Burglary results in 8-year sentence

COLUMBIA CITY — A man who broke into a family member’s home in December of 2013 was given an eight-year sentence Monday.Nicholas A. Coslet, 20, will serve six of the eight years at the Whitley County Jail, with the remainder of the burglary sentence to be spent on probation.Burglary is a Class B felony.Coslet’s attorney, Brad Voelz, hoped his client could serve some of his sentence on work release.“He’s a 20-year-old that got caught up in a bad crowd, and did things he’s not proud of,” Voelz said.Prosecutor Matt Rentschler said Coslet’s crime put his family in a difficult position. It was the culmination of several crimes.To read the rest of this story, see the April 16 issue of The Post and Mail. Don't have a subscription? Call (260) 244-5153 or subscribe to our e-edition. For breaking news, sports updates and additional coverage, bookmark the homepage and find us on facebook and twitter.