Allen, Kilburn Sentenced in Starke Circuit Court

Two defendants and their attorneys submitted plea agreements for consideration by Starke Circuit Court Judge Kim Hall Wednesday morning.

Winamac resident, 33-year-old Shawn Allen, and his attorney Blair Todd appeared in court along with Deputy Prosecuting Attorney John Acosta, Jr.  They agreed to a plea agreement to the court where Allen would plead guilty to a charge of possession of methamphetamine as a Level 6 Felony. Judge Hall accepted the agreement that called for a sentence of 18 months in the Starke County Justice Center to be suspended and served on probation.  He may petition the court to modify the sentence at any time. 

Allen admitted that on September 12, 2018 methamphetamine was found in a cigarette pack located in his pocket when he was admitted into the hospital after an overdose.  He was released from detention in the Starke County Jail on pre-trial release and has not committed any violations and is gainfully employed.

Hayden Kilburn, 32, of Knox, pleaded guilty in a plea agreement with the state on a charge of dealing a narcotic drug as a Level 5 Felony.  Kilburn admitted to Judge Hall that he sold three Oxycodone pills that were prescribed to him to an undercover officer at a home in North Judson on Jan. 18, 2017. 

Judge Hall accepted the plea agreement between Kilburn, his attorney Blair Todd and Deputy Prosecuting Attorney John Acosta, Jr.  Kilburn will serve three years in the Indiana Department of Corrections with 18 months suspended to be served on probation.  He was arrested on April 8, 2018 and remains in the Starke County Jail.  He will stay at the facility until his executed sentence is complete and then his probation term will begin.  He will continue seeking rehabilitation for drug abuse.