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Waynesville quadruple homicide: Sallee’s history


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Bartholomew County

Sept. 9, 1987: Operating motor vehicle under influence of alcohol, Class D felony; pleads guilty, spends 30 days in jail, driver’s license suspended, placed on two years’ probation.

Jan. 7, 1988: Public intoxication and battery; pleads guilty to misdemeanor public intoxication and receives a 180-day suspended sentence, one-year probation; pleads guilty to misdemeanor battery, sentenced to 30 days in jail and one-year probation.

July 11, 1988: Operating motor vehicle under influence of alcohol, Class D felony; guilty, two-year sentence (one year suspended), two years’ probation and driver’s license suspended.

March 30, 1989: Operating motor vehicle under influence of alcohol, Class D felony; guilty, 90 days in jail and two years’ probation.

July 10, 2010: Public intoxication, Class B misdemeanor; pleads guilty, placed on six months’ probation.

May 15, 2013: Receiving stolen property, a felony; arrested by Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Office; held for 48 hours without being charged; transferred to Brown County Jail May 17.

Dec. 13, 2013: Sallee charged with murder in the May 11 shooting deaths of four people in Waynesville. The victims: Katheryn Burton, Thomas W. Smith, Shawn L. Burton and Aaron T. Cross.

Jennings County

Sept. 16, 2004: Intimidation of a law enforcement officer, a Class C felony; found guilty, sentenced to eight years in prison with one year suspended. Released from prison in fall 2007.

Brown County

Feb. 27, 2013: Battery, Class D felony; arrested by Brown County sheriff’s deputies after altercation with brother-in-law; failed to appear for scheduled court proceeding; arrested by Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Department on Brown County warrant for failure to appear; transferred to Brown County Jail on May 17; Pleads guilty July 29 to reduced charge, Class A misdemeanor battery. Sentenced to one year with six months suspended. He also gets credit for time served, plus 185 days of probation.

Indianapolis

Aug. 5, 2013: U.S. marshals took Sallee into custody on a federal indictment of being a drug user and felon in possession of a firearm. If convicted, he can be sentenced to as much as 10 years in prison for that offense.

Oct. 7, 2013: Original trial date for weapons charge. In early September, trial date was delayed until March 24 in federal court in Indianapolis.

Source: Federal, county court records

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