On March 7, James Orman, 21, appeared before Vigo Superior Court 3 Judge David R. Bolk.
Accepting to the terms of a negotiated plea agreement entered in court February, Bolk sentenced Orman to serve 25 years in the Indiana Department of Correction, to be followed by five years on formal probation upon his release, for his pleading guilty to class A felony Burglary Resulting in Bodily Injury.
Orman was arrested in eastern Vigo County after a woman reported to authorities two men, possibly along with the help of a third suspect, forced their way into her home around 4 a.m., Jan. 16, 2009.
The woman said a man hit her in the face with a handgun before they took electronics and other items from her home.
Meanwhile, Clay County authorities were investigating a similar break-in at a rural Brazil residence in which three people broke in, assaulted a young couple in the presence of a child and stole electronics and other items on Jan. 15.
In March 2010, Orman was sentenced to 20 years imprisonment as part of a negotiated plea agreement with the Clay County Prosecutor's Office for two class B felony charges, including burglary and aggravated battery.
On Monday, Bolk ordered that Orman's Vigo County prison term would be served concurrent (at the same time) as the sentence from the Clay County case. Orman was ordered to pay restitution and have no contact with the victim before being remanded into the custody of the Vigo County Sheriff's Department to await proper commitment at IDOC.