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Wednesday, August 07, 2013

Ind. Courts - "Allen County attorney gets 100 days on house arrest"

Jeff Wiehe has this story today in the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette. The story begins:

FORT WAYNE – For years as an attorney and public defender, Mitchell W. Hicks has had to argue cases that sometimes seemed impossible to defend.

Tuesday morning, he made no defense for his own actions.

Hicks, who earlier this year pleaded guilty to misdemeanor charges of operating a vehicle while intoxicated and carrying a handgun without a license, appeared before an Allen County Superior Court judge to learn his sentence.

He also admitted he had violated the conditions that allowed him to remain free until that sentence was handed down. Namely, he had tasted alcohol, something he was forbidden to do.

“I screwed up,” he said.

Judge Fran Gull sentenced Hicks to serve a total of 100 days in the Allen County Community Corrections program, which means the attorney will be on house arrest and probably fitted with an ankle bracelet to track his whereabouts.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on August 7, 2013 08:23 AM
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