[The Brazil Times nameplate] Overcast ~ 52°F  
High: 64°F ~ Low: 41°F
Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Fulk sentenced to 23 years

Friday, February 3, 2012

TERRE HAUTE -- Two years after the incident, a Brazil man learned his fate.

On Thursday, Douglas Fulk, 32, Brazil, was sentenced to 23 years in the Indiana Department of Correction after a plea agreement was reached in the case.

Fulk was scheduled for a jury trial Feb. 13, in Vigo County Superior Court 6, before the agreement was reached.

On Jan. 19, the State of Indiana and Fulk's legal counsel appeared before Judge Michael Lewis saying they had reached a plea agreement.

On Thursday, Lewis accepted the plea agreement and sentenced Fulk to 20 years on a count of Aggravated Battery (a class D felony) and three years on a count of Resisting Law Enforcement (a class D felony).

Prior to the agreement, Fulk was also facing a charge of Attempted Murder (a class A felony), three more counts of Aggravated Battery, Burglary (a class B felony), Intimidation (a class D felony), two more counts of Resisting Law Enforcement, Criminal Recklessness (a class D felony) and two counts of Carrying a Handgun Without a License (a class A misdemeanor).

Fulk was also recently sentenced to a two-year sentence in Clay County for violating probation after being charged with the incidents in Vigo County.

Fulk was given credit for 742 days already served in the Vigo County Jail.

He was arrested Jan. 21, 2010, after a police chase involving gunfire and a home invasion, which resulted in a standoff with Vigo County Law Enforcement.

According to reports, police recognized Fulk driving a suspect vehicle and attempted to initiate a traffic stop before the chase ensued on Fruitridge Avenue near Wabash Avenue.

During the chase, Fulk exchanged gunfire with police.

Fulk eventually left the vehicle and ran into a home, refusing to come out.

After two hours, Fulk surrendered to police.

Note: The nature of the Internet makes it impractical for our staff to review every comment. If you feel that a comment is offensive, please Login or Create an account first, and then you will be able to flag a comment as objectionable. Please also note that those who post comments on thebraziltimes.com may do so using a screen name, which may or may not reflect a website user's actual name. Readers should be careful not to assign comments to real people who may have names similar to screen names. Refrain from obscenity in your comments, and to keep discussions civil, don't say anything in a way your grandmother would be ashamed to read.

Great story, and it's about time that Fulk got sentenced to something more than a slap on the hand.

-- Posted by snow on Sat, Feb 4, 2012, at 2:11 AM

This idiot should have been sentenced for life. He is no good and always will be. I'm just glad his insanity plea didn't fly. He'll always be "Druggie Dougie".

-- Posted by rascal1 on Sat, Feb 4, 2012, at 5:32 PM

Respond to this story

Posting a comment requires free registration: