KOSCIUSKO — A homeless man was sentenced in Kosciusko County Superior Court I Thursday, Nov. 29, on four charges related to three different cases.
Jeremy Todd Frederick pleaded guilty to battery, a class B misdemeanor; intimidation, a level 6 felony; possession of methamphetamine, a level 6 felony; and possession of paraphernalia, a class C misdemeanor.
According to information provided in the affidavit of probable cause, on Nov. 29, 2017, an officer with the Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Department responded to a complaint. Upon arrival, the officer spoke with a female outside the residence. The female stated that Frederick had kicked open the door to the residence and entered the home without her permission. She stated that Frederick then put a large knife to her face and told her that if she called the police he would stab her. The female advised that Frederick was shaking and had a crazy look in his eyes. She told the officer she believed Frederick would stab her.
The officer went to the residence and attempted to open the front door, but Frederick slammed the door shut. The officer identified himself as a KCSD officer and instructed Frederick to open the front door. Frederick then stated he wanted to speak with law enforcement. When the officer asked if Frederick had any weapons, Frederick placed a large, survival-style knife on the front porch, along with a homemade type of weapon which consisted of a knife taped to some sticks. Frederick then opened the front door and exited the female’s residence.
Frederick told the officer he went to the female’s residence to take a shower.
For the charge of battery, Frederick was sentenced to 126 days in the Kosciusko County Jail. In that case, Frederick was entitled to 126 days of jail time credit.
For the charge of intimidation, Frederick received a sentence of two years at the Kosciusko County Jail.
For the charge of possession of methamphetamine, Judge David Cates sentenced Frederick to two and a half years in the Kosciusko County Jail, with two years of the sentence ordered to be suspended and served on formal probation. Frederick was given 88 days of jail time credit. Lastly, for the charge of possession of paraphernalia, Frederick was sentenced to 60 days in the Kosciusko County Jail, with three days of jail time credit. Sentences for these two charges were ordered to be served concurrently but consecutive to sentences imposed in other cases.
Frederick was ordered to have no contact with the victim. Cates stated he would have no objection to the executed portion of the sentence being served through the work release program, provided Frederick qualifies and remains qualified for that program.
“You have a substantial criminal history,” Cates said to Frederick. “It’s my hope that you will address your substance abuse issues.”