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Judge Bowen Revokes Defendant’s Probation and Imposes the Entire Remainder of Ten Year Sentence

December 5, 2013
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12/06/13 Gregory Mullins, 35, of Plymouth, was previously sentenced on January 6, 2010 to 10 years imprisonment at the Indiana Department of Corrections, with credit for time served and good time credit prior to sentencing.  Four years of that sentence was suspended, and after his release from prison on February 7, 2012 he was placed on two years of reporting probation.  It was alleged by Assistant Chief Probation Officer Abby Caswell that by August of 2012, Mullins was in violation of his probation.  By September of 2012, urinalysis examinations performed on Mullins detected the presence of amphetamine and methamphetamine, resulting in the filing of a motion to revoke his probation.  By September of 2013, a seventh amended motion to revoke Mullins’ probation was filed alleging numerous other violations of probation including another nine urine tests testing positive for amphetamine and methamphetamine.

            A hearing was held Thursday in front of Judge Robert O. Bowen of Marshall Superior Court No. 1.  Mullins admitted he had violated his probation by testing positive for methamphetamine on numerous occasions.  Chief Deputy Prosecutor Nelson Chipman argued that if probation is to mean anything, it is important that violations of this sort, with this frequency must be met with the imposition of the entire previously suspended sentence of four years of imprisonment.  Defense counsel Derek Jones argued that Mullins had taken numerous steps in the recent past to break his methamphetamine addiction and deserved another chance at drug rehabilitation. 

            Bowen found that Mullins had indeed violated his probation and imposed the remainder of the ten year sentence that had previously been suspended ordering Mullins to the Department of Corrections for four years.  Judge Bowen ordered the sentence to be served as purposeful incarceration affording Mullins another opportunity to complete intensive drug rehabilitation while incarcerated.  

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One Response to “ Judge Bowen Revokes Defendant’s Probation and Imposes the Entire Remainder of Ten Year Sentence ”

  1. AnnF on December 6, 2013 at 1:40 pm

    Just how many urine tests does it take to get a violation order acted upon? This is more tries than licks to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop.

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