Plea agreement reached in Irwin case

James A. “Jim” Irwin
Shawn McGrath
Staff Writer

A Plymouth man facing drug- and prostitution-related charges is expected to plead guilty and be setenced next week.
Attorneys for James A. “Jim” Irwin, 69, and the Marshall County Prosecutor’s Office filed aplea agreement Thursday in Marshall Superior Court I.
The terms of the plea agreement weren’t immediately known.
He is scheduled to formally plead guilty and be sentenced at a hearing set for 10 a.m. Wednesday.
The Marshall County Prosecutor’s Office charged Irwin in August with three counts of promoting prostitution, one count of attempted promoting prostitution, two counts of dealing in a controlled substance and one count of dealing in a substance represented to be a controlled substance.
Each of the prostitution-related charges is a Level 5 felony punishable by one to six years. The advisory sentence is three years.
Each of the drug-related charges is a Level 6 felony punishable by six months to two and a half years. The advisory sentence is one year.
In October, Marshall Superior Court I Judge Robert Bowen denied Irwin’s motion to dismiss the prostitution-related charges.
Read more about this in Saturday's edition of the Pilot News.