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Carbon man sentenced to 16 years

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Daniel Winn
TERRE HAUTE -- On Wednesday, a Carbon man was sentenced to 16 years in prison after pleading guilty to burglary and criminal deviant conduct -- both class B felonies.

Vigo County Superior Court 6 Judge Michael Lewis handed down the sentence to Daniel Eugene Winn, 47, stemming from an incident that took place in 2010.

The sentencing called for up to 16 years in prison on both charges, with the sentences to be served concurrently.

The sentencing also called for Winn to register for life as a sexually violent predator.

According to records, the Terre Haute Police Department issued a Baker Warrant (to collect a DNA sample for confirmation) to Winn in January 2011. The warrant had been issued in connection to an investigation of a break-in at an apartment in the Village Quarter in 2010.

In January 2011, while appearing in court, an affidavit read in court by THPD Det. Dale Blunk, stated an unidentified female victim reported she woke up to find a man had broken into her apartment.

The victim stated the man was wearing a mask and used duct tape to bind her arms and legs in order to perform sex acts against her.

The victim reported the man told her he had been watching her for some time.

The man, according to the report, left DNA behind at the scene. The victim said the man fled the apartment through a dining room window.

Authorities collected the DNA sample, which was then sent to the Indiana State Police Lab for testing. The sample matched another taken from Winn as part of various convictions from California, including two cases for burglary and one for indecent exposure.

Winn was arrested in January 2011. He has since served time in the Vigo County Jail.

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