GREENCASTLE -- Six months after he asked to be released from house arrest, a man convicted of battery in 2009 has been accused of violating his probation and is back in jail.
A request by Putnam County Probation to revoke the probation of Jared L. Hornaday, 21, was filed in Putnam County Circuit Court on Dec. 14. A warrant for Hornaday's arrest was issued the next day, and Hornaday appeared in court for an initial hearing on Wednesday.
A denial of the violation was entered on Hornaday's behalf, and Public Defender Joel Wieneke was appointed as counsel.
Hornaday was ordered held without bond. A fact-finding hearing in the case was set for Jan. 27.
According to court documents, Hornaday was arrested in Vigo County. He was charged with Class D felony resisting law enforcement, Class B misdemeanor reckless driving and Class A misdemeanors resisting law enforcement and driving while suspended.
An additional condition of Hornaday's probation was that he was to notify his probation officer, Teresa Parrish, within 48 hours is he was charged with a crime.
"The defendant met with this officer on Dec. 10, 2010 for an appointment and did not inform this officer of any new arrest," Parrish wrote in the petition she filed with the court. "As he was getting ready to leave the office, I told the defendant I knew he had a new offense. His response was it was probably going to be dismissed."
A report from the Indiana State University Police said police attempted to stop a vehicle driven by Hornaday in the early hours of Dec. 7. Hornaday refused to stop, and disregarded multiple stop signs and stoplights, the report said.
Hornaday then allegedly drove over a curb and through a residential yard before the car came to rest next to a tree in that yard.
Hornaday then allegedly exited the vehicle and began running. Police discovered Hornaday hiding in bushes.
In the report, officers noted that they had to "administer a strike to the right side of his head" in order to get Hornaday to cooperate.
In June, Hornaday petitioned Putnam County Circuit Court for a sentence modification, claming that being on house arrest was making it difficult for him to find work. Senior Judge Diana LaViolette denied the request.
Hornaday was one of four men who took part in the June 5, 2008 beating of John Sanders, 26, of Greencastle. Sanders was severely wounded in the attack, suffering a brain bleed and other injuries.
On March 19, 2009, Hornaday was given a four-year Indiana Department of Correction sentence after being convicted of Class C felony battery. Hornaday spent 90 days in the Putnam County Jail and the remainder of his sentence on house arrest.
Hornaday was released from house arrest on July 23 and began his term of probation then.
When Hornaday requested in June to be released from house arrest, Putnam County Prosecutor James Hanner said reports from Putnam County Community Corrections said Hornaday had been caught in several violations. Hanner expressed surprise that Hornaday hadn't been violated and sent back to jail.
If convicted of violating his probation, two-and-a-half years of Hornday's Putnam County sentence could be reinstated.