Jury Convicts Singleton on All Counts; Sentencing Set for March

Starke County Courthouse
Starke County Courthouse
The trial against a man accused of manufacturing methamphetamine in the presence of two young children came to a close last night in the Starke Circuit Court, where a jury found Robert Singleton guilty on all counts after a three-and-a-half hour deliberation.

The jury found Singleton guilty of Dealing in Methamphetamine as a Class B felony, and Possession of Precursors, Possession of Methamphetamine, and Maintaining a Common Nuisance as Class D felonies.

The trial lasted two days, and the state called four witnesses to the stand including three individuals with the Indiana State Police and Detective Robert Olejniczak with the Starke County Sheriff’s Department. The defense called three witnesses, including a representative with the Department of Child Services and two codefendants in the case who were arrested alongside Singleton.

His sentencing is set for March 7 at 9:30 a.m. in the Starke Circuit Court, giving the Probation Department time to conduct a pre-sentence investigation.