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CLARK COUNTY — Two men charged in connection with the shooting of two Clark County judges are scheduled to appear in court Tuesday. 

Brandon Kaiser, 41, and Alfredo Vazquez, 24, have initial hearings inside a Marion County courtroom Tuesday at 1 p.m., according to online court records. Both men are charged in the May 1 altercation with and shooting of Clark County Judges Andrew Adams and Brad Jacobs in downtown Indianapolis.

Kaiser, the alleged shooter, was arrested Monday. He faces 14 charges, including four felony counts of aggravated battery, and one misdemeanor count of carrying a handgun without a license. His bond was set at $80,000, 10 percent of which he’s required to pay in order to be released. Upon release, he’s ordered to be placed on home detention with electronic monitoring. He had not made bond as of Monday evening.

A warrant was issued for Vazquez on Monday and had not been served as of 5:30 p.m., according to online court records. Vazquez is charged with seven counts, including six battery charges and one of disorderly conduct.

Adams, who presides over Clark County Circuit Court No. 1, is also charged as a result of the altercation. No court dates were listed online as of Monday night. He is charged with six counts of battery, including two felonies, and one count of disorderly conduct. Soon after Adams was charged Friday, the Indiana Supreme Court suspended him with pay.

Adams is being represented by Indianapolis-based attorney Jennifer Lukemeyer and Jeffersonville attorney Larry Wilder. Wilder, who has acted as Adams’ spokesperson in the case, did not return a message from the News and Tribune by press time.

Kaiser has retained defense attorney Gregory Brant Spencer and Vazquez has retained Bradley Lynn Banks; both attorneys are based in Indianapolis.

All three men were indicted by a grand jury last week.

Elizabeth DePompei is the digital editor for The News and Tribune. She has degrees in journalism and film from the University of Cincinnati and CUNY's Hunter College and was previously the paper's criminal justice reporter.

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