For the Record

Christian County Divorces - 11/5 - 11/11

The following divorces were reported to Regional Radio News by the Christian County Circuit Clerk's Office.

 

11/6 - Shane A. Drum and Rebecca A. Drum

 

11/7 - Cole Y. Shoraga and Katelyn S. Allen

 

11/9 - Theodore Rundquist and Megan Rundquist

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Christian County Court Cases 11/9/17

These are the results of the following court cases heard in the Christian County Court on Thursday, November 9th:

 

17CF142 - Joseph L. Ishmael - Aggravated Domestic Battery, Domestic Battery With a Prior, and Criminal Trespass to Residence With Person Present - Negotiated Plea. Also 17CF165 - Residential Burglary and Theft Between $10,000 and $100,000. He will plead guilty to the burglary charge in 17CF165, all remaining charges would be dismissed. He will be sentenced to six years in the Illinois Department of Corrections with two years of supervised release.

 

17CF152 - Nathaniel Z. Bain - 2 Counts of Narcotics Possession - Negotiated Plea. He will plead guilty to Unlawful Delivery of a Controlled Substance in count 2, count 1 would be dismissed. He will serve seven years in the Illinois Department of Corrections with two years of supervised release.

 

17CF194 - Larry L. Scott - Attempted Murder - Status Hearing. Tom Finks is appointed the public defender for the defendant. Preliminary hearing scheduled for November 30 at 1:15 p.m.

 

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Christian County Divorces - 10/29 - 11/4

The following divorces were reported to Regional Radio News by the Christian County Circuit Clerk's Office.

 

11/2 - Carl Emerling Jr. and Donna M. Emerling

 

11/2 - Eric W. Wells and Tysha M. Wells

 

11/2 - Johnny R. Farmer and Charity A. Farmer

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Christian County Court Cases 11/3/17

These are the results of the following court cases heard in the Christian County Court on Friday, November 3rd:

 

16CF063 - Brett M. Sloan - Possession of Meth Precursor Less Than 15 Grams - Motion to Reduce Bail. Also 14CF120 - Theft Between $500 and $10,000 and Burglary. Probation Officer Ann Wolf sworn to testify. Defendant testifies on his own behalf. Defendant testifies that he can post $3,000 in cash for bail, although he would like to be released on his own recognizance. Considering probation attendance history and the charges, bond is reduced to $30,000, 10 percent ($3,000 cash). Petition to Revoke hearing scheduled for Thursday December 7 at 11 a.m.

 

17CF160 - Ralph J. Smith - Home Repair Fraud Contract Greater than $1,000. - First Appearance with Counsel. Preliminary hearing is requested and scheduled for November 20 at 10 a.m. Bond motion hearing scheduled for November 6 at 10 a.m.

 

17CF214 - Gerardo R. Casco - Forgery - Preliminary Hearing. Preliminary hearing is waived, formal arraignment is waived, defendant enters plea of not guilty and defense counsel requests pre-trial only at this time. Pre-trial scheduled for November 28 at 10 a.m.

 

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Christian County Marriage Licenses 9/24 - 10/28

The following marriages and civil union applications were filed in the Christian County Courthouse and reported to Regional Radio News.

 

9-26

Groom: Kyle M. Las

Bride: Savanna J. Jensen

 

9-27

Groom: Grover E. Green

Bride: Amber D. DeClerck

 

9-28

Groom: Tyler L. Seibert

Bride: Jacelyn L. Blackwell

 

9-29

Groom: Matthew D. Jones

Bride: Elizabeth S. Grogan

 

9-29

Groom: Brennan J. Krenz

Bride: Margaret A. Aylmer

 

10-2

Groom: Troy D. Woods

Bride: Becky J. Wicker

 

10-6

Groom: Christopher D.L. Phillips

Bride: Kira M. Wicks

 

10-6

Groom: Tyler O. Vocks

Bride: Margaret E. Shride

 

10-11

Groom: Cody J. Tomaw

Groom: Jeremy R. Buchanan

 

10-12

Groom: Dane W. Mills

Bride: Nicole S. Wowaka

 

10-13

Groom: Stephen C. Blanford

Bride: Laura E. Molohon

 

10-17

Groom: Mason B. Marcum

Bride: Hannah M. Labrie

 

10-19

Groom: Jeffrey T. Smith

Bride: Amanda L. Wright

 

10-19

Groom: Gregory L. Boyer

Bride: Andrea E. Kennedy

 

10-20

Groom: Kevin T. Hayes

Bride: Kristen J. Porter

 

10-24

Groom: Cody J. Hawkins

Bride: Rachel L. Michaud

 

10-25

Groom: Daniel A. Tallman

Bride: Tiffany M. Waters

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Christian County Divorces Filed 10/15 - 10/21

The following divorce was reported to Regional Radio News by the Christian County Circuit Clerk's Office.

 

10/19 - Kenton D. Sidener and Tina M. Sidener

 

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Christian County Court Cases 10/23/17

These are the results of the following court cases heard in the Christian County Court on Monday, October 23rd:

 

17CF133 - Nicholas T. Abbott - Possession of Meth Less Than 5 Grams - Pre-trial. Both sides still negotiating a possible plea. Pre-trial continued until October 30 at 10 a.m.

 

17CF093 - Troy L. Cota - Domestic Battery with a Prior - Pre-trial. He is incarcerated Sangamon County. Pre-trial rescheduled for November 2 at 10 a.m.

 

17CF057 - Gabriel I. Crews - Forgery - Pre-trial. Also a civil citation and two traffic charges. Jury trial and pre-trial are continued. Trial now scheduled for February, and next pre-trial scheduled for February 12 at 10 a.m.

 

17CF165 - Joseph L. Ishmael - Residential Burglary and Theft Between $10,000 and $100,000 - Pre-trial. Also 17CF142, Aggravated Domestic Battery, Domestic Battery with a Prior, and Criminal Trespassing to Residence with Person Present.

 

17CF014 - Robert L. King - Fraud - Pre-trial. Both sides still negotiating, they are looking at a significant amount of restitution. Defense counsel asks to continue pre-trial and jury trial. Jury trial scheduled for February, pre-trial scheduled for February 5 at 10 a.m.

 

17CF225 - Timothy S. Kinsella - Possession of a Controlled Substance - First Appearance with Counsel. Preliminary hearing is requested and scheduled for November 16 at 10 a.m. Bond date scheduled for tomorrow is proceeded on today. Defense testifies on his own behalf. Defense asks for recognizance bond. Motion is denied without prejudice. State is willing to give defendant a furlough to get treatment if he can find a bed.

 

17CF100 - Quinton L. Morrissey - First Degree Murder and Aggravated Battery - Pre-trial. Defense counsel has hired an investigator that is interviewing witnesses. Defense counsel is also looking to hire a forensic pathologist to look at the autopsy report. Counsel asks for further pre-trial in December, pre-trial set for December 11 at 10 a.m.

 

17CF181 - Anita L. Parsons - Theft Between $500 and $10,000 - Preliminary Hearing. Deanna Hardin with State Police sworn to testify. Probable cause is found. Jury trial scheduled for February, pre-trial scheduled for February 12 at 10 a.m.

 

17CF018 - Kevin M. Rensman - Aggravated Battery and Violating a Protection Order - Plea. Also a traffic charge. State needs more time for paperwork, plea scheduled for October 24 at 10 a.m.

 

17CF199 - Cody R. Schumacher - Manufacturing / Delivery of a Controlled Substance Between 50 and 200 Grams - First Appearance with Counsel. Preliminary hearing scheduled for December 14 at 10 a.m.

 

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Christian County Court Cases 10/20/17

These are the results of the following court cases heard in the Christian County Court on Friday, October 20th:

 

17CF131 - Cory L. Blake - Criminal Damage to Property Between $500 and $10,000 - Preliminary Hearing. Defendant waives preliminary hearing, waives formal arraignment and pleads not guilty. Defense requests trial by jury in February. That is scheduled and pre-trial is scheduled for February 5 at 10 a.m.

 

17CF145 - Dustin A. Castle -Bad Checks Charge - First Appearance with Counsel. Preliminary hearing scheduled for December 11 at 10 a.m.

 

16CF004- Fred L. Delahunt -Possession of Meth Less Than 5 Grams - Petition to Revoke / Pre-trial. First appearance with counsel scheduled for November 17 at 10 a.m.

 

17CF042 - Blake A. Griffin - Failure to Appear in Court - Appearance. Defendant tells court he was in hospital for two weeks. State says they would be ok with releasing defendant into home confinement. Bond set at $10,000, but is a recognizance bond. Next court date scheduled for December 6 at 9 a.m.

 

17CF225 - Timothy S. Kinsella - Possession of a Controlled Substance - First Appearance. Charge was read. Probable cause was given. State requests bond at $5,000 and it is granted. Public defender is appointed, first appearance with counsel scheduled for October 23 at 10 a.m.

 

17CF166 - Audrie L. Leach - Theft Between $10,000 and $100,000 - First Appearance with Counsel. Preliminary hearing scheduled for December 11 at 10 a.m.

 

17CF197 - Shirley D. Ostermeier - Possession of Meth Less Than 5 Grams - First Appearance. Charge read to defendant. Defense requests public defender and is appointed. First appearance with counsel scheduled for November 28 at 10 a.m.

 

17CF146 - Tyrone A. Powyszynski - Criminal Damage to Government Property Less Than $500 - First Appearance with Counsel. He is close to hiring an attorney. First appearance scheduled for December 12 at 10 a.m.

 

17CF097 - Julie E. Woods - Theft of Motor Fuel Less Than $150 - First Appearance. Defendant asks for time to talk with state. Next appearance scheduled for December 1 at 10 a.m.

 

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Christian County Court Cases 10/19/17

These are the results of the following court cases heard in the Christian County Court on Thursday, October 19th:

 

17CF223 - Donald R. Rickman - Aggravated Battery of a Peace Officer and Possession of Meth Less Than 5 Grams - First Appearance with Counsel. Preliminary hearing scheduled for November 16 at 10 a.m.

 

17CF205 - Jerald A. Buerk - Felony Possession / Use of a Weapon / Firearm - Preliminary Hearing. Defendant waives preliminary hearing and formal arraignment. Not guilty plea entered and requests trial by jury. Jury trial scheduled for January 29. Pre-trial scheduled for November 27 at 10 a.m.

 

17CF061 - Jacob C. Krouse - Narcotics Possession - Sentencing Hearing. Judge asks state and defense counsel if a 402 conference would be necessary, neither party objects. That is scheduled for October 23 at 11 a.m.

 

17CF120 - Shayne O’Dell - Domestic Battery with a Prior - Negotiated Plea. Also a civil citation. Plea is reached. Defendant will plead guilty, and be sentenced to a year of probation. Factual basis is given.

 

17CF206 - Destiny R. Rickman - Failure to Return From a Furlough - First Appearance with Counsel. Preliminary Hearing scheduled for November 13 at 10 a.m.

 

16CF010 - Joshua M. Sams - Retail Theft Less Than $300 - Status Hearing. Next court date scheduled for Thursday November 2 at 10 a.m.

 

17CF123 - Dylan L. Carroll - Aggravated Battery - Pre-trial. Also 16CF204, Criminal Damage to Government Property Less Than $500, and multiple traffic charges. State has made an offer to resolve all matters to defendant. Next court date scheduled for January 4 at 10 a.m.

 

17CF106 - Holly M. Hapner - Theft Between $500 and $10,000 and Possession of a Controlled Substance - Pre-trial. She is not present, counsel present on her behalf. Notice to Appear sent for court date of November 16 at 10 a.m.

 

14CF227 - Phillip E. Wicker II - Aggravated Battery - Petition to Revoke / Pre-trial. Next court date scheduled for December 7 at 10 a.m.

 

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Christian County Divorces Filed 10/8 - 10/14

The following divorces was reported to Regional Radio News by the Christian County Circuit Clerk's Office.

 

10/10 - Randy L. Vail and Courtney R. Vail

 

10/12 - Michael Burtschi and Shannon Burtschi

 

10/12 - Carrie L. Carlson and Rachel M. Carlson

 

10/13 - Tyler Barton and Mystery Barton

 

 

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Christian County Court Cases 10/16/17

These are the results of the following court cases heard in the Christian County Court on Monday, October 16th:

 

15CF134 - Ryan E. Clay - Possession of Meth Less Than 5 Grams - Motion to Reconsider. Motion hearing scheduled for December 18 at 1:15.

 

15CF136 - Howard C. Buoy - Criminal Damage to Property Between $300 and $10,000 - Petition to Revoke / Pre-trial. Also a traffic charge. He fails to appear. State asks for bench warrant with $25,000 bond. Bond forfeiture warrant issued over defense counsel objection, next court date scheduled for November 30 at 10 a.m.

 

16CF092 - Danielle E. Patnode - Possession of a Controlled Substance and Possession of a Syringe / Needle / etc. - Petition to Revoke / Pre-trial. Also 16CM083 - Retail Theft Less Than $300. She is currently getting drug treatment. A court date will be set at a later date once she is released.

 

16CF228 - Antonio L. Thompson - Possession of a Controlled Substance and Possession of Meth Less Than 5 Grams - Pre-trial. Also three traffic charges. State has made an offer to defendant. Next pre-trial scheduled for November 13 at 10 a.m.

 

17CF111 - Justin M. Bright - Domestic Battery With a Prior and Aggravated Battery in a Public Place - Pre-trial. ALso 17CF109 - Criminal Trespassing to Residence with Person Present and 2 counts of Battery, 17CF008 - Possession of Meth Less Than 5 Grams, and multiple traffic charges. They are seeking drug court, but no parties know the status of that. Next pre-trial scheduled for October 26 at 10 a.m.

 

17CF033 - Damin L. Barrett - Possession of Meth Less Than 5 Grams and Felony Possession of a Firearm - Pre-trial. Negotiated plea has been reached. Defense counsel and defendant have agreed on the years, but not on the money to be forfeited. Plea continued to October 17 at 10 a.m.

 

17CF080 - John E. Thomas III - Possession of Meth Less Than 5 Grams and Forgery - Pre-trial. Also multiple traffic charges. Next pre-trial scheduled for January 5 at 10 a.m.

 

17CF120 - Shayne E. O’Dell - Domestic Battery with a Prior - Pre-trial. Also two traffic charges. Both sides believe a negotiated plea will be reached. Negotiated plea scheduled for October 19 at 10 a.m.

 

17CF124 - Marissa P. Shoraga - Obstructing Justice - First Appearance with Counsel. Also two traffic charges. Preliminary hearing is waived, so is formal arraignment. Defense pleads not guilty, and asks for pre-trial only as defense is anticipating an offer from the state. Next court date scheduled for November 20 at 10 a.m.

 

17CF130 - Gerald L. Olive - Aggravated Battery and Aggravated Battery of a Child / Disabled Person - Pre-trial. Also a civil violation. Status hearing scheduled for November 3 at 10 a.m.

 

17CF190 - Markes N. Rodgers - Attempted Murder and Aggravated Discharge of a Firearm - Preliminary Hearing. Defendant waives preliminary hearing on both charges. Formal arraignment is waived, defendant pleads not guilty, asks for trial by jury. Jury trial scheduled for January 29. Pre-trial scheduled for November 21 at 10 a.m.

 

17CF200 - Charlotte L. Delacruz - Possession of Meth Less Than 5 Grams - Preliminary Hearing. Also three traffic charges. She fails to appear. Defense anticipates waiving preliminary hearing. Next appearance scheduled for October 31 at 10 a.m.

 

17CF201 - Brandy L. Miles - Burglary - Preliminary Hearing. Preliminary Hearing is waived, formal arraignment is waived, defendant pleads not guilty and requests pre-trial only at this time. Pre-trial scheduled for December 18 at 10 a.m.

 

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Christian County Court Cases 10/13/17

These are the results of the following court cases heard in the Christian County Court on Friday, October 13th:

 

17CF217 - Kevin L. Casad - Possession of Meth Less Than 5 Grams and Possession of a Controlled Substance - First Appearance. Charges were read to defendant. Defendant requests public defender, that motion is denied based on his income. Next appearance scheduled for November 20 at 10 a.m.

 

17CF214 - Gerardo R. Casco - Forgery - Motion to Reduce Bail. Motion to reduce bail is withdrawn. Preliminary hearing scheduled for November 3 at 10 a.m.

 

17CF210 - Patrick M. Copelin - Residential Burglary - Motion to Reduce Bail. Defendant testifies on his own behalf. Defense counsel requested $20,000 bond. Court reduces bond to $35,000. Preliminary hearing scheduled for October 31 at 10 a.m.

 

17CF212 - Jeremy T. Emery - Possession of Meth Less Than 5 Grams and Resisting a Peace Officer - Motion to Reduce Bail. Defendant testifies on his own behalf. Motion for bond reduction is denied based on criminal record and bond remains at $25,000. Preliminary hearing scheduled for November 2 at 10 a.m.

 

17CF202 - Drakeem L. Manning - Burglary - Preliminary Hearing. Also 17CM151 - Resisting a Peace Officer - First Appearance. Preliminary hearing is waived in 17CF202. Defendant pleads not guilty, requests trial by jury. Pre-trial only scheduled at this time. Pre-trial scheduled for December 14 at 10 a.m. Charge in 17CM151 was read to defendant. Public defender in this case as well. Formal arraignment is waived in this case, pre-trial in this case also to be held on December 14.  

