Levi Sparks, one of Elkhart Four, to be released from prison on Thursday

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By: Krystal Vivian kvivian@953mnc.com

One of the Elkhart Four will be released from prison this week.

Levi Sparks’ release date is listed online as Sunday, Jan. 31, after the Indiana Department of Correction calculated credits for time served and completed programs.

However, because IDOC only releases offenders on Monday and Thursday, Sparks will actually be released on Thursday, Jan. 28, Rich Larsen, public information officer at Wabash Valley Correctional Facility, told 95.3 MNC.

Sparks’ new release date comes after he was sentenced to nine years in prison for burglary earlier this month after his 2013 felony murder conviction was thrown out by the Indiana Supreme Court. The court ordered that he and two of his co-conspirators instead be convicted of burglary.

He is the first of the Elkhart Four to be released from prison.

Blake Layman is expected to be released later in 2016, while Anthony Sharp is expected to be released in 2018. A fourth co-conspirator, Jose Quiroz, pleaded guilty to felony murder and is seeking post-conviction relief.