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  • Writer's pictureBill Raines

Five Sentenced to Prison for Probation Violations


BEDFORD – Five people were sentenced to the Indiana Department of Correction by Lawrence Superior Court II Judge Robert Cline Thursday after failing to comply with the terms of their probation.




Kaden Tincher, 22, Bedford, pleaded guilty to possession of methamphetamine, a Level 6 felony, in April 2022, as a part of a negotiated plea agreement with the State of Indiana. He was originally sentenced to 910 days, with time served, and the remainder of his sentence suspended. He was ordered to serve a year on supervised probation in exchange for his guilty plea.


In unrelated cases, Tincher also pleaded guilty to possession of methamphetamine, a Level 6 Felony, in June 2022, as part of a negotiated plea agreement with the State of Indiana. He was originally sentenced to 910 days with 862 days suspended. He was ordered to serve 365 days on supervised probation in exchange for his guilty plea.


In the other unrelated case, Tincher pleaded guilty to Possession of Methamphetamine, a Level 6 Felony, in November 2022, as part of a negotiated plea agreement with the State of Indiana. He was originally sentenced to 910 days with 896 suspended. He was ordered to 546 days on supervised probation in exchange for his guilty plea.


However, in January 2023, Tincher was arrested for auto theft and pled guilty to Level 6 auto theft on March 23, 2023, which revoked his probation. Because of that probation violation, Cline sentenced Tincher to a combined 2400 days in the Indiana Department of Correction on the three possession of methamphetamine cases.


Ethan Terrell, 32, Bedford, pleaded guilty to Counterfeiting, a Level 6 felony, in September 2020, as a part of a negotiated plea agreement with the State of Indiana. He was originally sentenced to 910 days with 910 days suspended. He was ordered to serve 910 days on supervised probation in exchange for the guilty plea.


However, after violating the terms and conditions of his probation by refusing to submit to a substance test, Cline revoked Terrell’s suspended sentence and sentenced him to 900 days in IDOC.


Kathleen Dalton, 35, Bedford, pleaded guilty to unlawful possession of a syringe, a Level 6 felony, in August 2021, as a part of a negotiated plea agreement with the State of Indiana. She was originally sentenced to 545 days, with time served, and the remainder of her sentence suspended.


She was ordered to serve 545 days on supervised probation in exchange for her guilty plea.


In an unrelated case, Dalton also pleaded guilty to possession of methamphetamine, a Level 6 Felony, in March 2022, as part of a negotiated plea agreement with the State of Indiana. She was originally sentenced to 910 days all suspended. She was ordered to serve 1 year on supervised probation in exchange for her guilty plea.


In yet another unrelated case, Dalton also pleaded guilty to Theft, a Class A Misdemeanor, in March 2022, as part of a negotiated plea agreement with the State of Indiana. She was originally sentenced to 180 days with 124 days suspended. She was ordered to serve 124 days on supervised probation in exchange for her guilty plea.


However, after violating the terms and conditions of her probation with multiple violations, Cline revoked Dalton’s probation in the unlawful possession of a syringe case as well as the possession of methamphetamine case and sentenced her to a combined 1430 days in IDOC.


Richard Melvin, 22, Bedford, pleaded guilty to possession of methamphetamine, a Level 6 felony, in September 2021, as a part of a negotiated plea agreement with the State of Indiana. He was originally sentenced to 910 days, with time served, and the remainder of his sentence suspended. He was ordered to serve 545 days on supervised probation in exchange for his guilty plea.


However, having failed to comply with the terms and conditions of his probation by being charged in two separate criminal cases in Monroe County, which revoked his probation, Cline sentenced Melvin to serve 840 days in IDOC.


Jasmine Harner, 28, Bedford, pleaded guilty to operating a vehicle while intoxicated with a prior conviction within seven (7) years, a Level 6 felony, in April 2022, as a part of a negotiated plea agreement with the State of Indiana. She was originally sentenced to 910 days, with time served, and the remainder of his sentence suspended. she was ordered to serve 730 days on supervised probation in exchange for her guilty plea.


However, having failed to comply with the terms and conditions of her probation by being charged with possession of a narcotic drug in Monroe County, which violated her probation, Cline sentenced Harner to serve 830 days in IDOC.


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