Courts roundup: Locals sentenced on drug, resisting arrest charges

Two Greenwood residents who were facing criminal charges in Johnson County have been sentenced on drug and resisting arrest charges, respectively.

The Daily Journal has previously reported about these cases and is sharing this update to give resolution to our earlier reporting on crime in the community.

8-year sentence for drug charges

A Greenwood woman who was arrested in a drug roundup in March has been sentenced to eight years in four separate criminal cases.

Tuesday E. Floring, 32, formerly of Indianapolis, was sentenced to eight years total in prison after pleading guilty to eight charges on Sept. 8 in Johnson County Superior Court 3. She received a 61-day jail credit, and the remainder of the sentence will be served in prison. She was also ordered to complete a Recovery While Incarcerated program, and can request a sentencing modification after doing so, according to online court records.

The total sentence results from four separate criminal cases filed by prosecutors this year. In the first case, which was filed in February, Floring pled guilty to and was sentenced on one count of dealing methamphetamine, a Level 4 felony, online court records show.

She also pled guilty and was sentenced in two criminal cases that were filed in March. In the first, she pled guilty to possession of narcotic drugs and possession of meth, both felonies. As part of the plea agreement, a felony charge of unlawful possession of a syringe and a misdemeanor charge of possession of paraphernalia were dismissed, online court records say.

In the second March case, Floring was charged with possession of cocaine and unlawful possession of a syringe, both Level 6 felonies. She pled guilty to both counts, according to online court records.

In July, Floring was charged with possession of meth, possession of a narcotic drug, unlawful possession of a syringe and unlawful possession of an anabolic steroid, all felonies, along with a misdemeanor charge of possession of paraphernalia. She pled guilty to the possession of meth and narcotic drug charges.

As part of a plea agreement, the felony counts of possession of a syringe and possession of an anabolic steroid, along with a misdemeanor charge of possession of paraphernalia, were dismissed, according to online court records.

Probation for resisting arrest

A Greenwood man will be on probation for nearly a year after prosecutors say he resisted arrest during a 2021 incident in Whiteland.

Craig Allen Cross, 35, was sentenced to one year in jail on one count of resisting law enforcement, a misdemeanor, in Johnson County Superior Court 3 on Sept. 13. He was found guilty during a bench trial on Aug. 31.

Six days of his sentence will be executed, while the remaining 359 days were suspended to probation. He also received a three-day jail credit and was ordered to pay $685 in court fees, according to online court records.

Whiteland police were called to the 600 block of Walnut Street shortly after 10 p.m. on Oct. 5, 2021 for a civil matter after Cross reported a woman had hidden his stuff, including his firearms. When police arrived, he appeared to be intoxicated and had slurred speech and an unsteady balance, according to a probable cause affidavit.

When police spoke to the woman at the home, Cross yelled at police to do their job and get his guns back or get out of his house. The woman told police he did not have any contractual interests in the home, and she did not want him there, according to court documents.

When police tried to get Cross to leave, he threatened an officer, who requested backup, court documents said.

Outside the home, Cross continued to argue with officers, and repeatedly asked them to take him to jail, according to court documents.

Cross tried to re-enter the home, and officers told him to sit down, but he refused and tried to pull away from them. Cross was put on the ground and handcuffed. During the struggle, one of the officers received a cut on his face, court documents said.