KOSCIUSKO — A Warsaw man was sentenced to two years in the Kosciusko County Jail on Monday, June 10, after officers found more than 100 grams of marijuana in his residence.
Skylar Ryan Risner, 26, 1608 Tippecanoe Drive D, Warsaw, was charged with dealing in marijuana, a level 6 felony; resisting law enforcement and possession of paraphernalia, both class A misdemeanors. Charges of dealing in a look-a-like substance and armed robbery were dropped as part of Risner’s plea agreement.
On Aug. 4, 2018, officers with the Warsaw Police Department responded to a report of an alleged armed robbery involving Risner. Officers located Risner at his residence. According to the affidavit of probable cause, officers detected a strong odor of marijuana while talking to Risner.
Risner attempted to flee into his residence and barricade himself while officers told him to stop. Officers at the scene entered the apartment and took Risner into custody. At the residence, officers found 147 grams of marijuana and numerous smoking devices containing residue.
“Mr. Risner has expressed meaningful remorse,” said Defense Attorney John Barrett. “I believe the court should give him a chance through the community corrections program. He’s a great fit for it, and he is ready to put this behind him.”
“I am truly remorseful and I take full responsibility for my actions,” said Risner.
Kosciusko County Circuit Court Judge Michael Reed sentenced Risner to one year in the Kosciusko County Jail for each charge. The sentences for dealing in marijuana and possession of paraphernalia will be served concurrently but consecutive to the sentence for resisting law enforcement. Reed showed no objection to Risner serving his sentence through work release or community corrections.