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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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Christian County Court Cases 6/19/17

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

 

17CF107 - Cameron M. Hudgins - Criminal Trespassing to Residence with Person Present - First Appearance with Counsel. Also 15CF022 - Burglary and 15CM020 - Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. State has made an offer, looking to continue case until tomorrow. Case rescheduled for June 20th at 10 a.m.

 

17CF052 - Cynthia R. Karrick - Possession of Meth less than 5 grams - Pre-trial. Also 16CF144 - Meth Delivery less than 5 grams and Possession of Meth less than 5 grams. Pre-trial continued until July 11th at 10 a.m.

 

14CF079 - Gayle L. Miller - Possession of Meth less than 5 grams - Petition to Revoke / Pre-trial. Also 16CM223 - Bad Check.

 

14CF183 - Frohmader, Harland F. - Burglary - Petition to Revoke / Pre-trial. Status given on probation. Next court appearance set for September 18th at 10 a.m.

 

David W. Moore - Aggravated Battery of a Police Officer and Aggravated Battery of a Disabled Person, more charges possibly coming - First Appearance. Probable cause given. Bond set at $15,000. Public defender is appointed. Next appearance scheduled for tomorrow at 10 a.m.

 

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Christian County Court Cases 6/16/17

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

 

17CF042 - Blake A. Griffin - Failure to Report as a Sex Offender - Pre-trial. Negotiated plea is reached. Sentenced to 180 days in jail and would be put on probation for two years. Next court date is October 18th at 9 a.m.

 

16CF127 - Patricia H. Horn - Retail Theft - Pre-trial. Trial set for August 14th at 8:30 a.m., pre-trial set for July 24th at 10 a.m.

 

17CF100 - Quinton L. Morrissey - 1st Degree Murder and Aggravated Battery - Reading of Murder charge waived. Preliminary Hearing continued until July 25th at 11 a.m.

 

17CF087 - Krystin D. Rodman  - Theft with Intent between $500 and $10,000. Plea. Also, 17CM057 - Theft with Intent less than $500. Warrant issued for her arrest, bond set for $10,000.

 

16CF042 - Robert A. Stivers - 2 Counts of Murder and Aggravated Battery - Pre-trial. Also 15CF165 - Failure to Report an Accident with Injury and DUI, and  15CF204 - DUI. Expert opinions and reports were expected to be in today, but they are not in. Next pre-trial scheduled for July 24th at 10 a.m. Trial pushed back to October 10 at 8:30 a.m., was scheduled for September.

 

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Christian County Court Cases 6/15/17

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

 

16CF164 - Patrick A. Acree - Attempt to Disarm a Police Officer and Failure to Report an Accident with Injury - Pre-trial. Defendant was just released in Macon County. Two sides looking to negotiate a plea. Next court date set for July 24th at 10 a.m.

 

16CF086 - Jerry D. Archer - Two counts of Cocaine Delivery between 1 and 15 grams - Preliminary Hearing is waived. New third count of Possession of a Controlled Substance introduced, that will be the charge the defendant pleads guilty to. Other two Delivery charges are dismissed. Sentenced to 2 years of probation.

 

14CF180 - Brock A. Drockton - Possession of a Controlled Substance - Appearance with Counsel. Next court date set for August 22nd at 10 a.m.

 

16CF236 - Danny L. Rose - Possession of Stolen Firearm, Possession of less than 5 grams of Meth, Harassing an Animal with a Vehicle, Taking Birds/Mammals Along Highway, Unlawful Transport of a Weapon, and Unlawful Possession of Wildlife Parts. State has made an offer. Trial date set for August 14th, next pre-trial set for July 6th, where an agreement could be reached.

 

14CF178 - Sean M. Rush - Obstructing Justice / Destroying Evidence - PTR Pre-trial. Negotiated plea has been reached. Re-sentenced to one year of probation.

 

17CF065 - Robert L. Scott - Possession of Meth less than 5 grams. - Preliminary Hearing is waived. Defendant pleads not guilty. Pre-trial scheduled for July 20th at 10 a.m.

 

17CF110 - Jacob O. Banning - Domestic Battery with a Prior - First appearance with counsel. Preliminary hearing scheduled for July 7th at 10 a.m.

 

17CF107 - Cameron M. Hudgins - Criminal Trespassing with Person Present - Petition to Revoke. State has made an offer to defendant. At this time, defense asks for preliminary hearing scheduled for June 19th at 10 a.m.

