He served less than two years of an eight year sentence in prison. His time was reduced because of good behavior and earning his associate's degree and bachelor's degree. State Senator Jim Merritt said Wheat "gamed the system." Several people, including the victim's family have tried to fight to keep Wheat behind bars.
On Thursday, Wheat was handed over to the Marion County Sheriff's Office. He will soon be handed over to the Marion County Community Corrections Center.
Wheat will be given equipment because he will be electronically monitored, using GPS. Once he is processed, he will be taken to the Brandon Hall Halfway House where he will serve his work release sentence. He was sentenced to two years. For every day Wheat is there, he will receive credit for two days.
Once he serves his time there, he will be on probation for five years. Fox59 learned, at that point in time, Wheat would only have the restrictions of a registered sex offender. The Marion County Community Corrections Center would not release any other information regarding Wheat's case.