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New info leads to new hearing in battery case
MONROE - A 26-year-old man accused of hitting two people and a Ford Mustang with a chrome pipe in Albany will have a sentencing hearing on Sept. 25 after new information came to light.

Cody Kirschbaum, Evansville, is charged with misdemeanor counts of criminal damage to property, one count of disorderly conduct, one count of battery, one count of resisting an officer, and felony counts of aggravated battery and two counts of second-degree recklessly endangering safety. The charges stem from an incident that occurred more than a year ago on July 7, 2013.

Public defender Guy Taylor said Thursday in Green County Circuit Court that there has been new information relayed to him by Kirschbaum that will require more time to look into before a sentencing hearing can take place. Taylor did not elaborate on what the new information was. Kirschbaum was scheduled to have a sentencing hearing Thursday, but the undisclosed new information brought forth required the sentencing hearing to be moved to Sept. 25.

Court records indicate Kirschbaum took a chrome pipe to a 2001 Ford Mustang parked at a residence on Oak Street in Albany on July 7, 2013, and caused about $900 in damages.

When people came out of the house to confront him, Kirschbaum allegedly swung the pipe at them repeatedly. Police arrived shortly after to find a large crowd gathered. EMS was called to treat the severe bruising, lacerations and cuts on one of the alleged victims. One of the victims has hemophilia, a rare bleeding disorder that causes blood not to clot normally, making minor injuries bruise, swell and bleed faster and more profusely than normal. The criminal complaint alleges Kirschbaum knew the victim had hemophilia beforehand.

The attack was sparked by Kirschbaum's apparent suspicions that someone knew he had warrants and had alerted the police to his whereabouts.

Online state court records show Kirschbaum has a history of criminal convictions in Green and Rock counties, mostly for disorderly conduct, criminal damage to property and minor drug offenses. Kirschbaum also had separate felony charges of possession of marijuana, second offense, bail jumping and a misdemeanor charge of possession of drug paraphernalia set for the sentencing hearing Sept. 25.