WARSAW — A Warsaw man was sentenced to one year in Kosciusko County Jail for breaking down a door and entering a residence without permission, but may be able to serve that time in the county’s Community Corrections Program.
Kameron J. Banks, 19, 735 W. Center St., Warsaw, was charged with residential entry, a level 6 felony.
Banks is accused of kicking in a door with a partner on July 6, 2017, and entering a home without permission. During the incident, Banks’ partner then assaulted a woman with a crowbar, giving the woman a concussion and causing the woman to require hospitalization.
Banks’ had initially also been charged with violating probation, but his attorney, Joseph Sobek, pointed out that at the time of Banks’ arrest, the defendant had not yet been placed on probation for another charge.
“Hopefully the court will take into account Kameron’s age and his plea and can give a sentence that would allow him to transition from incarceration to the general public,” said Sobek.
Prosecutor Dan Hampton told the court that if Banks complied with all conditions of his sentence, he could possibly have the felony converted to a misdemeanor but that it would “be on him.”
Judge Andrew Grossnickle agreed. “There are several things that stand out,” Grossnickle said to Banks. “I’ve reviewed the prior criminal history and for someone who is 19 years of age, you’ve amassed quite a resume of criminal activity.”
Grossnickle told Banks he would be allowed to serve his one-year sentence in Community Corrections, provided he is accepted into the program and contingent on his compliance with all rules related to the program.