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The Courts, Aug. 1, 2013

Posted on Aug. 1, 2013 at 1:00 a.m. | Updated on Aug. 1, 2013 at 6:09 p.m.

Elkhart Circuit Court

Ÿ Randolf Sargent, 48, of Elkhart, appeared in court for his initial hearing Thursday, Aug. 1. He has been charged with attempting to deal in methamphetamine within 1,000 feet of a family housing complex, a Class A felony. Sargent appeared with bandages around his arms and head, and grimaced in pain a few times while he addressed the judge.

“It appears you've been injured in some way,” said Judge George Biddlecome of Superior Court 3, who took over cases for the Elkhart Circuit Court on Aug. 1.

Sargent was attempting to manufacture meth, according to the probable cause affidavit for his arrest, when the bottle in which he had a one-pot meth lab failed July 28. He was taken to the hospital to be treated for burns from the bottle's chemical reaction before he was booked at the Elkhart County Jail.

Sargent was given time to hire his own attorney, but was told that if could not afford one, the court would appoint one for him. Sargent's trial date has been scheduled for Dec. 9.

Ÿ Tyrone Winkleman, 33, of Elkhart, appeared for his initial hearing Thursday, Aug. 1. Winkleman has been charged with robbery resulting in serious bodily injury, kidnapping, criminal confinement and carjacking. The charges of serious bodily injury and kidnapping are A felonies and carry a sentence of up to 50 years in prison. Criminal confinement and carjacking are Class B felonies and carry a sentence of up to 20 years. Winkleman was arrested the early morning of July 25 after a man told police Winkleman punched him, took his car keys and held him captive while he drove around the city. Winkleman's trial has been scheduled for Dec. 9 at the Elkhart Circuit Court.

Elkhart Superior Court 3

Ÿ Julian Hogendobler, 24, of Elkhart, appeared for his initial hearing Thursday, Aug. 1. Hogendobler has been charged with dealing in meth, a Class B felony, and faces a sentence of up to 20 years in prison. He was arrested June 26 after police conducted a traffic stop on him because he did not have lights on his bicycle at night.

Hogendobler was found indigent and was appointed an attorney from the public defender's office. His trial has been scheduled for Oct. 7 at Elkhart Superior Court 3.