Man sentenced for felony offense
A 21-year-old Syracuse man recently received an eight-year prison sentence after pleading guilty to a count of criminal confinement.
Letcher Ellis will also serve six years on probation under the terms of the sentence handed down in Elkhart Superior Court 3. In addition, Ellis was ordered undergo a substance abuse evaluation by Addiction Recovery Center of Elkhart, or another agency approved by the probation department, and successfully complete treatment. He was also ordered to undergo a psychological evaluation by Oaklawn staff and successfully complete any course of treatment.
The crime occurred on May 6, 2012, when Ellis went to a home in the 72000 block of C.R. 29, Syracuse, and brandished a handgun. Court documents list three victims in the case.
• Chelsea Rodriguez, 702 S. Eighth St., Goshen, told Goshen police that someone removed a lock and entered her apartment between 7 p.m. Saturday and 1 a.m. Sunday. Several items were taken.
• David Zehr, 806 S. Sixth St., told Goshen police Sunday that someone burglarized his shed.
• Susan Warstler of Goshen told Elkhart County police Friday that someone used her Interra debit card to make unauthorized purchases in France and Spain.
• Douglas Boyer, 1740 Woodview Drive, Middlebury, told Elkhart County police Saturday that his lawnmower had been stolen from a home in the 58000 block of C.R. 35 approximately two weeks prior.
• Samantha Mullins, 206 S. 28th St., told Goshen police Monday that someone took her cell phone from her bedroom.
• Larry Stark, 1722 Graceland Court, told Goshen police Monday that someone took power tools from his garage.
• Deja Thomas, 2628 Ashton Pines, told Goshen police Sunday that sometime since Oct. 17, someone entered her home and took a 32-inch Visio television.
• Amy Contreras, 213 1/2 Crescent St., reported a burglary at her home to Goshen police Sunday, and also the theft of a bicycle.