• Bill Raines

Mitchell Man Sentenced To 5 years and 9 Months to Indiana Department of Corrections

BEDFORD – Lawrence Superior Court II Judge Robert Cline and Lawrence Superior Court I Judge John Plummer III sentenced a Mitchell man to a total of 5 years and 9 months in the Indiana Department of Correction Wednesday after the man violated probation and court orders to commit a new crime.

Judge Robert Cline Lawrence Superior Court II Judge

As a part of a negotiated plea agreement with the State of Indiana, Darick D. Reynolds, 43, pleaded guilty in Lawrence Superior Court I to a Level 6 felony charge of stalking. He will be reprimanded to the IDOC for two years on that charge. However, when Reynolds committed that crime, he was on probation for burglarizing the same victim. For that probation violation, as well as violating orders from the court, Reynolds received an additional 3 years and 9 months during a hearing in Lawrence Superior Court II.

“After terrorizing the same victim and violating court orders, we’re happy to see the offender sent to the Indiana Department of Correction for just about the maximum number of years that he could have received,” said Lawrence County Deputy Prosecutor Lisa Kempf, who specializes in prosecuting crimes against women and children. “Lawrence County and the victim will be safer with this offender in prison.”

The incident that led to the arrest of Reynolds happened in August 2021 after he made several phone calls, then showed up at the home of a woman who had a criminal trespass order against him, broke her window out and messaged her from multiple numbers. He followed her home from work, blocked her driveway and caused the woman to fear for her life. The other charges from the incident, including intimidation, criminal mischief and two counts of criminal trespass, were dropped as a part of the plea agreement.

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