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Transition program denied for Roche

Thursday, September 10, 2009

GREENCASTLE -- A Greencastle man sentenced to prison time for his role in an attack on another man has been denied release into the Indiana Department of Correction Community Transition Program.

Frank Adam Roche, 19, was convicted of Class C felony battery resulting in bodily injury in connection with the June 2008 beating of John Sanders of Greencastle.

On Feb. 19, Putnam County Circuit Court Judge Matthew Headley sentenced Roche to seven years with two years executed at the Indiana Department of Correction and the remaining five years to be spent on probation.

Court documents said the attack took place outside Old Topper's bar in Greencastle, and left Sanders with severe injuries, including a brain bleed.

Four other men were also sentenced to prison time in connection with Sanders' beating. A fifth suspect, a juvenile, was also involved.

At his sentencing, Roche admitted to kicking Sanders once in the chest after the other men had already knocked Sanders to the ground.

Roche, who had been in and out of the Putnam County Courts as both a juvenile and an adult, said he was drunk when the altercation occurred.

Roche was already on parole for a burglary offense when he was arrested for his part in the attack on Sanders.

According to information at the Indiana Department of Correction Web site, Roche is housed at the Plainfield Correctional Facility. His earliest possible release date is listed as Nov. 28.

Roche received credit for the 172 days he spent at the Putnam County Jail between the time he was arrested and the time he was sentenced.

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