Steinhauer sentenced to five years in prison, sex abuse charge

By Ralph Dickerson
Hawesville resident Bradley R. Steinhauer received a five year prison sentence on a charge of sexual abuse in the first degree, five years in prison on a charge of unlawful transaction with a minor second degree and one year in prison on a charge of possession of controlled substances-first degree-first offense. The charges, from two different cases, run concurrently for a total of five years in jail. Hancock County Circuit Court Judge Timothy Coleman pronounced the sentences during the August 25th motion day proceedings at the Hancock County Judicial Center.

In November of 2019 the Hancock County grand jury issued a superseding indictment which accused Steinhauer with five counts of sexual abuse in the first degree, attempted sodomy in the first degree, unlawful transaction with a minor in the first degree-illegal controlled substance-victim under 18-years-of-age, unlawful transaction with a minor in the second degree, unlawful transaction with a minor in the third degree and indecent exposure in the first degree. Steinhauer stands accused of committing these offenses in October of 2018.

In December of 2018, the Hancock County grand jury indicted Steinhauer on charges of possession of controlled substance in the first degree, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana. He stands accused of committing these offenses in November of 2018.
In January of this year Commonwealth Attorney Blake Chambers offered Steinhauer a plea bargain agree in the two cases. In the first case, the Commonwealth said in exchange for a plea of guilty to charges of sexual abuse-first degree and unlawful transaction with a minor-second degree, the Commonwealth agreed to drop the remaining charges in the case. In the second case, the Commonwealth offered to drop the remaining charges in the case in exchange for a plea of guilty to possession of controlled substance-first degree-first offense. At the August motion day proceedings, all parties accepted the terms of the agreement.

Burden granted diversion
Tell City, Ind. resident Bobbi Jo Burden received a five-year diverted sentence on a charge of theft by deception-$500 or more. She received the sentence during the August 25th motion day proceedings at the Hancock County Judicial Center. In October of 2019 the Hancock County grand jury indicted Burden on four counts of forgery in the second degree, theft of identity of another without consent, theft by deception including cold checks-$500 or more but under $10,000, three counts of unlawful access to a computer in the second degree and two counts of criminal possession of a forged instrument in the second degree. Burden stands accused of committing the offenses in July and August of 2019. The arrest citation filled out by Hancock County Sheriff’s Deputy Aaron Emmick accused her of writing checks on the account of another person at Ace’s Guns to purchase two firearms, and to write three other checks on this account without permission.

Holzwoth sentenced to five years in jail
James T. Holzwoth, an inmate at the Breckinridge County Jail, received a five-year jail sentence on charges of wanton endangerment in the first degree and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Hancock County Circuit Court Judge Timothy Coleman handed down the sentence during the August 25th motion day proceedings at the Hancock County Judicial Center.
In December of 2019 the Hancock County grand jury indicted Holzwoth on charges of terroristic threatening in the third degree, convicted felon in possession of a handgun, wanton endangerment in the first degree, alcohol intoxication in a public place and being a persistent felony offender in the first degree. The charges derive from an incident in November of 2019.

According to the arrest citation issued by Hancock County Sheriff’s Deputy BJ Burton, on November 22, 2019, Holzwoth went to Apartment 1043 at Windward Heights Loop and beat on the door until the occupant opened the door. Holzwoth was asked to leave, and the apartment’s resident closed the door. The arrest citation says Holzwoth came back with a handgun and threatened to shoot the victim, at which point 911 was called. Law enforcement detained Holzwoth as he attempted to leave the apartment complex.  In June of this year Commonwealth Attorney Blake Chambers offered Holzwoth a plea bargain agreement. In exchange for a plea of guilty to an amended charge of a convicted felon in possession of a firearm and a charge of wanton endangerment in the first degree, the Commonwealth agreed to dismiss the remaining charges. At the August motion day proceedings, all parties accepted the agreement.

Grant given probation
Dallas H. Grant, formerly of Lewisport received probation in two cases before the Hancock County Court System. In the first case, Hancock County Circuit Court Judge Timothy Coleman sentenced Grant to seven years in jail on a charge of burglary-second degree, five years in jail on a charge of theft by unlawful taking/all others-$500 or more but under $10,000, five years in jail on a charge of tampering with physical evidence and 90 days in jail on a charge of possession of marijuana. The charges run concurrently for a total of seven years in jail.

In the second case, Grant received a jail sentence of one year in jail on a charge of wanton endangerment-first degree-police officer and 30 days in jail on a charge of operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs, etc. .08 first offense. The two charges run concurrently with each other, but consecutively with the earlier charges for a total of eight years in jail. After sentencing Grant to eight years in jail, Coleman then granted her five years of supervised probation.

In March of 2019 the Hancock County grand jury indicted Grant on charges of burglary in the first degree, four counts of theft by unlawful taking/disposition-firearms, theft by unlawful taking over $500, tampering with physical evidence and possession of marijuana. She stands accused of committing these offenses in February of 2019.

In August of 2019 the Hancock County grand jury indicted Grant on charges of wanton endangerment in the first degree-police officer, reckless driving, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs-first offense and operating a vehicle with expired operator’s license. Grant stands accused of committing these offenses in august of 2019.

In July of this year Commonwealth Attorney Blake Chambers offered Grant a plea bargain agreement in both cases. In the first case, the Commonwealth agreed to dismiss four counts against Grant in exchange for a plea of guilty to an amended charge of burglary-second degree, theft by unlawful taking-all others-$500 or more but under $10,000, tampering with physical evidence and possession of marijuana.

In the second case, in exchange for a plea of guilty to wanton endangerment-first degree-police officer and operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs, etc. .08 first offense, the Commonwealth dropped the remaining charges. During the August motion day proceedings, all parties accepted the agreements.

Warrant quashed
William Franklin did not appear at the August 25th motion day proceedings, and the court issued a bench warrant for his arrest. On August 26, 2020 the court held a hearing and issued a ruling that quashed the warrant, and set the case for a pretrial Conference on October 27, 2020 at 10 a.m.

Warrant issued
Bryan K. Moxon, of Lewisport, was to report to Hancock County Circuit Court on August 25, 2020 in regards to a motion to revoke his shock probation. Moxon failed to appear, and the court issued a bench warrant with no bond.

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