 

17CF022 - Justin L. Marlow - Domestic Battery -  First appearance. Public Defender appointed. Preliminary hearing scheduled for July 11th at 10 a.m.

 

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Christian County Court Cases 6/13/17

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

 

15CF136 - Howard C. Buoy - Criminal Damage to Property between $300 and $10,000 - Petition to Revoke / Pre-trial. Next court date set for July 25th at 10 a.m.

 

17CM013 - James T. Eiskant - Criminal Trespassing to Residence - Pre-trial. Plea agreed upon. Defendant will plead guilty to the charge, and will have to pay fines and fees. Pay or appear hearing scheduled for July 19 at 9 a.m.

 

17CF042 - Blake A. Griffin - Failure to Report as a Sex Offender - Status Hearing. Preliminary hearing is waived. Not guilty plea entered. Next court date scheduled for June 16th at 10 a.m.

 

16CF002 - Gregory L. Price - Aggravated Battery - First appearance with counsel. Case is continued, next court date is set for June 20th at 11 a.m.

 

17CF086 - Rebecca A. Russell - Retail Theft - First appearance. Public defender appointed. Next court date set for July 13th at 10 a.m.

 

17CF109 - Justin M. Bright - First appearance on new charges. Criminal Trespassing to a Residence and 2 counts of Battery. Preliminary hearing on new counts set for July 11 at 10 a.m., same date as Pre-trial in his 17CF008 case.

 

17CF106 - Holly M.  Hapner - Theft between $500 and $10,000 and Possession of a Controlled Substance - Motion for Bond Reduction. She will be released on recognizance bond. Next court date set for June 20th at 10 a.m.

 

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Christian County Divorces Filed 6/3 - 6/9

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

 

6/6 - David Schafer and Hailey Schafer

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Christian County Court Cases 6/12/17

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

 

17CF098 - Paul E. Allen - Criminal Damage to Property $300 to $10,000 and Domestic Battery - Preliminary Hearing and Bond Reduction Motion - Pana Police Officer Richard Rahar testified that he responded to the incident. He says he’s dealt with several incidents regarding the victim and defendant. He says he estimates that the damage done to the car is around $1,000. Waived formal arraignment on the Domestic Battery Charge. Asking for July jury trial. Trial is set for August 13th at 8:30 a.m. Final pre-trial is set for August 1st at 10 a.m. In bond reduction, Allen testified on his own behalf. Asking for bond reduction to $5,000. Motion is denied.

 

17CF001 - Thomas M.J. Foster - Unlawful Possession of a Firearm as a Felon - Plea agreement has been reached. Defendant entered open guilty plea. Sentencing hearing will be held Monday, July 31st at 1:15.

 

17CF051 - Charles T. Lee - Meth Delivery between 15 and 100 grams and Aggravated Meth Delivery between 15 and 100 grams - Pre-trial. Continued until July 11th at 10 a.m. Other matters possible in other counties.

 

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Christian County Court Cases 6/9/17

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

 

15CF159 - Jaysen M. Crose - Aggravated Battery and Unlawful Restraint - Petition To Revoke, First Appearance. Public defender appointed. Next court date scheduled for July 13th at 10 a.m.

 

16CF110 - Lucas D. Stephens - Possession of a Controlled Substance. Warrant / Attachment. Payment plan scheduled. Next court date is September 6th at 9 a.m.

 

16CF127 - Patricia H. Horn -Theft less than $300. Pre-trial. Not present. Notice to appear set for July 16th at 10 a.m.

 

17CF042 - Blake A. Griffin - Failure to Report as a Sex Offender - Warrant / Attachment. Preliminary hearing status scheduled for June 13th at 10 a.m.

 

17CF094 - Mitchell D. Manion - Domestic Battery - Motion hearing. Order of no contact at certain address removed. Public Defender appointed. Next court date still scheduled for July 10th at 10 a.m.

 

17CF098 - Paul E. Allen - Criminal Damage to Property between $300 and $10,000 and Domestic Battery. Motion to Reduce Bail. Bond motion continued until June 12th.

 

17CF099 - Jospeh A Leckner - Aggravated Battery on a Police Office - Motion to Reduce Bail. Bail reduction hearing continued until after Preliminary hearing, which is set for July 7th.

 

17CF102 - Brenton A. Evans - Criminal Damage to Property between $300 and $10,000.  Motion to Reduce Bail. Defendant testified on his own behalf. Bond reduced to $2,500. Next court date set for June 16th.

