor Brad Cooper argued that Smith’s extensive criminal history and inability to successfully complete previous terms of probation and comply with court orders required that his sentence be fully executed. Judge Loyd, Johnson County Circuit Court, agreed with the state’s recommendations and sentenced Smith to 25 years in prison with no probation.

.4.12

On October 4, 2012, Michael Arbogast was sentenced to five years in prison for felony drunk driving and being an Habitual Substance Offender.  Case prosecuted by Chief Deputy Joe Villanueva.

08.02.12

Danny Reynolds was sentenced to six (6) years in the Indiana Department of Corrections followed by three (3) years on probation for possessing child pornography.  Reynolds was caught as part of an undercover operation when he began trading pornographic images online with a detective in Ohio.  The case was prosecuted by Deputy Prosecutor Doug Cummins.

07.09.12

Gabriel Cooper was sentenced to six (6) years in the Indiana Department of Corrections for assaulting his child.  Cooper lost control and in a moment of anger and shook his three (3) month old child causing bleeding and swelling to the child’s brain.  The case was prosecuted by Deputy Prosecutor Doug Cummins.

05.24.12

Justin Lee Carter was sentenced to 120 years in prison for the July 16, 2011 murders of a Greenwood couple. Carter admitted he killed 57 year old Steven Konchinsky and 54 year old Julia Konchinsky during the course of a Robbery. The case was prosecuted by Prosecutor Brad Cooper and Deputy Prosecutor Rob Seet.

04.12.12

Tony Perkins received ten and a half years in the Department of Corrections for failing to notify his sexual partners that he was HIV positive.  Case prosecuted by Prosecutor Brad Cooper and Deputy Prosecutor Doug Cummins.

08.22.11

Joseph Todero received two years in the Department of Corrections for possessing marijuana in the presence of his two children, who were 3 years old and 8 months old at the time of the arrest.  Case prosecuted by Deputy Prosecutor Doug Cummins.

8.29.11

Mindy Skeen was sentenced to 12 years in the Department of Corrections for Sexual Misconduct with a Minor.  Skeen had sex with a 14 year old boy over the course of several months.  Skeen will be required to register as a sex offender for 10 years.  Case prosecuted by Deputy Prosecutor Doug Cummins.

8.20.11

Donald Hendershot was sentenced to 16 years, 6 in the Department of Corrections followed by 10 years on probation, for trying to convince a 14 year old female to perform oral sex on him.  Hendershot also exposed himself to the same female on multiple occasions.  Hendershot  will be required to register as a sex offender for 10 years.  Case prosecuted by Deputy Prosecutor Doug Cummins.

06.10.11

Johnny Hunter, 19 years old at the time his crime, was sentenced to 4 years in the Department of Corrections/home detention and an additional four years on probation for having sexual relations with a 14 year old female.  Hunter will be required to register as a sex offender for 10 years.  Case Prosecuted by Deputy Prosecutor Doug Cummins.

06.07.11

Lebert McIntosh sentenced to 1365 days in prison for probation violation and failing to register as a sex offender.  Case prosecuted by Deputy Prosecutor Joseph D. Gaunt.

04.20.11

Jesse Pacheco was sentenced to 10 years in the Department of Corrections and an additional 4 years on probation for battering his girlfriend's four year old son.  Case prosecuted by Deputy Prosecutor Doug Cummins.

02.24.11

Anthony Edwards was sentenced to a total of 12 years for Robbery With a Deadly Weapon.  Edwards will spend six of those years in prison followed by six years on probation.  Case Prosecuted by Chief Deputy Joe Villanueva and Chief Trial Deputy Daylon Welliver.

01.27.11

Keith Weisenberger was sentenced to 1 year in the Department of Corrections and 2 years on probation for Child Solicitation.  He was caught during an undercover sting operation by a Johnson County Sheriff's Detective posing as a 14 year old girl online.  He had driven from Hamilton County to meet the detective, changed his mind at the last minute and turned around just before arriving at the designated meeting place, but  was apprehended by officers staking out the area.  Case prosecuted by Deputy Prosecutor Doug Cummins.

