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Brazil man sentenced in Vigo Superior Court

Sunday, March 13, 2011

James Orman
TERRE HAUTE -- A Brazil man received separate 30-year prison sentences for his alleged involvement in a violent crime spree that began in Clay County Jan. 15, and ended in Vigo County on Jan. 16, 2009.

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.

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Bet you're not smirking now!

-- Posted by lifehasitsmoments on Sun, Mar 13, 2011, at 11:01 PM

30 years is a long time, Jimmy. Let's hope you learn your lesson.

-- Posted by Emmes on Mon, Mar 14, 2011, at 11:15 AM

30 years sounds like a long time, but with all of the time cuts these guys get he probably will only serve about eight years or so. They shouldn't have ran these sentences concurrent, he needs to be gone until he's too old to do these types of things again. From the information on the Indiana Department of Corrections web site, it looks like he was only out of prison for about two months last time before he committed these crimes.


-- Posted by snow on Mon, Mar 14, 2011, at 11:23 PM

ummm maybe you need to take another look at that website, james not jimmy has never be to prison.im not saying what he has done is right nor will ever be. but if your gonna post comments then at least post the truth...

-- Posted by hey its me 2007 on Tue, Mar 15, 2011, at 1:09 AM

hey its me 2007- I'm pretty sure it's the same person. If you look back to the March 10, 2010 Brazil Times story (just search Orman's name) you'll see the story where he and Joshua were given 20 year prison sentences for Burglary and Aggravated Battery here in Clay County.

The James Orman I provided the link for on the Offender Database shows that he was sentenced to 20 years on March 9, 2010 (the same date the database shows that Joshua Orman was sentenced) for Burglary and Aggravated Battery. The same page also shows that he had been sentenced to prison previously for theft/receiving stolen property and that his earliest possible release date was 11/9/2008 and 8/26/2008 for another similar charge.

Maybe he was only processed through the prison, served his whole sentence in the jail or somehow slipped through the cracks the last time, but the information certainly shows that he was sentenced to go to prison. The concern I have is that he was only free for a little over two months last time before he committed a more violent act. People like this need to be kept away from law abiding citizens.

-- Posted by snow on Wed, Mar 16, 2011, at 10:32 PM

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