Video of 2019 Fight Involving Judges at a White Castle

Video of the 2019 brawl involving three Indiana judges was released this week, once again reminding everyone once that nothing positive can come from being at a White Castle after 3 AM.

According to court testimony, Clark County Circuit Court judges Andrew Adams and Brad Jacobs, as well as Crawford County Circuit Court Judge Sabrina Bell, were visiting Indianapolis in May of that year for a judicial conference. The night before the conference, they decided to have some drinks and to see the sites – namely, the Red Garter strip club. Unfortunately, the booty bar was already closed when they arrived…which is how they wound up at an adjacent White Castle instead.

While a fourth member of their group, Clark County Magistrate William Dawkins, went inside for a sack of sliders, the others waited out on the sidewalk. Security cameras caught the intoxicated trio’s antics as Adams and Jacobs then proceeded to mimic an exotic dance for Bell. Judge Adams even went so far as to flash his Honor’s manboobs. Twice.

Things only went downhill from there.

Alfredo Vazquez (23) and his uncle Brandon Kaiser (41) drove into the White Castle parking lot a moment later. As they passed the judges, one of the men yelled something out the window, which motivated Bell to give them the finger.

Vazquez parked the SUV, and both he and Kaiser exited the vehicle. Words were exchanged. The confrontation abruptly turned physical when, the Indiana Commission on Judicial Qualifications later determined, Judge Adams and Judge Jacobs rushed Kaiser and Vazquez, setting off a 2v2 brawl. The very public fight ended with Kaiser shooting Jacobs two times in the chest and Adams once in the abdomen.

Fortunately, both judges recovered from their extensive injuries. Multiple criminal charges were filed in connection with the melee.

Andrew Adams, the only judge charged and whose blood alcohol content was 0.157 upon his admission to the hospital, pleaded guilty to one count of misdemeanor battery. He was sentenced to 365 days, with two days credited for jail time served and 363 days suspended. In addition, the Indiana Supreme Court decided he should be suspended without pay for judicial misconduct. He later lost his bid for reelection.

As part of a plea agreement, Alfredo Vazquez pleaded guilty to a single charge of battery. He received 180 days of home detention plus another year on probation for violating his already-existing probation. 

Sabrina Bell did not face any criminal repercussions, although she was also suspended without pay. Then, earlier this year in a completely separate event, she was arrested and charged with domestic battery in the presence of a child, a Level 6 felony. The high court suspended her again. Rather than face another ethics probe, Bell agreed to resign, forfeit her law license for 150 days, and to not “seek or accept judicial office in Indiana state courts in the future.

A grand jury refused to indict Jacobs. He served a suspension for behaving in a way that “discredited the entire Indiana judiciary” then returned to the bench.

Gunman Brandon Kaiser was recently found guilty of four counts of aggravated battery, two counts of battery, battery, and carrying a handgun without a license. He is expected to be sentenced in October.

Suspect Arrested in Shooting of Dutch Soldiers

The crime scene outside the downtown Hampton Inn.

An Indianapolis man has been arrested for the shooting of three Dutch soldiers.

According to a news release from the Indianapolis Metro Police Department, Shamar Duncan, 22, is the man suspected of killing one Royal Netherlands Army soldier and wounding two others last weekend.

At approximately three-thirty Saturday morning, officers were called to the scene of a shooting outside the downtown Hampton Inn, two blocks south of Monument Circle. The gunshot victims were rushed to a local hospital where one of them, Simmie Poetsema, 26, later died. The other two soldiers were treated for non-life threatening wounds. Although the shooting occurred at the hotel where the victims were staying, detectives believe the men were deliberately targeted because of an earlier altercation at a separate location.

Members of the Royal Netherlands Army’s Commando Corps were in town for a combat exercise at the Muscatatuck Urban Training Center, a 1,000-acre military complex outside of Indianapolis. The Indiana National Guard reportedly stated the facility is used for training by the Department of Defense “as well as other allies.”

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact IMPD Homicide Detective Michael Wright at 317-327-3475 or email Michael.Wright@indy.gov .

News: 11 Men Arrested in Child Solicitation Sting

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Busted

A joint law enforcement operation resulted in the arrest of eleven Indiana men earlier this month.

Posing as 14-year-olds, detectives posted to social media and chatted with the men about sexual acts and fetishes. Once they eventually asked to meet, they were caught up in the “Hi, I’m John Edwards”-style sting. The accused offenders came from as near as Greenwood and as far away as Greentown.

They didn’t show up empty-handed, either. All of them brought small “gifts” such as sex toys, condoms, liquor, lubricant, and meth.

One man even brought guns.

The Johnson County Sheriff’s Office, the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, and Franklin Police joined forces for the three-day sex sting. This is the third such collaboration in two years, resulting a total of 29 arrests.

The following were arrested May 10 – 12:

Jeff Hendricks, 49, of Unionville, charged with child solicitation and resisting law enforcement. In his position as deputy director of the American Legion, one of his duties is overseeing youth programs. In a chat, he told the “girl” he wanted to make her fantasies come true “no matter how twisted or perverted.”

Samual N. Kaufman, 20, of Bloomington, charged with child solicitation.

Joshua L. Sliter, 30, of Greentown, charged with child solicitation and providing pornography to minors. Traveled 113 miles to meet the “child.”

Derick O. Sosa, 19, of Indianapolis, charged with child solicitation and resisting law enforcement.

Jason A. Thornton, 40, of Indianapolis, charged with child solicitation, possession of methamphetamine, habitual traffic violator – lifetime suspension, illegal possession of a firearm and forgery.

Francisco B. Amaya Marquez, 25, of Indianapolis, charged with child solicitation.

Dylan C. Muncy, 22, of Indianapolis, charged with providing pornography to minors.

Chase M. Reese, 30, of McCordsville, charged with child solicitation and providing pornography to minors.

Nicholas Sorley, 22, of Sharpsville, charged with child solicitation.