[Nameplate] Fair ~ 52°F  
High: 67°F ~ Low: 49°F
Friday, Apr. 29, 2016

Headley approves Smoot for Community Transition Program

Monday, December 28, 2009

GREENCASTLE -- A Greencastle man sentenced in April to a six-year Indiana Department of Correction sentence has been approved for release into the DOC's Community Transition Program.

Michael Smoot, 45, was convicted of Class C felony possession of cocaine on April 2. He has been serving his sentence at the Putnamville Correctional Facility.

Smoot was originally charged with a Class A felony charge of dealing in cocaine. The charge was downgraded as the result of a plea agreement. He could have received a maximum of eight years.

Judge Matthew Headley ordered that Smoot would serve three years at the DOC, one year on home detention and two years on probation. Smoot received credit for 175 days he had spent in the Putnam County Jail prior to his sentencing.

Although Smoot will be on electronic home monitoring, he will still technically be a DOC inmate. His earliest possible release date is listed on the DOC Web site as April 4, 2010.

Smoot was arrested in October 2008 after eluding capture for several months. After being tipped off on March 22, 2008 that police were coming for him, Smoot took his wife and toddler daughter and fled to Indianapolis, court records said.

At his sentencing in April, Putnam County Probation Officer Teresa Parrish objected to Smoot being placed on house arrest because the drug dealing Smoot had done had been from his home.

Police secured a warrant in for Smoot's arrest after Smoot sold nine bags of cocaine to a confidential informant in March 2008. He was arrested in October 2008 during a traffic stop in Marion County.


Comments
Note: The nature of the Internet makes it impractical for our staff to review every comment. If you feel that a comment is offensive, please Login or Create an account first, and then you will be able to flag a comment as objectionable. Please also note that those who post comments on bannergraphic.com may do so using a screen name, which may or may not reflect a website user's actual name. Readers should be careful not to assign comments to real people who may have names similar to screen names. Refrain from obscenity in your comments, and to keep discussions civil, don't say anything in a way your grandmother would be ashamed to read.

Headley must be joking, surely this is a New Years joke. He eluded capture for months, sold drugs and gets rewarded? Keep mothers in jail but let this guy out?

-- Posted by Trying hard on Mon, Dec 28, 2009, at 7:35 AM

Although Smoot will be on electronic home monitoring, he will still technically be a DOC inmate.

When I was a little kid , I always wanted an inmate not an x inmate but an inmate living next door to me...

Mr. Headley what was in your eggnog?

Putnam County Probation Officer Teresa Parrish objected to Smoot being placed on house arrest because the drug dealing Smoot had done had been from his home.

a Sign out front should read

OPEN FOR BUSINESS, no cops or feds please!

-- Posted by Sand mann on Mon, Dec 28, 2009, at 12:08 PM

Do the Crime , Do the Time.

do people think a felon is going to get the good job to support a family? on the app. , check have you ever been convicted of a felony. Sorry no job.

got to make money some how , go back to old ways drug dealing is easy money but high risks. I dont think people change: if most are pushed in a corner , they will fight to get out.

-- Posted by Sand mann on Tue, Dec 29, 2009, at 8:33 AM


Respond to this story

Posting a comment requires free registration: