Popplewell Sentenced To 86 Years In Prison

Popplewell at time of arraignment

 Jasper (NNDC) – Kyle Popplewell was sentenced to a total of 86 years at the Indiana Department of Corrections Friday after pleading guilty earlier to charges of murder, criminal confinement, and battery resulting in serious bodily injury. The charges stemmed from the January 10, 2016 fatal stabbing of 37-year-old Jeffrey Perry of St. Henry.

Dubois Circuit Court Judge Nathan Verkamp accepted the plea agreement filed August 9 and issued the sentence following a sentencing hearing Friday. The defendant was was sentenced to 65 years on Count 2 Murder, a felony; six years on Count 7 Criminal Confinement, a level 5 felony; and 15 years on count 8   Aggravated Battery, a level 3 felonly. The sentences will run consecutively for the 86 year total.

Following the sentencing Prosecutor Anthony Quinn stated, “I hope the Perry family can find some comfort in knowing the defendant will be in prison for a very long time. Overall, I am satisfied that this agreement is in the best interest of the Jeff Perry family, the other crime victims, and the citizens of Dubois County.”

 

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