By Liz Shepherd
WARSAW — A Warsaw man received a four-year sentence after firing a gun at a man.
Nathaniel James Hollett, 36, 752 E. 300N, Warsaw, was charged with criminal recklessness with a deadly weapon, a level 6 felony; and carrying a handgun without a license, a level 5 felony. Three additional criminal charges were dismissed as part of a plea agreement.
Hollett was sentenced in Kosciusko Superior Court One on Thursday, March 23.
For criminal recklessness, Kosciusko Superior Court One Judge Karin McGrath sentenced Hollett to one year in the Kosciusko County Jail. Hollett also received a four-year KCJ sentence for carrying a handgun without a license, with 1 1/2 years executed and 2 1/2 years suspended on probation. Both counts will be served concurrently, or at the same time.
Hollett has 306 days of jail time credit in his case. McGrath showed no objection to Hollett serving the remaining part of his executed sentence through Kosciusko County’s work release or community corrections programs. A no-contact order between Hollett and the victim in this case was terminated.
At sentencing, Defense Attorney Nick Jacobs said Hollett has taken responsibility for his actions and recognizes his mistakes. He also noted Hollett is currently a KCJ trustee.
“I’ve utilized the jail’s (Living in Transition Effectively) program and am working to change my impulse control,” said Hollett. “I’m working really hard to improve.”
On May 11, 2022, Warsaw Police officers responded to a report of gunshots. Hollett displayed a handgun, pointed it at a man and fired off one round. He was previously convicted of residential entry in October 2018.