Jan Dollahan Jr.’s sentencing hearing has once again been pushed back, as Dollahan switches defense attorneys. Back in April, a jury found Dollahan guilty of criminal recklessness and invasion of Privacy. Neighbors said he shot multiple rounds at their property, in an incident in May of 2016.
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.
Zachary Christian has been found guilty of domestic battery, but not the Level 6 felony charge of criminal confinement, according to the Starke County Prosecutor’s Office. Christian was accused of hitting a woman, refusing to let her move from a couch, and trying to take her phone when she tried to call police, in an incident back in February.
An Anderson man accused of striking a woman will have to face a jury of his peers in a trial set to begin in Starke Circuit Court today.
A former Starke County resident who has been arrested at least 50 times was sentenced in Starke Circuit Court last week.
Two defendants were sentenced in Starke Circuit Court this week after they failed to pay child support.
A sentencing hearing held Wednesday morning for a man found guilty by a jury on charges of criminal recklessness and invasion of privacy was continued in Starke Circuit Court.
A Winamac man was sentenced to probation in a plea and sentencing hearing Tuesday morning in Starke Circuit Court.
A 12-member jury returned verdicts on Friday in the case of Roland “Tiger” Minix in Starke Circuit Court.
A 12-member jury will be seated this morning in a trial that is expected to take approximately three days in Starke Circuit Court.
A Plymouth man accused of rape, sexual misconduct with a minor, and child exploitation appeared in Starke Circuit Court Friday.
Court documents say that Thomas D. Holloway, who was 18 at the time, apparently took a group of juveniles to a residence in Starke County near Culver, on or around July 3, 2017.
There, he allegedly had sexual intercourse with a 15-year-old while she was “unaware that the sexual intercourse was occurring”, according to criminal information provided by Starke County Circuit Court. The minor was reportedly intoxicated at the time. Holloway is also accused of taking a picture and videos of the victim during the alleged incident. Continue reading
Jan Dollahan Jr. has been found guilty of Criminal Recklessness and Invasion of Privacy, after neighbors say he shot multiple rounds at their property, in an incident in May of 2016. Starke County Prosecutor Nick Bourff says a jury took less than an hour to return the guilty verdicts in Starke Circuit Court Wednesday.
A Starke Circuit Court jury is expected to hear testimony today in a case involving the alleged disregard of a protective order and criminal recklessness.
A suspect in a rash of thefts in October of 2017 was sentenced in Starke Circuit Court Wednesday morning.
A Knox man was sentenced per the terms of a plea agreement in a hearing in Starke Circuit Court Wednesday afternoon.
Frank Matkovich admitted to Judge Kim Hall that he was driving under the influence of alcohol while his license was forfeited for life in the area of McGill and Washington Streets in Knox on July 18, 2017. He said a police officer recognized him behind the wheel of his vehicle knowing that he had a suspended driver’s license.
A Starke man was sentenced in Starke Circuit Court Thursday afternoon after a jury found him guilty of domestic battery as a Level 6 felony in a jury trial earlier this month.
The jury found that David Spohn battered his then-wife after an argument in their home on May 30, 2017. He punched her in the head, causing her to fall. He then held her down and continued to hit her resulting in a fracture in her back and a contusion on one of her ribs. This incident was witnessed by a child.
Two defendants charged with a felony level of possession of methamphetamine were sentenced in Starke Circuit Court Wednesday morning.
Debra Trusty, 46, pleaded guilty in a plea agreement with the prosecutor’s office to the charge. She admitted that she was in possession of the drug while in a police vehicle while enroute to the Starke County Jail on Dec. 5, 2015. Trusty’s attorney, Leslie Baker, explained that she successfully completed treatment and is gainfully employed. She is also attempting to make changes in her life to keep herself sober.
Jason Cooke was sentenced in Starke Circuit Court Monday afternoon.
Cooke pleaded guilty in an amended plea agreement to count of robbery as a Level 2 felony. Cooke admitted to robbing Sescoe Wireman of Knox of money, prescription medication, an Indiana ID card, and multiple credit cards. Cooke hit Wireman during the robbery causing severe injury. Wireman was hospitalized and later died. The incident happened on or about Oct. 6, 2015, at Wireman’s home in the 100 block of East 500 South in Knox.
A Starke County man was found guilty by a 12-member jury in Starke Circuit Court on Thursday on a charge of domestic battery as a Level 6 felony.
The jury found that David Spohn battered his wife after an argument escalated over another woman. Spohn punched her in the head, causing her to fall. He then held her down and continued to hit her resulting in a chip fracture in her back and a contusion on a rib.
Spohn was on home detention for a prior felony conviction when he committed this offense.
Starke County Prosecutor Nicholas Bourff says Chief Deputy Prosecutor Mary Ryan presented several witnesses, including the victim, two eye-witnesses and Officer James Conklin with the Starke County Sheriff’s Office.
Spohn will be sentenced by Starke Circuit Court Judge Kim Hall on Thursday, March 29 at 2 p.m. Bourff says that a Level 6 felony carries a potential penalty of six to 30 months in the Starke County Justice Center.
A third plea agreement has been reached in the case of Jason Cooke.
Cooke is charged with the October 2015 robbery of Sescoe Wireman of 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 a few days later, but a murder count against Cooke was dropped last February.