Starke Circuit Court Judge Denies Plea Agreement for Rose Martin

Rose Martin

Rose Martin, 47, of Medaryville made her appearance in Starke Circuit Court this week for charges of Manufacturing Methamphetamine, Possession of Methamphetamine, and Possession of Chemical Reagents or Precursors.

There was some controversy in the courtroom when Martin told Judge Kim Hall that she submitted to a pre-sentence investigation over the phone and by mail rather than coming into the office, but there was no record of it being completed. Also, Martin said she had been accepted into the Community Corrections home detention program with electronic monitoring in LaPorte, but her case information indicated that she failed to make arrangements with Community Corrections.

Ultimately, Judge Hall rejected the plea agreement that would have dismissed a charge of Manufacturing Methamphetamine as a Class B felony, saying that Martin “consistently manipulates the Sheriff’s Department and the prosecutor, attempting to say she will cooperate,” but she never seems to cooperate with law enforcement or the justice department.