Status Hearing Set for Arson Defendant

  The owner of a Knox business destroyed by fire last March is due back in Starke Circuit Court next week for a status hearing. James Campbell owns Starke County Recycling, C&C Salvage and Campbell’s Tire Barn on U.S. 35 just south of Toto Road and is accused of setting the buildings on fire.

Last month a jury in Starke Circuit Court was unable to reach a verdict after 12 hours of deliberations. After dismissing the jury, Starke Circuit Judge Kim Hall reminded Campbell that the terms of his bond are still in effect. They include the surrender of his passport and not leaving Indiana. A status hearing is scheduled Thursday, April 23 at 9:30 a.m.