• Newsletters
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
Sunday, September 24, 2017
View complete forecast
News-Sentinel.com Your Town. Your Voice.

Man pleads guilty to 'punching' officer, bar patrons

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.The Associated Press
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 12:45 pm

A man on probation for having sex with a 14-year old girl in 2015 pleaded guilty to resisting law enforcement and battery of three bar patrons in January.

Joshua L. Pettit, 21, of Connersville, pleaded guilty Wednesday in Allen Superior Court to one count of resisting law enforcement, a Level 6 felony, and three misdemeanor counts of battery.

According to terms of the plea agreement, Pettit would serve 1 1/2 years for resisting law enforcement and 180 days apiece for three battery counts. The terms are to be served concurrently, or at the same time, and Pettit could serve the time on work release.

Pettit admitted he "punched" an officer who was trying to handcuff him on Jan. 14. He said he had gotten drunk in a bar and "punched" three people prior to the incident with the officer. 

Pettit currently is on probation for having sex with a 14-year-old girl in November 2015 when he was 19. In that case, Pettit received probation, which will be revoked when he is sentenced June 15 by Allen Superior Court Judge Wendy Davis.


News-Sentinel.com reserves the right to remove any content appearing on its website. Our policy will be to remove postings that constitute profanity, obscenity, libel, spam, invasion of privacy, impersonation of another, or attacks on racial, ethnic or other groups. For more information, see our user rules page.
comments powered by Disqus