Criminal Trial Takes Stage in Starke Circuit Court

Starke County Courthouse
Starke County Courthouse
A trial is set to resume in Starke Circuit Court today in the case of Billy Coldiron, facing five counts of Serious Violent Felon in Possession of a Firearm.

Coldiron was arrested in 2011 when officers from the Starke and Pulaski County Sheriff’s Departments and the Knox City Police Department and North Judson Police Department served an arrest warrant at 1860 W. Dawn Drive.

Several pistols and long weapons were reportedly found in Coldiron’s possession.

A jury was seated Wednesday afternoon and opening statements were expected to be made. The court has set aside three days for this trial.

Another jury trial was to take place this week, but due to the congestion of the court’s schedule, John Lenig’s trial has been rescheduled. He is facing a charge of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated Causing Injury.