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Pryor handed 10-year sentence

Thursday, October 21, 2010

GREENCASTLE -- A Coatesville teenager was handed a 10-year sentence for his role in an April 4 burglary at a Coatesville residence.

Putnam County Circuit Court Judge Matthew Headley ordered that Michael Scott Pryor, 18, would spend five years of his sentence at the Indiana Department of Correction and five years on probation. Pryor will receive credit for 191 days served.

Pryor was originally charged with Class B felony burglary and Class D felony theft. In exchange for pleading guilty to the Class B felony, the Class D felony was dismissed.

The state requested a six-year sentence. A Class B felony is punishable by a maximum of 20 years.

Pryor was also sentenced for his involvement in a shooting incident that occurred April 5 in Greencastle.

On that date, Putnam County Dispatch received several calls just before 2 a.m. reporting shots fired in the area of Walnut Street in Greencastle. Witnesses told police the shots had been fired from a moving vehicle.

Pryor admitted to being a passenger in that vehicle. He also admitted to stealing a rifle, two handguns and ammunition from a Coatesville residence, and said all those items were used in the shooting spree.

That spree culminated in another passenger in the vehicle, Justin Hargrove, 24, of Greencastle allegedly firing shots at a police officer.

Hargrove is facing a charge of Class A felony attempted murder. He is set to go to trial on Jan. 12.

Pryor said he was sitting in the back seat of the car.

Pryor was arrested on April 7 in that case, and was charged with Class D felonies criminal recklessness with a deadly weapon and receiving stolen property and Class C felony assisting a criminal.

He pled guilty to Class D felony criminal recklessness with a deadly weapon, and Headley gave him a suspended 18-month sentence, which will run consecutively with the DOC sentence.

Pryor's co-defendant, Keven Dale Crowe, 19, of Coatesville is facing identical charges in connection with the two cases. He is set to be sentenced on Jan. 11.

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its gonna be a harsh reality for this young man, i feel bad for him and his family. if you can read this, go to GOD ASK FORGIVENESS, HE WILL SEE YOU THROUGH THIS .

-- Posted by undercoverbrother on Thu, Oct 21, 2010, at 8:38 AM

Should of stole from special need kids, would be out in a year un this county.

-- Posted by tru story on Thu, Oct 21, 2010, at 9:07 AM

If she was an officer she would be lucky to get 90 days! Our court system is unfair and unjust.

-- Posted by 1stamendrights on Thu, Oct 21, 2010, at 10:44 AM

With the suspended time and jail time credit-- he will be released from prison in 1 year and a few months.

-- Posted by GRNT on Thu, Oct 21, 2010, at 3:24 PM

At least his time will be served consecutively instead of concurrently. Give him and his cohorts this one chance and the next time they get no leniency and get the maximum. Coatesville is too small and quiet a town to put up with crime such as this. Shame on these men and any legal system that is too soft on them.

-- Posted by athome on Thu, Oct 21, 2010, at 4:02 PM

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