 

08CF021 - Jack S. Terrill - Aggravated Battery in a Public Place - Pre-trial. State is dismissing the case.

 

17CF170 - Brent M. Walch - Possession of a Controlled Substance - First Appearance with Counsel. Preliminary hearing scheduled for December 1 at 10 a.m.

 

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Christian County Court Cases 10/12/17

These are the results of the following court cases heard in the Christian County Court on Thursday, October 12th:

 

17CF064 - Chism L. Haworth - Meth Delivery Less Than 5 Grams and Meth Possession Less Than 5 Grams - Petition to Revoke / First Appearance. Next court appearance scheduled for December 14 at 10 a.m.

 

16CF184 - Brandon S. Keppler - Criminal Sexual Abuse - Motion to Withdraw. Motion to withdraw is granted. Sentencing hearing scheduled for November 2 at 1:15 p.m.

 

17CF185 - Jason C. Krouse - Theft Less Than $500 with a Prior - First Appearance. Charge was read to defendant. Public defender requested and appointed. First appearance with counsel scheduled for November 16 at 10 a.m.

 

17CF158 - David A. Malone - Threatening a Public Official - First Appearance with Counsel. He has not hired an attorney. Public defender is appointed, next court date scheduled for November 16 at 10 a.m.

 

14CF079 - Gayle L. Miller - Possession of Meth Less Than 5 Grams - Status Hearing. Also a traffic charge. All matters reset to her next drug court appearance, set for October 18 at 2 p.m.

 

17CF181 - Anita L. Parsons - Theft Between $500 and $10,000 - First Appearance. Charge was read to defendant. Public defender requested and appointed. First appearance with counsel scheduled for October 23 at 10 a.m.

 

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Christian County Divorces Filed 10/1 - 10/7

The following divorce was reported to Regional Radio News by the Christian County Circuit Clerk's Office.

 

10/5 - James Christian and Penny Christian

 

10/6 - Scott A. Wooters and Lori A. Wooters

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Christian County Court Cases 10/10/17

These are the results of the following court cases heard in the Christian County Court on Tuesday, October 10th:

 

17CF132 - Shawn D. Ackerman - Criminal Trespassing to Property with Person Present and Disorderly Conduct - First Appearance with Counsel. Not guilty plea entered. Preliminary hearing scheduled for October 30 at 10 a.m.

 

14CF070 - Dotty M. Eppenger - Residential Burglary and Aggravated Battery of a Peace Officer - Petition to Revoke, Appearance with Counsel. Pre-trial scheduled for October 31 at 10 a.m.

 

16CF236 - Danny L. Rose - Possession of a Stolen Firearm, Possession of Meth Less Than 5 Grams, Harrassing an Animal with a Vehicle, Taking Birds / Mammals Along Highway, Unlawful Transport of a Weapon, and Unlawful Possession of Wildlife Parts. Negotiated plea. Waiting on consultation with conservation officer. Plea continued until October 24 at 10 a.m.

 

16CF101 - Justin L. Sexton - Burglary. First Appearance With Counsel and Bond Reduction Hearing. Also 17CM154 - Theft Less Than $500. Not guilty plea entered, jury trial requested. Defendant testifies on his own behalf. Recognizance bond issued. Pre-trial scheduled for October 26 at 10 a.m.

 

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Christian County Court Cases 10/3/17

These are the results of the following court cases heard in the Christian County Court on Tuesday, October 3rd:

 

08CF021 - Jack S. Terrill - Aggravated Battery in a Public Place - First Appearance with Counsel. Defense waives formal arraignment, entered plea of not guilty, request trial by jury. State is going to look to find victim to see if they still want to proceed with case. Pre-trial scheduled for October 10 at 10 a.m.

 

17CF193 - Rebecca E. Bayless - Forgery - First Appearance. Also 15CF193 - Bad Checks - Pre-trial, 15CF137 - Contributing to Criminal Deliquency of a Minor - Pre-trial, 14CF073 - Obstruction of Justice / Destroying Evidence - Pre-trial, 14CM304 - Bad Checks - Pre-trial, and multiple traffic charges. New charge in 17CF193 was read. Next court date scheduled for November 21 at 10 a.m.

 

16CF236 - Danny L. Rose - Possession of a Stolen Firearm, Possession of Meth Less Than 5 Grams, Harrassing an Animal with a Vehicle, Taking Animals From Along Highway, Unlawful Transportation of a Weapon, and Unlawful Possession of Wildlife Parts - Negotiated Plea. Both sides need some time to work out final details. Next court date scheduled for October 10 at 10 a.m.

 

17CF018 - Kevin M. Rensman - Aggravated Battery and Violating an Order of Protection - Pre-trial. Also a traffic charge. State and defense agree that a plea will be reached. Next court date scheduled for October 23 at 10 a.m.

 

17CF066 - Mary A. Scott - Meth Delivery Between 100 and 400 Grams - Pre-trial. Defendant is seeking to hire private counsel. Jury trial is vacated. Pre-trial is scheduled for November 9 at 10 a.m.

 

17CF130 - Gerald F. Olive - Aggravated Battery and Aggravated Battery of a Child Under Age 13 / Disabled Person - Status Hearing. Defendant is not present. Next court date scheduled for October 16 at 10 a.m.

 

17CF183 - Pamela K. Benedict - Aggravated Battery of a Peace Officer - Preliminary Hearing. Also 17CM113 - Disorderly Conduct and Resisting a Peace Officer - Pre-trial. Preliminary hearing is waived in 17CF183. Formal arraignment is waived, trial by jury requested. Jury trial scheduled for February, pre-trial scheduled for February 6 at 10 a.m.

 

17CF190 - Markes N. Rodgers - Attempted Murder - Preliminary Hearing. Both sides agree to continue preliminary hearing until October 16 at 10 a.m.

 

17CF208 - Cranston D. Moore - Possession of a Stolen Vehicle - First Appearance with Counsel. Preliminary hearing scheduled for November 2 at 9 a.m. Bond hearing scheduled for October 5 at 9 a.m.

 

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Christian County Divorces Filed 9/24 - 9/30

The following divorce was reported to Regional Radio News by the Christian County Circuit Clerk's Office.

 

9/26 - Scott E. Daugherty and Sharon L. Daugherty

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Christian County Court Cases 10/2/17

These are the results of the following court cases heard in the Christian County Court on Monday, October 2nd:

 

17CF153 - Josh E. Bain - 4 Counts of Narcotics Possession - Pre-trial. Also 15CF226 - Threatening a Public Official - Petition to Revoke / Pre-trial. State has made an offer, defense is making a counter-offer. Pre-trial continued to October 6 at 10 a.m.

 

17CF154 - Travis W. Foor - Possession of a Controlled Substance - First Appearance with Counsel. Also two traffic charges. Defendant has not hired counsel. Public defender is appointed, next appearance set for November 7 at 10 a.m.

 

17CF120 - Shayne E. O’Dell - Domestic Battery with a Prior - Pre-trial. Also two other CL charges. State and defense believe this will be resolved before trial. Trial continued to November, pre-trial continued until October 16 at 10 a.m.

 

17CF018 - Kevin M. Rensman - Aggravated Battery and Violating a Protection Order - Motion hearing. Also a traffic charge. Defense counsel is looking to negotiate and settle matter. Pre-trial continued until October 3 at 10 a.m.

 

17CF184 - Michael P. Shilling - Predatory Criminal Sexual Assault - Preliminary Hearing. Also 17CF091 - 7 Counts of Child Pornography Possession - Pre-trial. Preliminary hearing in 17CF184 is waived. Formal arraignment is waived, defense pleads not guilty. Defense requests trial by jury. Both matters will have trial scheduled in February, next pre-trial scheduled for December 11 at 10 a.m.

 

17CF140 - Rodney D. Sizemore - Criminal Damage to Government Property Less Than $500 and Violating a Protection Order - Pre-trial. Also 17CF128 - Possession of a Stolen Vehicle, and multiple traffic charges. Defense has made drug court referral. Motion to continue is granted, next pre-trial scheduled for November 2 at 10 a.m.

 

16CF133 - Lorna A. Smith - Possession of a Controlled Substance, DUI - Drug, and Reckless Driving - Pre-trial. Defendant fails to appear. She is in residential drug treatment in Bloomington. Notice to Appear to be sent, next appearance scheduled for November 13 at 10 a.m.

 

17CF149 - Justice T. Stalling - 2 Counts of Meth Delivery Less Than 5 Grams - Pre-trial. Motion of additional disclosure is made, state has made an offer to defendant. State’s offer is revoked as motion of additional disclosure is granted. Pre-trial scheduled for October 30 at 10 a.m.

 

16CF042 - Robert A. Stivers - Aggravated Battery of a Child Less Than 13 and 2 Counts of Murder. - Pre-trial. Also 15CF204 - Driving Recklessly / Suspicion of DUI, 15CF165 - Failure to Report an Accident with Injury and Driving Recklessly / Suspicion of DUI, and two traffic charges. Original assistant public defender has declined because it would be too much of a time commitment. New assistant public defender for this case has agreed to serve on defense for this case. Motion to preserve evidence is granted. State has gotten all opinions to defense counsel. Motions hearing set for November 16 at 11 a.m.

 

15CF052 - Johnny E. Weber - Domestic Battery with a Prior - Petition to Revoke / Pre-trial. Pre-trial continued until November 27 at 10 a.m.

 

17CF021 - Joshua A. Westerfield - Burglary - Pre-trial. Also 17CF017 - Burglary. Drug court referral has been made, but they did not take the case. Trial set for late January. Next pre-trial set for January 22 at 10 a.m.

 

17CF207 - Darrell J. Standard - Possession of a Stolen Vehicle - First Appearance. Charge was read. Probable cause was given and is found. Bond is set at $10,000. Public defender is appointed. First appearance with counsel scheduled for October 3 at 10 a.m.

 

08CF021 - Jack S. Terrill - Aggravated Battery in a Public Place - First Appearance. Charge was read. Probable cause was given and is found. Bond set at $25,000. Public defender is appointed. First appearance with counsel set for October 3 at 10 a.m.

 

17CF208 - Cranston D. Moore - Possession of a Stolen Vehicle - First Appearance. Charge was read. Probable cause was given and is found. Bond set at $10,000. Special public defender is appointed. First appearance with counsel scheduled for October 3 at 10 a.m.

 

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Christian County Marriage Licenses - 9/10 - 9/23

The following marriages and civil union applications were filed in the Christian County Courthouse and reported to Regional Radio News.

 

9-13

Groom: Dakota J. King

Bride: Staci L. Scott

 

9-13

Groom: Johnny M. Scott

Bride: Emily J. Gillis

 

9-14

Groom: Levi L. West

Bride: Holly L. Pruett

 

9-20

Groom: Matthew T. Austin

Bride: Ashley M. Walker

 

9-21

Groom: Cody R. Miller

Bride: Jamie L. Weller

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Christian County Divorces Filed 9/17 - 9/23

The following divorce was reported to Regional Radio News by the Christian County Circuit Clerk's Office.

 

9/19 - Aaron White and Carrie White

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Christian County Court Cases 9/25/17

These are the results of the following court cases heard in the Christian County Court on Monday, September 25th:

 

13CF130 - Jeremy C. Christian - 6 Counts of Possession of Meth Precursor Without a Prescription - Petition to Revoke / Pre-trial. Defendant has done well in treatment. Both sides ask for a court review. 402 conference scheduled for 8:30 a.m. on October 26, with pre-trial at 10 a.m. that morning.

 

16CF128 - Devon J. Newman - Possession of Cannabis Between 30 and 500 Grams, Fleeing / Attempting to Elude an Officer, and Resisting a Peace Officer - Pre-trial. Also multiple traffic charges. Defense counsel is withdrawing from the case, defendant is in process of hiring new attorney. Next court date scheduled for October 26 at 10 a.m.

 

16CF173 - Kandi R. Jacobs - Possession of a Stolen Title / Certificate / Plate - Pre-trial. Also 16CM009 - Retail Theft Less Than $300 and a traffic charge. Both sides are continuing negotiations. Pre-trial continued until October 26 at 10 a.m.

 

17CF066 - Mary Ann Scott - Meth Delivery Between 100 and 400 Grams - Pre-trial. Defendant requests trial continuance to seek private counsel. Motion is denied. Final pre-trial October 3 at 10 a.m. Judge orders defendant be remanded to Christian County jail.

 

17CF140 - Rodney D. Sizemore - Criminal Damage to Government Property Less Than $500 and Violating an Order of Protection - Pre-trial. Also 17CF128 - Receiving Possession of a Stolen Vehicle and multiple traffic charges. State has made an offer, defendant is looking to get a drug court referral. Pre-trial continued until October 2 at 10 a.m.

 

17CF133 - Nicholas T. Abbott - Possession of Meth Less Than 5 Grams - Pre-trial. State gives an offer to defendant. Motion to continue jury trial is made. Motion is granted to continue jury trial until November, and final pre-trial scheduled for October 23 at 10 a.m.

 

17CF201 - Brandy L. Miles - Burglary - Motion to Reduce Bail. Defendant testifies on her own behalf. Defense counsel asks for recognizance bond or furlough to get treatment for cocaine addiction. Motion to get a furlough to get into treatment is granted. She will be taken to rehab once a bed is available.

 

17CF203 - Scott H. Patnode - Suspicion of DUI - Motion to Reduce Bail. Motion is withdrawn. Preliminary hearing scheduled for October 24 at 10 a.m.

 

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Christian County Court Cases 9/22/17

These are the results of the following court cases heard in the Christian County Court on Friday, September 22nd:

 

13CF208 - Tanya K. Mansfield - Manufacturing/Delivery of Cannabis Between 10 and 30 Grams and Narcotics Possession - Petition to Revoke / Pre-trial. Defendant accepts plea offered by state. She will serve three years in prison and two years of supervised release.

 

15CF102 - Kane E. Passini - Criminal Damage to Property Between $300 and $10,000, Domestic Battery, and Criminal Damage to Property Less Than $300 - Petition to Revoke / First Appearance. Probation extended to pay off money owed to court, and new payment order is set. Next court date scheduled for January 17 at 9 a.m.

 

15CF136 - Howard C. Buoy - Criminal Damage to Property Between $300 and $10,000. Petition to Revoke / Pre-trial. Also a traffic charge. Waiting on outcome in a Shelby County pending case. Next court date scheduled for October 16 at 10 a.m.

 

17CF090 - Brett L. Peters - Burglary - Pre-trial. State has made an offer to defendant. Pre-trial continued until October 31 at 10 a.m.

 

17CF114 - Mackenzie J. Brion - Possession of a Controlled Substance and Ingesting Toluol / Acetone, etc. - Preliminary Hearing. Preliminary hearing is waived. Formal arraignment is waived, defense enters plea of not guilty, requests pre-trial only. Next pre-trial scheduled for November 3 at 10 a.m.

 

17CF121 - Alissa F. Long - Possession of Meth Less Than 5 Grams, Possession of Syringe, Needles, etc., and Obstructing Justice / Destroying Evidence - Bond Forfeiture. Defendant is present. Warrant is quashed. Bond forfeiture continued until October 17 at 10 a.m.

 

17CM124 - Christopher J. Johnson - Resisting a Peace Officer - First Appearance. Defendant will have a hearing in another case on October 3 at 9 a.m. This matter continued until that date.

 

17CM125 - Aaron C. Davis - Violating a Protection Order - First Appearance. Charge read to defendant. Public Defender appointed. First appearance with counsel scheduled for October 31 at 10 a.m.

 

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Christian County Court Cases 9/21/17

These are the results of the following court cases heard in the Christian County Court on Thursday, September 21st:

 

13CF208 - Tanya K. Mansfield - Manufacturing/Delivery of Cannabis Between 10 and 30 Grams and Narcotics Possession - Petition to Revoke / Pre-trial. State has made an offer. Offer will be good until next court appearance September 22 at 10 a.m.

 

16CF067 - Emily R. Redfern - Possession of Meth Less Than 5 Grams - Petition to Revoke / Pre-trial. Two sides are looking to discuss a resolution to the petition. Next court date scheduled for October 30 at 10 a.m.

 

17CF139 - Amanda G. Mollet - Possession of Meth Less Than 5 Grams - Pre-trial. Also 17CF125 - Meth Delivery Less Than 5 Grams. Pre-trial continued until November 16 at 10 a.m.

 

17CF182 - Melinda D. Kraut - Possession of Meth Less Than 5 Grams and DUI - Preliminary Hearing. Preliminary hearing is waived, waived formal arraignment and entered plea of not guilty. Jury trial set for January 29, 2018 and pre-trial set for January 23 at 10 a.m.

 

17CF190 - Markes N. Rodgers - Attempted Murder - Motion to Reduce Bail. Defendant testifies on his own behalf. Bond reduction is denied. Preliminary hearing already scheduled for October 3 at 10 a.m.

 

17CF194 - Larry L. Scott - Attempted Murder - Motion to Reduce Bail and Status Hearing. Defense counsel advised defendant of potential conflict last night. Defendant wants to keep him on case and would waive conflict of interest. But whether the conflict can be waived or not is not known yet. Status hearing set for September 29 at 10 a.m., preliminary hearing remains scheduled for October 3 at 10 a.m.

