Cousins Joshua L. Orman, 23, and James Levi Orman, 19, along with Christopher Charles Craft, 19, Brazil, were arrested by local law enforcement officers Jan. 15-16, 2009, for their alleged involvement in the violent incident that occurred at 8843 N. County Road 500 West. The three men allegedly assaulted and held a young couple and their young child at gunpoint while stealing numerous electronic items from their home during the early morning hours of Jan 14.
The three suspects were formally charged by the Clay County Prosecutor's Office with six criminal allegations, including:
* Class A felony robbery resulting in serious bodily injury,
* Class A felony conspiracy to commit robbery resulting in serious bodily injury,
* Class A felony burglary resulting in bodily injury,
* Class B felony aggravated battery,
* Class D felony theft, and
The prosecutor's office also confirmed Craft was on probation for a conviction/guilty plea in a separate case in Clay Superior Court at the time of the incident.
The Ormans, with assistance from their attorney Geoffrey Creason, have both agreed to plead guilty in Clay Circuit Court to two class B felony burglary charges, including burglary and aggravated battery.
Craft, with assistance from his attorney James Brown, has agreed to plead guilty in Clay Superior Court to class B felony aggravated battery.
Circuit Court Judge Joseph Trout and Superior Court Judge Blaine Akers have taken the plea agreements under advisement.
The three suspects also face charges in Vigo County from a second home invasion that also occurred on Jan. 14, 2009.
Charged with class A felony burglary resulting in bodily injury and class B felony robbery resulting in bodily injury, all three cases are being processed through Vigo County Circuit/Superior Court Division 3 and Judge David R. Bolk.
According to court records, attorneys for the Ormans have entered notification of initial plea agreements to the court. However, Joshua's case remains tentatively scheduled for a jury trial on Feb. 23.
No paperwork has been filed regarding a plea agreement in Craft's case, whose trial date is tentatively scheduled March 2.