Plea Agreements Rejected For Two In Starke Circuit Court

Kristen Webb and Joshua Givens were in Starke Circuit Court yesterday for sentencing hearings.

The pair were arrested on November 23, 2011 after officers from the Knox City Police Department executed a search warrant at 605 South Portland Street after learning of possible drug activity at the residence. Police reportedly found methamphetamine, marijuana, controlled substances and paraphernalia at the residence. Five people were arrested as a result of the search warrant.

Givens and Webb both pleaded guilty to charges of Possession of Methamphetamine and Maintaining a Common Nuisance, both Class D Felonies. They would both serve 3 years on the possession charge and 3 years, all suspended, on the charge of Maintaining a Common Nuisance. The sentence would then be served on home detention.

Since there were several elements in their plea agreement that weren’t fulfilled prior to their court appearance yesterday, Judge Kim Hall rejected the plea agreement. A status hearing has been set for tomorrow at 9:00 a.m. and the sentencing hearing was rescheduled for September 19 at 9:00 a.m.