Miller Receives Four Years In Prison On Two Burglary Cases
By Liz Shepherd
WARSAW — A Warsaw man will serve four years in prison for two burglary cases.
In the first case, Terry L. Miller, 40, Warsaw, was charged with burglary, a level 5 felony. Miller was also charged with burglary, a level 5 felony; possession of methamphetamine, a level 6 felony; and possession of paraphernalia, a class C misdemeanor, in a second case. Four additional criminal charges were dismissed as part of a plea agreement.
Miller was sentenced in Kosciusko Superior Court One on Thursday, March 9.
For each count of burglary, Special Judge Tony Garza sentenced Miller to three years in the Indiana Department of Correction, with two years executed and one year suspended on probation on each count. Miller also received a six-month sentence for methamphetamine possession and a two-month sentence for paraphernalia possession. The three counts in Miller’s second case will be served concurrently, or at the same time. Both cases will be served consecutively to each other.
Miller has 292 days of jail time credit. He must also pay a total of $5,500.43 in restitution.
In total, Miller received a six-year sentence, with four years executed and two years suspended on probation.
At sentencing, Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Joseph Sobek noted Miller’s extensive criminal history.
Defense Attorney Jay Rigdon said Miller is a trustee at the Kosciusko County Jail.
“He’s expressed a willingness and desire to get away from the life he’s led,” said Rigdon on Miller.
“I don’t know why I snapped and made the decisions I did,” said Miller. “Going back to drugs was the worst decision. I should’ve done better and I’m sorry.”
On June 27, 2021, a Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Office deputy responded to a burglary at Hursey’s Inc. in Syracuse. The business’s owner said someone unbolted a gate, entered a fenced-in area and stole two pickup trucks. Evidence found at the scene connected the incident to Miller.
On Aug. 2, 2021, a KCSO deputy responded to a burglary at Pack Rat Storage. Miller cut the lock off a storage unit and stole multiple items. Meth was also found in Miller’s vehicle at the time of the incident. Miller’s co-defendant in that case, Autumn L. Snare, was sentenced in March 2022.