Former Marshall County Resident Sentenced to 32 Years

A former Culver resident was sentenced to 32 years in prison on charges of serious violent felon in possession of a firearm with an enhancement of habitual offender.

Russell Prosser, 44, was found guilty of those charges in a trial in February.

The case began in December of 2013 when officers found Prosser sleeping in a truck in the McDonald’s parking lot in LaPaz. He was a suspect in a case where several thefts occurred from vehicles in Culver. Guns were spotted by police inside the vehicle. A warrant to search the vehicle was obtained, and the weapons were confiscated. He was known by police to have been convicted of an armed robbery, and it was illegal for Prosser to possess any firearm.

Special Judge Michael Reed of Kosciusko County sentenced Prosser on Friday in Marshall County Superior Court No. 2 to 13 years on the charge of violent felon in possession of a firearm with a 15 year enhancement as an habitual offender. The sentences will run consecutively to each other and consecutive to Prosser’s existing sentence of four years.