Vanderburgh County Circuit Court Magistrate Michael Cox sentenced 40-year-old Gary Whittington Jr. to 28 years in prison Wednesday afternoon for a string of crimes involving robbery, burglary, and criminal confinement.
Following a three-day trial in May, a jury convicted Gary Whittington Jr. of nine felonies including:
- Three counts of robbery
- Three counts of criminal confinement
- Theft of a firearm
- Auto theft
In January, Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a holdup in progress in the 1600 block of Allens Lane. The victims reported two male suspects ordered them out of their vehicle and stole personal items. Then, the two suspects stole a vehicle and drove off.
Several hours later, deputies responded to a burglary in the 13000 block of St. Wendel Road. Investigators used surveillance footage from cameras on that property to identify two men, one of them being Gary Whittington Jr.
Gary Whittington Jr. also pled guilty to a Habitual Offender Enhancement for having at least two prior unrelated felony convictions.
The co-defendant in this case is scheduled to be sentenced in Vanderburgh County Circuit Court on Monday.