INDIANAPOLIS — Clark County Judge Andrew Adams has been released from custody after appearing for an initial hearing this morning in Marion County on battery charges.

Marion County Superior Court staff confirm Adams, who presides over Clark County Circuit Court No. 1, surrendered early Wednesday and appeared for the hearing soon after. Online court records show Judge Jose Salinas ordered him released from custody, and to be fingerprinted and processed. His next court date is Aug. 7.

Adams is charged with seven counts including two for felony battery following a physical altercation with two other suspects in downtown Indianapolis on May 1. Adams and Clark County Circuit Court No. 2 Judge Brad Jacobs were shot during the altercation. 

Alfredo Vazquez, who faces the same charges as Adams, had an initial hearing Thursday and was released on his own recognizance. Brandon Kaiser, who allegedly shot the two judges and faces 14 total charges, was released Wednesday after paying 10 percent of an $80,000 bond.

Vazquez and Kaiser have jury trials scheduled for Aug. 12 in Marion County.

Charges were filed Friday after grand jury indictments earlier in the week, and the Indiana Supreme Court ordered Adams suspended with pay as the case is pending. 

Aprile Rickert is the crime and courts reporter at the News and Tribune. Contact her via email at or by phone at 812-206-2115. Follow her on Twitter: @Aperoll27.

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