Armes to Plead Guilty to Dealing Meth, Theft

Aaron Armes

Aaron Armes of Knox appeared in the Starke Circuit Court last week for a plea hearing. An agreement was reached between Armes and the state and has been filed in court. A plea and sentencing hearing for Armes has been set for Oct. 18 at 9:30 a.m.

Armes faces two cases in the court, including one case charging him with Theft as a Class D felony, Possession of Methamphetamine as a Class D felony, and Possession of Paraphernalia as a Class A misdemeanor. His second and latest case stems from his arrest in January when he turned himself in to police. Armes was wanted by police after authorities conducted a search at a camper on 200 South in Knox and found items associated with the manufacture of methamphetamine.

Armes turned himself in on Jan. 13 and faces charges of Dealing in Methamphetamine as a Class B felony, and Class D felony charges of Possession of Precursors or Chemical Reagents, Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of a Legend Drug, Possession of a Syringe, and Maintaining a Common Nuisance. He also faces Class A misdemeanor charges of Possession of Paraphernalia and Marijuana.

According to the agreement, Armes will plead guilty to Dealing in Methamphetamine in his second case, and he will plead guilty to Theft in the first case. The remaining charges would be dismissed, and he would serve ten years in the Department of Corrections for the dealing charge and 18 months for the theft charge. None of that sentence would be suspended, and he would also be required to enter and successfully complete the CLIFF program. The sentences would run consecutively.

His plea and sentencing hearing is set for Oct. 18 at 9:30 a.m. in the Starke Circuit Court.