New Sentence For Robber Ordered By Appeals Court
By Larry Bemis
A man convicted of attempted robbery in January, 2016 at the Montezuma Quick Stop received a new sentence in Parke Circuit Court last week after the Indiana Court of Appeals overturned his sentences, saying the two violated his constitutional protection against double jeopardy.
Lewis Klayton Kratzer, 24, of Terre Haute was convicted by a Parke County jury May 25, 2017 on charges of armed robbery, Level 3 felony and being a serious violent felon in possession of a firearm, Level 4 felony. Judge Sam Swaim found Kratzer to have a history of delinquent or criminal activity and sentenced him to 6,965 days with the Department of Corrections; 4,745 for armed robbery and 2,220 for possession of a firearm. He ordered the sentences served consecutively, less accrued time credit of 518 days already served awaiting trial and 173 days good time credit.