Initial Hearings Held for Holloway Six

Holloway Six escorted
Inmates, including the six involved in the meth bust at the Holloway Motel, are escorted to the Starke County jail

The six individuals arrested at the Holloway Motel on various methamphetamine charges were given their initial hearings this afternoon. Matthew Schoff, Timothy Clark, Cheryl Paschen, and Kimberly Hurley were charged with Dealing in Methamphetamine, a Class B Felony, along with other charges. The others, Tracey Gaideski and the Holloway Motel manager Freeman Spelts, were charged with Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of a Controlled Substance, as well as other charges. Gaideski was also charged with one count of Taking a Minor to a Nuisance after her 8-year-old child was taken into protective custody following the arrests. Schoff, Paschen, and Hurley were additionally charged with Possession of a Syringe.

The bond for all of these individuals was set at $50,000 surety. Their pre-trial date is set for June 29 and 8 a.m. Their second pre-trial date is set for August 4 at 8 a.m. Each of these individuals has requested to be appointed an attorney, but due to the nature of their arrests, many of them were not appointed an exact attorney at the time of the hearing, but will be appointed one. However, Tracy Gaideski has been appointed Richard Ballard as her attorney.