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COLUMBIA CITY â€” â€śIt is rare for me to come in and say entirely positive things about my client.â€ť
Those were the comments of Whitley County Public Defender Brad Voelz at the sentencing hearing for Christopher Padgett, who pleaded guilty to burglary, a Class B felony, last month.
Voelz made his comments in his testimony on Padgettâ€™s behalf while awaiting sentencing from Circuit Court Judge James Heuer. Heuer handed down a six-year sentence for Padgett.
â€śThe significant red flag is that he seems at high risk to re-offend,â€ť Heuer said, as he ordered Padgett to serve the sentence locally and try to get on work release.
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