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Kokomo Tribune (Newspaper) - July 21, 1994, Kokomo, Indiana 311 TRIBUNE July 50 cents Brubaker admits wrongdoing ByMIKEPALUCK Tribune staff writer Howard Cir cuit Judge Alan Brubaker admit to police he transported cocaine and adult Videotapes from his court property room to Boone an investigator said Gary an investigator with the Howard County Prosecu tors testified Brubaker gave police the information after he was arrested The information led officials to file three new charges Wednesday prior to the judges initial Two of the three new charges filed in Lebanon against Brubaker are tied to a 1988 Howard County investigation that led to the shut down of pornographic book stores and massage was formally charged Wednesday morning with two counts of conversion and one count of official all Class A The charges were added to a Class B felony charge of dealing in cocaine and a Class A misdemeanor count of patronizing a The lat ter counts were filed against the judge He pleaded inno cent to all charges and was released after posting a All of the charges stem from inci dents that allegedly occurred in Boone County July The conversion charges allege Brubaker exerted unauthorized control over Indiana property cocaine and The charge of official misconduct accuses Brubaker of cocaine and adult videos from the circuit court property room with intent to obtain the property for 11337 Road 1150 then transported the items to Boone The sheet bearing the three charges is signed by He testified in the probable cause hearing that Brubaker told police he took the items to Boone according to a hearing Related story Howard Circuit Court but questions remain on who will assume judge Page who is also a mem ber of the Howard County Drug Task testified Brubaker told police that the cocaine came from Bfubakers file Prior to Brubaker said he took the cocaine from his property room inside Howard Circuit Ashenfelter also testified that Brubaker delivered adult video tapes to Boone which were given to an Undercover police offi cer and an The tapes are now in the of the Indiana State Local prosecutor James Andrews in his the Howard County Sheriff Depart ment and Kokomo police conduct ed a largescale operation to close three pornographic bookstores and two massage parlors in Howard He estimated that as many as 300 tapes were confiscated to establish probable cause for the distribution of pornographic and to bring charges against the defen Andrews said all of the tapes became and quite frankly I thought all the tapes were they were all supposed to be Ashenfelter and Tom Melton of Andrews office joined Indiana State Police in the investigation that led to charges against Brubaker in Boone The investigators and Andrews were present Tues day night when a Boone County search warrant was executed in Brubakers court The war rant was issued to collect specific a of Indiana credit juvenile a court evidence log and packaged Andrews said Wednesday a local investigation of Brubaker contin and that he had no new infor mation related to the Howard Circuit Judge Alan escorted by Boone County Sheriff Ern leaves the courthouse following his initial hearing Tribune photo by Brian Reynolds Jury trial set for 23 for accused judge ByMIKEPALUCK Tribune staff writer A 23 jury trial has been set in Boone Superior Court 1 for Howard Cir cuit Judge Alan who faces five charges for incidents that allegedly occurred here July 3 Brubaker is charged with deal ing in a Class B two counts of conversion and sin gle counts of official misconduct and patronizing a The latter four counts are Class A The charges stem from an investigation by Indiana State Police and members of the Howard County Drug Task Appearing before Judge Kincaid III Brubaker was advised that he could spend up to 24 years in and be fined up to if he is con victed of all five and the maximum penalties are At whlo had spent Tuesday night at trie Boone County Jail on Indianapo lis was driven about one mile to the site of the old jail on Washington With his hands cuffed in front of the judge was escorted on foot about one block to the Court amidst a crush of televi sion cameras and Brubaker had no comment about the charges as he was hustled into the Courthouse and then into an elevator which took him to Kincaids thirdfloor court Dressed in a blue blue shirt and blue and white pat terned Brubaker sat at the defense table with his eyes down looking up occasionally as spectators or Boone County offi cials entered the spacious court Across the room and to the left of Kihcaids bench sat Prose cutor Rebecca McGlure and members of the Boone County sheriff Indianapolis attorney Richard Kiefer entered the courtroom abput and filed his appearance for Kincaid opened the 14minute hearing by announcing that one hour a probable cause hearing was and two counts of conversion and one count of official misconduct were added to the two counts filed against Brubaker on The cocaine dealing charge alleges that Brubaker delivered fivetenths of a gram of cocaine to a confidential informant at the Holiday Inn in Boone The charge of patronizing a prostitute alleges that Brubaker delivered cocaine to the infor mant at the motels parking lot with the understanding that it would be payment for either an act of sexual intercourse or an act of deviate sexual The cocaine was allegedly delivered to the but it was for an act that was to be performed by a McClure The prostitute was actually Bonnie Barnard with the Indiana State Police Major Drug Unit in according to the Other allegations accuse Brubaker of removing and adult video tapes from the Howard Circuit Court property room and delivering the tapes to the Although Brubaker was arrest ed at the Lebanon Holiday Inn Tuesday where the five crimes occurred July he is not accused of committing any crimes at the motel McClure told reporters Brubaker was there to visit The prosecutor said Brubakers vehicle was impounded by Indi ana State Police Tuesday night because it allegedly had been used to transport an illegal sub The vehicle forfeiture is being handled by Indianapolis attorney Greg He could not be reached for Brubaker spoke in a firm voice as he recited his date of birth and Social Security number for Brubaker said he understood his and the penalties associat ed with the five Kincaid entered a plea of inno cent for who had per formed similar tasks for countless defendants in his own courtroom in Accident claims local teens life A onevehicle accident at Smith and Dixon roads at today killed a Kokomo According to Howard County Coro ner Jeff Jarvis 905 Parkway was the driver of the There were no Stout As of Kokomo Tribune deadline Stout had not determined a cause of Stout said Gunn was northbound on Dixon Road and crossed over Smith went through a gate and several hundred feet into a farmers The car flipped over twice and came to rest on all four Stout Gunn was ejected from the accord ing to He said they found no indication Gunn was wearing a seat The farmer did not witness the Stout but looked out a window and saw the car in his He said the fanner then dialed Stout said Gunn had a drivers per but not a drivers Stout said he did not know the rate of speed Gunn was traveling at the time of the but he said con sidering how far the car went into th6 field it was probably a pretty good Howard County Sheriff Deputy Greg Hargrove and Coroner Jeff Stout investi gate this mornings fatal accident Tribune photo by Brian Reynolds team on the attack LOS ANGELES AP Simpson claims authorities arent looking hard enough for the real killer and hes putting up to get the ball accused of murdering his exwife and her is mounting his own complete with his own squad of a nationwide tollfree number and the wants to confirm to the public that he is innocent of all charges in this matter and that he is most eagej1 to get to trial to prove his his business LeRoy said The hot line By The Associated The national tollfree number established by Simpsons defense for people tq beginning with irifpr mation about the slayings of exwife and her friend 1800 Simpson has pleaded innocenf in the June 12 stabbing deaths of and her friend Ronald He is being held without bail and is to be arraigned Inside todays Tribune Classified Local News of ;