The man at the center of a four-day trial in Kosciusko County was due to be sentenced today, but instead will have to wait until 9 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 20, to learn how many years he will serve in prison.
Bill Warren, 38, of North Manchester, was found guilty last month following four days of testimony which included evidence from his accuser. The woman said Warren held her and her daughter hostage in the trunk of a car.
Warren was initially charged with 27 felony counts but was convicted on only six charges, including one each of battery causing serious bodily injury, sexual battery, intimidation, obstruction of justice, theft and resisting law enforcement.
Warren faced up to 400 years if he would have been convicted on all 27 felonies. He could now potentially receive an estimated 30 years in prison. Warren has been housed in the Kosciusko County Jail since his arrest in 2010.
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