 

2017CF136 - Jesse W. Demascal - Criminal Damage to Property Between $500 and $10,000 and Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon - First appearance. Also 17CM073 - Criminal Damage to Property Less Than $300. Charges were read. Next court date scheduled for October 31 at 10 a.m.

 

17CF203 - Scott Patnode - DUI - First Appearance. Charge was read to defendant. Preliminary hearing set for October 24 at 10 a.m.

 

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Christian County Court Cases 9/18/17

These are the results of the following court cases heard in the Christian County Court on Monday, September 18th:

 

17CF194 - Larry L. Scott - Attempted Murder - First Appearance with Counsel. Preliminary hearing scheduled for October 3. PD Grigsby may have a conflict as he is representing a witness on another felony matter. Status on that set for September 21 at 10 a.m. Bond motion will also be heard on September 21.

 

16CF226 - Pamela Rozplochowski - Possession of a Stolen Vehicle - Appearance with Counsel. Also 16CF104 - Theft Under $500 With a Prior and 16CF021 - Retail Theft Less Than $300. She will be furloughed to mental health treatment center, and will be ordered to wear a GPS device. Next appearance scheduled for November 2 at 10 a.m.

 

17CF112 - David W. Moore, Jr. - Aggravated Battery of a Peace Officer and Aggravated Battery of a Pregnant/Handicapped Person. Also multiple traffic charges. Pre-trial. Negotiated open plea is reached. He will plead guilty to both counts. Factual basis is given. The case will be referred to problem solving court.

 

27CF152 - Nathaniel Z. Bain - 2 Counts of Narcotics Possession - Pre-trial. Defense will not be ready for trial in November, looking for additional discovery. Jury trial now set for December, next pre-trial set for September 29 at 10 a.m.

 

16CF182 - Michael D. White - Possession of Meth Less Than 5 Grams. Pre-trial. Also 16CF121 - Possession of Meth Less Than 5 Grams and 2 counts of Possession of a Controlled Substance. Next court date set for September 28 at 10 a.m.

 

17CF134 - Sarah M. Hopping - Aggravated Identity Theft Person Over Age 60 - Appearance with Counsel. Preliminary hearing is waived. Arraignment is waived, pre-trial only set for October 17 at 10 a.m.

 

17CF169 - Joseph K Ruyle - Criminal Trespassing to Residence with Person Present and Battery - Appearance with counsel. Next appearance set for October 12 at 10 a.m.

 

17CF135 - Travis J. Hopping - Aggravated Identity Theft Person Over Age 60 - Preliminary hearing. PD Grigsby recuses himself from case, Marissa Sans is appointed to represent defendant. State has made an offer that is acceptable to defendant. First Appearance with Counsel set for October 17 at 10 a.m.

 

17CF183 - Pamela K. Benedict - Aggravated Battery of a Peace Officer - First Appearance with Counsel. Preliminary hearing scheduled for October 3 at 10 a.m.

 

17CF102 - Brenton A. Evans - Criminal Damage to Property Between $300 and $10,000 - Preliminary Hearing. Charge has been amended to include correct car owner’s information. Preliminary hearing is waived. Arraignment is waived. Defendant pleads not guilty and requests jury trial. Jury trial scheduled for December, pre-trial scheduled for November 20 at 10 a.m.

 

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Christian County Court Cases 9/15/17

These are the results of the following court cases heard in the Christian County Court on Friday, September 15th:

 

17CF098 - Paul E. Allen - Criminal Damage to Property Between $300 and $10,000 and Domestic Battery - Petition to Revoke / Pre-trial. Also 17CM105 - Battery - Pre-trial. State has made an offer this morning, defense counsel has not communicated offer to defendant. Pre-trial  and Petition to Revoke Hearing scheduled for October 17 at 2 p.m.

 

17CF183 - Pamela K. Benedict - Aggravated Battery of a Peace Officer - Status hearing. Also 17CM113 - Disorderly Conduct and Resisting a Peace Officer and 15CM235 - Disorderly Conduct. She has not been able to hire an attorney. Public defender is appointed. First appearance with counsel is set for September 18 at 10 a.m.

 

17CF131 - Cory L. Blake - Criminal Damage to Property Between $500 and $10,000 - First Appearance with Counsel. Also 14CM203 - Consumption of Liquor as a Minor. Next court date scheduled for October 20 at 10 a.m.

 

17CF010 - Robert D. Burke - 4 Counts of Burglary - Status Hearing. An open plea is reached. He will plead guilty to all four counts. The case will be deferred to problem-solving court, and he will pay restitution to be agreed upon at a later date. Factual basis was given.

 

17CF056 - Erica K. Cunitz - Possession of Meth Less Than 5 Grams - Petition to Revoke / First Appearance. Next court date scheduled for November 16 at 10 a.m.

 

17CF051 - Charles T. Lee - Meth Delivery Between 15 and 100 Grams and Aggravated Meth Delivery Between 15 and 100 Grams - Pre-trial. Negotiated Plea is reached. He will be sentenced to 18 years in prison with 3 years of parole. No more charges will be filed as part of the plea. Factual basis was given.

 

17CF190 - Markes N. Rodgers - Attempted Murder - Motion to Reduce Bail. Defense counsel asks for probation to conduct risk assessment of defendant. Bond reduction motion continued until September 21 at 10 a.m.

 

17CF184 - Michael P. Shilling - Predatory Criminal Sexual Assault - Motion to Reduce Bail. Motion to be continued generally until after preliminary hearing scheduled for October 2 at 10 a.m.

 

17CF126 - Jenna L. Sparling - Criminal Damage to Property Between $300 and $10,000 - Preliminary Hearing. Hearing is continued until September 29 at 10 a.m.

 

13CF198 - Lacey L. Sparling - Narcotics Possession, Manufacturing / Delivery of Cannabis Between 30 and 500 Grams, and Manufacturing / Delivery of Cannabis Between 10 and 30 Grams - Status Hearing. She has went through detox and in-patient rehab. She will be referred to problem solving court. Next court date set for October 17 at 10 a.m.

 

17CF189 - Curtis L. Worker - Aggravated Battery with a Victim Over Age 60 - Motion to Reduce Bail. Bond motion continued until September 29 at 10 a.m.

 

16CF065 - Matthew D. Swisher - Aggravated DUI Resulting in a Death - Negotiated Plea. Defendant will serve five years in prison and 2 years parole. Victim's mother and sister read statements before the court, along with defendant who apologized to the family.

 

17CF194 - Larry L. Scott - Attempted Murder -  First appearance. Charge was read, probable cause was given. New amended charge will be filed after this appearance. Bond set at $1,000,000. Public defender appointed. Next court date scheduled for September 18 at 10 a.m.

 

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Christian County Court Cases 9/14/17

These are the results of the following court cases heard in the Christian County Court on Thursday, September 14th:

 

17CF180 - Curtis M. Fisher - Criminal Damage to Property Between $300 and $10,000 and Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon - First Appearance. Charges were read to defendant. Public defender appointed. First appearance with counsel set for October 17 at 10 a.m.

 

17CF094 - Mitchell D. Manion - Domestic Battery with a Prior - Pre-trial. Victim has signed a waiver of non-prosecution. State says they will drop charge against defendant.

 

17CF139 - Amanda G. Mollet - Meth Possession Less Than 5 Grams - Motion to Reduce Bail. Also 17CF125 - Meth Delivery Less Than 5 Grams. Defendant testifies on her own behalf. Bond motion granted. Probation will directed to find a bed for the defendant and she will be furloughed to treatment once a bed is found at a drug rehab facility. Pre-trial scheduled for September 21 at 10 a.m.

 

17CF190 - Markes N. Rodgers - Attempted Murder - First Appearance with Counsel. Preliminary hearing scheduled for October 3 at 10 a.m. Bond reduction hearing scheduled for September 15 at 10 a.m.

 

15CF123 - Gary M. Thompson Jr. - Criminal Damage to Property Between $300 and $10,000 and Criminal Damage to Property Less Than $300 - Petition to Revoke / First Appearance. He has another case pending in Shelby County and defense counsel asks for time for that to be resolved. Case reset to October 19 at 10 a.m.

 

14CF227 - Phillip E. Wicker II - Aggravated Battery - Petition to Revoke / Pre-trial. Pre-trial continued to October 19 at 10 a.m.

 

17CF189 - Curtis L. Worker - Aggravated Battery (Victim over 60) - First Appearance with Counsel. Also 17CF088 - Reckless Driving / Suspicion of DUI - Status Hearing and 16CF056 - Criminal Damage to Government Property Less Than $500 - Petition to Revoke / Pre-trial. Preliminary hearing for 17CF189 scheduled for September 29 at 10 a.m. Motion to reduce bond set for September 15 at 10 a.m. State has made an offer to encompass all matters.

 

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Christian County Court Cases 9/12/17

These are the results of the following court cases heard in the Christian County Court on Tuesday, September 12th:

 

16CF222 - George T. Bailey - Theft Between $500 and $10,000 and Theft Less Than $500 - Petition to Revoke / First Appearance. Not present. Warrant issued, $20,000 bond set.

 

17CM119 - Micah D. Beck - Battery - First Appearance. Charge was read. Public defender appointed. First appearance with counsel is set for October 12 at 10 a.m.

 

17CF183 - Pamela K. Benedict - Aggravated Battery of a Peace Officer - First Appearance. 17CM113 - Disorderly Conduct and Resisting a Peace Officer. Charges were read. Defendant seeks time to look for an attorney. Status set for September 15 at 10 a.m.

 

17CM085 - Gregory W. Donaldson - 2 Counts of Resisting a Peace Officer - First Appearance with Counsel. Waive arraignment, jury trial requested. Only pre-trial requested for October 26. Pre-trial scheduled for October 26 at 10 a.m.

 

15CF164 - Dean A. Ellis - Residential Burglary and Burglary. Not present. Warrant issued, $5,000 bond set.

 

17CF064 - Chism L. Haworth - Meth Delivery Less Than 5 Grams and Possession of Meth Less Than 5 Grams - Petition to Revoke / First Appearance. Petition was read. Defendant will seek attorney. Next court date set for October 12 at 10 a.m.

 

17CM145 - Ricci S. Johnson II - Criminal Damage to Property Less Than $500 and Criminal Trespassing to Land - First Appearance. Charges were read. Defendant would like time to hire counsel. First appearance with counsel set for October 12 at 10 a.m.

 

17CF158 - David A. Malone - Threatening a Public Official - First Appearance. Charge was read. Defendant asks for time to get attorney. First apperance with counsel scheduled for October 12 at 10 a.m.

 

17CM116 - Amy Merrifield - Criminal Damage to Property - First Appearance. Charge was read. She seeks time to talk with state. Next court date set for October 12 at 10 a.m.

 

16CF236 - Danny L. Rose - Possession of Stolen Firearm, Possession of Meth Less Than 5 Grams, Harassing Animals with Vehicle, Taking Birds/Mammals Along Highway, Unlawful Transportation of a Weapon, and Unlawful Possession of Wildlife Parts - Pre-trial. Defense counsel is still trying to finalize some details of the plea agreement. Next pre-trial and possible plea scheduled for September 19 at 10 a.m.

 

17CF174 - Kyla M. Ruyle - Criminal Trespassing to Land with a Person Present and Assault - First Appearance. Charges were read to defendant. Next court date scheduled for October 12 at 10 a.m.

 

17CF175 - Levi J. Ruyle - Criminal Trespassing to Land with a Person Present - First Appearance. Charge was read. First appearance with counsel set for October 13 at 10 a.m.

 

17CF159 - William E. Simmons - Theft Less Than $500 with a Prior. First Appearance. Not present. Warrant issued, $5,000 bond set.

 

16CF044 - Brett M. Sklenka - 2 Counts of Manufacturing/Delivery of Cocaine Between 1 and 15 Grams. Pre-trial. Defense requests jury trial to be vacated and pre-trial to be continued. Next pre-trial and possible plea scheduled for October 26 at 10 a.m.

 

17CF160 - Ralph J. Smith - Home Repair Fraud Contract over $1,000 - First Appearance. Not present. Warrant issued, $10,000 bond set.

 

17CF170 - Brent M. Walch - Possession of a Controlled Substance - First Appearance. Charge was read to defendant. Public defender appointed. First appearance with counsel set for October 13 at 10 a.m.

 

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Christian County Marriage Licenses 8/20 - 9/9

The following marriages and civil union applications were filed in the Christian County Courthouse and reported to Regional Radio News.

 

8-21

Groom: Clyde T. Breidenbaugh

Bride: Carol J. Grim

 

8-22

Groom: Nathan L. Schneider

Bride: Kayla M. Lucas

 

8-25

Groom: Rex W. Wheeler

Bride: Cassy M. Burrus

 

8-29

Groom: Jerry W. Riggs

Bride: Bonnie L. Durbin

 

9-1

Groom: Wesley K. Matthews

Bride: Jennafer L. Kirkendoll

 

9-1

Groom: Garrett C. Simpson

Bride: Amanda K. Jordan

 

9-1

Groom: Kasey L. Ewing

Bride: Lauren L. Rochkes

 

9-7

Groom: Zachary R. Bailey

Bride: Heaven M. Stone

 

9-7

Groom: Craig E. Reed

Bride: Sonja K. Gibbons

 

9-8

Groom: Andrew J. Brummett

Bride: Kelsey C. Sheedy

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Christian County Court Cases 9/11/17

These are the results of the following court cases heard in the Christian County Court on Monday, September 11th:

 

17CF183 - Pamela K. Benedict - Aggravated Battery of a Peace Officer - First Appearance. Also 17CM113 - Disorderly Conduct and Resisting a Peace Officer. Not present. Warrant requested. Probable cause given on the felony charge. Bond set at $10,000 on both cases.

 

17CF143 - Brian J. Boone - Bad Checks Charge - First Appearance. Charge was read to defendant. Defendant asks to speak with state. Next appearance scheduled for October 17 at 10 a.m.

 

17CF145 - Dustin A. Castle - Bad Checks Charge - First Appearance. Charge was read to defendant. Public defender is appointed. Next court date scheduled for October 20 at 10 a.m.

 

16CF004 - Fred L. Delahunt - Possession of Meth Less Than 5 Grams - Petition to Revoke / First Appearance. Violation of probation was read to defendant. Defendant will hire his own counsel. First appearance with counsel set for October 20 at 10 a.m.

 

17CM144 - Ricky L. Fancher, Jr. - Battery - First Appearance. Charge was read to defendant. Public defender appointed. Next court date scheduled for October 20 at 10 a.m.

 

17CF166 - Audrie L. Leach - Theft Between $10,000 and $100,000 - First Appearance. Charge was read to defendant. Public defender appointed, next court appearance scheduled for October 20 at 10 a.m.

 

17CF146 - Tyrone A. Powyszynski - Criminal Damage to Government Property Less Than $500 - First Appearance. Charge was read to defendant. Defendant would like to hire his own attorney. Next court date is scheduled for October 20 at 10 a.m.

 

17CF190 - Markes N. Rodgers - Attempted Murder - First Appearance. Charge was read to defendant. Probable cause given. Bond requested at $500,000. Defendant spoke on his own behalf for bond. Probable cause is found, and bond is set at $500,000. Public defender is appointed. First appearance with counsel scheduled for September 14 at 10 a.m.

 

17CM101 - Roy H. Timmes - Theft Less Than $500 and Aggravated Assault and Use of a Deadly Weapon - First Appearance. Charges were read to defendant. Public defender was appointed. Next appearance scheduled for October 20 at 10 a.m.

 

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Christian County Court Cases 9/8/17

These are the results of the following court cases heard in the Christian County Court on Friday, September 8th:

 

17CF010 - Robert D. Burke - 4 Counts of Burglary - Status Hearing. Defense counsel is looking to get defendant into treatment and problem solving court. Pre-trial continued to September 15 at 10 a.m. to get all paperwork worked out.

 

17CM118 - Craig B. Dorsey - Criminal Trespassing to Residence and Criminal Damage to Property Less Than $500. First Appearance. Charges read to defendant. Public defender appointed. Next court date scheduled for October 4 at 9 a.m.

 

17CF051 - Charles T. Lee - Meth Delivery Between 15 and 100 Grams and Aggravated Meth Delivery Between 15 and 100 Grams - Pre-trial. State made an offer to defendant yesterday. Pre-trial continued until September 15 at 10 a.m., state’s offer is good until that date.

 

17CF112 - David W. Moore, Jr. - Aggravated Battery of a Peace Officer and Aggravated Battery of a Pregnant / Handicapped Person - Pre-trial. Also multiple traffic charges. Defense has applied for problem-solving court. Jury trial is waived, defendant will plead guilty openly. He will plead guilty to both counts. Case will be pushed back to September 15 at 10 a.m. to get paperwork ready.

 

16CF205 - Ty E. Nation - Carrying / Possessing a Firearm in a Bar - Plea. He will plead guilty to the count, will face 2 years probation and 6 days in jail.

 

16CF092 - Danielle E. Patnode - Possession of a Controlled Substance and Possession of a Needle, Syringe, etc. - Petition to Revoke / Pre-trial. Also 16CM083 - Retail Theft Less Than $300. A bed is available for defendant for treatment as of September 13 at 1 p.m. Defendant will receive a furlough order to go to treatment. Next pre-trial will be October 16 at 10 a.m.