 

17CF105 - Nathan A. Hapner - Theft less than $300 and Possession of a Controlled Substance- First Appearance with Counsel. Preliminary hearing scheduled for June 20th at 10 a.m. Motion for Bond Reduction also made. Hearing scheduled for June 12th at 10 a.m. Furlough order for Heroin Detox put in.

 

17CF106 - Holly M. Hapner - Theft less than $300 and Possession of a Controlled Substance - First Appearance with Counsel. Preliminary hearing scheduled for June 20th at 10 a.m. Furlough order for Heroin Detox put in.

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Christian County Court Cases 6/8/17

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

 

17CF071 - Josh D. Hill - Meth Delivery 15>100 grams and Meth Delivery less than 15 grams - Preliminary hearing. Hearing continued until June 22nd at 10 a.m.

 

17CF036 - Rodney G. Smith - Aggravated Domestic Battery and 2 counts of Home Invasion Causing Injury - Pre-trial. Also 17CF006 - DUI - Pre-trial. Negotiated plea reached. Will plead guilty to Criminal Trespassing to residence and Domestic Battery. Would be sentences to 2 years probation. Factual Basis given.

 

17CF105 - Nathan Hapner and Holly Hill - Theft and Possession of a Controlled Substance - First appearance. Charges were read to the defendants. Probable cause was given. Bonds are set at $15,000 each. Both appointed public defenders. First appearance with counsel for both is set for June 9th at 10 a.m.


17CF005 - Kody Campbell - Burglary - Negotiated Plea. He will plead guilty to the burglary charge. No judgment of conviction entered, and the sentence hearing was stayed. Campbell was entered into the Problem Solving (drug) Court.

 

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Christian County Divorces Filed 5/29 - 6/2

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

 

5/30 - Maurice E. Burkey and Barbara K. Burkey

5/30 - Randall L. Brumett and Tracy P. Brumett

5/31 - Spencer A. Sidwell and Tonya E. Sidwell

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Christian County Court Cases 6/5/17

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

 

17CF042 - Blake A Griffin - Failure to Report Annually - Bond Forfeiture. Did not appear. No bond posted, bond forfeiture motion vacated.

 

17CF099 - Joseph A. Leckner - Aggravated Battery - First Appearance. Also 17CF054 - Failure to Register as a Violent Offender - Pre-trial, and many traffic violations. New charge read to Leckner. Probable cause is found. Bond set at an additional $30,000, and defense has intent to file a bond reduction. Motion to preserve possible video of incident to put into discovery granted. Asking for preliminary hearing on new Aggravated Battery charge. Pre-trial on 17CF054 and preliminary hearing on 17CF099 set for July 7th at 10 a.m.

 

16CF094 - Tommie E. Nagle - Narcotics Delivery - Pre-trial. Plea agreed upon. Sentence will be 90 days in jail subject to remission and two years probation. Next court date scheduled for August 9th at 9 a.m. to set up court payments.

 

17CF043 - Jerry L. Shaff - Possession of Meth less than 5 grams and Criminal Damage to Property between $300 and $10,000 - Pre-trial. Continued until July 7th at 10 a.m.

 

17CF036 - Rodney G. Smith - Aggravated Domestic Battery and 2 counts of Home Invasion Causing Injury - Pre-trial. Also 17CF006 DUI, Pre-trial and 17CM002 - Domestic Battery and Interfering the Reporting of Domestic Violence. Pre-trial continued until June 8th at 10 a.m.

 

17CF098 - Paul E. Allen - Requesting preliminary hearing. It is set for June 12th at 10 a.m.

 

14CF227 - Phillip E. Wicker - Aggravated Battery - Notice to appear. Recognizance bond set at $15,000. Next court date set for July 13th at 10 a.m.

 

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Christian County Court Cases 6/2/17

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

 

17CF098 - Paul E. Allen - Criminal Damage to Property $300<$10,000 and Domestic Battery - First appearance. Public defender appointed subject to possible reimbursement. First appearance with counsel set for June 5th at 10 a.m.

 

17CM032 - Wade S. Dailey - Battery - Pre-trial. Negotiations for possible plea ongoing. Next pre-trial set for July 10th at 10 a.m.

 

17CM031 - Nicholas A. Durbin - Violating Order of Protection - Pre-trial. Negotiations for possible plea ongoing. Next pre-trial set for July 10th at 10 a.m.

