LOGANSPORT MAN SENTENCED TO SEVEN YEARS FOR BATTERY AND INTIMIDATION
LOGANSPORT – Noah Schafer, the Cass County Prosecuting Attorney, announced that Terry Bever, Logansport, has been sentenced this week to seven years in the Department of Corrections for felony battery on a public safety official, intimidation, and disorderly conduct following a jury trial in September of 2021. The charges arose out of an incident in November 2020 in which Bever assaulted a community corrections employee by threatening to kill her and throwing an object at her. The entire incident was captured on surveillance video.
Judge Jim Muehlhausen of Cass Superior Court 1 sentenced Bever to two years on each of two level 6 felonies, Battery on a Public Safety Official and Intimidation. Bever was sentenced to an additional five years for being a habitual offender, based on previous unrelated felony convictions for Operating While Intoxicated, Intimidation and Strangulation. Bever will serve an aggregate sentence totaling seven years.
Prosecutor Noah Schafer said of the case, "Participation in community corrections in lieu of incarceration is a privilege for well-behaved defendants who are working towards rehabilitation. Violence and threats against law enforcement and community corrections staff is a breach of the trust we place in participants