Sentencing Hearing Set for Jeremy Rowe

  A defendant in an incident in January of 2012 where a man was robbed, ordered to a bank at gunpoint and severely beaten appeared in Starke Circuit Court yesterday for a status hearing.

Jeremy Rowe has pleaded guilty in a plea agreement with the state to charges of burglary and receiving stolen property in his alleged participation in the event. His brother, Randall Rowe, was previously sentenced to 25 years in prison in his involvement in this incident and is currently serving time in the Indiana Department of Corrections.

It’s taken a while to get Jeremy Rowe’s case to a resolution as he has been incarcerated on other charges in other counties. Rowe’s sentence would include work release through LaPorte County Community Corrections and restitution of $7,000 to help pay the victim’s medical bills.

Judge Kim Hall asked why the sentences between the two defendants varied so widely and it was explained that Randall Rowe’s sentence did not include restitution and he was the major player in the incident. It was also noted on the record that the victim agreed with the terms of the agreement which included restitution.

The case has been set for a sentencing hearing on Monday, Dec. 1 at 10:30 a.m. CT in Starke Circuit Court.