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Man gets prison time for battery

Saturday, February 7, 2009

A Cloverdale man has been sentenced to prison time for a 2008 battery.

Judge Matthew Headley handed down an eight-year sentence for Samuel J. Weekly, 30 on a Class C felony conviction of battery. Under the terms of a plea agreement, the charge Weekly pled guilty to was reduced from a Class B felony aggravated battery charge and a Class D felony charge of operating a vehicle after being adjudged a habitual traffic violator was dismissed.

Weekly was charged in connection with a Jan. 22, 2008 incident in which a man was beaten with a baseball bat.

Court documents said Weekly struck the victim in the head repeatedly while the victim was sitting in a car. When Weekly realized the victim was badly hurt, he drove the victim home and dropped him off.

The victim suffered multiple skull fractures. His brain swelled as a result of his injuries, and he underwent surgery to remove blood clots and damaged tissue as well as to relieve brain pressure. He was unconscious for some time and had to be put on a respirator.

Eight years is the maximum sentence for a Class C felony. Headley gave Weekly the full eight years because of his lengthy record of brushes with the law.

"You obviously have a significant criminal history," Headley said.

Weekly will receive credit for the 269 days he has already served at the Putnam County Jail. With Indiana good time credit, he will receive a day of credit for each day he spends without incident in prison.

Weekly's criminal past in Putnam County includes convictions for misdemeanor invasion of privacy, probation violations and battery and over a dozen traffic violations including reckless driving, driving without ever having received a license and driving while suspended.

He went to prison in January of 2000 on a burglary conviction. He was released in October 2001.

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Thank you Judge Headly! This young man has spent over half his life acting like a thug wannabe. He has been a terrorist to his own realitives and has shamed his family name. He has had numerous chances to straighten his life out at the expense of his parents and disregarded them all.

I hope he soon repents and spiritually redeems himself, for the sake of his own soul. Even if he does that, I still believe he needs to stay out of society and serve every minute of his sentence.

-- Posted by Xgamer on Sat, Feb 7, 2009, at 6:30 AM

The man he hit was his brother.

-- Posted by Xgamer on Sat, Feb 7, 2009, at 12:18 PM


We all know that you are a cop or have something to do with the Police Department....On almost all of your post you give us info that has not been put into the paper, for reasons!!!! Maybe you should be sitting at Gas America or in Cloverdale at Chicago's Pizza!!!

-- Posted by Buck_Hunter_2008 on Sun, Feb 8, 2009, at 8:17 PM

Buck_Ambusher, You're darn right I'm a cop. Watch your speed, I'll be sitting on your road when I'm not at Chicagos.

In this particular story, would you want this man free and back in our society? Do you think maybe you could rehabilitate him from his criminal ways? His mother would be grateful to you. Contact the paper and have them censor me when you become offended by my comments.

-- Posted by Xgamer on Mon, Feb 9, 2009, at 6:23 AM

Watch out everybody! We need to watch what we say from here on out about our local judicial system as long as Xgamer is online reading this stuff. We could get charged with something ridiculous. Anyways,

Are you one of those cops that just stand in Gas Stations and drink coffee or are you a real crime fighter Xgamer? Contact the paper if you want to censor me!!

-- Posted by WhySoSerious on Mon, Feb 9, 2009, at 11:28 AM

Say what you want, WhySoSerious. It's not a crime to comment on this blog. I have a Mountain Dew I.V. drip in my squad car. No time to stand in Gas Stations, there are perpetrators everywhere that need to be apprehended.

-- Posted by Xgamer on Mon, Feb 9, 2009, at 3:55 PM

Xgamer isn't any kind of public servant. He was a volunteer fireman well over 20 years ago. He doesn't even live in the town limits of Cloverdale. He does spend time there on his gas powered skateboard. He really should stick to applying bondo to cars.

-- Posted by CdaleResident on Tue, Feb 10, 2009, at 2:06 AM

No need to apologize, Buck, local police, County, State and sometimes Greencastle Police meet at Chicago's to eat- it has a big parking lot that is easily accessible.

The whereabouts of where Police hang out has nothing to do with the sentencing of this individual. I, for one, am happy with the sentence passed down by Judge Headley.

!CDale!! How are you? It's been a long time since you have belittled me, I miss you so much. I have made "special" reservations at our favorite getaway for this romantic weekend. I'll pick you up Friday at 6pm.

-- Posted by Xgamer on Tue, Feb 10, 2009, at 6:02 AM

A sad story all together.

-- Posted by tjchopper on Fri, Feb 13, 2009, at 9:26 AM

Gee wizz, We went from talking about a local trash bag that has been caught and punished to bashing the police. Shows the mentality of you morons. I hope that someday when you need the police, they dont show up and then you can get a little lesson in poetic justice.

-- Posted by uttersillyness on Sat, Feb 14, 2009, at 3:54 PM

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