 

17CF184 - Michael P. Shilling - Predatory Criminal Sexual Assault - First Appearance. Also 17CF091 - 7 Counts of Child Pornography Possession - Pre-trial. New charge presented and read to the defendant. Public defender appointed. Jury trial in other case will be continued. Preliminary hearing in 17CF184 to be held on October 2 at 10 a.m., pre-trial in 17CF091 will be continued to that date.

 

17CM074 - Randy L. Sparling - Criminal Damage to Property Less Than $500 - Negotiated Plea. He will plead guilty to the count, he will serve 6 months in jail and pay restitution.

 

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Christian County Court Cases 9/7/17

These are the results of the following court cases heard in the Christian County Court on Thursday, September 7th:

 

17CF068 - Samantha J. Abbott - Possession of Meth Less Than 5 Grams - Pre-trial. Pre-trial continued until October 24 at 10 a.m.

 

17CF116 - Angela K. Bork - Criminal Trespassing to Residence with Person Present and Criminal Damage to Property Between $300 and $10,000 - Preliminary hearing. Not present. Warrant issued over objection of PD Grigsbey.

 

17CF123 - Dylan L. Carroll - Aggravated Battery - Motion to Reduce Bail. Also 16CF091 - Threatening a Public Official and Resisting a Peace Officer - Pre-trial, 16CF204 - Criminal Damage to Government Property Less Than $500 - Pre-trial, and two traffic charges. Defendant sworn to testify on his own behalf. Bond motion denied. Defense would like 30 days to receive new offer that includes newest charge. Next pre-trial scheduled for October 19 at 10 a.m.

 

17CM099 - Phillip J. Carter - Disorderly Conduct - First Appearance with Counsel. Formal arraignment is waived, not guilty plea entered. Jury trial scheduled for December, pre-trial scheduled for November 20 at 10 a.m.

 

17CF106 - Holly M. Hapner - Theft Between $500 and $10,000 and Possession of a Controlled Substance - Pre-trial. State has proposed an offer, and defense has proposed a counter offer. Next pre-trial scheduled for October 19 at 10 a.m.

 

17CM083 - Walter D. Harker - Criminal Damage to Property Less Than $300 - Pre-trial. State looking for more time to hear from victim about restitution. Pre-trial scheduled for October 20 at 10 a.m.

 

17CF156 - Joseph A. Leckner - Residential Arson - Pre-trial. Also 17CF129 - Possession of a Controlled Substance in a Penal Institution, 17CF099 - Aggravated Battery of a Peace Officer and Resisting a Peace Officer, 17CF054 - Failing to Register as a Violent Offender, and multiple traffic charges. Jury trial set for November, state will proceed on Residential Arson charge for that trial. Final pre-trial scheduled for October 26 at 10 a.m.

 

17CM081 - James T. Melvin - Possession of Cannabis Between 30 and 100 Grams - First Appearance with Counsel. Formal arraignment waived, not guilty plea entered. Next court appearance scheduled for September 21 at 1:15.

 

17CM123 - James B. Middleton - Battery and Assault - First Appearance. Also a traffic charge. Charges were read to defendant. Defendant will look to speak with state. Next court appearance scheduled for October 12 at 10 a.m.

 

17CF173 - Scott H. Patnode - Manufacturing/Delivery of a Controlled Substance Between 50 and 200 Grams - First Appearance. Also 17CF151 - Possession of a Meth Precursor Without a Prescription - Preliminary hearing. Charge in 17CF173 was read. Preliminary hearing in 17CF151 is waived. Formal arraignment is waived. Not guilty plea entered and requested trial by jury. Jury trial scheduled for January, pre-trial scheduled for January 23 at 10 a.m. Preliminary hearing in 17CF173 scheduled for October 24 at 10 a.m.

 

17CF043 - Jerry L. Shaff - Possession of Meth Less Than 5 Grams and Criminal Damage to Property Between $300 and $10,000 - Pre-trial. Negotiated plea is reached. He will plead guilty to charge one and be sentenced to two years probation. If he completes probation, no conviction will be entered.  Criminal Damage to Property Charge will be dismissed.

 

17CF147 - Jesse Shellenbarger - Narcotics Possession - Preliminary hearing. Also 17CM082 - Contributing to Criminal Deliquency of a Minor - First Appearance with Counsel. Preliminary hearing is waived. Formal arraignment is waived. Defense pleads not guilty and asks for pre-trial only. State has made an offer. Pre-trial scheduled for September 21 at 10 a.m.

 

17CF091 - Michael P. Shilling - 7 Counts of Possession of Child Pornography - Pre-trial. New case and charge will be filed by state. Next pre-trial and first appearance on new charge will be set for September 8 at 10 a.m.

 

16CF182 - Michael D. White - Possession of Meth Less Than 5 Grams - Hearing. Next court appearance scheduled for September 18 at 10 a.m.

 

17CF097 - Julie E. Woods - Theft of Motor Fuel Less Than $150 - Status Hearing. Defendant needs more time to speak with state. Next appearance scheduled for October 20 at 10 a.m.

 

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Christian County Court Cases 9/5/17

These are the results of the following court cases heard in the Christian County Court on Tuesday, September 5th:

 

17CF098 - Paul E. Allen - Criminal Damage to Property Between $500 and $10,000 and Domestic Battery - Petition to Revoke / Pre-trial. Also 17CM105 - Battery. Defense denies allegations for Petition to Revoke. Next pre-trial scheduled for September 15 at 10 a.m.

 

17CM115 - Kaley J. Armstrong - Retail Theft Less Than $300 - First Appearance. She does not appear. Warrant issued.

 

17CF153 - Josh E. Bain - 4 Counts of Narcotics Possession - Preliminary Hearing. Also 15CF226 - Threatening a Public Official - Petition to Revoke / Pre-trial. Defense waives preliminary hearing in 17CF153. Formal arraignment is waived, defense pleads not guilty and requests trial by jury. Jury trial set for November. State has made an offer to defendant. Pre-trial scheduled for October 2 at 10 a.m., offer will expire on that date.

 

17CM112 - Dustin J. Benedict - Disorderly Conduct and Resisting a Peace Officer - First Appearance. Charges were read. Public defender is appointed. Next court date scheduled for October 20 at 10 a.m.

 

17CF111 - Justin M. Bright - Domestic Battery with a Prior and Aggravated Battery in a Public Place - Pre-trial. Also, 17CF109 - Criminal Trespassing to Residence with Person Present and 2 Counts of Battery, 17CF008 - Possession of Meth Less Than 5 Grams - Petition to Revoke / Pre-trial, and multiple traffic charges. Jury trial continued. Pre-trial only scheduled for October 16 at 10 a.m.

 

16CF229 - Brian Ferguson -  Home Invasion with a Dangerous Weapon and Residential Arson - Motion to Reconsider. Filed a motion to reduce his sentence. Hearing scheduled for October 2 at 11 a.m.

 

17CF165 - Joseph L. Ishmael - Residential Burglary and Theft Between $10,000 and $100,000 - Preliminary Hearing. Also 17CF142 - Aggravated Domestic Battery, Domestic Battery with a Prior, and Criminal Trespassing to Resident with a Person Present. Defense waives preliminary hearing in both cases. Formal arraignment is waived, defense pleads not guilty. Jury trial set for November, pre-trial set for October 23 at 10 a.m.

 

13CF178 - Adam J. Kee - Theft Between $500 and $10,000 - Petition to Revoke / Pre-trial. Next court date scheduled for November 16 at 10 a.m.

 

17CF148 - Rebecca E. Miller - 2 Counts of Narcotics Possession - Preliminary Hearing. Defense waives preliminary hearing and bond agreement has been reached. Trial by jury scheduled for December, pre-trial scheduled for November 20 at 10 a.m. Both sides have agreed to $10,000 bond.

 

16CF092 - Danielle E. Patnode - Possession of a Controlled Substance and Possession of a Syringe / Needle / etc. - Petition to Revoke / Pre-trial. Also 16CM083 - Retail Theft Less Than $300. Defendant looking to get into treatment. Next court date scheduled for September 8 at 10 a.m.

 

17CM059 - Jeremy E. Reiss - Retail Theft Less Than $300 - Appearance with Counsel. Formal arraignment is waived. Pre-trial scheduled for October 5 at 10 a.m.

 

17CF050 - Destiny R. Rickman - Possession of Meth Less Than 5 Grams - Pre-trial. Also 16CF224 - Possession of Meth Less Than 5 Grams and 16CL004 - Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Defendant has found a spot in a drug treatment center. Pre-trial scheduled for November 9 at 10 a.m.

 

17CM117 - Shaylynn P. Rockford - Domestic Battery - First Appearance. Charge was read. Public defender appointed. Next court date scheduled for October 5 at 10 a.m.

 

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Christian County Divorces Filed 8/28 - 9/1

The following divorce was reported to Regional Radio News by the Christian County Circuit Clerk's Office.

 

8/28 - Cecil K. Carter, Jr. and Sandra L. Carter

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Christian County Court Cases 8/31/17

These are the results of the following court cases heard in the Christian County Court on Thursday, August 31st:

 

17CF152 - Nathaniel Z. Bain - 2 Counts of Narcotics Possession - Preliminary Hearing. Preliminary hearing is waived. Formal arraignment is waived. Defendant pleads not guilty and requests trial by jury in October. Trial scheduled for October, pre-trial scheduled for September 18 at 10 a.m.

 

17CF123 - Dylan L. Carroll - Aggravated Battery - Pre-trial. Also 16CF204 - Criminal Damage to Government Property Less Than $500, 16CF091 - Threatening a Public Official and Resisting a Peace Officer, and multiple traffic charges. Amended bond motion set for today. Because Judge Paisley is out, defense requests motion be pushed back to September 7 so he is here. Next court date scheduled for September 7 at 10 a.m.

 

17CF057 - Gabriel I. Crews - Forgery - Preliminary Hearing. Also multiple traffic charges. Alan Mills with Taylorville Police Department called as witness. Probable cause is found. Formal arraignment is waived, defense requests trial by jury. Defense asks for November trial. Trial scheduled for November, pre-trial scheduled for October 23rd at 10 a.m.

 

17CF071 - Josh D. Hill - Meth Delivery Between 15 and 100 grams and Meth Delivery Between 5 and 15 Grams. Pre-trial. State has given defendant an offer. Pre-trial continued until October 5 at 10 a.m.

 

17CF085 - Tracy J. Kennedy - Possession of a Controlled Substance - Pre-trial. Also 17CL045 - Possession of Drug Paraphernalia - Clerk Review. Both sides agree to continue pre-trial until November 2 at 10 a.m.

 

17CF182 - Melinda D. Kraut - Possession of Meth Less Than 5 Grams and DUI - First Appearance with Counsel. Preliminary hearing requested and immediate bond hearing. Defendant testifies on her own behalf. Bond motion is denied, but it can be renewed. Next court date scheduled for September 21 at 10 a.m.

 

17CF051 - Charles T. Lee - Meth Delivery Between 15 and 100 Grams and Aggravated Meth Delivery Between 15 and 100 Grams - Pre-trial. Trial continued until October. State has made a new offer to defendant. Pre-trial bond motion hearing scheduled for September 8 at 10 a.m.

 

15CF240 - David L. Robinson - Theft Between $500 and $10,000 - Preliminary Hearing. Additional discovery is coming. Next pre-trial set for October 17 at 10 a.m.

 

16CF226 - Pamela J. Rozplochowski - Possession of a Stolen Vehicle - Status hearing. Also 16CF104 - Theft Less Than $500 With a Prior and 16CF021 - Retail Theft Less Than $300. She does not appear. Warrant already out for her arrest on a separate case, this case added to that warrant over defense counsel objection.

 

17CF178 - Joshua M. Sams - Retail Theft Less Than $300 - First Appearance. Also 16CF010 - Retail Theft Less Than $300, 17CM007 - Retail Theft Less Than $300, and two traffic charges. Open plea is reached. Charge in 17CF178 will be dismissed. He will plead guilty to charge in 16CF010. Status hearing scheduled for October 19 at 10 a.m.

 

16CF125 - Brittany N. Scribner - Aggravated Use of a Communication Device While Driving Resulting in a Death - Negotiated Plea. Also a traffic charge. Defense counsel is ill and not present. Rescheduled for October 3 at 9 a.m.

 

17CF028 - Toni K. Sherman - Aggravated Battery - Pre-trial. Plea and sentencing scheduled for October 17 at 10 a.m.

 

17CM051 - Joey L. Shoraga - Domestic Battery - Pre-trial. State has made an offer. Pre-trial and possible plea continued until September 28 at 10 a.m.

 

17CF179 - Shiloh K. Thomas - Domestic Battery With a Prior - First Appearance. Charge was read. Public Defender was appointed. Recognizance bond of $5,000 set. Next appearance scheduled for October 19 at 10 a.m.

 

14CF227 - Phillip E. Wicker II - Aggravated Battery - Petition to Revoke / Pre-trial. Pre-trial continued until September 14 at 10 a.m.

 

16CM226 - Brian J. Windell - Retail Theft Less Than $300 - Pre-trial. Negotiations are ongoing. Next pre-trial scheduled for October 17 at 10 a.m.

 

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Christian County Court Cases 08/29/17

These are the results of the following court cases heard in the Christian County Court on Tuesday, August 29th:

 

17CF068 - Samantha J. Abbott - Possession of Meth Less Than 5 Grams - Pre-trial. State has made an offer. Defense counsel will discuss offer with defendant. Next appearance scheduled for September 7 at 10 a.m.

 

15CF193 - Rebecca E. Bayless - Bad Checks - Pre-trial. Also 15CF137 - Contributing to Criminal Delinquency of a Minor, 14CF073 - Obstructing Justice, 14CM304 - Bad Checks, and multiple traffic charges. Jury trial set for December. Next pre-trial scheduled for October 3 at 10 a.m.

 

17CF113 - Sierra M. Durbin - Retail Theft Less Than $300 - First Appearance with Counsel. Also a traffic charge. Preliminary hearing requested and scheduled for October 30 at 10 a.m.

 

14CF070 - Dotty M. Eppenger - Residential Burglary and Aggravated Battery on a Peace Officer - Motion to Reduce Bail. Defense counsel notifies court about possible conflict of interest (his firm represents the victims of the burglary in a seperate matter.) Defendant waives possible conflict of interest and keeps counsel. Defendant testifies on her own behalf. Bond motion is denied.

 

17CF117 - Debbie R. Horn - Retail Theft Less Than $300 - Preliminary Hearing. Not present. Warrant issued over objection of defense counsel.

 

13CF022 - Heather M. Jones - 3 Counts of Narcotics Possession - Notice to Appear. Case is referred to collections.

 

17CF163 - Martha J. Kessler - Possession of Meth Less Than 5 Grams - First Appearance. Also two traffic charges. Preliminary hearing requested and scheduled for October 10 at 10 a.m. Formal arraignment waived and not guilty plea entered in traffic charges.

 

17CF011 - Jerome H. Mason - Criminal Damage to Government Property Less Than $500 - Pre-trial. Also 17CM060 - Obstructing Identification. State has made an offer, defendant would like to continue to negotiate. Next pre-trial scheduled for October 17 at 10 a.m.

 

17CF120 - Shayne E. O’Dell - Domestic Battery with a Prior - Pre-trial. Also 17CL043 - Possession of Cannabis 10 Grams or Less. Both sides are ready for trial. Final pre-trial scheduled for October 2 at 10 a.m.

 

15CF084 - Phillip P. Osgood - Aggravated Battery of a Peace Officer - First Appearance with Counsel. Next pre-trial scheduled for October 16 at 10 a.m.

 

17CF137 - Mary A. Schalk - Theft Between $500 and $10,000 - First Appearance with Counsel. Preliminary hearing requested scheduled for October 30 at 10 a.m.

 

17CM086 - Kathy J. Smith - Domestic Battery - First Appearance with Counsel. Formal arraignment is waived, pleads not guilty. Next court date is scheduled for October 16 at 10 a.m.

 

16CF228 - Antonio L. Thompson - Possession of a Controlled Substance and Possession of Meth Less Than 5 Grams - Pre-trial. Also multiple traffic charges. Both sides are close to a plea. Defendant would like time to think about the offer. Next court date scheduled for October 16 at 10 a.m.

 

17CM120 - Jeri M. Woodson - Criminal Damage to Property Less Than $500 - First Appearance. Charge read to defendant. Next court date scheduled for October 10 at 10 a.m.

 

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Christian County Divorces Filed 8/21 - 8/25

The following divorce was reported to Regional Radio News by the Christian County Circuit Clerk's Office.

 

8/23 - Jason M. Penner and Tiffany L. Barrow-Penner

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Christian County Court Cases 8/28/17

These are the results of the following court cases heard in the Christian County Court on Monday, August 28th:

 

16CF006 - Clifford D. Branham - Theft Between $500 and $10,000 - Pre-trial. Negotiated plea. He will plead guilty as charged. He will be sentenced to three years in the prison with one year of supervised release. Factual basis is given.

 

17CF111 - Justin M. Bright - Domestic Battery With a Prior and Aggravated Battery in a Public Place - Pre-trial. Also 17CF109 - Criminal Trespassing to Residence With Person Present and 2 Counts of Battery, 17CF008 - Possession of Meth Less Than 5 Grams - Petition to Revoke / Pre-trial, and multiple traffic charges. New count is filed. Preliminary hearing scheduled for August 30 at 10 a.m.

