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Two Cases to Go to Trial in Starke Circuit Court

Two defendants will be going to trial after hearings this week in Starke Circuit Court.

Chase Mareska failed to provide proof of acceptance to home detention as outlined in his plea agreement. Judge Kim Hall rejected his plea agreement and set his case for trial on Sept. 3 at 9 a.m.

Cheyenne Tolson, 23, was set to plead guilty in a plea agreement with the state to a theft charge and to a probation violation, but testimony given by both the victim in the case and Tolson caused Judge Kim Hall to reject Tolson’s plea agreement and set her case for trial. The victim and Tolson had a conflict in versions of how the alleged theft occurred. Judge Hall stated that Tolson appears to have a pattern of stealing from people after looking into her criminal history.

Her trial was scheduled for Sept. 3 at 9 a.m.