Hadden Accused of Violating Pretrial Release Terms

Augusta Hadden

The woman charged in connection with the March 3rd murder of a Knox man is back in jail.

Augusta Hadden, 39, is charged with the Level 5 felony offense of assisting a criminal. Court documents indicate she threw a cell phone out of a truck driven by murder suspect Edward Blackburn after he fatally shot Cord Colgrove at a rural North Judson residence.

They were both arrested at a Mishawaka motel the next day. Hadden’s bond was originally set at $200,000 surety.

Starke Circuit Judge Kim Hall agreed on April 28th to lower it to $50,000 with the stipulation that half be cash and half be surety. A $5,000 bond was posted in the Starke County Clerk’s Office on Hadden’s behalf on May 8th.

Starke County Prosecutor Nick Bourff says she was arrested again on Friday, May 12th after violating terms of her pretrial release.

Hadden was released to the custody of Starke County Community Corrections, placed on GPS monitoring and told she needed permission to leave the home where she was staying. She was also ordered not to have any contact with Blackburn or with any members of Colgrove’s family. Blackburn is jailed without bond in Starke County.