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Conspirator in burglary gets 15-year sentence

Friday, January 29, 2010

GREENCASTLE -- A Fillmore man received a 15-year sentence for his role in the burglary of a Cloverdale residence.

Putnam County Circuit Court Judge Matthew Headley ordered Mark A. Anderson, 21, to serve six years at the Indiana Department of Correction and spend the nine suspended years of the sentence on probation. Anderson pled guilty to a Class B felony count of conspiracy to commit burglary. Under the terms of a plea agreement, a charge of Class D felony conspiracy to commit theft was dropped.

Anderson could have received a 20-year sentence.

Anderson admitted to conspiring on Jan. 21, 2009 with another man to steal items, including motorcycle helmets and riding equipment, computers and tools from a vehicle parked in the driveway of a home in the 300 block of W. C.R. 700S in Cloverdale.

Court documents said Anderson, who was on house arrest through Putnam County Community Corrections for a Class C felony burglary charge when the robbery occurred. paid Kratt in prescription drugs to actually steal the items from the Cloverdale residence. Anderson also gave Kratt $20 in gas money.

Kratt was arrested first, and during an interview with police implicated Anderson in the crime. Kratt also turned over to authorities e-mails and cell phone voicemails from Anderson in which Anderson spoke about his involvement in the robbery.

Anderson was interviewed by police on March 20 and admitted to his role in the crime, court records said. A warrant for Anderson's arrest was issued on March 31, and he appeared for his initial hearing on April 2.

Kratt was sentenced in August to a nine-month jail term. Due to good time credit and credit for days served before his sentencing, Kratt was released from jail on Oct. 22.

Also under the terms of Anderson's plea agreement, the petition to revoke his probation in the cause he was under house arrest for at the time of the Jan. 21, 2009 robbery was dismissed, and any fines or fees still owed in that case were made terms of his new probation.

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The Kratt man has been in trouble again in a surrounding county since he bumped his lips about Anderson just to get himself out of trouble. The trouble that he found in another county was theft.Imagine that!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!They Can't blame that on the Anderson man because he was in the Putnam County Jail when Kratt was up to no good. Sounds to me like he might need a few Years behind bars also. Two wrongs should not let one of the men get off with a few months in jail. If one man was guilty the other was just as guilty since he actually did the crime. If Anderson would have told him to jump off a bridge would he have done that to and would Anderson be at fault for that too??????????????????????? You can always blame someone else for your mistakes,but it should not set you free!!!!!!!!

-- Posted by Two Sides To Every Story on Fri, Jan 29, 2010, at 3:24 PM

RAT HOOD. Bet there is alot of cheese to go around in Putnam Co.

-- Posted by Sand mann on Mon, Feb 1, 2010, at 2:30 PM

wow u guys are so funny. if only u all knew how the authorities really found out anderson was involve with tommy kratt(my brother) u would take back the things u say about my brother. hes no snitch. when they took him in tommy did not hand over anderson. the cops read tommys text messages and and then raided andersons house. anderson threatend my brother multiple times in jail. shut up u stuck up people. the banner doesnt get all the info. they just make people look bad. anderson druged my brother and paid him more drugs to doit. anderson has a lot more problems then my brother does.

-- Posted by u know who on Tue, Feb 2, 2010, at 10:03 PM

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