Smith Pleads Not Guilty to Charge of Assisting a Criminal

Samantha Smith
Samantha Smith

A woman who is reportedly connected with a Monday night battery incident in Wythogan Park in Knox was in Starke Circuit Court for her initial hearing Friday morning.

Samantha Smith, 19, pleaded not guilty to a charge of assisting a criminal, a Level 6 felony. Smith was reportedly in a car that left the scene of a battery incident in Wythogan Park. Timothy Lemon was appointed as her attorney.

The battery was reported to police shortly after 6 p.m. on Monday night where a juvenile boy allegedly struck another juvenile boy. The force of the hit caused the victim to fall to the concrete walkway where his head made contact. The juvenile left the scene in a vehicle. Smith was allegedly in the car.

The suspect was taken into custody on Monday night while Smith was arrested on Tuesday.

The case remains under investigation with the Knox City Police Department.