Habitual Offender Sentenced to 22 Year Term

On Monday, 31-year-old Richard Mullins, of Sellersburg, was sentenced to a term of 22 years incarceration for his role in the commission of numerous burglaries throughout Floyd County in 2011.

The Floyd County Prosecutor’s Office filed charges against Mullins in two separate criminal causes of action resulting from multiple cases investigated by the Floyd County Police Department. Deputy Prosecutor Matthew Ely managed the adjudication and was present Monday during the sentencing hearing.

In the first case, Mullins pleaded guilty to one count of Burglary as a Class B felony and Driving While Suspended. In the second case, Mullins pleaded guilty to Burglary as a Class B felony, two counts of Burglary as a Class C felony and the additional Habitual Offender enhancement.

Floyd County Superior Court No. 3 Judge Maria Granger sentenced Mullins to six years executed time on the first Class B felony burglary and enhanced that sentence by 10 years using the Habitual Offender statute for a total of 16 years to serve. His conviction for driving while suspended was sentenced concurrently to the burglary charge.

In the second case, Judge Granger sentenced Mullins to six years executed time on the Class B felony burglary to run consecutive to the first case, resulting in a total of 22 years to serve. Mullins was sentenced to two years on each Class C felony burglary, time which will run concurrently to the Class B felony burglary conviction in the same case.

Prior to commitment in the Department of Correction, Mullins faces additional pending charges for burglary in both Clark and Scott counties.

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