GREENCASTLE -- Less than a month after his sentencing, a Poland man who received a five-year prison sentence with three years executed has petitioned the court for a modification of his sentence.
"I am willing to do all of the remainder of my executed sentence on home detention so I am able to start college in the spring," Bobby Forey wrote in his petition. "I can provide my college paperwork."
Forey went on to say that he was willing to do community service.
"I just want to be able to spend a couple of months with my grandma," he wrote. "Her doctor gave her six months to live. She has a brain tumor."
Forey, 20, was sentenced on Dec. 3. He was convicted of one count of Class C felony burglary, for which he could have received an eight-year prison sentence.
The state has filed an objection to Forey's request, and the matter has been taken under advisement. A hearing may be held, or the petition could be approved or denied without one.
Judge Matthew Headley ordered that Forey would spend three years at the Indiana Department of Correction, one year on home detention and one year on probation.
Forey was charged in connection with an April incident in which three firearms -- two rifles and a shotgun -- were stolen from a home in Reelsville.
Forey was arrested in late July. His bond was set at $30,000 with 10 percent allowed, but he was never able to post bond and has been in the Putnam County Jail since his arrest.