News From Terre Haute, Indiana

November 14, 2012

England trial date may get moved


The Tribune-Star

TERRE HAUTE —

A trial date may get postponed for a convicted felon accused in a 2009 carjacking in Terre Haute and on gun charges stemming from a January 2012 incident.

Tony England, 42, is third in line for a  Dec. 10 trial date on allegations of unlawful possession of a firearm by a serious violent felon, residential entry and criminal recklessness related to a Jan. 7 incident at a house on Maple Avenue.

When England was arrested Jan. 12, police say he was found to be in possession of the same handgun that he allegedly pointed at a woman days earlier, and in possession of paraphernalia.

Judge Michael Lewis noted on Tuesday at England’s pretrial hearing that defendants in two other cases are scheduled ahead of England for the Dec. 10 date, and they have been incarcerated longer, putting them at the top of the schedule.

England remains in the Vigo County Jail without bail.