01.27.11

Gary Rose, 50 years old, was sentenced to 40 years in the Department of Corrections followed by 30 years on probation for molesting two children, one in 2004 and one in 2010.  Rose is a credit restricted felon and will be required to serve approximately 85% of his sentence, or 34 actual years in DOC.  Case prosecuted by Deputy Prosecutor Doug Cummins.

01.13.11

Kristina Slinker was sentenced to 8 years, 7 of those in prison for OWI Endangering a Child, Class D Felony, and Habitual Substance Offender Sentence Enhancement. Prosecuted by Deputy Prosecutor Rob Seet.

12.09.10

Herman Adams was sentenced to eight years in prison followed by six years in work release for a probation violation and two failed attempts to escape custody.  Cases prosecuted by Deputy Prosecutor Doug Cummins.

12.07.10

Stephen Bays was sentenced to twenty seven years in prison followed by four years probation for molesting his two teenage daughters.  Case prosecuted by Deputy Prosecutor Doug Cummins.

12.07.10

Kayla Neighbors was sentenced to ten years in prison followed by five years probation for injuring her child during a methamphetamine induced rage.  Case prosecuted by Deputy Prosecutor Doug Cummins.

11.18.10

Randall Knight was sentenced to five years in prison for Operating While Intoxicated and being an Habitual Substance Offender.  Case prosecuted by Chief Deputy Joe Villanueva .

11.18.10

Stephen Shumaker was sentenced to seven years in prison for Operating While Intoxicated and being an Habitual Substance Offender.  Case prosecuted by Chief Deputy Joe Villanueva.

10.20.10

Roberta Justus-Buck received a 14 year sentence for neglect of a dependent as a B felony for causing the death of her 10 year old son and neglect of a dependent as a D felony.  The case was prosecuted by Chief Trial Deputy Daylon Welliver and Deputy Prosecutor Janine Jackson.

10.07.10

Jonathan Hankins received the maximum sentence of 8 years, executed to the Department of Corrections, for class C felony child molest .  Case prosecuted by Deputy Prosecutor Doug Cummins.

09.16.10

Ty Chaney was sentenced to 5 years in prison followed by 3 years of probation for Operating While Intoxicated and being an Habitual Substance Offender.  Case prosecuted by Chief Deputy Joe Villanueva.

09.14.10

Jackie Hobbs III was sentenced to 18 years in prison for Rape.  Case prosecuted by Deputy Prosecutor Doug Cummins.

08.23.10

Paul White, he was sentenced on Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated with a Prior Conviction (Class D Felony) and Habitual Substance Offender Sentence Enhancement to 6 years in prison. Case prosecuted by Deputy Prosecutor Rob Seet.

08.16.10

Marcos Arteaga was sentenced to 30 years in prison for residential burglary causing injury.  Case prosecuted by Prosecutor Bradley Cooper.

08.16.10

Michael Brooks was sentenced to 15 years in prison for residential burglary (no injuries).  Case prosecuted by Prosecutor Bradley Cooper.

08.16.10

Stephen McFarland was sentenced to 6 years in prison for conspiring to manufacture methamphetamine.  Case prosecuted by Janine Jackson.

08.12.10

Thomas Davis was sentenced to 6 years in prison for Dealing a Controlled Substance.  Case prosecuted by deputy prosecutor Rob Seet.

07.27.10

Erick Kilpatrick, 18 years old, sentenced to 6 years in prison for molesting a 13 year old girl. Case prosecuted by Deputy Prosecutor Doug Cummins.

07.27.10

Jonathon Hartman, sentenced to 70 years in prison for child molesting, sexual misconduct with a minor, and conspiracy to commit murder. Case prosecuted by Deputy Prosecutor Doug Cummins.

07.27.10

Steven Lambert sentenced to 20 years in prison for molesting a 13 year old girl. Case prosecuted by Deputy Prosecutor Doug Cummins.

