2015-08-18 / Front Page

Greencastle Teen Pleads Guilty To Robbery Resulting In Bodily Injury

Staff Report

Dakota Cary Cutshaw, 18, of Greencastle, appeared in the Owen Circuit Court I on August 12th for a sentencing hearing in front of Judge Lori Thatcher Quillen for the offense of robbery resulting in bodily injury, a level 3 felony. Cutshaw was charged with the offense following a joint investigation conducted by Captain Detective Erich Teuton of the Owen County Sheriff ’s Department and Investigator Daniel McBride with the Owen County Prosecutor’s Office.

According to the probable cause affidavit filed in the case, a 911 call was made to the Owen County Dispatch Center in the early morning hours of May 25th. The victim reported that he had been beaten by one or more masked individuals during an early morning home invasion at his residence. The victim reported that one individual possessed a handgun during the incident and that the beating caused him to lose consciousness. After the victim awoke, the suspects were gone and he noticed that a number of items had been taken from his residence. Ultimately, the investigation led officers from Owen County into neighboring Putnam County where they located evidence of the crime and several sus- pects. In total, five individuals were detained on various charges related to the early morning home invasion.

According to Owen County Prosecuting Attorney Donald VanDerMoere, Cutshaw was sentenced to five years in the Department of Corrections with two years executed and the balance suspended to probation. Cutshaw must serve 75 percent of this sentence under Indiana’s new sentencing law and register as a serious violent offender. During the sentencing portion of the hearing, Cutshaw admitted to his role in the robbery and further incriminated his co-defendants. Cutshaw is the third of the five co-defendants to plead guilty so far.

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