The initial hearing for Robert Ryan Corbin was held in Starke Circuit Court Tuesday. Corbin is charged with two counts of Attempted Child Seduction after he allegedly sent inappropriate Facebook messages and that he wanted to pick her up. He also requested pictures of the student and asked her explicit questions.
A preliminary plea of not guilty was entered for Corbin, who has retained Attorney Nicholas T. Otis of Newby Lewis Kaminski and Jones in LaPorte. His attorney announced his intent to file a motion to dismiss the charges and the state has 30 days to respond to the motion. The first pre-trial conference date for Corbin has been set for June 6th at 8:30 a.m., with a hearing on the motion to dismiss to take place at 9:00 a.m.
A jury status hearing was held in Starke Circuit Court Tuesday for Nathan Hummel, who is accused of robbing the Knox CVS with his brother, Jonathan Hummel, on Dec. 20, 2011. The state has filed a motion to join the Hummel brothers’ trials together, and if that motion passes, their trial would take place April 25th. Otherwise, Judge Kim Hall will decide whose trial will take place on that date. The hearing on the motion to join will take place Monday, April 23rd at 1:00 p.m.