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Hornaday's sentence modification request denied

Friday, June 25, 2010

GREENCASTLE -- Claiming his being on house arrest has made it nearly impossible for him to find work, convicted batterer Jared L. Hornaday, 20, was in Putnam County Circuit Court Thursday, where he asked Judge Diana LaViolette to grant him a sentence modification.

"I want to be released into probation so I can find work," Hornaday said. "I only have a month left."

Hornaday was sentenced on March 19, 2009 for his role in an attack that severely injured a man. Hornaday was one of four co-defendants convicted in connection with the June 5, 2008 beating of John Sanders, 26, of Greencastle. The crime took place outside Old Topper's Bar in Greencastle.

Court documents said Hornaday kicked Sanders in the face after Sanders was knocked to the ground by Hornaday's co-defendants. Sanders suffered multiple injuries, including a brain bleed, as a result of the attack.

Hornaday was convicted of Class C felony battery, and was sentenced to a four-year Indiana Department of Correction sentence. Judge Matthew Headley ordered that Hornaday would spend 90 days in the Putnam County Jail and the remainder of his sentence would be spent on house arrest through Putnam County Community Corrections.

Putnam County Deputy Prosecutor James Hanner objected to Hornaday's request. Hanner said a report from Community Corrections indicated Hornaday had violated the terms of house arrest on several occasions. Incidents cited included Hornaday going and visiting with friends instead of returning home after visitation with his child fell through, getting fired from a job, having friends at his house for gatherings where the drinking of alcohol took place and having marijuana in his possession.

"Frankly, I don't know why Community Corrections hasn't violated him and sent him back to jail," Hanner said.

LaViolette agreed.

"Why would you think you deserved a modification?" she asked Hornaday.

Hornaday's only response was that he had not consumed alcohol at the gatherings where his friends were doing so.

"I've passed every breathalyzer and test," he said.

LaViolette was not swayed.

"Seeing all this, I have no choice but to reject your request for modification," she said, adding that Hornaday was allowed under the terms of his house arrest to look for work, and that he should do so.

"They're not making it easy for me," Hornaday said.

Hornaday filed a request for sentence modification a month after he was sentenced, but withdrew the request before a hearing was held.

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Cry me a river. Don't feel a bit sorry for this man. He is lucky he wasn't put in jail if he truly had been violating the terms of his house arrest.

-- Posted by mad-mom on Fri, Jun 25, 2010, at 10:36 AM

Is the Prosecutor's office and the Judge really in the dark about Community Corrections not liolating Jared? I know more than one right now on house arrest yet they hang at the park, attend parities and in general live very free. I know one that has broken his terms and been arrested only to be placed back on house arrest and then the cycle starts again????? So what does Community Corrections spend their time on????

-- Posted by Trying hard on Fri, Jun 25, 2010, at 10:55 AM

Hmmm......seems to me this guy should have been back in jail yet somehow Community Corrections lets him go! It's amazing how so many people on this program get by with crap. Maybe if Community Corrections weren't out doing drug busts and doing thier jobs this wouldn't be happening, but I am just the taxer payer who pays the paychecks to these people what do I know?

-- Posted by me me on Fri, Jun 25, 2010, at 10:56 AM

Bottom line;when on house arrest you pay the county for your device,if you go back to jail the county(us tax payers)pay for your incarceration,I don't agree with it but thats the way it is,if a criminal gets a secound chance they should use it to get thier life back on track,if they don't then they should be punished to the full extent of the law!NO EXCEPTIONS!

-- Posted by obeone on Fri, Jun 25, 2010, at 9:08 PM

It shouldn't be EASY. You broke the law.

-- Posted by floyd'srangerriders on Sat, Jun 26, 2010, at 9:32 AM

Maybe everyone should know that Community Corrections employees are not paid through county taxes, they are self funded. The home detention officers do their jobs. The jail is over crowded and it's not as easy as some would think to violate their home detention.

As fas as the drug bust comment, that's just dumb. Ever think that maybe they have two jobs!? Now a days, if you have a family, you need two jobs to get by.

Bottom line: Don't talk until you do your homework.

-- Posted by WTFRUthinkin on Sun, Jun 27, 2010, at 3:30 AM

Why is it ok for some to do it but not others such hypocrites!! some that deserve to be in jail are walking arround free as a bird!!! But others are being treated like their the worse person in the world get a grip greencastle!!!

-- Posted by Angel6019 on Sun, Jun 27, 2010, at 11:23 PM

Self-funded by who? The money still comes from somewhere and I am sure you are not the one paying for it out of your pocket. If home detention officers were doing thier jobs so well, then this guy wouldn't have been at home around all the things he isn't supposed to be now would he? It's funny how many people get by with this crap. BOTTOM LINE IS IF YOU MESS UP ON HOME DETENTION YOU SHOULD BE PUT AWAY TO SERVE THE REST OF YOUR SENTENCE, NOT LEFT TO DO WHATEVER YOU WANT!!!!

-- Posted by me me on Mon, Jun 28, 2010, at 11:06 AM

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