PRINCETON — The hearing set for Thursday in the case against a Princeton man charged in connection to a May 19 shooting in Owensville has been reset to October.
Seth Sales, Princeton, is charged with Level 3 felony armed robbery,class A misdemeanor contributing to the delinquency of minor, possession of marijuana; and class C misdemeanor possession of paraphernalia.
The hearing was reset to 9 a.m. Oct. 14 in Gibson County Circuit Court with no objection from the state.
The charges against Sales, as well as three others, Joe R. Garrett III, Noe Martinez and Elijah Rudd, stem from an incident prior to a 911 call placed May 19 by Heaven Ingle, who reported she was being followed from Poseyville by people who shot up a house she was in.
Deputies received consent to search the car and found a Hi-Point .45 caliber carbine with seven bullets under a jacket in the back seat, and a 9 mm Smith & Wesson handgun containing one round of ammunition, according to the affidavit. Ballard also reported high capacity extended magazine for a Glock firearm was discovered, but the gun was not found. Police also discovered drug paraphernalia and alcohol in the vehicle.
At this time, the four occupants were detained on weapons, drugs and alcohol charges. They all denied any altercation related to the 911 call.
The affidavit states further investigation led officers to a home on County Road 1000 South near Poseyville in Gibson County where the four had been prior.
The occupants there gave statements, and officers also documented a broken pane of glass in the front storm door and puncture holes in the siding of the mobile home that appeared as though they were caused by a firearm projectile.
A child was sleeping in a bedroom west of the front door, and police saw a puncture hole in the drywall of the interior of that bedroom, directly above where the child was sleeping. A firearm projectile was recovered from the bedroom, lodged within a stuffed animal, according to Ballard’s affidavit.
This was taken into account by Judge Jeffrey Meade during Sales’ bond reduction hearing in August. At that time Meade reduced the bond in the misdemeanor causes to $0 and increased the bond in the felony cause to $6,000.
While giving the ruling, Meade said this was noting that a bullet was found in a stuffed animal in the room of a child.
Court records show a cash bond was entered for Sales’ at the clerks office Sept. 4.