Two defendants were sentenced in Starke Circuit Court Wednesday morning.Continue reading
Two defendants and their attorneys submitted plea agreements for consideration by Starke Circuit Court Judge Kim Hall Wednesday morning.Continue reading
Starting today, a handful of Starke County Justice Center trustees will be attending 12 weeks of welding training, with the opportunity to receive certification.
Program officials who were interviewed about this opportunity indicated that the training is being offered to not only give offenders a chance to prove their commitment to recovery and rehabilitation, but to also benefit the community.Continue reading
Tom DeCola filed papers in the Starke County Clerk’s Office on April 2 formally suing the Starke County Council.Continue reading
Two defendants were sentenced Thursday morning in Starke Circuit Court.Continue reading
A Starke County man who admitted to Starke Circuit Court Judge Kim Hall that actions considered to be sexual in nature occurred with a teenaged female victim about 100 times in a four year period was sentenced in Starke Circuit Court Thursday morning.Continue reading
A North Judson man will face a jury of his peers in a trial in Starke Circuit Court this week.
The continuation of a sentencing hearing for Jan Dollahan, Jr. is set for Friday, July 13 at 11:30 a.m. CT in Starke Circuit Court.
A former Starke County resident who has been arrested at least 50 times was sentenced in Starke Circuit Court last week.
On Monday, November 20th 35-year-old Earl Beem, Jr. appeared in Starke Circuit Court where he pleaded guilty to two counts; Amended Count I: Conspiracy to Commit Dealing in Methamphetamine and Amended Count II: Conspiracy to Commit Trafficking with an Inmate.
The individuals who were also in court for the case were the defendant’s attorney Nathan Pearson, Chief Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Mary Ryan, Honorable Judge Kim Hall, as well as the Deputy Sheriff and the Court Reporter. According to a plea and sentencing order provided by Court Reporter Delainah Hewlett, prior to the defendant’s plea, The Court discussed the specifics of the plea agreement and the defendant’s rights. Continue reading
A discretionary sentence was handed down by Starke Circuit Court Judge Kim Hall in three separate cases involving defendant Eric G. Wireman.
Wireman, 28, pleaded guilty in a plea agreement with the state on charges of possession of methamphetamine as a Level 6 Felony and two counts of burglary as a Level 5 Felony.
Defendant Jason Cooke appeared in Starke Circuit Court last week for a plea agreement and sentencing hearing, but Judge Kim Hall rejected the proposed agreement between Cooke and the State.
Cooke was arrested in October 2015 in an alleged robbery and beating of Sescoe Wireman of Knox at a home in the 100 block of East 500 South in Knox. Cooke is accused of hitting Wireman in the head and taking money, prescription medication, an Indiana ID card, and multiple credit cards from him. Wireman died following the alleged incident.
The defendant in a trial in Starke Circuit Court pleaded guilty during the final witness’s testimony Thursday afternoon.
Starke County Prosecutor Nicholas Bourff said Rodney Slusser pleaded guilty to charges of attempted battery with a deadly weapon as a Level 5 felony and criminal mischief as a Class B misdemeanor. With his guilty plea, Bourff moved to dismiss the other counts in the case which include another felony count of attempted battery with a deadly weapon, two counts of resisting law enforcement, and a misdemeanor count of reckless driving.
Railroad Township officially has a new fire protection provider. The Railroad Township Volunteer Fire Department took over from the San Pierre Volunteer Fire Department Monday afternoon, according to Railroad Township Fire Chief Andy Tilleraas. Continue reading
The restructuring of Railroad Township’s fire protection will be able to proceed, following a decision in Starke Circuit Court Monday. Continue reading
The Railroad Township Trustee says she’s willing to make another attempt at negotiating a 2017 contract with the San Pierre Volunteer Fire Department. In a press release, Trustee Mandy Thomason called Friday’s court hearing a “positive step forward.” Continue reading
The San Pierre Volunteer Fire Department will continue providing fire protection to Railroad Township for another month, following an emergency hearing in Starke Circuit Court Friday. It ended with both parties reaching an agreement to continue fire protection under the terms of the township’s current contract with the fire department until January 30. However, Fire Chief Joe Kryzyzanowski will temporarily step down during that time, with Assistant Chief Mike Korous taking over in an interim capacity. Continue reading
Robert Corbin was sentenced in Starke Circuit Court Thursday afternoon.
Corbin pleaded guilty to child seduction as a Class C felony in a previous court setting. Judge Kim Hall accepted the plea agreement that called for a seven-year sentence in the Indiana Department of Corrections. His sentence was broken into three components: 28 months will be served in the Indiana Department of Corrections, 28 months will be served on home detention with electronic monitoring and 28-months was suspended to be served on probation. By pleading guilty, all other counts against Corbin were dropped.
Sammie Marshall, 20, of Knox pleaded guilty in an agreement with the State to a charge of theft as a Class D felony. He admitted to stealing a Kindle Fire and several pieces of jewelry from a person with whom he was living. He then gave the items to another person.
Wireman was convicted in 2013 on three counts of illegal possession of a controlled substance as a Class D felony in two separate cases, plus a Class D felony charges of illegal possession of a syringe and operating a vehicle while intoxicated with a prior conviction.