Anderson man sentenced to multiple years in prison


David Shane Kendall

HANCOCK COUNTY — An Anderson man facing felony drug crimes has been sentenced to several years in prison following the acceptance of a plea agreement late last week in Hancock County Superior Court 1.

David Shane Kendall, 44, 4000 block of South County Road 100W, was facing a Level 3 felony count of possession of methamphetamine, a Level 5 felony count of possession of a narcotic drug, a Level 5 felony count of a felon carrying a handgun and a Class C driving infraction, with the most serious charge carrying up to 16 years in prison with nine being the advisory.

Kendall admitted guilt to all charges and was sentenced to five years and six months, 2,005 days to the Indiana Department of Corrections for the Level 3 felony. He received the same sentence for both Level 5 felony charges with all sentences to run concurrently. Kendall has credit for 136 actual days and 45 good time credit days.

He was officially sentenced Wednesday, Oct. 19 by senior Judge Barbara Crawford in Superior Court 1 with the paperwork being filed, Wednesday, Oct. 26, court records show.

According to a probable cause affidavit, Kendall was arrested June 6 by officials from the Greenfield Police Department following a traffic stop just west of the intersection of Pennsylvania Street and Main Street.

Law enforcement noticed the smell associated with burnt marijuana emitting from the passenger compartment of the vehicle, the report said. Kendall admitted marijuana was in the vehicle. Officials searched and found a brown handgun with an extended magazine in the center console, the report stated.

Officials also located a small black bag with a blue latex glove, and a clear plastic baggy with one peach-in-color pill. An officer found multiple baggies with a crystal-like powdery substance in them inside the latex glove, the report stated. One bag contained 2.5 grams of crystal-like substance that field-tested positive for fentanyl while one clear plastic baggy had 12 grams of crystal-like substance that field-tested positive for methamphetamine.