Valentine Released On OR, Enters Guilty Pleas

WARSAW — Todd Valentine, 40, 306 E. Lynwood Drive, Syracuse, has been released from jail on his own recognizance, with conditions, after entering pleas of guilty to five of 13 charges in Kosciusko Superior Court 1. Valentine appeared before Judge David Cates Tuesday morning, May 30, to enter a change of plea on six pending cases. Two of the cases were pending in Kosciusko Superior Court 2.

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Barrett Identified as Top DUI Attorney

WARSAW — John Barrett is a member of the National Advocacy for DUI Defense (NAFDD), LLC, an organization that awards the nation’s best private Driving Under the Influence (DUI) attorneys. NAFDD identifies the top criminal defense attorneys in each state based upon their experience, reputation, and achievements, among … Read More

Kats Sentenced For Sexual Misconduct, Child Solicitation

WARSAW — Despite the pre-sentence investigation report that Joshua Kats would be a low risk to re-offend, Kosciusko Superior Court I Judge David Cates pointed out several factors that appeared to give him some doubt. Joshua J. Kats, 24, 1822 Sharon St., Warsaw, was sentenced to concurrent terms … Read More

After Two Years Wait, Man Sentenced

WARSAW — He was arrested on Aug. 27, 2013, on charges of burglary, criminal deviate conduct and sexual battery. Today, Thursday, Oct. 15, the case was resolved and the accused sentenced to the Indiana Department of Corrections.

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Teen Given A Second Chance On Burglary Charge

Kosciusko County Circuit Court Judge David Cates agreed with defense attorney John Barrett this was Gregory Sutton Jr., 18, South CR 325E, Warsaw, first brush with adult court. Because of this, Sutton was given primarily a suspended sentence with little or no jail time. “I would like this … Read More

Barrett Joins Reed And Earhart As Partner

Warsaw Attorney John D. Barrett has joined the law firm of Reed and Earhart as a partner. The firm will now be known as Reed, Earhard, Lennox and Barrett P.C. Barrett earned his bachelor degree from the University of New Mexico in 2000 and earned his law degree … Read More

Drunk Driver Is A ‘Changed Man’

It is not often that the prosecution, the defense and the judge agree in an open courtroom that a defendant can be rehabilitated after a crime. But today, in Kosciusko County Superior Court III, all parties came together and agreed that Andrew Peters, 30, is a changed man. … Read More

Clapp Facing Extradition After Local Release

February is the earliest that a man convicted of fraud will be released from jail in Indiana, but then Christopher Clapp will be extradited to face punishment for other crimes in Ohio and possibly Montana. Clapp, 30, was sentenced last month in Warsaw for a Class D felony … Read More

Sex Crime Nets Prison Term

Prior to her sentencing for a class C felony charge of sexual misconduct with a minor, Autumn Baldridge sobbed in the arms of her mother. “They’re gonna let me sit in here for a year,” she cried. But when Kosciusko County Superior Court I Judge Duane Huffer handed … Read More