(Lawrenceburg, Ind.) – There will be no further time behind bars for a man who left his friend’s overdosed stepson alone in a car to die.
Mike Eglian died of that overdose on April 14, 2012. The 37-year-old had taken heroin with his stepfather Rick Eglian, Sr. and friend Christopher DeArmond at Lawrenceburg Village Apartments the night before.
When Mike Eglian began to foam at the mouth after taking the dangerous drug, Rick Eglian and DeArmond drove past Dearborn County Hospital and left him unattended in DeArmond’s car near an Eglian relative’s home Short Street.
DeArmond, of Oklahoma, pleaded guilty to a charge of Reckless Homicide (Class C felony) in Dearborn Circuit Court on June 12. Other charges against him were dismissed as part of the negotiated plea agreement.
Judge James D. Humphrey sentenced DeArmond to three years with one year in prison and two years on probation.
However, DeArmond has been in jail in Dearborn County since his arrest on December 10, 2012. By June 11, he had served 184 days. Indiana’s good time credit law doubled the credited days to 368 and allowed DeArmond out of jail following his sentencing.
DeArmond must also pay court costs and administrative fees.
Rick Eglian, of Lawrenceburg, was sentenced March 12 to three years with the same two years suspended to probation.