Sentencing Date Scheduled for Kimberly Hitchens

Kimberly Hitchens

Kimberly Hitchens will be sentenced Tuesday, April 26th, at 11:15 a.m. CT in Starke Circuit Court. She faces a charge of Assisting a Criminal, a Class D Felony.

Right before she was to stand trial, on April 8th, the State of Indiana dropped two charges she was facing from events surrounding a police shootout at Bass Lake in February 2010. Those included: Conspiracy to Commit Armed Robbery and Possession/Manufacturing of a Destructive Device.

Kimberly Hitchens had plead guilty to the charge of Assisting a Criminal in a previous plea hearing. She could receive between six months to three years in the Department of Corrections.

Another person involved in the Bass Lake incident was John Brooke, the boyfriend of Kimberly Hitchens. On April 15th, a jury found Brooke guilty of six of the seven counts against him: Conspiracy to Commit Armed Robbery, Intimidation, Possession and Manufacturing of a Destructive Device, Resisting Law Enforcement, Unlawful Use of Body Armor, and Assisting a Criminal. The jury found him not guilty of the count of Possession of a Destructive Device. Brooke will be sentenced on May 12th, at 10:00 a.m. CT in Starke Circuit Court.