MUNCIE, Ind. — The only person charged in connection with the Muncie mass shooting appeared in court Tuesday morning.

John Vance, 36, faced a judge in Delaware County, where he officially heard the charges against him.

The hearing started around 9 a.m. Vance told the court he understood the charges and indicated his intention to hire an attorney instead of having a court-appointed public defender.

The charges include two counts of aggravated battery, one count of possession of a firearm by a serious violent felon and one count of criminal recklessness.

Bail has been set at $105,000 cash bond. His next court appearance is scheduled for Sept. 28, with a pretrial conference set for Dec. 7. The judge chose Jan. 29, 2024, as the date for his jury trial.

Vance has not been charged in connection with the death of 30-year-old Joseph Bonner. Bonner was killed, and 18 others were wounded, when gunfire rang out at a block party in Muncie on July 30.

Investigators believe Vance and Bonner had an ongoing feud over a non-fatal shooting in Anderson several years ago. The investigation continued for several days before last Friday when the Delaware County prosecutor filed formal charges against Vance.

Vance is also considered a habitual offender, having previous drug and weapons possession charges. On Monday, the prosecutor filed a firearm sentencing enhancement against Vance. That could add 5 to 20 years to his sentence if convicted.

It’s still unclear how many guns were involved in the shooting and whether anyone else could eventually be arrested.