Sentence modification denied for Wade
GREENCASTLE -- A petition to the Putnam County Circuit Court to modify the sentence of a Greencastle woman currently serving prison time has been denied without a hearing.
Tamera S. Wade, 46, was convicted in December 2008 of Class D felony theft. Special Judge Thomas Milligan gave Wade a 2 1/2-year sentence, 18 months of which was to spent on home detention with the balance to be served on probation.
On June 10, Putnam County Community Corrections filed a petition to revoke Wade's probation. In the petition, probation officials claimed Wade began violating the terms of her probation in late January 2009.
Wade was arrested, and was held in jail without bond until a fact-finding hearing on July 22. Milligan reinstated the entirety of Wade's sentencing, giving her credit for 86 days served.
Wade's attorney, Darrell E. Felling, filed a petition to modify his client's sentence on Dec. 9. The state filed its objection to the petition one day later.
In his petition Felling noted that Wade has completed several different classes and workshops during her time in prison. He also said Wade realized how her actions had impacted others and was remorseful.
Felling said Wade had been approved for work release in Hendricks County, and that her absence from the home had caused emotional and financial hardships for her family, which includes a college-age son and an elementary-aged son.
Wade is currently incarcerated at the Madison Correctional Facility. The Indiana Department of Correction Web site lists her earliest possible release date as Sept. 8.
Wade was originally arrested in September 2008. She stole over $130,000 over four years from her former employer, Edward Wood & Co. in Greencastle.