No Jail Time for Judge Charged in Downtown Shooting
INDIANAPOLIS — A Clark County judge charged following a fight and shooting outside a downtown Indianapolis fast food restaurant has pleaded guilty to misdemeanor battery.
Judge Andrew Adams, who presides over Clark Co. Circuit Court No. 1, entered his guilty plea Monday as part of a deal with prosecutors, reports The News and Tribune.
The other five charges against Adams -- two counts of felony battery and three misdemeanors -- were dropped. Adams received a one-year suspended sentence with no probation.
Adams has been on paid administrative leave since the charges were filed.
Adams and fellow Clark Co. judge Brad Jacobs were shot May 1 after getting into an argument with two other men near the White Castle at 55 W. South Street.
Also charged following the confrontation were Brandon Kaiser and Alfredo Vazquez, both of Indianapolis. Kaiser is due in court on Friday; Vazquez has a court appearance scheduled for Nov. 8.
Judge Jacobs, who did not face charges in the case, returned to the bench in August.
(Photo provided by Clark Co. Circuit Court)