 

17CF150 - Ashli N. Brumberlow - 2 Counts of Meth Delivery Less Than 5 Grams - Preliminary Hearing. Preliminary hearing is waived. Formal arraignment is waived. Defendant pleads not guilty. Jury trial requested and scheduled for December. Final pre-trial set for November 20 at 10 a.m.

 

17CF002 - Treylon L. Fuller - Possession of Stolen Firearm and Manufacturing / Delivery of Cannabis Between 30 and 500 Grams - Pre-trial. Negotiated plea is reached. He would plead guilty to stolen firearm charge. He would be sentenced to 60 days in jail and two years probation. Factual basis is given. Cannabis charge is dismissed as part of the plea.

 

17CF035 - Brett R. Grant - Possession of Meth Less Than 5 Grams - Pre-trial. Case is dismissed.

 

13CF208 - Tanya K. Mansfield - Manufacturing / Delivery of Cannabis Between 10 and 30 Grams and Narcotics Possession - Pre-trial. Not here. Warrant issued. Bond set for $50,000.

 

17CF022 - Justin L. Marlow - Domestic Battery With a Prior - Pre-trial. Also 17CM017 - Criminal Trespassing to State Land. State looking to push jury trial back because of reluctant witness. Defense objects. Jury trial continued until October, pre-trial scheduled for September 25 at 10 a.m.

 

16CF109 - Bradley E. Martin - Child Pornography and 2 Counts of Child Pornography Possession - Sentence Reconsidering Hearing. Motion is denied. Appellate defender is appointed as his counsel is leaving their practice. Defendant will have 30 days to consider appeal.

 

17CM077 - Tanner J. McGinnis - Retail Theft Less Than $300 - Counsel Only Status. Case dismissed without prejudice.

 

17CF029 - Samuel R. Merriman - Aggravated Battery - Pre-trial. State has made an offer. Next court date scheduled for October 10 at 10 a.m.

 

16CM232 - Donald R. Minard - Violating a Protection Order - Pre-trial. Defense looking to get a psych eval of the defendant. Next court date scheduled for September 26 at 10 a.m.

 

17CM078 - Austin D. E. Owens - Retail Theft Less Than $300 - Counsel Only Status. Case dismissed without prejudice.

 

16CF092 - Danielle E. Patnode - Possession of a Controlled Substance and Possession of Syringe/Needles/etc. - Petition to Revoke / Pre-trial. Also, 16CM083 - Retail Theft Less Than $300. Patnode is looking to get into treatment. Next court appearance scheduled for September 5 at 10 a.m.

 

17CF066 - Mary A. Scott - Meth Delivery Between 100 and 400 Grams - Pre-trial. Defense not ready for trial. Jury trial continued until October. Final pre-trial and motion hearing scheduled for September 25 at 10 a.m.

 

17CF091 - Michael P. Shilling - 7 Counts of Child Pornography Possession - Pre-trial. Officer has not executed search warrant yet. Still waiting if more charges will be filed. Next court date scheduled for September 7 at 10 a.m.

 

17CF140- Rodney D. Sizemore - Criminal Damage to Government Property Less Than $500. - Pre-trial. Also, 17CF128 - Possession of a Stolen Vehicle, and multiple traffic charges. State has made an offer, but defendant rejects offer. Defense would like more time to talk to state. Jury trial continued to October. Final pre-trial scheduled for September 25 at 10 a.m.

 

17CM074 - Randy L. Sparling - Criminal Damage to Property Less Than $500 - Pre-trial. State has made an offer, defense made counteroffer. Pre-trial Continued to August 30 at 10 a.m.

 

17CM062 - Francis M. Weber - Obstructing Identification - Negotiated Plea. - Also two traffic charges. He will plead guilty to all of the charges. He is sentenced to 30 days in the county jail. Next court date scheduled for November 15 at 9 a.m.

 

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Christian County Court Cases 8/24/17

These are the results of the following court cases heard in the Christian County Court on Thursday, August 24th:

 

17CF156 - Joseph A. Leckner - Residential Arson - Preliminary Hearing. Also 17CF129 - Possession of a Controlled Substance in a Penal Institution, 17CF099 - Aggravated Battery of a Peace Officer and Resisting a Peace Officer, 17CF054 - Failure to Register as a Violent Offender, and multiple traffic charges. Preliminary hearing is waived in 17CF156, 17CF129, and 17CF099. Waives arraignment and pleads not guilty. Pre-trial scheduled for September 7 at 10 a.m.

 

17CF051 - Charles T. Lee - Meth Delivery Between 15 and 100 Grams and Aggravated Meth Delivery Between 15 and 100 Grams - Pre-trial. Pre-trial continued until August 31 at 10 a.m.

 

17CF115 - Joshua L. Lynch - Theft Between $500 and $10,000 - Pre-trial. Also 17CF003 - Retail Theft Less Than $300 and 16CF180 - Retail Theft Less Than $300. State has made an offer. Defense counsel is getting no response on subpoenas issued, he will be filing letters to hold them in contempt of court. Pre-trial continued until September 28 at 10 a.m.

 

16CF071 - Tilur M. Miller - Possession of a Controlled Substance - Status Hearing. Joint sentencing recommendation is reached. He will be put on another two years of first offender probation starting today.

 

16CF125 - Brittany N. Scribner - Aggravated Use of a Communication Device While Driving Resulting in a Death - Pre-trial. Also a traffic charge. There will be a plea in this case. Pre-trial continued until August 31 at 10 a.m.

 

17CF176 - David L. Ramsey Jr. - Manufacturing/Delivery of Cannabis Between 30 and 500 Grams - First Appearance. Probable cause is given. State asks for $5,000 bond, and is granted.

 

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Christian County Court Cases 8/22/17

These are the results of the following court cases heard in the Christian County Court on Tuesday, August 22nd:

 

17CF032 - Zachary T. Bland - Manufacturing/Delivering Cannabis Between 2,000 and 5,000 Grams - Pre-trial. Also 15CF178 - Manufacturing / Delivering Cannabis Between 10 and 30 Grams - Petition to Revoke / Pre-trial. Defense counsel and state will be meeting tomorrow morning. Final pre-trial set for September 26 at 10 a.m.

 

16CF236 - Danny L. Rose - Possession of a Stolen Firearm, Possession of Meth Less Than 5 Grams, Harassing an Animal with a Vehicle, Taking Birds/Mammals Along Highway, Unlawful Transport of a Weapon, and Unlawful Possession of Wildlife Parts - Pre-trial. Plea is nearly reached, some final details to work out. Plea date set for September 5 at 10 a.m.

 

17CF027 - Noah L. Allen - Meth Delivery Between 5 and 15 Grams - Pre-trial. Federal case does not seem to be coordinating with State on trials for this case. State’s trial set for October. Final pre-trial and motions hearing set for September 26 at 2 p.m. All pre-trial motions to be filed by September 5.

 

17CF058 - Jacob C. Johnson - Narcotics Possession - Pre-trial. Looking to get into drug court process. Next court date scheduled for September 26 at 10 a.m.

 

17CF059 - Danielle L. Johnson - 3 Counts of Narcotics Possession - Pre-trial. Both sides waiting on probation evaluation for possible drug court sentence. Next court date scheduled for September 26 at 10 a.m., with possible phone appearance by special prosecutor before than.

 

17CF090 - Brett L. Peters - Burglary - Pre-trial. State has made an offer. Jury trial pushed back to December. Next pre-trial set for September 22 at 10 a.m.

 

17CF108 - Erica L. Wessling - Theft Less Than $500 With a Prior - First Appearance with Counsel. Case continued until November 21 at 10 a.m.

 

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Christian County Divorces Filed 8/14 - 8/18

The following divorce was reported to Regional Radio News by the Christian County Circuit Clerk's Office.

 

8/14 - David L. Garner and Amy N. Garner

 

8/15 - Cole Y. Shoraga and Katelyn S. Allen

 

8/16 - Danial J. Warnsing and Lynda F. Warnsing

 

8/16 - Jason Lawrence and Sharon Lawrence

 

8/17 - Sharon L. Daugherty and Scott E. Daugherty

 

8/17 - Samuel R. Fortner and Amanda M. Fortner

 

8/18 - Todd E. Mann and Kelly R. Mann

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Christian County Marriage Licenses - 8/6 - 8/19

The following marriages and civil union applications were filed in the Christian County Courthouse and reported to Regional Radio News.

 

8-7

Groom: Richard E. Merrifield

Bride: Carolyn J. Collins

 

8-11

Groom: Dustin L. Amos

Bride: Amy J. Law

 

8-11

Groom: Jeffrey A. Watts

Bride: Emily D. Martin

 

8-11

Groom: Patrick S. Gagne

Bride: Katie A. O'Bryan

 

8-15

Groom: Brian S. Moore

Bride: Kenna E. Mink

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Christian County Court Cases 8/17/17

These are the results of the following court cases heard in the Christian County Court on Thursday, August 17th:

 

17CM089 - Natalee J. Callender - Domestic Battery - First Appearance. Charge was read. Public defender appointed. Probable cause given. Next court appearance scheduled for September 19 at 10 a.m.

 

17CM109 - Aaron J. Jackson - Domestic Battery - First Appearance with Counsel. The case is dismissed.

 

17CF085 - Tracy J. Kennedy - Possession of a Controlled Substance - Pre-trial. Also 17CL045 - Possession of Drug Paraphernalia - Clerk review. Defendant not present. Notice to appear will be sent. Next pre-trial scheduled for August 31 at 10 a.m.

 

17CF139 - Amanda G. Mollet - Possession of Meth Less Than 5 Grams - Preliminary Hearing. Also 17CF125 - Meth Delivery Less Than 5 Grams. Preliminary hearing is waived in both cases. Formal arraignment is waived, pre-trial only requested in both cases. Defense counsel has put in a bond reduction motion, 3-day notice waived by state. Defendant testifies on her own behalf. Defense asks for furlough for drug treatment, and a recognizance bond. Recognizance bond is denied. Furlough for drug treatment is denied at this time because of no bed space. Pre-trial scheduled for September 21 at 10 a.m.

 

17CF169 - Joseph K. Ruyle - Criminal Trespassing to Residence with Person Present and Battery - First Appearance. Charges were read. Public defender is appointed. Probable cause statement was given. Recognizance bond of $5,000 set. Next court appearance scheduled for September 18th at 10 a.m.

 

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Christian County Court Cases 8/14/17

These are the results of the following court cases heard in the Christian County Court on Monday, August 14th:

 

17CF153 - Josh E. Bain - 4 Counts of Narcotics Possession - First Appearance with Counsel. Preliminary hearing scheduled for September 5 at 10 a.m. Bond motion set for August 15 at 10 a.m.

 

17CF148 - Rebecca E. Miller - 2 Counts of Narcotics Possession - First Appearance with Counsel. Pre-trial set for September 5 at 10 a.m. Bond motion set for August 15 at 10 a.m.

 

16CF092 - Danielle E. Patnode - Possession of a Controlled Substance and Possession of a Syringe / Needle / etc. - Petition to Revoke / Pre-trial. Also, 16CM083 - Retail Theft Less Than $300. Reading of petition waived. Pre-trial scheduled for August 25 at 10 a.m.

 

17CF051 - Scott H. Patnode - Possession of Meth Precursor Without a Prescription - First Appearance with Counsel. Bond motion set for August 15 at 10. Preliminary hearing scheduled for September 7 at 10 a.m.

 

17CF147 - Jesse Shallenbarger - Narcotics Possession - First Appearance with Counsel. Preliminary hearing scheduled for September 7 at 10 a.m. Bond motion set for August 15 at 10 a.m.

 

17CM100 - Nikki A. Snow - Disorderly Conduct - First Appearance. Charge read to defendant. State makes an offer and defendant accepts. She would only owe court fines and fees. Next court date scheduled for November 8 at 9 a.m.

 

17CF120 - Shayne Odell - Domestic Battery with a Prior. Appearance with Counsel. Bond motion set for August 15 at 10 a.m.

 

17CF073 - Vayne E. Leckrone - DUI - Pre-trial. Pre-trial continuance scheduled for August 21 at 9 a.m.

 

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Christian County Court Cases 8/11/17

These are the results of the following court cases heard in the Christian County Court on Friday, August 11th:

 

17CF098 - Paul E. Allen - Criminal Damage to Property Between $500 and $10,000 and Domestic Battery - Motion to Reduce Bail. State and defense will continue to discuss the bond motion outside the courtroom. Bond hearing continued until next court appearance scheduled for September 5 at 10 a.m.

 

17CM096 - Kelsie M. Bass - Obstructing Identification - Appearance with Counsel. Also two traffic charges. Not here. Warrant issued, $5,000 bond set over objection of the her counsel.

 

17CM076 - Timothy Bethard - Battery - Appearance with Counsel. Formal arraignment is waived, pre-trial only requested. State has made an offer. Notice to appear set for September 19 at 10 a.m.

 

17CF031 - Wendy M. Chamness - Possession of Meth Less Than 5 Grams - Plea. Defendant will be pleading guilty as charged. She will be put on 2 years of first offender probation. Factual basis is given. Next court appearance scheduled for September 27 at 9 a.m.

 

17CF075 - Jacob J. Graham - Aggravated Battery in a Public Place - Preliminary Hearing. Preliminary hearing is waived. Formal arraignment is waived. Plea of not guilty is entered. Jury trial is requested and scheduled for October. Pre-trial scheduled for September 26 at 10 a.m.

 

16CF127 - Patricia H. Horn - Retail Theft Less Than $300 - Pre-trial. Defendant enters plea of guilty. Factual basis is given. Sentencing hearing scheduled for September 25 at 2 p.m.

 

17CF061 - Jacob C. Krouse - Narcotics Possession - Negotiated Plea. Defendant will plead guilty to the charge as written, and there will be a cap of 8 years in prison at the sentencing hearing. Factual basis is given. Sentencing hearing scheduled for October 3 at 1:15 p.m.

 

17CF155 - Dylan M. McConnell - Criminal Damage to Property Between $500 and $10,000 and Child Endangerment - Status Hearing. Bond hearing was scheduled, but defendant posted bond without reduction necessary. Preliminary hearing is waived. Formal arraignment is waived. Not guilty plea entered. Requesting pre-trial only at this point. Pre-trial scheduled for October 17 at 10 a.m.

 

17CF095 -  Shannon M. Miller - Forgery and Theft Less Than $500 - Counsel only Status. Also 17CM087 - Retail Theft Less Than $300 - First Appearance. Public defender appointed in 17CM087. Preliminary hearing scheduled for 17CF095 on September 18 at 10 a.m.

 

17CF037 - Nathan E. Pinnell - Producing 5 to 20 Cannabis Plants - Negotiated Plea. Defendant is waiting on a medical marijuana card to enter plea, he does not have it yet. Negotiated plea continued until August 25 at 10 a.m.

 

17CF120 - Shayne O’Dell - Domestic Battery with a Prior - Hearing. Warrant issued, bond set for $100,000 over objection of defense counsel.

 

17CF149 - Justice T. Stalling - 2 Counts of Meth Delivery Less Than 5 Grams - Motion to Reduce Bail. Defendant testifies on his own behalf. Bond reduction granted, dropped from $15,000 to $10,000. Defense also waives preliminary hearing scheduled for September 1. Formal arraignment is waived, jury trial requested. Jury trial set for October, final pre-trial set for September 25 at 10 a.m.

 

17CF144 - Shane R. Trudeau - Criminal Trespassing to Residence with Person Present - Preliminary Hearing. Also 17CM004 - 2 Counts of Domestic Battery - Pre-trial. Both cases are going to be dismissed due to possible falsified witness testimony.

 

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Christian County Court Cases 8/10/17

These are the results of the following court cases heard in the Christian County Court on Thursday, August 10th:

 

17CF098 - Paul E. Allen - Criminal Damage to Property Between $500 and $10,000 and Domestic Battery - Appearance with Counsel.  Also 17CM105 - Battery. Deny allegations for Petition to Revoke in 17CF098, and ask for hearing on the matter. Next court date set for September 5 at 10 a.m., parties will look to resolve case between then.

 

17CF150 - Ashli N. Brumberlow - 2 Counts of Meth Delivery Less Than 5 Grams - Motion to Reduce Bail. She has posted bail without the motion. Preliminary hearing already scheduled for August 28 at 10 a.m.

 

15CF136 - Howard C. Buoy - Criminal Damage to Property Between $300 and $10,000 - Petition to Revoke / Pre-trial. Also a traffic charge. Pre-trial continued until September 22 at 10 a.m.

 

15CF185 - Aaron D. Fitzgerald - Possession of a Controlled Substance and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia - Pre-trial. Jury trial set for October, and final pre-trial set for September 28 at 10 a.m.

 

15CF223 - Clint A. Hadden - DUI - Pre-trial. Also a traffic charge. Pre-trial continued until August 24 at 9 a.m.

 

17CM083 - Walter D. Harker - Criminal Damage to Property Less Than $300 - Appearance with Counsel. Formal arraignment is waived, with just pre-trial requested. Pre-trial scheduled for September 7 at 10 a.m.

 

17CF142 - Joseph Ishmael - Aggravated Domestic Battery, Domestic Battery with a Prior, and Criminal Trespassing to Residence with Person Present - Appearance with counsel.  Risk assessment provided to state, judge, and defense counsel. Probable cause statement re-read. Bond set at $50,000. Preliminary hearing set for September 5 at 10 a.m.

