Facing a total of over 20 charges stemming from a home invasion that occurred on Dec. 30, Jeremy and Randall Rowe made their initial appearances in the Starke Circuit Court this week. Each face charges of Robbery as both a Class A felony and a Class B felony, Robbery as both a Class A felony and a Class B felony, Intimidation as a Class C felony, Felon in Possession of a Firearm as a Class D felony, Receiving Stolen Property as a Class D felony, Pointing a Firearm as a Class D felony, and Possession of Marijuana as a Class A misdemeanor.
Randall Rowe faces additional charges of Criminal Confinement as a Class B felony, Battery as a Class C felony, Theft as a Class D felony, Possession of Body Armor as a Class D felony, and an enhancement charge of Habitual Offender.
The Rowes each pleaded not guilty to their respective charges and requested court-appointed attorneys. Judge Kim Hall appointed attorney Timothy Lemon to Randall’s case and attorney Richard Ballard was appointed to Jeremy’s case. Each is held on $500,000 surety bonds. Their first pre-trial conference date is set for March 1st at 8:00 a.m., with a second pre-trial conference date and plea agreement deadline of April 19th at 8:30 a.m. They are allowed no contact with the victim, Wade Berg.