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Judge hands New 12-year sentence

Saturday, August 21, 2010

GREENCASTLE -- A Terre Haute man received a 12-year prison sentence for his involvement in a Jan. 15, 2009 incident in which he stole electronics from an apartment in Greencastle.

Judge Matthew Headley ordered that Maxwell T. New, 21, would spend four years in prison and eight years on probation. New has credit for 600 days.

New was arrested and formally charged on Jan. 16, 2009 with Class B felony burglary and two counts of Class D felony theft.

Bond for New was initially set at $30,000 cash only, but on Feb. 25, 2009 he was released on his own recognizance, with the caveat that he would be required to report to Putnam County Adult Probation regularly, as well as to submit to drug testing.

While he was free on bond, New underwent intensive drug counseling and treatment.

A plea agreement in the case was struck, and New pled guilty on May 27 to the burglary charge in exchange for dismissal of the other two charges. Sentencing was set for June 24.

New appeared in court that day, and his attorney Darrell Felling requested a sentencing continuance and a bond revocation for his client, who he told Senior Judge Diana LaViolette had provided an "obviously diluted" urine sample for a recent drug test. Felling said a sample New provided that day was also diluted.

LaViolette revoked New's bond and ordered him to be booked into the Putnam County Jail. She reset his sentencing for July 15, and that date was continued twice.

Court documents said New stole electronics from an apartment on Larabee Street, and proceeded to try to sell them.

Items police found in New's home included a television set, pocket personal computer and an Xbox 360 gaming system.

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-- Posted by undercoverbrother on Sat, Aug 21, 2010, at 9:31 AM

If you new his mom you know she did'nt give a crap about him all she is worried about is were to party next. there were times when all they had to eat was roman noodles while she was eating good. He would get a job and she would take his money saying she was paying bill's but she would use it to party on. Her daughter does'nt have much to do with her eithier good job hope you sleep well at night.

-- Posted by B. Page on Sun, Aug 22, 2010, at 4:36 PM

WOW- B.Page, why the hard feelings? I personally, haven't met a nicer woman. I'm sure she is struggling with this enough, your comments are worthless to anyone involved.

-- Posted by mmm on Mon, Aug 23, 2010, at 9:30 AM

To mmm you have know clue,

-- Posted by B. Page on Mon, Aug 23, 2010, at 5:18 PM

B. Page. Take an English class. I'm embarassed for you. You must be her ex-husband.

-- Posted by townielove on Tue, Aug 24, 2010, at 10:15 AM

B. Page, you need to take an English class.

-- Posted by townielove on Tue, Aug 24, 2010, at 10:18 AM

Everyone seems to have lost focus. The true tragedy is another young life is being ruined/ruled by drugs.

-- Posted by chase611 on Tue, Aug 24, 2010, at 3:48 PM

All I got to say is when she meet's her maker it's calling time. I feel so bad for the boy chase611 is right.

-- Posted by B. Page on Tue, Aug 24, 2010, at 4:51 PM

b. page, I'm sure that you live the life that I live and you have been in my house when I eat dinner, for you to know what I eat in fact. I'm saddened to walk down memory lane to come here and see you ridiculing my mother and saying much aweful things when clearly, you have no idea what's going on. Glad to say I'm clean and sober since that day, thanks to the help of my mother, but you are not helping at all. i would be happier if you keep your derogitory comments to yourself before YOU meet your maker, and he force feeds you a bowl of Top Ramen.

-- Posted by mnew on Sat, Oct 29, 2011, at 4:15 PM

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