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Family of three alleged burglars appear in court

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Tina Knight
Three family members alleged to be involved in a rash of city and county burglaries appeared in court Wednesday.

Tina M. Knight, 44, Brazil, her son Andrew J. Knight, 21, Indianapolis, and nephew Stephen C. Hamman, 19, Brazil, were arrested Monday as part of a joint investigation between the Clay County Sheriff's and the Brazil City Police departments.

Appearing in Clay Circuit Court, Tina M. Knight was formally charged with three counts of class C felony burglary by the Clay County Prosecutor's Office. Charles Hear was appointed as defense counsel. A pre-trial conference was scheduled for Jan. 29, 2008, and a jury trial was scheduled for March 3, 2008, at 1:30 p.m.

Andrew Knight
Both Andrew J. Knight and Stephen C. Hamman appeared in Clay Superior Court by videoconference to each be formally charged with seven counts of class C felony and one count of class D felony auto theft. Attorney James Organ was appointed as Knight's defense counsel and attorney Geoffrey Creason was appointed as Hamman's defense counsel.

Knight is scheduled for a pre-trial conference on March 21, 2008, and a jury trial on April 21, 2008.

Hamman is scheduled for a pre-trial conference on March 17, 2008, and a jury trial on April 21, 2008.

Stephen Hamman
Both Circuit Court Judge Joseph Trout and Superior Court Judge Blaine Akers upheld the $10,000 no 10 percent cash bonds set for the three family members when they were arrested and booked into the Clay County Justice Center earlier this week.

As a result of the investigation started Monday, BCPD officials discovered evidence that potentially will help solve several burglaries within the city, including John and John Plumbing, Clay County Senior Center, Family Hair Quarters and Clark's Auto Repair.

With the ongoing investigation still in progress, Sheriff Heaton said his department would not release further information to protect the integrity of potential further cases.

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