 

17CF156 - Joseph A. Leckner - Residential Arson - Appearance with Counsel. Also 17CF129 - Possession of a Controlled Substance in a Penal Institution - Status Hearing, 17CF099 - Aggravated Battery of a Peace Officer and Resisting a Peace Officer - Status Hearing, 17CF054 - Failure to Register as a Violent Offender - Pre-trial, and multiple traffic charges. Preliminary hearing scheduled in 17CF156, 17CF129, and 17CF099 set for August 24 at 10 a.m., with pre-trial in all other matters at that time.

 

17CF139 - Amanda G. Mollet - Meth Possession Less Than 5 Grams - Preliminary Hearing. Also 17CF125 - Meth Delivery Less Than 5 Grams. Preliminary hearing is continued because defense counsel has a conflict of interest with the confidential source. A new defender is appointed, and preliminary hearing is scheduled for August 17 at 10 a.m.

 

16CF205 - Ty E. Nation - Carrying / Possessing a Firearm in a Bar - Pre-trial. Final pre-trial set for September 1 at 10 a.m., with trial already scheduled for September.

 

17CF120 - Shayne E. O’Dell - Domestic Battery with a Prior - Preliminary Hearing. Also traffic charges. Preliminary hearing is waived. Formal arraignment is waived, not guilty plea entered. Jury trial scheduled for October, pre-trial is set for September 25 at 10 a.m. Also, a bond hearing is set for August 11 at 10 a.m.

 

17CF043 - Jerry L. Shaff - Possession of Meth Less Than 5 Grams and Criminal Damage to Property Between $300 and $10,000 - Pre-trial. Pre-trial continued set for September 7 at 10 a.m., possible plea will be entered at that time.

 

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Christian County Court Cases 8/8/17

These are the results of the following court cases heard in the Christian County Court on Tuesday, August 8th:

 

17CF015 - Anthony D. Benavides - Criminal Damage Less Than $300 to State Property and Criminal Damage to Property Less Than $300 - Plea. Also 15CF238 - Narcotics Possession and Possession of a Controlled Substance, and two traffic charges. Defendant will admit to petition to revoke, along with plead guilty to the charges in 17CF015. He will be put into the drug court program. Factual basis is given.

 

17CF121 - Alissa F. Long - Possession of Meth Less Than 5 Grams, Possession of a Syringe, Needle, etc., and Obstructing Justice / Destroying Evidence - Status Hearing. Defendant not present. Bond Forfeiture warrant issued. Next court date scheduled for September 22 at 10 a.m.

 

16CF211 - John S. Reynolds - Possession of Meth Less Than 5 Grams - Plea. Also 16CF136 - Possession of a Controlled Substance and Violating a Protection Order, 16CF008 - Theft Less Than $300, and a traffic charge. Defense will plead guilty to charges in 16CF008 and 16CF211, and will receive four years in prison for each case, with the sentences to run concurrently. Charges in 16CF136 will be dismissed. Factual basis is given.

 

15CF123 - Gary M. Thompson, Jr. - Criminal Damage to Property Between $300 and $10,000 and Criminal Damage to Property Less Than $300 - Petition to Revoke / Notice to Appear. Defendant not present. By agreement, first appearance on petition to revoke is continued until September 14 at 10 a.m.

 

17CM107 - William T. Morrissey - Domestic Battery - First appearance. Charge was read. Bond set at $5,000. Public defender is appointed. First appearance with counsel set for August 9 at 10 a.m.

 

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Christian County Divorces Filed 7/31 - 8/4

The following divorce was reported to Regional Radio News by the Christian County Circuit Clerk's Office.

 

8/4 - Dan M. Corbett and Debra S. Pratt

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Christian County Court Cases 8/7/17

These are the results of the following court cases heard in the Christian County Court on Monday, August 7th:

 

17CF068 - Samantha J. Abbott - Possession of Meth Less Than 5 Grams - Pre-trial. Next pre-trial scheduled for August 29 at 10 a.m.

 

17CM066 - Christopher R.T. Ager - Domestic Battery and Interference the Reporting of Domestic Violence - Pre-trial. Jury trial scheduled for October, final pre-trial scheduled for September 25 at 10 a.m.

 

17CF033 - Damin L. Barrett - Possession of Meth Less Than 5 Grams - Preliminary hearing. Preliminary hearing is waived. Formal arraignment is waived, defense enters plea of not guilty. Jury trial set for October, pre-trial set for September 26 at 10 a.m.

 

17CF101 - Brett M. Bryson - Possession of Meth Less Than 5 Grams - First Appearance with Counsel. Also two traffic charges. State has made an offer, but defense counsel has not talked to defendant about it. Pre-trial scheduled for October 6 at 10 a.m.

 

17CM046 - Jerald A. Buerk - Disorderly Conduct - First appearance. Defendant would like to speak with State’s Attorney. Next appearance scheduled for September 15 at 10 a.m.

 

17CF123 - Dylan L. Carroll - Aggravated Battery - Preliminary Hearing. Preliminary hearing is waived. Enter plea of not guilty and ask for jury trial. Next pre-trial scheduled for August 31 at 10 a.m.

 

13CF130 - Jeremy C. Christian - 6 counts of Possession of Meth without a Prescription - Notice to Appear. Next pre-trial scheduled for August 25 at 10 a.m.

 

17CF122 - Jaysen M. Crose - Possession of Meth Less Than 5 Grams and Possession of a Syringe / Needle / etc. - Plea. Also, 15CF159 - Aggravated Battery and Unlawful Restraint - Petition to Revoke / Pre-trial, and a traffic charge. Partial negotiated plea is reached. Will plead guilty to the traffic charge, and 17CF122 will be dismissed. In PTR / Pre-trial (15CF159), a second petition has been filed. He will admit to the second petition. Sentencing hearing scheduled for October 2 at 1:15 p.m.

 

17CF014 - Robert L. King - Fraud - Preliminary Hearing. Preliminary hearing is waived. Formal arraignment is waived, not guilty plea entered. Defense counsel requests November trial. Pre-trial scheduled for October 24 at 10 a.m.

 

13CF208 - Tanya K. Mansfield - Manufacturing/Delivery of Cannabis Between 10 and 30 Grams and Narcotics Possession - Pre-trial. Hearing on Petition to Revoke is scheduled for August 25 at 11 a.m.

 

17CF090 - Zachary M. Morrissey - Criminal Damage to Property Less than $500 - First Appearance. Defendant looking to speak with State’s Attorney, next court date set for August 22 at 9 a.m.

 

17CM067 - Toby A. Myers - Criminal Trespassing to Vehicles - First appearance. Defendant would like to speak to state. First appearance continued until September 8 at 10 a.m.

 

17CF091 - Michael P. Shilling - 7 counts of Child Pornography Possession - Pre-trial. Parties have agreed to postpone trial until September. Pre-trial scheduled for August 28 at 10 a.m.

 

16CF044 - Brett M. Sklenka - Manufacturing/Delivery of Cocaine Between 1 and 15 Grams - Pre-trial. Asks for October trial date. Next pre-trial scheduled for September 12 at 10 a.m.

 

17CF030 - Brian D. Taylor - Possession of Meth Less Than 5 Grams - Petition to Revoke / Pre-trial. Also two traffic charges. Petition to Revoke hearing scheduled for August 21 at 11 a.m.

 

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Christian County Marriage Licenses - 7/29 - 8/4

The following marriages and civil union applications were filed in the Christian County Courthouse and reported to Regional Radio News.

 

7-31

Groom: John W. Addison

Bride: Linda L. Moore

 

8-2

Groom: Matthew B. Adams

Bride: Monica D. Payton

 

8-2

Groom: Douglas G. Williams

Bride: Deborah L. Graven

 

8-3

Groom: Aaron A. Jones

Bride: Brianna Costigan

 

8-4

Groom: Brian W. Bell

Bride: Kimberly M. Fieser

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Christian County Court Cases 8/4/17

These are the results of the following court cases heard in the Christian County Court on Friday, August 4th:

 

17CF152 - Nathaniel Z. Bain - Possession of a Controlled Substance and Delivery of a Controlled Substance  - First Appearance with Counsel. New charge of Delivery read to defendant. Preliminary hearing scheduled for August 31 at 10 a.m.

 

17CF111 - Justin M. Bright - Domestic Battery with a Prior and Aggravated Battery in a Public Place - Preliminary Hearing. Also 17CF109 - Criminal Trespassing to Residence with Person Present and 2 Counts of Battery, 17CF008 - Possession of Meth Less Than 5 Grams, and Multiple Traffic Charges. Preliminary hearing in 17CF111 is waived. Formal arraignment is waived, not guilty plea entered. Trial in 17CF109 and 17CF111 set for September. Pre-trial set for August 28 at 10 a.m.

 

17CF122 - Jaysen M. Crose - Possession of Meth Less Than 5 Grams and Possession of a Syringe/Needle/etc. - Arraignment. State has made an offer. Defense is willing to take that plea. Next court date scheduled for August 7 at 10 a.m. to file the negotiated plea.

 

17CM079 - Patrick D. Emmerling - Retail Theft Less Than $300 - First Appearance with Counsel. Negotiated plea is reached. Defendant will serve 30 days in jail. Payment hearing will be scheduled for October 4 at 9 a.m.

 

17CF061 - Jacob C. Krouse - Possession of a Controlled Substance - Pre-trial. State has made an offer. Defense counsel requests a week to talk about the offer with family. Pre-trial set for August 11 at 10 a.m.

 

17CF155 - Dylan M. McConnell - Criminal Damage to Property Between $500 and $10,000 and Child Endangerment - Motion to Reduce Bail. Defendant testifies on his own behalf. Motion is denied without prejudice, but probation will be sent to talk to defendant to do a risk assessment. Status hearing set for August 11 at 10 a.m.

 

17CF130 - Gerald L. Olive - Aggravated Battery and Aggravated Battery of a Child or Disabled Person - Preliminary Hearing. Hearing continued. Status hearing to be held August 31 at 10 a.m.

 

16CF101 - Justin L. Sexton - Burglary - Motion Hearing. State is accusing defense of failing to cooperate with probation. Defense denies the allegations. Order will be entered that defense failed terms of first offender initiative program, and is discharged from program. Trial scheduled for November, pre-trial scheduled for October 26 at 10 a.m.

 

17CF140 - Rodney D. Sizemore - Criminal Damage to Government Property Less Than $500. Appearance with Counsel. Also 17CF128 - Receiving Possession of a Stolen Vehicle and multiple traffic charges. Preliminary hearing is waived in 17CF140. Jury trial set for September, pre-trial set for August 28? at 10 a.m. In 17CF128 - Preliminary hearing proceeds. State calls Taylorville police officer Kyle Mense as a witness. Probable cause is found. Formal arraignment is waived. Jury trial set for September. Pre-trial set for August 28.

 

17CM074 - Randy L. Sparling - Criminal Damage to Government Property Less Than $300 - Pre-trial. State has made an offer that the defense has rejected. Trial date set for September. Final pre-trial scheduled for August 28 at 10 a.m.

 

17CF144 - Shane Trudeau - Criminal Trespassing to Residence with Person Present - Preliminary Hearing. Also 17CM004 - 2 counts of Domestic Battery. Parties have agreed to continue preliminary hearing until August 11 at 10 a.m.

 

17CF149 - Justice T. Stalling - 2 counts of Meth Delivery Less Than 5 Grams - First appearance. Charge was read. Public defender was appointed. Preliminary hearing scheduled for September 1 at 10 a.m.

 

17CM105 - Paul E. Allen - Battery - First Appearance. Also 17CF098 - Criminal Damage to Property Between $500 and $10,000 and Domestic Battery - Petition to Revoke / Pre-trial. New charge of Battery read to defendant. Probable cause is given. Bond set at $100,000. Public defender appointed. First appearance with counsel scheduled for August 10 at 10 a.m.

 

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Christian County Court Cases 8/3/17

These are the results of the following court cases heard in the Christian County Court on Thursday, August 3rd:

 

17CF152 - Nathaniel Z. Bain - Controlled Substance Delivery - First Appearance. Charge was read. Public defender appointed. Bond is set at $20,000. First appearance with counsel set for August 4 at 10 a.m.

 

17CF104 - Courtney L. Baker - Possession of a Controlled Substance - Preliminary Hearing. Preliminary hearing is waived. Negotiated plea has been reached. She would be sentenced to two years probation. Factual basis is given. Next court date scheduled for November 8 at 9 a.m.

 

15CF137 - Rebecca E. Bayless - Contributing to Criminal Deliquency of a Minor - Pre-trial. Also 14CF073 - Obstructing Justice, 15CF193 - Bad Checks, 14CM304 - Bad Checks and multiple traffic charges. Bayless is not present. Warrant issued, $10,000 bond set.

 

17CF150 - Ashli N. Brumberlow - 2 counts of Meth Delivery Less Than 5 Grams - First appearance. Charges were read. Public defender appointed. Bond is set at $15,000. First appearance with counsel scheduled for August 4 at 10 a.m.

 

17CF123 - Dylan L. Carroll - Aggravated Battery - Preliminary Hearing. Also 16CF204 - Criminal Damage to Government Property Less Than $500 - Pre-trial, 16CF091 - Threatening a Public Official and Resisting a Peace Officer - Pre-trial, and multiple traffic charges. Judge in Criminal Court is related to a witness in the case. She recuses herself from the case, and the case is moved to another courtroom to be handled today.

 

17CM079 - Patrick D. Emmerling - Retail Theft Less Than $300 - First Appearance. Charge was read. Public Defender appointed. First appearance with counsel set for August 4 at 10 a.m.

 

17CF106 - Holly M. Hapner - Theft Between $500 and $10,000 and Possession of a Controlled Substance - Pre-trial. Negotiations are ongoing. Further pre-trial scheduled for September 7 at 10 a.m.

 

17CF117 - Debbie R. Horn - Retail Theft Less Than $300 - First Appearance with Counsel. Preliminary hearing scheduled for August 29 at 10 a.m.

 

17CF026 - Tabitha L. Kelley - Possession of Meth Less Than 5 Grams - Pre-trial. Kelley not present but excused from this appearance. Defense counsel made a request for phone calls recorded to be used as evidence. Further pre-trial scheduled for August 25 at 10 a.m.

 

17CF155 - Dylan M. McConnell - Criminal Damage to Property Between $500 and $10,000 and Child Endangerment - First Appearance with Counsel. Preliminary hearing scheduled for count one on August 29 at 10 a.m. In count two, defense waives formal arraignment and enters plea of not guilty. Defense anticipates a motion for bond reduction. Bond reduction hearing set for August 4 at 10 a.m.

 

17CF079 - Ryan D. Nance - Aggravated Robbery with a Firearm and Domestic Battery - Pre-trial. Defense is waiting on a hearing for a motion to suppress evidence. Hearing is scheduled for August 18 at 11 a.m. Trial continued until September.

 

17CF046 - Brian A. Otey - Theft Between $500 and $10,000 - Negotiated Plea. Plea is ready. He will be sentenced to two years probation. Factual basis given. Next court date scheduled for September 20 at 9 a.m.

 

17CF097 - Julie E. Woods - Retail Theft Less Than $300 - First Appearance. Charge was read. Defendant asks to talk to state. Recognizance bond of $5,000 is issued. Status of Counsel set for September 7 at 10 a.m.

 

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Christian County Court Cases 8/1/17

These are the results of the following court cases heard in the Christian County Court on Tuesday, August 1st:

 

17CF098 - Paul E. Allen - Criminal Damage to Property Between $300 and $10,000 and Domestic Battery. Pre-trial. Also a traffic charge. Negotiated plea is reached. He will be put on 2 years probation. The traffic charge is dismissed per the plea. Next court date scheduled for October 4 at 9 a.m.

 

17CF060 - Kenneth L. Blake - Violating Sex Offender Registration - Appearance with Counsel. He will be sentenced to two years probation.

 

17CF111 -  Justin M. Bright - Domestic Battery and Aggravated Battery in a Public Place - Preliminary Hearing. Also, 17CF109 - Criminal Trespassing to Residence with a Person Present and 2 counts of Battery - Pre-trial and 17CF008 - Possession of Meth Less Than 5 Grams - Petition to Revoke / Pre-trial, and other traffic charges. Defense asks for continuance, looking to resolve matter before hearing and trial. Preliminary hearing continued until August 4 at 10 a.m.

 

17CF056 - Erica K. Kunitz - Possession of Meth Less Than 5 Grams - Appearance with Counsel. Warrant is quashed. Next appearance scheduled for September 15 at 10 a.m.

 

17CM048 - Daniel V. Davis - Domestic Battery - Pre-trial. Did not show. Warrant issued, $5,000 bond set over defense counsel’s objection. Jury trial vacated.

 

17CM042 - Joshua M. De Clerck - Criminal Trespassing - Appearance with Counsel. Did not show. Warrant issued and $2,500 bond set over defense counsel’s objection.

 

17CF061 - Jacob C. Krouse - Narcotics Possession - Pre-trial. Defense announces they are ready for trial. State unsure if ready. Further pre-trial scheduled for August 4 at 10 a.m. to see if state will be ready for trial.

