(Lawrenceburg, Ind.) - One of the two men accused of breaking into businesses in Dearborn and Ohio counties has received a 20 year prison sentence.
Robert Huntington and Michael Simers are accused of burglarizing several businesses and cracking safes last year. The Dearborn County businesses included Panama Pete’s Tanning Spa in Aurora on June 13; Laughery Valley Ag Co-Op in Dillsboro on July 27 and August 30; and a property owned by Harold Whisman in Dillsboro on September 23.
Huntington, of Milan, was given eight years Thursday as part of a plea agreement to six burglary charges in Dearborn Superior Court II. Judge Sally Blankenship gave him an extra 12 years for being a habitual offender.
The 41-year-old was given a year credit for time spent in jail at the Dearborn County Law Enforcement Center since his arrest last November. None of the sentence was suspended to probation.
Huntington still faces burglary charges in Ohio County, where another plea agreement is in the works.
Simers, 40, of Osgood, will be sentenced in Dearborn County on May 16.
In Ohio County, the men allegedly burglarized TLC Car Wash and Rockies Bar on June 15, Rockies Bar again on July 23, and two occasions at Rising Sun American Legion Post #59 on September 13 and 17.