06.03.10

Daniel Woodall sentenced to 4 years in prison followed by 3 years of probation for Operating a Motor Vehicle After Forfeiture of License for Life. Case prosecuted By Chief Deputy Joe Villanueva

06.02.10

Jonathan Young was sentenced to 15 years in prison, followed by 5 years of probation for Dealing Ecstasy, a controlled substance.  Case prosecuted by Prosecutor Brad Cooper.

05.29.10

Clay Mason was sentenced to four years in prison for dealing chlonazepam pills.  Case prosecuted by Prosecutor Brad Cooper.

04.28.10

Daniel Moore, former Baptist Minister was sentenced to 10 years to the Department of Corrections for Sexual Misconduct with a Minor, a class B felony. Case prosecuted by Deputy Prosecutor Doug Cummins.

04.01.10

Bryant Plymate was sentenced to 15 years in prison for Dealing Ecstasy and Battery Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury.  Case prosecuted by Prosecutor Brad Cooper.

03.11.10

Elijah Gibson was convicted of Dealing a Controlled Substance as a class B felony and was sentenced 13 years in prison.  Background information: In 2005, Gibson was convicted for A felony dealing drugs and was sentenced to 30 years in prison.  Gibson appealed the sentence and the court of appeals reduced Gibson's prison term and released him to work release.  While serving that work release sentence, Gibson committed the B felony dealing charge that got him 13 more years in prison.  Cases prosecuted by Prosecutor Brad Cooper and Chief Deputy Joe Villanueva.

03.10.10

Monica Gilp  was convicted of Dealing a Controlled Substance, a class B felony and was sentenced to 10 years in prison.  Case prosecuted by Prosecutor Brad Cooper.

03.10.10

Jeffrey Fisher was convicted of Dealing a Cocaine, a class B felony and was sentenced to 8 years in prison.  Case prosecuted by Prosecutor Brad Cooper.

03.04.10

Bryant Neuhausal was sentenced to 7 years in prison dealing one gram of cocaine, a class B felony.  Case prosecuted by Prosecutor Brad Cooper.

02.16.10

Abbie Weddle sentenced to 15 years in prison for dealing methadone. Case prosecuted by Prosecutor Brad Cooper.

01.28.10

Jeremiah Jones was sentenced to 3 years in prison for selling four sleeping pills to an undercover officer. Case prosecuted by Prosecutor Brad Cooper.

01.27.10

Myla Scott was sentenced to 6 years for theft, three of which to be served on work release. Case Prosecuted by Prosecutor Brad Cooper.

01.07.10

Robert Ballard was sentenced to 15 years in prison for dealing heroin. Case prosecuted by Prosecutor Brad Cooper.

01.06.10

Brian Cox was sentenced to 8 years in prison for dealing Xanax. Case prosecuted by Prosecutor Brad Cooper.

12.16.09

Gary Hempstead was sentenced to 18 years in prison for dealing methamphetamine. Case prosecuted by Prosecutor Brad Cooper.

12.16.09

Randy Whitaker was sentenced to 11 years in prison for dealing a controlled substance. Case prosecuted by Prosecutor Brad Cooper.

12.10.09

Saul Pitonez was sentenced to 10 years in prison for dealing heroin. Case prosecuted by Prosecutor Brad Cooper.

11.23.09

Ronald Norwood was sentenced to 12 years in prison for rape. Case prosecuted by Deputy Prosecutor Daylon Welliver and Doug Cummins.

11.12.09

Dorthy Myers was sentenced to 10 years in prison for Aiding in Manufacturing Methamphetamine. Case prosecuted by Prosecutor Brad Cooper.

11.12.09

Joseph Burton was sentenced to 30 years in prison for Aiding in Manufacturing Methamphetamine. Case prosecuted by Prosecutor Joe Villanueva.

11.04.09

Greg Asher was sentenced to 10 years in prison for Aiding in Manufacturing Methamphetamine. Case prosecuted by Prosecutor Brad Cooper.

