Teen gets jail time in church arson

| May 5, 2011

NASHVILLE, Ind. (The Republic) – A Columbus teen has been sentenced to a year and a half in jail for his role in an arson that destroyed a historic Brown County church in July.

Dalton J. Poe, 19, pleaded guilty to one charge of institutional criminal mischief, a Class D felony. according to a revised plea agreement filed Monday. He admitted to spray painting the church and a bus parked there the night of the fire. In exchange for the plea, authorities agreed to dismiss two charges of arson and two charges of conspiracy to commit arson, both Class B felonies, according to 24-Hour News 8's news partner, The Republic of Columbus.

He was sentenced to 545 days in jail, 180 days executed. With credit for time already served and for getting his GED while in custody, Poe has 45 days left to serve. He will be eligible for work release through community corrections, and after his release from jail he will be on probation for two years.

 

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