Trial Scheduled in Starke Circuit Court

Starke Circuit Court Judge Kim Hall
Starke Circuit Court Judge Kim Hall

Several hearings were held before the honorable Judge Kim Hall in Starke Circuit Court on Tuesday.

It was decided that Gregory Schweisthal will go before a jury of his peers in a trial scheduled to begin today (Wednesday). Three days have been set aside to hear testimony and evidence on the five charges filed against Schweisthal. Those charges include Rape as a Class B felony, two counts of Invasion of Privacy as Class D felonies, Strangulation as a Class D felony, and Domestic Battery as a Class A misdemeanor. Timothy Lemon is Schweisthal’s defense attorney.

 In a separate hearing, William Allen pleaded guilty in a plea agreement with the state to a charge of Domestic Battery as a Class D felony. A sentencing hearing has been set for Feb. 11.

 Corbin Gayheart was set to go to trial today, but his trial has been rescheduled. A date has not yet been set in this case. He is facing charges of Dealing in Methamphetamine within 1,000 feet of a Public Park, Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Precursors and Maintaining a Common Nuisance. He was recently arrested while out on bond on preliminary charges of Dealing in a Schedule I, II and III Controlled Substance.