11.02.09

Samuel Austin Conner was sentenced to 23 years in prison for dealing cocaine and pills to undercover agents in Franklin. Case prosecuted by Prosecutor Brad Cooper.

11.02.09

Jaskaranjeet Singh was sentenced to 10 years in prison, followed by 10 years of probation for dealing ecstasy to undercover agents in the Greenwood Mall parking lot. Case prosecuted by Prosecutor Brad Cooper.

10.05.09

Curtis Sims sentenced to 8 years in prison for robbery, while on work release. Case prosecuted by Deputy Prosecutor Daylon Welliver.

10.05.09

Dustin Graham sentenced to 6 years in prison for dealing a controlled substance. Case prosecuted by Prosecutor Brad Cooper.

10.01.09

Michael Akens sentenced to 17 years in prison for child molesting and possession of child pornography. Case prosecuted by Deputy Prosecutor Doug Cummins.

09.24.09

Mark Garriott - sentenced to 13 years executed department of corrections for Aggravated Battery as a B felony, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm by a Serious Violent Felon as a B felony, and pointing a Firearm as a D felony. Case Prosecuted by Deputy Prosecutor Janine Jackson.

09.24.09

John T. Gibson, Jr. sentenced to 8 years executed department of corrections for 2 counts of C felony Stalking and 8 counts of B misdemeanor Harassment. Case Prosecuted by Deputy Prosecutor Janine Jackson.

09.10.09

Simon Comer sentenced to 35 years in prison for attempted murder. Case prosecuted by Prosecutors Doug Cummins and Brad Cooper.

09.10.09

Shaun Williams sentenced to 12 years in prison for dealing methamphetamine. Case prosecuted by Prosecutor Brad Cooper.

09.03.09

Michael Mack sentenced to 6 years in prison for selling 6 dollars worth of Xanax to an undercover agent. Case Prosecuted by Prosecutor Brad Cooper.

08.24.09

Michael Villarreal, 8 years prison; Jackie Abbott, 6 years prison; Francisco Fernandez, 6 years prison for their part in a Center Grove Burglary. Cases prosecuted by prosecutors Janine Jackson, David Abbott and Brad Cooper.

08.24.09

Crystal Ford sentenced to 8 years in prison, followed by four years of probation for dealing a controlled substance. Case prosecuted by Prosecutor Brad Cooper.

08.20.09

Michael Richards sentenced to 11 years in prison for operating while intoxicated causing serious bodily injury. Case prosecuted by Prosecutor Brad Cooper.

08.06.09

Ebony Smith sentenced to 10 years in prison for dealing cocaine. Cased prosecuted by Prosecutor Brad Cooper.

08.06.09

David Hardcastle sentenced to 20 years in prison for dealing psilocybin (mushrooms). Cased prosecuted by Prosecutor Brad Cooper.

07.31.09

Samuel Schmucker sentenced to serve 10 years in the DOC for burglary. Case prosecuted by Deputy Prosecutor Carlos Lam.

07.23.09

Christopher Pierce sentenced to serve 10 years in the DOC and pay restitution for aiding and participating in armed robberies. Case prosecuted by Deputy Prosecutor Rob Seet.

07.23.09

Richard Arnold sentenced to 11 years in prison followed by 3 years of probation for dealing methamphetamine. Case prosecuted by Prosecutor Brad Cooper.

07.20.09

William Carr sentenced to 4.5 years of work release and ordered to pay $13,400 in restitution for home improvement fraud. Case prosecuted by Prosecutor Brad Cooper.

07.16.09

Holly Ramey sentenced to 11 years in prison for dealing Morphine and Oxycontin. Case prosecuted by Prosecutor Brad Cooper.

06.25.09

Michael Vaught sentenced to 12.5 years in prison for OWI Prior, Class D Felony, being a Habitual Substance Offender, being a Habitual Traffic Violator, and probation violations on 2 other felony cases. Case prosecuted by Deputy Prosecutor Rob Seet.

06.25.09

Gloria Benefield sentenced to 14 years in prison for Forgery and being a Habitual Offender. Case prosecuted by Chief Deputy Joe Villanueva.

