Local man gets 23 years for multiple charges

Greensburg, In. — Decatur County resident Cody Scudder has been sentenced to 23 years in the Decatur County Superior Court for dealing in methamphetamine with a firearm, battery, theft, escape and failure to register as a sex offender. Judge Matthew Bailey presided over the hearing.

Decatur County Prosecutor Nate Harter said, “Over the course of the past several years, Mr. Scudder has been spiraling toward the point in which the criminal justice system would have to intervene in his life, for his sake and the sake of the community. I am pleased that he has taken responsibility for his choices, and I hope he takes treatment in the Department of Corrections seriously. Sentences like 23 years should be a message to those who peddle in poison in Decatur County.”