Kyle David DeHart, 22, 11136 N 450E, Syracuse, is back behind bars in Kosciusko County after being arrested at 3:44 p.m. Friday. He was arrested on two outstanding misdemeanor warrants: failure to appear and battery causing bodily injury. Both cases were filed in Kosciusko County Superior Court II.
His bond has been set at $1 million cash — $500,000 cash on each charge.
Kosciusko County Prosecutor Dan Hampton stated Friday he petitioned the court to increase the bond. “I asked the judge to reconsider (the bond) on the misdemeanors. Both are for battery.” DeHart has a pending burglary resulting in bodily injury, which a $50,000 surety bond was initially posted.
According to the Chronological Case Summary on court cases, charges of battery resulting in bodily injury, a class A misdemeanor and possession of marijuana, a class B misdemeanor, were filed on Dec. 23, in Kosciusko Superior Court II. He was initially released on $550 cash bond, but failed to appear Feb. 13 for a hearing. At that time the bond for failure to appear was set at $1,000 cash.
The charge of battery resulting in bodily injury, a class A misdemeanor, was filed on Feb. 13, in Superior Court II. The warrant was issued on Feb. 16, initially with a $500 cash bond, but also changed on Feb. 20 to $500,000 cash.
Hampton stated the judge was not aware of the other pending (battery charges) court matters against DeHart.
DeHart has been out on bond awaiting other court proceedings:
Burglary resulting in bodily injury and battery by means of a deadly weapon, with co-defendant Brandon Woody who has just been preliminarily charged with two murders, was filed in August 2013. A three-day jury trial is scheduled for June 2-4. The court will consider any proposed plea agreement by May 4. This is filed in Kosciusko County Superior Court I.
DeHart’s charges stem from an incident on April 14, 2013, in Syracuse. (Related: Syracuse Man Attached In Home Invasion and Two Jailed For Syracuse Home Invasion) DeHart and Woody were arrested in August 2013, and charged after evidence collected at the scene was analyzed leading police to the two men.
During that incident, which occurred at 12:34 a.m. April 24, the victim reported being robbed in his home and injured in the process. K-9 units and officers from Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Department, Indiana State Police, North Webster and Winona Lake police departments responded.
On Aug. 29, 2014, DeHart was arrested on charges of corrupt business influence and dealing a synthetic drug or synthetic drug lookalike substance. He was released on a $4,000 surety bond. This matter is going through the court process. A pretrial conference is scheduled for March 30. This was filed in Kosciusko County Circuit Court.
Charges stem from Aug. 14, 2014, when Warsaw Police Department arranged a drug purchase from DeHart. (Related: UPDATE: Stimmel Arrested On Corrupt Business Influence)
On July 27, 2014, DeHart was arrested and then released on his own recognizance on charges of possession of a synthetic drug or synthetic drug lookalike, a misdemeanor. Filed in Kosciusko County Superior Court II, he appeared in court on Aug. 18, at which time a bond of $450 cash was set. This matter is also awaiting further court proceedings.
DeHart has had nine other cases concluded in Circuit, Superior I and Superior II courts. The dates of the cases range from January 2008 to May 2011. Charges ranged from resisting law enforcement, alcohol related, conversion, residential entry and auto theft, criminal trespass, drug related charges, burglary, theft, to possession of tobacco by someone under the age of 18.
The majority of charges against DeHart stem from cases worked by the Syracuse Police Department.