Kane Wilson pleaded guilty in a plea agreement with the State to a charge of Strangulation as a Class D felony. He was sentenced to 24 months in the Indiana Department of Corrections with 12 months suspended to be served on home detention.
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Due to the nature of the thefts from Five Star and Alco, she faced two separate cases in court. In the first case, she pleaded guilty to two counts of Theft as a Class D felony, and in the other case, she pleaded guilty to Theft as a Class D felony and an enhancement charge of Habitual Offender. The remaining charges were dismissed.
Friday was National Adoption Day, offering a time for courts across the country to raise awareness of children in foster care who are ready and waiting to be adopted. Rhonda Adcock, director of the Starke County CASA program, told the audience assembled in the courtroom of the importance of adoption and the effect it can have on a child eagerly awaiting their “forever” family.
Christopher McCurdy, 46 of Knox, pleaded guilty in a plea agreement with the state to a charge of Strangulation as a Class D felony and Battery as a Class A misdemeanor.
Rodney Freet Jr. was charged with child solicitation after an incident reported in January. A six-member jury in Circuit Court Judge Kim Hall’s court took less than an hour to deliberate and found Freet not guilty of the charge.
Five witnesses for the state were called to the stand while two witnesses were called by the defense, including the defendant.
Sadie Wireman and Michael Wireman’s cases will not go to trial in Starke Circuit Court.
During a hearing held Tuesday, their defense attorney and the prosecuting attorney presented an agreed recommendation for a sentence for their guilty pleas. The mother and son would be pleading guilty to an amended charge of Possession of a Controlled Substance as a Class D felony. Judge Kim Hall will review the recommended sentence and a sentencing hearing was set for Thursday, Dec. 5 at 9 a.m.
Special Judge Patrick Blankenship has made yet another ruling in the heated case regarding a structure that was ordered to be removed before June 1 but was never taken down. Walter and Julia Ford were ordered to appear in court to argue why they should not be held in contempt of court for not removing the structure.
A jury trial was set for Jan. 15 at 9 a.m. for Sarah Mills. Mills, 20, is charged with Possession of a Narcotic (heroin). She was not able to participate adequately when questioned under oath. Police reportedly found a baggie with heroin residue in her vehicle when the vehicle was searched on July 7.
Defendants Sadie Wireman and her son, Michael, will have their cases joined for a single trial in Starke Circuit Court.
The pair face methamphetamine-related charges. Plea agreements were rejected for the Medaryville duo on June 6th when Michael Wireman did not comply with the requirements with the probation department before his court hearing and Sadie Wireman claimed not to know what methamphetamine was. Judge Kim Hall said he would not accept a guilty plea from her if she didn’t know what the drug was in which she allegedly possessed.
In just 10 minutes, a six-member jury found Nicholas Kasten not guilty on a charge of Possession of Cocaine, a Class D Felony. Two witnesses were called for the State of Indiana and Kasten, the defendant, was the only witness for the defense.
Moy, 48, of Chicago, was arrested this week after conservation officers conducted a search at his Hamlet property and found evidence that he was buying wildlife from local residents and selling it to markets and restaurants in Chicago’s Chinatown neighborhood. He’s accused of buying wildlife from members of the public including fish, turtles, raccoons and whitetail deer.
Moy has retained Richard Ballard as his attorney. His first pre-trial conference is set for Dec. 4 and second pre-trial conference is set for Jan. 9. He has bonded out of the Starke County Jail.
Both Michael Wireman and Sadie Wireman’s cases were set for change of plea and sentencing hearings in Starke Circuit Court Wednesday morning. The court received a letter from both of them stating that they would not be pleading guilty in plea agreements and would like to go to trial.