Versailles, IN–Last Wednesday, Jeremy Wall, 36 years, of Osgood, was sentenced by Ripley County Superior Court Judge Jeffrey Sharp to 22 years in the Department of Corrections following his plea of guilty to Dealing Methamphetamine, a Level 2 Felony, and Resisting Law Enforcement, a Level 6 Felony.
Wall’s charges stem from an incident on July 31, 2018, where he fled from an officer at a high rate of speed in his vehicle on county roads in the Sunman area. Wall was initially able to evade the officer, however, during the pursuit, he threw a box out the window of his truck. An officer returned to the area where the box was thrown and found that the box contained two baggies of methamphetamine weighing approximately 10 grams, hypodermic syringes, and a digital scale. On August 2, 2018, Wall was ultimately located and arrested at a residence in Osgood where more methamphetamine and syringes were found. Following his arrest, Wall admitted that he had been dealing up to an ounce of methamphetamine a day to four or five “lower-level” dealers in the community for approximately 30 days.
During the Sentencing Hearing, Ripley County Chief Deputy Prosecutor Shane Tucker argued for a significant and aggravated sentence. Tucker urged the Court to take into consideration Wall’s numerous prior convictions and probation violations totaling 8 felony convictions, 7 misdemeanor convictions, and 3 probation violations.
During the sentencing, Judge Sharp agreed with the State’s arguments and found that Wall’s extensive criminal history, the commission of the offense while he was on probation in Dearborn County, and that his repeated dealing of methamphetamine made him a significant source in the county merited an aggravated sentence.
In reference to Wall’s sentence, Prosecutor Ric Hertel stated, “I’m pleased with the outcome of this case and believe justice was served. I hope that this sentence will serve as a clear message that my office will continue to aggressively pursue those bringing drugs into our community.” Hertel also wanted to thank the Indiana State Police for their thorough investigation of the case.