Brandon Mockbee was sentenced on January 12, 2017 after being convicted by a jury on December 14, 2016 in Dearborn Circuit Court. Mockbee was convicted of Burglary in two counts: one for Hibbett’s Sports and one count for Tri-State Battery, along with Obstruction of Justice.
Defendant Mockbee used a large rock to break the glass door at Hibbett’s Sports in Aurora stealing over $5000.00 in merchandise back in June of 2016.
On June 27, 2016, the Defenant used a rock to break and enter into Tri-State Battery in Lawrenceburg. There he stole merchandise that totaled $6000.00.
Thanks to the dedication and hard work of Lawrenceburg Police/ Special Crimes Unit Detectives Nick Beetz and Jacob Jump, Mockbee and his girlfriend, Melissa Holley were charged. Defendant Holley pled guilty and testified against the Defendant at trial.
After hearing the evidence, the jury convicted Mockbee on the Burglaries and Obstructing Justice, and also found that he was a Habitual Offender. In total, he received a sentence of 20.5 years.
In addition to these convictions, and based on his behavior , Mockbee received a Contempt of Court sentence of one year which will be served at the Dearborn County Law Enforcement Center at the conclusion of his 20.5 year sentence.
Prosecutor Deddens would like to thank the hard work of all the police officers/detectives involved in this case, Aurora Police Department, Lawrenceburg Police Department and the Special Crimes Unit, to name a few. Also, thank you to the cooperation of the victims in this case; the employees of Hibbett Sports and to the owner of Tri-State Battery. Chief Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Joe Kisor, Deputy Prosecuting Attorneys Blaine Burgess and Andrew Krumwied worked hard in trying this case and securing a conviction.