Witness Refuses To Testify, Robbins Case Delayed Again
Thursday May 29, 2014 10:33am
Steuben County Courthouse Angola, IN
By: Jim Measel
(ANGOLA) - A trial in a Steuben County criminal case that goes back over eight years has been delayed again. 48-year-old James Lyman Robbins Junior was scheduled to go on trial Thursday in Steuben Superior Court. But Judge Robert Probst granted a prosecution motion for a continuance when a key witness for the State refused to show up and testify. A hearing on the request from prosecutor Mike Hess was held downstairs in Magistrates Court while potential jurors waited in the Superior Courtroom. Steuben County prosecutors filed a Class B felony for criminal confinement against Robbins in connection with an alleged incident in January of 2006. He was also facing possession of methamphetamine, paraphernalia and marijuana charges. An additional pre-trial conference has been scheduled for June 30th. A new trial date has not been set. The trial date in the case has been rescheduled seven times. Robbins was wanted on a warrant for over four years after he failed to appear for a Steuben Superior Court pre-trial conference in March of 2007.