Initial Hearings Held in Starke Circuit Court

Accused of firing a gun in the Wythogan Park in Knox, Dustin Spencer was present for his initial hearing in Starke Circuit Court on Wednesday. Spencer pleaded not guilty to the charges against him: Criminal Recklessness as both Class C and Class D felonies.

Spencer requested a court-appointed attorney and was granted Attorney Timothy Lemon. These charges stem from an incident on April 10th in which police say Spencer fired a gun in the park with several bystanders, including juveniles playing on a baseball diamond, and he also allegedly fired the gun toward an occupied dwelling.

Erik Draper and Angie Miller were also present for their initial hearings. Draper faces charges of Burglary and Theft, while Miller faces charges of Residential Entry and Disorderly Conduct. Both of these charges stem from an early morning home invasion on Saturday at a residence in Knox.