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LARWILL BURGLAR: Smith receives prison sentence

May 23, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — A man already sentenced to jail time in Kosciusko County received his sentence in Whitley County Monday.

Jeremiah Smith, 26, pleaded guilty to burglary and being a habitual felony offender, which allows for sentencing enhancements. He was sentenced to eight years for burglary, with a four-year enhancement for the habitual offender.

He received a 10-year sentence in Kosciusko for crimes in that county.

Circuit Court Judge James Heuer ordered the eight years for the Whitley County felony be served consecutively with the time in Kosciusko County, but the enhancement would be concurrent.

Smith’s four years will be served at the Indiana Department of Corrections, but Heuer said if Smith is approved for work release he would consider a sentence modification.

Smith hoped his time in prison would help him become a better person.

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