Habitual Offender Sentenced to 20 years in the Indiana Department of Corrections

On Friday, September 6, 2013, 30-year-old John J. Arnold IV, of Elizabeth, Indiana, was formally sentenced in the Floyd County Circuit Court to a term of 20 years’ incarceration in the Indiana Department of Corrections.

Arnold plead guilty to three counts of Criminal Recklessness Causing Serious Bodily Injury by Means of a Deadly Weapon, each listed as a Class C felony, in addition to the Habitual Offender Enhancement.

The Floyd County Prosecutor’s Office filed charges against Arnold in December of 2012 after he used his vehicle to cause serious injury to a patron and two employees of a local bar before fleeing the scene.

Prosecuting Attorney Keith Henderson stated: “I am pleased with the plea agreement of 20 years in this case. The crime was a tragedy for the victims.”

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