News From Terre Haute, Indiana

April 4, 2013

Man gets 12 years for 2012 stabbing

Tribune-Star staff report
The Tribune-Star

TERRE HAUTE — A Terre Haute man was sentenced to 12 years in prison for his conviction in a September 2012 stabbing case.

Charles “Butch” Corn, 46, appeared in Vigo Superior Court 1 on Wednesday where Judge John Roach ordered that 8 years of the sentence be served in prison and 4 suspended to probation. However, if Corn has good conduct in prison while serving his first 4 years, he can request that his sentence be modified to work release or in-home detention for the remaining 4 years, Roach stated.

Corn was convicted in February of aggravated battery at a jury trial. Corn admitted to stabbing the victim, who exited a vehicle and resumed an argument with Corn from earlier in the day. The victim had walked to the front of the vehicle where witnesses report that Corn stabbed him in the abdomen.

Corn was arrested that night after witnesses reported that he had traveled to a location in West Terre Haute following the incident.

Corn will receive credit for 207 days already served in the Vigo County Jail since his arrest.