06.18.09

Christopher Churchill sentenced to 365 days executed in the Department of Corrections, to complete a non-violent alternative program, a mental health and substance abuse evaluation, community service, and to have no contact with his victim as part of his probation for Operating While Intoxicated with a Prior Conviction, Resisting Law Enforcement, and Domestic Battery. Case Prosecuted by Deputy Prosecutor Janine Jackson.

06.18.09

Ryan Knowland sentenced to 6 years executed at the Department of Corrections, 3 years suspended to probation including 6 months of global monitoring for Theft, Battery and being a Habitual Offender. Case Prosecuted by Deputy Prosecutor Janine Jackson.

06.14.09

Mitchell Pugh sentenced to 8 years in prison for Operating while intoxicated with a prior conviction. Case prosecuted by Deputy Prosecutor Rob Seet.

05.29.09

Joseph Borden sentenced to 270 days executed at the Department of Corrections for Theft. Case Prosecuted by Deputy Prosecutor Janine Jackson.

05.21.09

William Hungerford sentenced to 8 years executed at the Department of Corrections for Theft, Public Indecency and being a habitual offender. Case Prosecuted by Deputy Prosecutor Janine Jackson.

05.21.09

Shannon Antonelli sentenced to 545 days executed at the Department of Corrections for Theft. Case Prosecuted by Deputy Prosecutor Janine Jackson.

05.20.09

J.D. Barker sentenced to 40 years in prison for voluntary manslaughter. Case prosecuted by Prosecutor Brad Cooper.

05.14.09

Terrel Martin sentenced to 12 years in prison for dealing cocaine. Case prosecuted by Prosecutor Brad Cooper and Deputy Prosecutor Rob Seets.

05.13.09

Roxanne Bradbury sentenced to 1.5 years work release and 1.5 years on probation for Theft. Case Prosecuted by Deputy Prosecutor Janine Jackson.

05.12.09

Juvenile Zachary Moffett sentenced to Indiana Department of Correction's Boys School for dealing xanax. Case prosecuted by Deputy Prosecutor Jennifer Pinnick.

04.20.09

Jacob Lawrence sentenced to 7 years for burglarizing the Bluff Creek Christian Church. Case prosecuted by Chief Deputy Joseph Villanueva.

04.20.09

Teresa Higgins sentenced to 2.5 years in prison for Operating while intoxicated with a prior conviction. Case prosecuted by Deputy David Abbott.

04.16.09

Seneca Douglas sentenced to 545 days executed at the Department of Corrections for Prostitution. Case Prosecuted by Deputy Prosecutor Janine Jackson.

04.02.09

Gary Lane sentenced to 20 years in prison for Dealing Cocaine. Case prosecuted by Prosecutor Brad Cooper.

03.26.09

Mark Stakelbeck sentenced to 10 years in prison for Aiding in the Manufacturing of Methamphetamine. Case prosecuted by Prosecutor Brad Cooper.

03.04.09

Josh Weaver sentenced to 20 years in prison for Dealing Cocaine while on probation. Case prosecuted by Prosecutor Brad Cooper.

02.12.09

Bradley Clephane sentenced to 18 years in prison for Dealing Methamphetamine. Case prosecuted by Chief Deputy Joseph Villanueva.

02.02.09

Ryan Cooper sentenced to 15 years in prison for Dealing Hydrocodone. Case prosecuted by Prosecutor Brad Cooper.

 
Brad

Bradley D. Cooper
– Prosecuting Attorney

 
Mission Statement
Johnson County Prosecutor Brad Cooper is dedicated to protecting and serving the citizens of Johnson County.  Every hour of the day, every day of the week, my dedicated team of prosecuting attorneys and support staff are working to keep dangerous criminals off our streets and out of our neighborhoods. We also collect over $8,000,000 per year in child support that is owed to Johnson County parents and serve as an advocate for victims of crime. We want to be your voice in Johnson County’s criminal justice system. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
 

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