From Decatur County Prosecutor Nathan Harter
David Uberin was sentenced December 27, 2022 by Judge Matthew Bailey in the Decatur Superior Court to a total sentence of thirteen years with twelve in prison and one on probation. Uberin pleaded guilty in two cause numbers.
In the first, he pleaded guilty to Dealing in a Schedule III Controlled Substance, a Level 4 Felony, and two counts of Dealing in a Controlled Substance as Level 5 Felonies, as well as admitting to being an Habitual Offender. The sentence in that case was twelve years in prison. In the second he pleaded guilty to Possession of Methamphetamine, as a Level 5 Felony, the penalty for which was a year of probation.
The State was represented by Prosecuting Attorney Nate Harter in the case. Mr. Uberin’s history included Dealing in a Schedule I Controlled Substance as a B Felony, Possession of a Controlled Substance as a Level 6 Felony, Possession of Methamphetamine as a Level 6 Felony, and Maintaining a Common Nuisance as a Level 6 Felony, Theft, Reckless Driving, Battery against a Public Safety Official, Operating While Intoxicated, Habitual Substance Offender, and Habitual Offender. That history stretches back to 1991, the first time Uberin went to prison, and before.
Harter wants to recognize Detectives Mike Colson and Mark Naylor of Greensburg Police, as well as Matt Haviland of the Indiana State Police for their work in the dealing case and Sheriff’s Deputies Nic Polley, Austin Petro, and William Pruitt, as well as GPD Officers Thomas Tuttle and Austin Gross in the Possession of Meth case. “Mr. Uberin has been committing crimes in our community and other southeastern Indiana communities like ours for decades. I understand twelve years is a long time for a man of Mr. Uberin’s age, but the history he built was of his own making.”
Harter also made a point to thank the confidential source who came forward and assisted in the multiple controlled buys. “Drug dealing has caused incredible havoc and suffering in our community. A confidential informant who helps us bring down dealers is performing a public service at risk to him- or herself. This one in particular deserves our gratitude.”