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Why do they not stay in jail?

July 11th, 2013 by Bart
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Clearly there is almost no punishment for committing a serious felony in Indianapolis.

Shamus Patton, the infamous ‘Black Expo Shooter’, was sentenced to 8 years for shooting 9 people and yet was released just 2 years later. The Prosecutor had the option of adding another 20 years by linking him with gang related activity. But no. Once out, he’s found hanging with known gang members in a stolen car with a couple of handguns in it — and no carry permits in the bunch.

Now it has come out that the person suspected of killing a 16-year old the other day is a felon who served just 1 MONTH (!!!) of a 1 year, 11 month and 30 day sentence. Five months later, he’s gunning down a kid on the Fourth of July.

DOC Number 231243
First Name ERON
Middle Name  
Last Name BONNER
Date of Birth 01/29/1995
Gender Male
Race Black
Facility/Location Returned to court authority on release
Earliest Possible Release Date 02/23/2013
Sentence Information
Date of Sentence 01/31/2013
Term in Years / Months / Days
Type of Conviction FB
Indiana Citation Code 35-41-5-2
Cause Number 49G20-1202-FB-012972
County of Conviction MARION
Projected Release Date 02/23/2013


Evidently the message is:  We aren’t going to punish you for committing a crime in Indianapolis.

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4 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Paul K. Ogden Jul 14, 2013 at 10:40 am

    There is a problem with your analysis. The day he was sentenced on January 31, 2013 sentenced he gets 2 for 1 credit for the time he’s been in jail awaiting trial and sentencing. He may have been in jail awhile before he was tried. In fact it looks like the charges were filed in February of 2012. So that’s 23-34 months of credit right there. I’m not sure where you got the length of his sentence but that pre-trial time in jail would about wipe out the sentence he received.

  • 2 keysha Jul 16, 2013 at 8:31 am

    This information is true he only received one month for the crime he committed. Sorry to say I know this boy.

  • 3 Paul K. Ogden Jul 19, 2013 at 11:25 pm

    No, Keysha, he had already served some year in jail. That was part of his sentence. He gets 2-1 credit for time in jail awaiting trial.

  • 4 keysha Jul 23, 2013 at 4:15 pm

    Paul I know the kid who committed the crime. I know him personally, and yes he did only serve 1 month. I know this for certain. Sorry. You can tell me all day about how the sentece is 2 for 1 credit but he is my family member and he really only did one month.