Probation, community service is punishment for Goshen teen who pleaded guilty to punching man at Goshen Park

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By: Krystal Vivian kvivian@953mnc.com

A 17-year-old Goshen boy accused of punching a 54-year-old man at a Goshen park in an altercation that was caught on video was sentenced to probation and community service on Thursday, Nov. 5.

Austin Handshoe will serve three years on probation and perform 200 hours of community service as part of a plea agreement, according to our news parters The Elkhart Truth. He pleaded guilty to battery resulting in serious bodily injury.

Circuit Court Judge Terry Shoemaker also ordered that Handshoe take anger management classes and undergo drug addiction treatment while he’s on probation because of his juvenile criminal record, which includes underage drinking.

He was charged with robbery resulting in bodily injury after he was recorded on video punching an elderly man at Rogers Park in Goshen earlier this year. Police say Handshoe and a co-defendant stole a bottle of whiskey off of the man after the attack.

Read more about the case in the full story from The Elkhart Truth.