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December 20, 2013

Teen who killed dog pleads guilty


Judge Shewmaker sentenced Losee to six years in prison with four years suspended. She must also serve four years on probation.

Before her sentencing, Losee told Shewmaker that her use of synthetic marijuana, including K2, contributed to her bad behavior. She broke into tears while telling Shewmaker that her daughter will not have her father or her mother around to take care of her when she goes to prison.

“I have been in trouble since I was 16,” Losee said. “I guess K2 was kind of a role in it. The K2 was the reason the robbery occurred.”

She told Shewmaker she feels badly every day about her role in the robbery.

“You are going to have to quit smoking K2 and everything else or they are going to take your child away from you and put it somewhere else,” Shewmaker told Losee about the path she has chosen.

The judge ordered addiction treatment for Losee while she is incarcerated.

Other cases

• Michael Fields, 33, appeared on charges of armed robbery and burglary while armed. His bond was set at $100,000 and Judge Shewmaker entered a not guilty plea on his behalf.

• Samuel J. Cataldo, was sentenced on a charge of possession of methamphetamine, a Class D felony. He was sentenced to three years in prison with those three years suspended. He will serve three years on probation and pay $3,200 in costs and perform 50 hours of community service.

• Plea agreements from three armed robbery suspects were accepted.

Kevin Gary, Tommy Gary and Deunta E. Lee, all of Elkhart, are charged with robbing Bower Quick Stop, 704 Bower St., on April 21.

They will receive a maximum of 15 years in prison.

• Gerardo Negrete-Gonzalez appeared on two Class A felony charges of dealing in cocaine. He told Shewmaker he planned on hiring his own attorney.

Shewmaker entered a not guilty plea on Negrete-Gonzalez’s behalf and continued the $250,000 bond.

• Adam J. Shetter pleaded guilty to dealing in methamphetamine. He was sentenced to 12 years in prison with four years suspended and four years on probation.

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