Man gets prison time for burglaryA Mitchell man will spend the next five years in prison for his role in a burglary last year.
By: Anna Jauhola, The Daily Republic
A Mitchell man will spend the next five years in prison for his role in a burglary last year.
Jude Medicine Horn, 19, received a five-year suspended prison sentence in mid-2011, but failed to follow rules of his probation and ended up in court earlier this year.
In February 2011, Medicine Horn admitted to acting as a lookout for Val Brown when she ripped a screen off a door and entered 620 S. Sanborn St. No. 3 on Feb. 17, 2011.
Over the course of his probation, Medicine Horn failed to check in with his court services officer.
His attorney, Doug Papendick, said Medicine Horn has now been in jail for the last two months.
“For some reason, because of fear, he missed an appointment with court services,” Papendick said. “And from there it escalated and got out of control. He was afraid to meet with them and he started drinking again.”
Despite Papendick’s pleas for leniency for his client — including inpatient treatment at Stepping Stones in Mitchell and the possibility of getting a job — Judge Rodney Steele agreed with the prosecution.
“My personal feeling here is that your failure to cooperate with court services wasn’t out of fear, but out of plain disregard for the rules,” Steele said. “You just didn’t feel like doing it.”
Medicine Horn received 62 days credit for his time served and was imposed previous costs and fines.