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Judge gives Roachdale woman two years

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

A Roachdale woman will spend the next several months at an Indiana Department of Corrections facility after receiving a three-year sentence for theft.

On Monday, Putnam County Circuit Court Judge Matthew Headley sentenced Jonella K. Wallace, 51, to three years -- two years executed at the DOC and one year on probation -- on a Class D felony theft charge.

Three years was the maximum sentence Headley could have imposed on Wallace.

"Maybe that will make you quit stealing," Headley told Wallace.

With Indiana good time credit, Wallace's sentence will be reduced by one day for each day she spends in prison without incident. She will also receive credit for the 145 days she has spent in the Putnam County Jail.

The charge against Wallace stems from an Oct. 14 incident in which she attempted to walk out of the Greencastle Wal-Mart store with $577 worth of merchandise for which she did not pay. She was booked into the Putnam County Jail that day.

At an initial hearing on Oct. 16, Wallace's bond was set at $15,000 with 10 percent allowed. She requested and was granted a bond reduction on Dec. 4, and she posted 10 percent of a $5,000 bond and was released.

That bond was revoked after two charges of Class D felony theft against Wallace were filed in Montgomery County on Feb. 3. Those charges are still pending. Wallace was re-arrested and booked back into jail on Feb. 17, where she was ordered held without bond.

Under the terms of a plea agreement, Wallace was not deemed a habitual offender. Such a designation could have significantly increased Wallace's sentence.

Wallace's prior criminal history includes convictions for misdemeanor operating while intoxicated, probation violation and check deception, as well as felony illegal acquisition of a controlled substance.


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She is spending more time in prison then Mark for stealing from Wal Mart. Our system is corrupted from within. Its not just Putnam county its the entire country!

-- Posted by 1stamendrights on Wed, May 20, 2009, at 10:01 AM

HABITUAL IS THE KEY WORD HERE!!!

-- Posted by skittlebug on Wed, May 20, 2009, at 10:23 AM

KEEP HER LOCKED UP....

THIS WOMAN IS A MENACE TO OUR SOCIETY..

SHE BELONGS BEHIND BARS....

PERIOD............

WE NEED TO CHANGE THESE LAWS,

INDIANA GOOD TIME CREDIT....WHAT A JOKE NO WONDER CREEPS LIKE THIS CONTINUE TO BE CRIMINALS.....

WE NEED TO PUSH TO SEE ALL CRIMINALS GET THE MAXIMUM SENTENCE AND NO CREDIT FOR ANYTHING...

-- Posted by takeastand on Thu, May 21, 2009, at 8:38 AM

AND THE CHILD MOLESTERS CONTINUE TO RUN FREE...

-- Posted by Michele1953 on Thu, May 21, 2009, at 11:02 AM

I Got in allot of trouble a couple of years back and got 5 years probation for my crimes yes i agree with his decision on the punishment she got but we should not look down on them because i have learned and changed my ways. Its just stinks that people wont give me a chance in the work place because of and incedent after i turned 18 i am now 24. and no one will give a person a chance

-- Posted by jsherber1 on Thu, May 21, 2009, at 11:09 AM

Let's remember this when they sentence Tammy Mitchener for stealing several thousands of dollars from ONT. We shall see what Putnam County views more heinous..$600 or $60,000. It will be interesting I am sure.

-- Posted by roachdalekid on Thu, May 21, 2009, at 1:42 PM

If you would read...it actually says she was NOT deemed a habitual offender.

-- Posted by Sunflowermel on Thu, May 21, 2009, at 3:14 PM


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