 

17CF129 - Joseph A. Leckner - Possession of a Controlled Substance in a Penal Institution - Preliminary Hearing. Also 17CF099 - Aggravated Battery of a Peace Officer and Resisting a Peace Officer - Preliminary Hearing and 17CF052 - Failing to Register as a Violent Offender - Pre-trial. Defense asks for continuance until August 4. Next court date set for August 4 at 10 a.m.

 

17CF046 - Brian A. Otey - Theft Between $500 and $10,000 - Plea. Matter continued until August 3 at 10 a.m. pending State contacting victim (Kroger’s) about plea.

 

16CF236 - Danny L. Rose - Possession of a Stolen Firearm, Possession of Meth Less Than 5 Grams, Harassing an Animal With a Vehicle, Taking Animals Along Highway, Unlawful Transport of a Weapon, and Unlawful Possession of Wildlife Parts - Pre-trial. Sides close to a negotiated plea. Jury trial scheduled for September. Final pre-trial scheduled for August 22 at 10 a.m.

 

17CF128 - Rodney D. Sizemore - Possession of a Stolen Vehicle - Subpoenaed Records. Defense has received video evidence from Park District and provided it to state. Next court date scheduled for September 4 at 10 a.m.

 

16CF133 - Lorna A. Smith - Possession of a Controlled Substance, Driving Under the Influence of Drugs, and Reckless Driving. Appearance with Counsel. Bond agreement reached. Defendant will be released on her own recognizance. Pre-trial scheduled for October 2 at 10 a.m.

 

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Christian County Divorces Filed 7/24 - 7/28

The following divorces was reported to Regional Radio News by the Christian County Circuit Clerk's Office.

 

7/25 - Brendan Ebert and Kathy S. Ebert

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Christian County Marriage Licenses 7/10 - 7/28

The following marriages and civil union applications were filed in the Christian County Courthouse and reported to Regional Radio News.

 

7-10

Groom: Samuel S. Weller

Bride: Cassidy J. Younker

 

7-11

Groom: Scott M. Conklin

Bride: Beth A. Neville

 

7-13

Groom: Travis L. Montgomery

Bride: Megan M. Morman

 

7-14

Groom: David E. Hadden

Bride: Marcy A. Colonius

 

7-21

Groom: Brian P. Tarrant

Bride: Marla S. Sanders

 

7-24

Groom: Ronald E. Nigh

Bride: Marshalle N. Dubay

 

7-24

Groom: Craig M. Furness

Bride: Mary A. Beck

 

7-27

Groom: James L. Jones

Bride: Robin R. Robinson

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Christian County Court Cases 7/28/17

These are the results of the following court cases heard in the Christian County Court on Friday, July 28th:

 

17CF122 - Jaysen M. Crose - Possession of Meth Less Than 5 Grams and Possession of Syringe/Needles - Preliminary Hearing. Also 15CF159 - Aggravated Battery and Unlawful Restraint - Pre-trial and a traffic charge. Defendant waives preliminary hearing in 17CF122. Defense asks to continue arraignment until next week, the state has made an offer they are considering. Arraignment scheduled for August 4 at 10 a.m.

 

17CF026 - Tabitha L. Kelley - Possession of Meth Less Than 5 Gram - Pre-trial. Defense counsel requests phone call records that they have still not received after requesting once before. Pre-trial continued to August 3 at 10 a.m. Defendant is excused from appearing on that date.

 

17CF022 - Justin L. Marlow - Domestic Battery with a Prior - Pre-trial. Also 17CM017 - Criminal Trespassing to State Land. State made an offer to defendant that he rejected. Trial set for September 11. Final pre-trial set for August 28 at 10 a.m.

 

17CF069 - David K. Matthews - Aggravated Meth Manufacturing Between 15 and 100 Grams and Possession of Meth Between 5 and 15 Grams - Pre-trial. Defense requests statements made by witnesses that they still have not received. Pre-trial continued to July 31 at 10 a.m.

 

17CF141 - Eric J. Merritt - Aggravated Battery - Appearance with Counsel. Bond reduction agreed upon. Bond is reduced to $5,000, and defendant will post that bond. Preliminary hearing scheduled for September 21 at 10 a.m.

 

17CF120 - Shayne E. O’Dell - Domestic Battery with a Prior - Motion to Reduce Bail. Also a traffic charge. Defendant testifies on his own behalf. Defense counsel requests recognizance bond. Recognizance bond request is granted.

 

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Christian County Court Cases 7/27/17

These are the results of the following court cases heard in the Christian County Court on Thursday, July 27th:

 

17CF111 - Justin M. Bright - Domestic Battery with a Prior and Aggravated Battery in a Public Place - Preliminary hearing. Also 17CF109 - Criminal Trespassing to Residence with Person Present and 2 counts of Battery - Pre-trial,  17CF008 - Possession of Meth Less Than 5 Grams - PTR Pre-trial, and traffic charges. Offer has been made, but defense rejected. Defense is ready for trial in August in 17CF109. State asks for further pre-trial next week. Pre-trial and preliminary hearing continued until August 1 at 10 a.m.

 

14CF180 - Brock A. Drockton - Possession of a Controlled Substance - Rule/Show Cause. Not present. Warrant issued, $50,000 bond set.

 

17CF071 - Josh D. Hill - Meth Delivery Between 5 and 15 grams - Pre-trial. Negotiations are on-going. Defense asks for one further pre-trial before putting case on jury trial schedule. Pre-trial scheduled for August 31 at 10 a.m.

 

16CF173 - Kandi R. Jacobs - Possession of a Stolen Title/Certificate/Plate - Pre-trial. Also 16CM009 - Retail Theft Less Than $300 and a traffic charge. Pre-trial continued until September 25 at 10 a.m.

 

17CF141 - Eric J. Merritt - Aggravated Battery - First appearance. Charge was read to defendant. Public defender appointed. First Appearance with Counsel set for July 28 at 10 a.m.

 

16CF071 - Tilur M. Miller - Possession of a Controlled Substance - Status Hearing. Defendant has stayed in compliance with probation. Status on sentencing continued until August 24 at 10 a.m.

 

16CF128 - Devon J. Newman - Cannabis Possession Between 30 and 500 Grams, Fleeing / Attempting to Elude a Peace Officer, and Resisting a Peace Officer - Pre-trial. Also traffic charges. Pre-trial continued until August 9 at 10 a.m.

 

14CF128 - Aaron D. Purcell - Possession of a Controlled Substance and Possession of Meth Manufacturing Material - Petition to Revoke / Pre-trial. Court case in Logan County has been continued until September. Next Christian County court date scheduled for October 6 at 10 a.m.

 

17CF108 - Erica L. Wessling - Theft Less Than $500 with a Prior - First Appearance with Counsel. Defendant not present, counsel is present. Counsel asks for matter to be continued to August 9. First appearance continued to August 9 at 10 a.m.

 

17CM055 - David A Younker - Criminal Trespassing to Land - Appearance with Counsel. Negotiated plea is reached. Defendant will pay fines and court fees. Next court date set for November 15 at 9 a.m.

 

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Christian County Court Cases 7/25/17

These are the results of the following court cases heard in the Christian County Court on Tuesday, July 25th:

 

17CF027 - Noah L. Allen - Meth Delivery Between 5 and 15 Grams - Pre-trial. Also a conservation charge. Federal and state will prosecute this case, so defense asks for more time to prepare. Pre-trial set for August 22 at 10 a.m.

 

17CF032 - Zachary T. Bland - Manufacturing/Delivering Cannabis Between 2,000 and 5,000 Grams - Pre-trial. Also 15CF178 - Manufacturing/Delivering Cannabis Between 10 and 30 Grams. Defense counsel looking to meet with state’s attorney to see if an offer will be made. Pre-trial set for August 22 at 10 a.m.

 

15CF136 - Howard C. Buoy - Criminal Damage to Property Between $300 and $10,000 - Petition to Revoke / Pre-trial. Also a traffic charge. Next pre-trial set for August 4 at 10 a.m.

 

17CF139 - Amanda Mollet - Possession of Meth Less Than 5 Grams - First appearance with Counsel. Also 17CF125 - Meth Delivery Less Than 5 Grams. Preliminary hearing for 17CF125 set for August 10 at 10 a.m.

 

17CF037 - Nathan E. Pinnell - Producing Between 5 and 20 Cannabis Plants - Pre-trial. Looking to work out a plea. Next pre-trial set for August 11 at 10 a.m.

 

17CF126 - Jenna Sparling - Criminal Damage to Property Between $300 and $10,000 -  First Appearance with Counsel. Motion for Bond Reduction withdrawn. Preliminary Hearing set for September 15 at 10 a.m,

 

17CM004 - Shane R. Trudeau - 2 counts of Domestic Battery - Pre-trial. New charge filed, 17CF144 - Criminal Trespassing with Persons Present. Charge was read. Public defender was appointed on new charge. Preliminary hearing set for August 4 at 10 a.m on new charge to coincide with court date on other case.

 

15CF031 - Steven E. Tucker - 2 counts of Possession of a Controlled Substance - Sentencing hearing. Tucker will be sentenced to two years probation.

 

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Christian County Divorces Filed 7/17 - 7/21

The following divorces was reported to Regional Radio News by the Christian County Circuit Clerk's Office.

 

7/18 - Roy F. Haddock Jr. and Amanda J. Haddock

 

7/18 - Randall L. Brumett and Tracy P. Brumett

 

7/20 - Ronald J. Deere and Angela P. Deere

 

7/21 - Andrew C. Whitehead and Heather E. Whitehead

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Christian County Court Cases 7/24/17

These are the results of the following court cases heard in the Christian County Court on Monday, July 24th:

 

17CF110 - Jacob O. Banning - Domestic Battery with a Prior - Motion to Reduce Bail. Defendant testified on his own behalf. Agreement was made in court. Bond will stay at $15,000, but he will be furloughed to substance abuse treatment when it becomes available. Pre-trial scheduled for July 31 at 10 a.m.

 

17CM032 - Wade S. Dailey - Battery - Plea. Negotiated plea has been reached. Will serve one year of probation.

 

16CF127 - Patricia H. Horn - Retail Theft Less Than $300 - Pre-trial. Defense is anticipating a negotiated plea being reached. Pre-trial scheduled for August 3 at 10 a.m., jury trial still scheduled for August.

 

17CF046 - Brian A. Otey - Theft Between $500 and $10,000 - Pre-trial. State has made an offer, but no decision has been made. Next pre-trial scheduled for August 1 at 10 a.m.

 

17CM059 - Jeremy E. Reiss - Retail Theft Less Than $300 - Appearance. Defendant requests public defender. Public defender appointed. First appearance with counsel set for September 5 at 10 a.m.

 

16CF042 - Robert A. Stivers - First Degree Murder and Aggravated Battery of a Child, Pre-trial. Also 15CF165 - Failure to Report an Accident with Injury and DUI, 15CF204 - DUI, and 2 traffic charges. Expert witnesses have provided written opinions, defense has provided those to the state. Next pre-trial scheduled for August 24 at 11 a.m.

 

17CF030 - Brian D. Taylor - Possession of Meth Less Than 5 Grams - Petition to Revoke / First Appearance. Waived formal arraignment on both allegations. Defendant denies allegations. Pre-trial set for August 7 at 10 a.m.

 

16CF117 - Mark A. Hedrick - Meth Manufacturing Less Than 15 Grams, Possession of Meth Manufacturing Material, and Possession of Meth Between 15 and 100 Grams - Motion to reduce bail. Recognizance bond of $30,000 agreed on. Sentencing hearing set for August 28 at 1:15 p.m.

 

17CF140 - Rodney Sizemore - Criminal Damage to Government Property Less Than $500 - First appearance. Charge was read. Public defender was appointed. First appearance with counsel and preliminary hearing scheduled for August 4 at 10 a.m.

 

16CF226 - Pamela J. Rozplochowski -  Receiving Possession of a Stolen Vehicle - Pre-trial. Also 16CF104 - Theft With a Prior and 16CF21 Retail Theft Less Than $300. Status hearing set for July 31 at 10 a.m.

 

17CF126 - Jenna L. Sparling - Criminal Damage to Property Between $500 and $10,000 - First appearance. Charge was read. Public defender appointed. First appearance with counsel set for July 25 at 10 a.m.

 

17CF139 - Amanda G. Mollet - New charge was read. Public defender appointed. First appearance with counsel set for July 25 at 10 a.m.

 

17CF127 - Kalyn L. Worker - Meth Delivery Less Than 5 Grams and Meth Possession Less Than 5 Grams - Preliminary hearing. Also 17CF049 - Meth Delivery Less Than 5 Grams. Preliminary hearing is waived. Discovery has been provided to defense from state. Formal arraignment is waived, defense pleads not guilty. Jury trial scheduled for September. Pre-trial is scheduled for August 31 at 11 a.m. Trial in 17CF049 moved back from August to September as well.

 

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Christian County Court Cases 7/20/17

These are the results of the following court cases heard in the Christian County Court on Thursday, July 20th:

 

17CF104 - Courtney L. Baker - Possession of a Controlled Substance - Preliminary Hearing. Did not appear. Notice to appear to be sent. Preliminary Hearing rescheduled for August 3 at 10 a.m.

 

17CF113 - Sierra M. Durbin - Retail Theft Less Than $300 with a Prior - First appearance. Charge read to the defendant. Public Defender appointed. First appearance with counsel set for August 29 at 10 a.m.

 

17CF106 - Holly M. Hapner - Theft Between $500 and $10,000 and Possession of a Controlled Substance - Pre-trial. Offer is coming from the state. Next pre-trial set for August 3 at 10 a.m., sides believe there may be a resolution at that time.

 

17CF134 - Sarah M. Hopping - Aggravated Identity Theft of Someone Age 60+ - First Appearance With Counsel. Bond reduction motion is filed. Agreement made to have a $10,000 recognizance bond. Next court date scheduled for September 18 at 10 a.m.

 

17CF135 - Travis J. Hopping - Aggravated Identity Theft of Someone Age 60+ - First Appearance With Counsel. Also a traffic charge. Bond reduction is agreed upon, Hopping will have $10,000 recognizance bond. Preliminary hearing is scheduled for September 18 at 10 a.m.

 

17CF058 - Jacob C. Johnson - Narcotics Possession - Pre-trial. Looking to line up court dates with co-defendant. May have a resolution at next court date. Next pre-trial scheduled for August 22 at 10 a.m.

 

17CM038 - Tucker E. Merrifield - Domestic Battery - Motion hearing. Wife (victim) appears in court. She wants to drop no contact order. She testified under oath. No contact order is lifted.

 

16CM223 - Gayle L. Miller - Bad Checks Charge - Pre-trial. Also a traffic charge. Did not appear, had a medical issue of some kind. Notice to appear to be sent. Next pre-trial set for July 28 at 10 a.m.

 

17CF112 - David W. Moore Jr. - Aggravated Battery on a Peace Officer and Aggravated Battery on a Handicapped Person - Preliminary Hearing. Also multiple traffic charges. Preliminary hearing is waived. Arraignment is waived as well. Defendant pleads not guilty. Pre-trial scheduled for September 1 at 10 a.m., no jury trial scheduled at this time.

 

17CF065 - Robert L. Scott - Possession of Meth Less Than 5 Grams - Pre-trial. Federal court hearing scheduled for today, defense asks for a continuance. Next pre-trial scheduled for August 31 at 10 a.m.

 

17CF091 - Michael P. Shilling - 7 counts of Possession of Child Pornography - Pre-trial. Discovery is still on-going. Still looking at an August trial date. Pre-trial scheduled for July 31st at 10 a.m.

 

17CM051 - Joey L. Shoraga - Domestic Battery - First Appearance with Counsel. Arraignment is waived, not guilty plea entered. Pre-trial scheduled for August 31 at 10 a.m.

 

14CF227 - Phillip E. Wicker II - Aggravated Battery - Petition to Revoke / First Appearance. Defense denies the allegations and requests a pre-trial. Pre-trial scheduled for August 31 at 10 a.m.

 

17CF137 - Mary A. Schalk - Theft Between $500 and $10,000 - First Appearance. Charges were read. Public defender was appointed. Recognizance bond of $5,000 ordered. Next court date scheduled for August 29 at 10 a.m.

 

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Christian County Court Cases 7/18/17

These are the results of the following court cases heard in the Christian County Court on Tuesday, July 18th:

 

17CF059 - Danielle L. Johnson - 3 counts of Narcotics Possession - Pre-trial. Special prosecutor appointed in this case. Parties are talking, possible negotiations. Next pre-trial scheduled for August 22nd at 10 a.m.

 

17CF130 - Gerald L. Olive - Aggravated Battery - Motion to Reduce Bail. New bond agreed upon. Bond reduced to $5,000. Preliminary hearing already scheduled for August 4th at 10 a.m.

 

16CF010 - Joshua M. Sams - Theft Less Than $300 - Negotiated Plea. Also 17CM007 - Retail Theft Less Than $300 and two traffic charges. Negotiations have failed, and defense has asked to set pre-trial and jury trial. Jury trial scheduled for September and pre-trial scheduled for August 31 at 10 a.m.

 

17CF134 - Sarah M. Hopping - and 17CF135 - Travis J. Hopping - Aggravated Identity Theft of Someone 60+ - First Appearance. Charges were read to the pair. Probable cause was found. Bond is set at $10,000 for each defendant. Public defender is appointed in each case. First appearance with counsel for both is set for July 20 at 10 a.m.

