Fox59 News has learned a motion was filed by the Hamilton County Prosecutor's Office Thursday to drop one battery charge against Brandon Hoge and Robert Kitzinger.
The two are among the four former Carmel High School basketball players accused of attacking a student last winter.
The two still face other charges in Hamilton County of criminal recklessness and battery.
In a statement obtained by Fox59 News:
The State of Indiana, via the Hamilton County prosecutor's office filed a Motion to Dismiss Count 3 of the indictment filed against Brandon Hoge, which is the count involving the alleged B- misdemeanor battery on the school bus.
This was a necessary and agreed upon Motion that will now allow this case to move forward without further obstacles. It is anticipated that the charge will be refiled in Hendricks County, as the parties' believe that is the proper venue.
This action is being taken upon consent of the parties involved in this matter only, and currently has no affect on the battery or other charges pending against the other boys accused. We believe it is in the best interest of all involved to allow this matter to move forward, rather than allow further delay, and today's filing should accomplish that goal.
More details ahead Thursday on Fox59 News: First at Four and Fox59.com
This story will be updated.