Patton sentenced to eight years for forgery

Shamus Patton
Marion County Prosecutor Terry Curry announced Thursday that Shamus Patton was sentenced to eight years for six counts of forgery.

Patton was found guilty earlier this month for falsifying the signatures of business managers on work release documents.

Court documents say Patton was serving time in a work release facility where inmates are allowed passes to leave in search of employment. During June 2013, Patton signed out of the facility to perform job searches. Patton submitted paperwork to the facility for each pass with forged supervisor signatures from multiple businesses, according to Marion County Prosecutor Terry Curry.

The prosecutor says a second forgery case is pending against Patton related to additional allegations of falsified signatures on work release documents believe to have occurred in May and June 2013. That case is set for a pre-trial conference on June 27, 2014.

Patton was sentenced to eight years in prison in connection with a shooting that injured nine people in downtown Indianapolis during the Indiana Black Expo in 2010. He was arrested last June in connection with a police chase, but no new charges were brought at that time.