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Tanner’s Plea Accepted in Cemetery Vandalism

June 30, 2011

07/01/11 On Thursday, June 30, 2011 at 9:00 am Jonathan Tanner 21, of Plymouth entered the court room in Marshall County Superior Court #1 with his Attorney Ed Ruiz to decide his fate in his part of the Oak Hill Cemetery vandalism back in October 2010.

On October 5th at 1:35 pm, Investigator Ted Brown with the Plymouth Police Department arrested Tanner on a charge of Cemetery Mischief a Class D Felony along with Tanner’s previous charges of Possession of Marijuana and possession of Paraphernalia.  Tanner did pay a cash bond of $,1000.00 on November 24th 2010 and was released from the Marshall County Jail after spending 45 days being incarcerated.

The Honorable Senior Judge, Walter Palmer from Orange County heard the plea of Tanner.  It was determined that the plea would be accepted with a two year sentence in Marshall County Jail that was suspended, two years of reporting probation and 200 hours of community service.   Tanner is expected to pay $8,500.00 to the South Bend Monument and $2,664.00 to the City of Plymouth in restitution.  He is also expected to pay $200.00 in a Counter Measure fee on the Marijuana charge as the Possession of paraphernalia charge was dismissed.

Tanner plead to Judge Palmer that he was very sorry for what he done, and that he was glad that he got caught  and is now making  positive changes in his life.

Mayor Mark Senter was in the Court room to represent the community stating that, “We do care about our cemetery, there was no motive, and this has been damaging to our city and our history.”   Judge Palmer thanked Mayor Mark Senter for his time in this matter.