Retired detective gets suspended sentence

Scott Hupp

ELKHART — A former Elkhart Police detective has received a one-year suspended sentence after admitting to charges related to breaking into his ex-wife’s home.

Scott Hupp, 50, pleaded guilty in September to residential breaking and entering, a Level 6 felony, and two Class B misdemeanor counts of harassment by phone. He was charged in September 2018, following an investigation that began after a woman reported seeing him reach in through her living room window while she was sleeping on the couch.

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Sounds like a beginning plot of a Dateline episode. Bad Judge


Wow this makes me a bit worried for his ex's well-being. Once again our local judicial system slaps us in the face. EPD Strikes again! Should we expect a promotion?

Joe King

exactly. Had this been anyone else but a former cop, we would be jail, fine, etc. Cop or not, cancer or not...he is a danger to his ex....He needs a gps placed on him so she can track him for her safety!


Actually Joe, had this been anyone other than a cop, the charge would have been bargained down to a misdemeanor. A level 6 felony is the least serious of all felonies. Punishable 6 months- 2.5 years. The advisory sentence is 1 year. So if you know ANYTHING about serving a sentence you would know that time would be served in the Elkhart County lockup. Not a state facility! He did a stupid act. But really Joe...sticking his hand through an open window? Anyway Joe. Your argument is with the Statehouse in Indy. Not a local judge! The State of Indiana sets the punishment and gives leeway to judges to adjust for seriousness!

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