2018-01-10 / Front Page

Cunot-Cataract Road burglary suspect sentenced to DOC

Christopher Campbell Christopher Campbell Christopher Gage Campbell, age 18, of Cloverdale, was sentenced on Tuesday morning in the Owen Circuit Court I after pleading guilty as charged to burglary, a level 4 felony. The charge stemmed from a five month long investigation conducted by the Owen County Sheriff’s Department.

According to the probable cause affidavit submitted by Captain Detective Erich Teuton, on June 11, 2017, in the early morning hours, officers were dispatched to a burglary at a residence on Cunot-Cataract Road. The reporting party advised that the suspects had fled his home after he discharged his firearm. Once officers arrived at the residence, they immediately began processing the scene and collecting evidence. Over the next five months, information concerning the suspects trickled in and ultimately officers obtained arrest warrants for the two suspects.

According to Owen County Prosecutor Don VanDerMoere, Campbell admitted during the sentencing hearing that he committed the burglary with his co-defendant, Corbin Farley. Campbell provided a detailed account regarding the planning and execution phases of the burglary. As a result of his plea, Campbell was sentenced to ten years at the Department of Corrections with three years executed and the remaining time suspended to probation. Terms of probation include paying restitution, attending and completing counseling, performing community service, and testifying against his co-defendant.

Prosecutor VanDerMoere issued a reminder that criminal charges are only allegations and that the co-defendant, Corbin Lee Farley, is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law.

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