 

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Christian County Court Cases 7/17/17

These are the results of the following court cases heard in the Christian County Court on Monday, July 17th:

 

17CF123 - Dylan L. Carroll - Aggravated Battery - Appearance with Counsel and Bond Hearing. Also 16CF204 - Criminal Damage to Government Property Less Than $500, 16CF091 - Threatening a Public Official and Resisting a Peace Officer, and three traffic charges. Bond currently set at $100,000, and defense requested bond to be reduced to $15,000. Bond reduction motion is denied. Preliminary hearing for 17CF123 set for August 3rd at 10 a.m.

 

17CF133 - Nicholas Abbott - Possession of Methamphetamine Less Than 5 Grams - First Appearance. Charge was read to defendant. Probable cause was given. Bond set at $10,000. Public defender appointed. Preliminary hearing scheduled for August 21st at 10 a.m.

 

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Christian County Divorces Filed 7/10 - 7/14

The following divorce was reported to Regional Radio News by the Christian County Circuit Clerk's Office.

 

7-10 - Brendan Ebert and Kathy S. Ebert

 

7-10 - Robert L. Bockewitz and Jill E. Bockewitz

 

7-10 - Aaron Marley and April Marley 

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Christian County Court Cases 7/14/17

These are the results of the following court cases heard in the Christian County Court on Friday, July 14th:

 

17CF110 - Jacob O. Banning - Domestic Battery with a Prior - Arraignment. Formal arraignment is waived, defendant enters plea of not guilty. Jury trial scheduled for August. Pre-trial scheduled for July 31 at 10 a.m.

 

16CF006 - Clifford D. Branham - Theft Between $500 and $10,000 - Pre-trial. In custody of IDOC. New date set for August 28th at 10 a.m.

 

17CF115 - Joshua L. Lynch - Theft between $10,000 and $100,000 from a school/church - First Appearance with Counsel. Also 17CF003 Retail Theft less than $300 and 16CF180 - Retail Theft less than $300. Preliminary hearing scheduled for July 31 at 10 a.m.

 

17CF127 - Kalyn L. Worker - Meth Delivery Less Than 5 Grams and Possession of Meth Less Than 5 Grams - Motion to Reduce Bail. Bond hearing continued until day of preliminary hearing, which is scheduled for July 24 at 10 a.m.17CM096 - Kelsie M. Bass - Obstructing Justice - First Appearance. Also traffic charges. Charges were read to the defendent. Public defender appointed. Recognizance bond set at $1,500. First appearance with counsel will be August 11th at 10 a.m.

 

17CF111 - Justin Bright - Domestic Battery with a Prior and Aggravated Battery in a Public Place - Preliminary Hearing. Preliminary hearing will be reset for July 27th at 10 a.m.

 

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Christian County Court Cases 7/13/17

These are the results of the following court cases heard in the Christian County Court on Thursday, July 13th:

 

15CF240 - David L. Robinson - Theft with Intent between $500 and $10,000 - Preliminary hearing. Defense will provide new materials to the state. Continuance asked for until August 31st. Next court date scheduled for August 31st at 10 a.m.

 

17CF086 - Rebecca A. Russell - Retail Theft less than $300 - Appearance with Counsel. Preliminary hearing requested and scheduled for September 5th at 10 a.m.

 

16CF010 - Joshua M. Sams - Retail Theft less than $300 - Negotiated Plea. Also 17CM007 - Retail Theft less than $300 and a couple traffic charges. State needs to talk to a witness. Pre-trial scheduled for July 18th at 10 a.m.

 

17CF028 - Toni K. Sherman - Aggravated Battery - Pre-Trial. Continuance asked for until August 31st. Next Pre-trial scheduled for August 31st at 10 a.m.

 

17CF091 - Michael P. Shilling - 7 counts of Possession of Child Pornography - Pre-trial. Discovery is ongoing. Next Pre-trial scheduled for July 20th at 10 a.m.

 

17CF128 - Rodney D. Sizemore - Receiving a Stolen Vehicle - Appearance with Counsel and Bond Reduction Hearing. Also four traffic citations. Defendant testified on his own behalf. Motion to reduce bond is denied, bond will remain set at $15,000. Preliminary hearing scheduled for August 4th at 10 a.m.

 

17CF130-  Gerald L. Olive - Aggravated Battery - First appearance with counsel. Defense asks to continue bond reduction hearing. Bond hearing scheduled for July 18th at 10 a.m. and Preliminary hearing scheduled for August 4th at 10 a.m.

 

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Christian County Court Cases 7/11/17

These are the results of the following court cases heard in the Christian County Court on Tuesday, July 11th:

 

17CF033 - Damin L. Barrett - Possession of Meth Less Than 5 Grams and Felony Possession / Use of a Firearm by a Felon - Pre-trial. Trial scheduled for Monday. Second charge was read. Preliminary hearing scheduled for August 7th at 10 a.m., with a pre-trial also scheduled for that day. Jury trial date will be set on pre-trial date.

 

15CF159 - Jaysen M. Crose - Aggravated Battery and Unlawful Restraint - Petition to Revoke / Pre-trial. Also 17CF122 - Possession of Meth Less Than 5 Grams and Possession of Syringe / Needles - Motion to Reduce Bail. Denial of Petition to Revoke is indicated. Defense requests matter be continued. Discovered that preliminary hearing was not set. New traffic charge read to defense. Public defender appointed to handle traffic charge as well. Bond hearing and preliminary hearing scheduled for July 28th at 10 a.m.

 

16CM235 - Johnathan M. Daugherty III - Criminal Damage to Property Less Than $300, Criminal Trespass to Land, License In Possession - Appearance with Counsel. Did not appear. State says Daugherty lives out of state and a guilty plea was shipped to the State’s Attorney’s office. Defendant pleads guilty to third count, first two counts are dismissed.

 

17CF059 - Danielle L. Johnson - 3 counts of Narcotics Possession - Pre-trial. Continued until July 18th at 10 a.m.

 

15CF153 - Leeanne Kinsella - Driving Recklessly / Suspicion of DUI and 2 counts of Aggravated DUI - Pre-trial. Negotiated Plea is reached. Judge recuses herself of taking plea because of prior experience with defendant representing an underlying case to this one.

 

17CF099 - Joseph A. Leckner - Aggravated Battery of a Peace Officer and Resisting a Peace Officer - Pre-trial. Also 17CF054 - Failure to Register as a Violent Offender, 17CF129 - Possessing Contraband in a Penal Institution and Multiple Traffic Charges. 17CF129 charge was read to defense. Preliminary hearing on 17CF129 is scheduled for August 1st at 10 a.m. Jury trial scheduled for 17CF054 and 17CF099 originally scheduled for Monday is continued. Pre-trial on everything other than 17CF129 scheduled for preliminary hearing date of August 1st.

 

17CF121 - Alissa F. Long - Possession of Meth Less Than 5 Grams, Possession of Syringe or Needle, and Obstruction of Justice / Destroying Evidence. Appearance with Counsel. State has made an offer, but counsel has not had a chance to talk to defense about the offer. Third count read to defendant. Get next court date.

 

17CF022 - Justin L. Marlow - Domestic Battery with a Prior - Appearance with Counsel. Also 17CM017 - Criminal Trespassing to State Land. Preliminary hearing is waived. Evidence provided by Pana Community Hospital given to state for distribution. Formal arraignment is waived, not guilty plea is entered. August trial date scheduled with pre-trial scheduled for July 28th at 10 a.m.

 

17CF069 - David K. Matthews - Aggravated Meth Manufacturing Between 15 and 100 Grams and Possession of Meth Between 5 and 15 grams - Pre-trial. Jury trial is scheduled for next week. Motion of disclosure will be requested by defense. Because of this, both parties are not ready for trial. Trial is continued until August 14th. Next pre-trial scheduled for July 28th at 10 a.m.

 

16CF200 - Bradley D. Merritt - Meth Manufacturing Between 100 and 400 Grams - Pre-trial. Negotiated Plea is reached. Will plead guilty to Meth Manufacturing Between 15 and 100 Grams count. Original Count would be dismissed. He would serve 9 years in prison followed by 3 years of mandatory supervised release.

 

17CF051 - Charles T. Lee - Meth Delivery Between 15 and 100 grams and Aggravated Meth Delivery Between 15 and 100 grams - Pre-trial. Trial scheduled for Monday. Defense requests a continuance on the trial. Trial rescheduled for September. Next pre-trial scheduled for August 24th at 10 a.m.

 

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Christian County Marriage Licenses 6/23 - 7-7

The following marriages and civil union applications were filed in the Christian County Courthouse and reported to Regional Radio News.

 

6-28

Groom: Darin L. Rock

Bride: Candace J. Bell

 

7-3

Groom: Tyler L. Russell

Bride: Abby G. Coleman

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Christian County Court Cases 7/10/17

These are the results of the following court cases heard in the Christian County Court on Monday, July 10th:

 

17CF068 - Samantha J. Abbott - Possession of Meth Less Than 5 Grams - Pre-trial. She is considering state’s offer. Next pre-trial scheduled for August 7th at 10 a.m.

 

17CM066 - Christopher R. T. Ager - Domestic Battery and Interfering With Reporting Domestic Violence - First Appearance with Counsel. Formal arraignment is waived and not guilty plea entered. Pre-trial scheduled for August 7th at 10 a.m.

 

17CF081 - Deven A. Barger - Felony Possession/Use of a Firearm - Negotiated plea. Also 17CF047 - Aggravated Fleeing and multiple traffic counts. Plea is reached. He will plead guilty to Firearm Possession count. He will serve four years in prison for this count. He will plead guilty to the Aggravated Fleeing as well, with a concurrent four year sentence in prison for that count. All traffic counts will be dismissed.

 

17CF093 - Troy L. Cota - Domestic Battery with a Prior - Preliminary Hearing. Preliminary hearing is waived. Formal arraignment is waived. Trial by jury requested. Jury trial set for November 6th at 8:30 a.m. Pre-trial scheduled for October 23rd at 10 a.m.

 

17CM032 - Wade S. Dailey - Battery - Plea. Both sides anticipate plea being ready soon. Next appearance scheduled for July 24th at 10 a.m.

 

16CF009 - Keri C. Ellis - Retail Theft Less Than $300 - Pre-trial. Negotiated plea is reached. Defendant will serve 180 days in jail and one year of probation. Next court date scheduled for October 4th at 9 a.m.

 

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Christian County Divorces Filed 7/3 - 7/7

The following divorce was reported to Regional Radio News by the Christian County Circuit Clerk's Office.

 

7/6 - Shawn R. Manning and Whitney Manning

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Christian County Court Cases 7/3/17

These are the results of the following court cases heard in the Christian County Court on Monday, July 3rd:

 

17CF101 - Brett M. Bryson - Possession of Meth Less Than 5 Grams - Appearance with counsel. He has not hired counsel. Public Defender appointed. First appearance with counsel scheduled for August 7th at 10 a.m.

 

17CM046 - Jerald A. Buerk - Disorderly Conduct - First appearance. Defendant wants to schedule appointment with state. Next scheduled appearance set for August 7th at 10 a.m.

 

17CM067 - Toby A. Myers - Criminal Trespassing to Vehicles - First appearance. Charge was read. Defendant seeking to talk to state. Next court appearance is set for August 7th at 10 a.m.

 

14CM245 - Derek R. Samson - Criminal Damage to Property Less Than $300 - Bond date.

 

15CF123 - Gary M. Thompson Jr. - Criminal Damage to Property Between $300 and $10,000, and Criminal Damage to Property Less Than $300- Petition to Revoke.

 

17CF122 - Jayson M. Crose - Possession of Methamphetamine and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia - First appearance. Charges were read. Probable cause was given by the state. Probable cause was found. Bond is set at $10,000. Public defender appointed. First appearance with counsel scheduled for July 13th at 10 a.m.

 

17CF121 - Alissa F. Long - Possession of Methamphetamine and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia - First appearance. Charges were read. Bond set at $5,000. Public Defender appointed. First appearance with counsel scheduled for July 11th at 10 a.m.

 

17CF025 - Greg A. Jones - Possession of Meth Less Than 5 Grams - Appearance. Job search ordered. Released on recognizance bond. Next court appearance scheduled for August 16th at 9 a.m.

 

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Christian County Divorces Filed 6/26 - 6/30

The following divorce was reported to Regional Radio News by the Christian County Circuit Clerk's Office.

 

6/27 - James H. Johanning and Janet L. Johanning

 

6/27 - Larry E. Grogan and Elizabeth S. Grogan

 

6/30 - Steven T. Kuntzman and Deborah Kuntzman

 

6/30 - Ronald J. Deere and Angela P. Deere

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Christian County Marriage Licenses 5/28 - 6/16

The following marriages and civil union applications were filed in the Christian County Courthouse and reported to Regional Radio News.

 

5-31

Groom: Jeremy Earl Taylor

Bride: Stacy Jo Lesser

 

6-1

Groom: Jordan Victor Chlebus

Bride: Markie Nicole Childers

 

6-2

Groom: Trenton Andrew Culberson

Bride: Shannon Mae Mitchell

 

6-2

Groom: Corey Robert Badman

Bride: Kalie Morgan Catlin

 

6-5

Groom: Joseph Dane Daugherty

Bride: Amanda Beth Luck

 

6-6

Groom: Edward Francis Pocklington

Bride: Amber Marie Brown

 

6-6

Groom: Brian Kenneth Goatley

Bride: Brandy Michelle Halleman

 

6-8

Groom: Clay William McNary

Bride: Brittany Lyn Washburn

 

6-9

Groom: Craig Gerald Weitekamp

Bride: Claire Jeanne Melton

 

6-12

Groom: Shad Jeremy Richards

Bride: Dawn Renee King

 

6-13

Groom: John Andrew Levault

Bride: Courtney Nicole Sharp

 

6-14

Groom: Michael Claybourn Locke

Bride: Kristee Lea Richardson

 

6-15

Groom: Devin Michael Bedinger

Bride: Lindsey Marie Fesser

 

6-15

Groom: Joseph Patrick Sassatelli

Bride: Mallory Corrine Sinkhorn

 

6-16

Groom: Derek Michael Ade

Bride: Emily Elizabeth McLeod

 

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Christian County Court Cases 6/22/17

These are the results of the following court cases heard in the Christian County Court on Thursday, June 22nd:

 

16CM194 - David L. Haubner - Child Endangerment - Pre-trial. Defense asks for bench trial. Bench trial set for Thursday, August 10th at 1:15 p.m.

 

17CF071 - Josh D. Hill - Meth Delivery between 15 and 100 grams and Meth Delivery between 5 and 15 grams - Preliminary hearing is waived. Formal arraignment is waived, only a pre-trial set up at this point. Next pre-trial scheduled for July 27th at 10 a.m.

 

15CF112 - James C. Luetzow - Theft between $500 and $10,000, Criminal Damage to Property between $300 and $10,000, and Possession of a Controlled Substance - Petition to Revoke / Pre-trial. Petition to Revoke hearing scheduled for July 20th at 1:15 p.m.

 

17CM055 - David A. Younker - Criminal Trespassing to Land - First appearance. Will seek counsel. First appearance with counsel set for July 27th at 10 a.m.

 

17CF015 - Anthony Benavides - Criminal Damage to School between $300 and $10,000 and Criminal Damage to Property less than $300 - Pre-trial. Case pushed back to Thursday, July 6th at 10 a.m.

 

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Christian County Divorces Filed 6/10 - 6/16

The following divorce was reported to Regional Radio News by the Christian County Circuit Clerk's Office.

 

6/12 - Andrew C. Whitehead and Heather E. Whitehead

 

6/14 - Randy L. Vail and Courtney R. Vail

 

6/14 - Todd E. Graden and Carol S. Graden

 

6/15 - Todd E. Mann and Kelly R. Mann

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Christian County Court Cases 6/20/17

These are the results of the following court cases heard in the Christian County Court on Tuesday, June 20th:

 

17CF106 - Holly M. Hapner - Theft with Intent between $500 and $10,000 and Possession of a Controlled Substance - Preliminary Hearing is waived. Formal arraignment is waived as well, and not guilty plea is entered. Defense asks for a pre-trial only at this point. Pre-trial scheduled for July 20th at 10 a.m.

 

17CF105 - Nathan A. Hapner - Theft with Intent between $500 and $10,000 - Preliminary Hearing is waived. Formal arraignment is waived. Defendant pleads not guilty. Jury trial requested and scheduled for September. Pre-trial scheduled for August 21 at 10 a.m.

 

17CF030 - Brian D. Taylor - Possession of Meth less than 5 grams - Petition to Revoke / Pre-trial. Not in court. Warrant issued, $5,000 bond set.

 

17CF107 - Cameron Hudgins - Criminal Trespassing to Residence -  Negotiated plea. Defendant will plead guilty to new misdemeanor charge of Criminal Trespassing. He will serve 90 days in jail plus serve reinstated probation after that.

 

17CF112 - David Moore - Aggravated Battery of a Police Officer and Aggravated Battery of a Disabled Person - First appearance with counsel. Preliminary hearing scheduled for July 13th at 10 a.m.

 

17CF087 - Krystin Rodman - Theft with Intent between $500 and $10,000. Negotiated plea. Will plead guilty to misdemeanor theft. She will serve 24 days in jail and two years probation. Next court date scheduled for August 2 at 9 a.m.

 

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