Seymour man in custody after failing to surrender

A Seymour man is in custody after failing to surrender for a nearly three-year prison sentence stemming from a 2019 burglary in the city.

Daniel Lee Stone, 40, was arrested in November 2019 after officers with the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department discovered $9,000 worth of equipment and materials from his former employer, All-Star Paving of Seymour.

At that time, he was charged with three counts of burglary, all Level 5 felonies.

Stone then posted $2,000 bond and was released later that month as he awaited his trail.

On April, 12, 2021, Stone entered a plea agreement with the Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office, which saw him plead guilty to one of the felony counts with the other two dismissed as a result. He was sentenced to 1,095 days in the Indiana Department of Correction with 25 days removed as jail credit by Jackson Circuit Court Judge Richard W. Poynter.

Stone was asked to surrender to police soon after but requested an extension on his surrender date because of a medical issue that required him to undergo surgery. Poynter granted Stone the extension, but Stone failed to appear on the new date.

A new warrant was issued for Stone’s arrest on April 18 of this year, which was served on Tuesday when Stone was booked into the Jackson County Jail in Brownstown.

County Detective J.L. McElfresh said Stone is not expected to serve any additional time or face any added charges after failing to surrender. Instead, he will serve the full amount of time sentenced to him before.