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Wall sentenced after change of plea

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Kent "Opie" Wall, a Linton firefighter who was charged with a felony last summer, pleaded guilty to a lesser charge in Greene Superior Court early Wednesday, and was sentenced to 180 days in the county jail, with all of it suspended.

Wall signed a negotiated plea agreement earlier this month. A change of plea and sentencing hearing was scheduled for Feb. 1, but then was moved up to Jan. 16 on the court's docket.

The case against Wall, filed on July 19, 2012 following an incident on July 9 on Richard Lake in Greene Sullivan State Forest, charged him with two criminal counts: Count 1 was intimidation involving a threat communicated to a law enforcement officer, a class D felony, and Count 2 was intimidation involving a threat made to another with the intent that they engage in conduct against their will, a class A misdemeanor.

Under the terms of the negotiated plea agreement, both of those counts have been dismissed and Wall plead guilty to trespassing, a class A misdemeanor.

In addition to the suspended sentence, Wall was ordered to serve 60 hours of community service and pay a $35 fine plus court costs.

He will be on probation for 180 days on several terms and conditions including: While on probation, Wall may not carry or use a firearm or ammunition, and he may not operate a "SeaDoo" or similar watercraft, or allow the same to be operated, on Richard Lake.

Wall owns part of Richard Lake and other sections are owned by the State of Indiana and by Alvin and Doris Clark.

Wall was also ordered have no contact with the Clarks, and a protective order was issued by the court.


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I want to know where the decision about Ron Sparks is at. It was supposed to be made public on Jan. 14

-- Posted by Bluetick_Hunter on Wed, Jan 16, 2013, at 7:38 PM
Response by Nick Schneider:
A decision will be forthcoming very soon, I am told by Special Prosecutor Barry Brown.

me too...i think people should demand it...they work for the tax payers...right..

-- Posted by willam* on Thu, Jan 17, 2013, at 7:43 AM

Didn't this all start with a kid disregarding water rules?

-- Posted by minerette on Thu, Jan 17, 2013, at 8:10 PM

Shakamak State Park is a great place to do the community service. Plus they could always use the help.

-- Posted by MackShane Budd on Thu, Jan 17, 2013, at 9:15 PM


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