Man sentenced to 2 years in prison

Daily Journal staff reports

A man was sentenced to two years in prison after an incident in 2013 in which police said he stole his grandfather’s vehicles, guns and credit cards.

Dustin Emmert-Stamm, 22, formerly of Lizton, was arrested two years ago in Edinburgh. Police said he had stolen items of his grandfather’s and held a taxi driver hostage at gunpoint. Emmert-Stamm told police that he wanted to go swimming at a relative’s house in Brown County but got lost in Edinburgh.

He was charged with one count each of receiving stolen property, fraud, possession of a controlled substance and carrying a handgun without a license. This week, Emmert-Stamm pleaded guilty to one count of receiving stolen property and one count of fraud, and the other charges were dropped.

Police said Emmert-Stamm smoked marijuana and the synthetic drug Spice, and stole two of his grandfather’s cars, guns and prescription pills. He also purchased more than $1,000 worth of car parts with his grandfather’s credit card to fix one of the vehicles. He was arrested after he stopped at a store in Edinburgh to fix a flat tire.

Emmert-Stam already is in prison after being sentenced to serve 20 years for convictions of kidnapping and burglary in Hendricks County.