Last Updated on July 26, 2015 by cassnetwork
Lisa Swaim, the Cass County Prosecuting Attorney, announced Friday that Amanda Pearson was sentenced to 20 years in the Indiana Department of Corrections, with 10 years to be suspended to probation for the crime of burglary, a Class B felony.
Court documents indicate that Pearson, along with co-defendants Clifton Stone and Jeremiah Kelley, was charged with burglarizing the home of a family in Cass County on April 4, 2012. The same three individuals were charged in Tipton County and Carroll County with burglaries that occurred within days of the Cass County incident.
Pearson also pled guilty to burglary in Carroll County and was sentenced to 8 years with four suspended to probation. Her Cass County sentence will be served in addition to the Carroll County sentence. The combined sentences require 28 years incarceration with 14 suspended and 14 executed. Stone and Kelley have also pled guilty and been sentenced in both the Tipton and Carroll County cases. Stone pled guilty to the Cass County burglary in January 2013 and was sentenced to 20 years executed in the Indiana Department of Corrections. Kelley pled guilty in the Tipton County case in August 2013 and also received a 20 year executed sentence.
After completing her executed sentence, Pearson has been ordered to make restitution to the victims as a condition of her probation.
Jeremiah Kelley is scheduled to be sentenced in Cass County on August 10, 2015.
An information or indictment is only a charge and is not evidence of guilt. A defendant is presumed innocent and is entitled to a fair trial at which the government must prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.
SOURCE: News release from Cass County Prosecuting Attorney Lisa Swaim