WARSAW — A Pierceton man was sentenced on charges of burglary and unlawful possession of syringe stemming from incidents that occurred in June of last year.
Zachery S. Eyer, 365 N. CR 850W, Pierceton was charged with one count of unlawful possession of a syringe and one count of burglary.
Eyer was sentenced on charges from a burglary that took place in June. According to the affidavit of probable cause, on Wednesday, June 22, a homeowner told officers a bedroom window had been broken and a back door of their residence had been forced open. According to the affidavit of probable cause, the homeowner stated that a jewelry box, several watches, a large jug of change, 52 gold dollar coins and a riding lawnmower were missing from the residence.
On the same day, June 22 a different officer responded to a call in regards to an unwanted subject at a residence. When the officer arrived, two residents advised that Eyer had been operating a riding lawnmower in their driveway. When the residents had asked Eyer to leave, he had reportedly gotten upset and began throwing jewelry at them. Eyer had stated that he purchased the jewelry and lawnmower as a gift for one of the residents.
On Friday, Aug. 12 an officer with the Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Department met with the victim of the burglary. The victim stated that her jewelry and containers of coins had been returned to her by Eyer’s mother’s boyfriend. The value of the stolen items was $952.
Eyer was also charged with possession of a syringe after another incident occurred days after the burglary. According to the affidavit of probable cause, on June 24, 2016, officers were alerted that Eyer had made comments about harming himself and that he had been found lying outside a residence. When officers went to investigate the situation, they found a syringe and a belt where Eyer had been laying. Eyer admitted to using heroin before being found.
During the short sentencing, Judge Huffer commented that Eyer needed to reform. Huffer said, “You’re getting a break here.”
Eyer had no comments for the judge.
Eyer was sentenced to four years of probation. He was ordered to pay $200 in fines and a $200 drug interdiction fee. He will receive 137 days of jail time credit.