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Judge Sentences Holton Man For Failing to Comply with Probation

LAWRENCE COUNTY - JULY 30, 2022 - BEDFORD – Eric Wall was sentenced to the Indiana Department of Correction by Lawrence Superior Court II Judge Robert Cline Monday after failing to comply with the terms of probation.

Lawrence County Superior Court II Judge Bob Cline

Eric Wall, 36, Holton, pleaded guilty to possession of a narcotic drug and resisting law enforcement, both a Level 6 Felony, in February 2020, as part of a negotiated plea agreement with the State of Indiana.

He was originally sentenced to 1460 days, with time served, and the

remainder of his sentence suspended. He was ordered to serve 1458 days on supervised probation with the final 365 days to be served on unsupervised probation in exchange for his guilty plea.

However, in June 2020, a petition to revoke suspended sentence was filed against Mr. Wall for failing to comply with his terms of probation. In March 2021, Wall admitted to violating his terms of probation and was given an opportunity to comply with said terms.

A petition to revoke suspended sentence was filed in September 2021 followed by an amended petition to revoke in December 2021 and a 2nd amended petition to revoke suspended sentence in July 2022.

On July 25, 2022, after failing to comply with the terms of his probation, Wall appeared in front of Judge Cline and admitted to violating his probation. Cline ordered 1400 days revoked to IDOC with no time re-suspended, 18 days actual credit, and probation terminated unsuccessfully.

Cline also recommended Wall to participate in Recovery While Incarcerated.

“When individuals fail to follow the terms of probation, they know the consequences of their actions, and in this case, it’s prison,” said Lawrence County Deputy Prosecutor Robert Garrett, who represented the State of Indiana through the Lawrence County Prosecutor’s Office.

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