 

16CF009 - Keri C. Ellis - Retail Theft less than $300 - Pre-trial. Negotiations for possible plea ongoing. Next pre-trial set for July 10th at 10 a.m. Jury trial set for July.

 

16CF198- Jarred L. Lawrence - Burglary - Pre-trial. Plea agreed upon. Sentenced to 180 days in Christian County Correctional Center and two years probation. 16CM107 - Possession of Drug Paraphernalia charge would be dismissed as part of the plea.

 

17CM045 - Gary A. Lyerla - Theft - Status Hearing. Plea agreement reached. Must pay off fines and fees. Pay review hearing set for November 8th at 9 a.m.

 

17CF040 - Christopher L. Morgason - Domestic Battery (Prior) - Pre-trial. Also 13CF009 - Aggravated Domestic Battery - Petition to Revoke. Petition to Revoke hearing scheduled for June 9th at 11 a.m., next pre-trial scheduled for same time.

 

17CM052 - Cody N. Durbin - Battery - First appearance with counsel. Formal arraignment is waived, and defendant pleads not guilty. Pre-trial set for July 11th at 10 a.m., no jury trial set at this time.

 

17CF100 - Quinton L. Morrisey Jr. - Aggravated Battery - First appearance with counsel. Defense requests preliminary hearing. Preliminary hearing scheduled for June 16th at 10 a.m.

 

17CM066 - Christopher R.T. Ager - Domestic Battery and Interference of Report of Domestic Violence - First appearance. Charges were read. Bond is set at $5,000. Status hearing set for Monday, June 5th at 10 a.m.

 

17CF101 - Brett M. Bryson - Possession of Methamphetamine less than 5 grams - First appearance. Bond set at $7,500. Defendant wants time to look for an attorney, but may ask for public defender. First appearance with counsel set for July 3rd at 10 a.m.

 

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Christian County Court Cases 6/1/17

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

 

14CF065 - Ashley N. Akins - Meth Precursor < 15 grams - PTR / First Appearance. State offered an additional eight months of probation, same terms as previous probation to admit petition to revoke. Defense admits petition to revoke.

 

17CF081 - Deven A. Barger - Felony Possession and Use of a Firearm - Preliminary Hearing. Also 17CF047 - Aggravated Fleeing - Pre-trial. Preliminary hearing in 17CF081 is waived. Negotiated plea is agreed upon, but defendant has pending charges in Shelby County. Defense requests 30-day continuance to settle Shelby County cases, next court date scheduled for July 6th at 10 a.m.

 

17CF062 -  Christopher A. Ellinger - Fail to Report Annually - Preliminary Hearing scheduled, defense asks to waive hearing, entering not guilty plea. Requesting July trial date. Final pre-trial set for July 6th at 10 a.m.

 

17CF001 - Thomas M. J. Foster - Felony Possession and Use of a Firearm - Pre-trial. Jury trial scheduled for June. State has made offers to defendant. Need more time to go over them. Next pre-trial set for June 6th at 10 a.m.

 

17CF059 - Danielle L. Johnson - 3 Counts of Narcotics Possession - Preliminary hearing scheduled, but was waived. Formal arraignment waived, pleading not guilty. No jury trial date set, next pre-trial set for June 27th at 10 a.m.

 

17CF069 - David K. Matthews - Aggravated Meth Manufacturing 15<100 grams - Preliminary Hearing. State has made an offer to defendant. Asked for and granted continuance, scheduled for June 6th at 10 a.m.

 

17CF079 - Ryan D. Nance - Aggravated Robbery with Firearm and Domestic Battery - Motion to Reduce Bail. Looking to continue that motion. Next pre-trial scheduled for July 6th at 10 a.m. No new date set on the motion.

 

16CF008 - John S. Reynolds - Theft Ring less than $300 - Pre-trial. Also 16CF136 - Possession of a Controlled Substance and Violating an Order of Protection - Pre-trial and 16CF211 - Possession of Meth less than 5 grams - Pre-trial. Reynolds is in IDOC custody in a Madison County case. Some discussion of a concurrent sentence with the Madison County case, but nothing is agreed on yet. Next court date scheduled for July 10th at 10 a.m.

 

17CF028 - Toni K. Sherman - Aggravated Battery - Arraignment. Both parties are negotiating a sentence, waiving formal arraignment. Next court date set for July 13th at 10 a.m.

 

17CM004 - Shane R. Trudeau - Domestic Battery - Pre-trial. Defense is looking for additional pre-trial for next week, also considering a motion to dismiss the case because of lack of evidence. Jury trial set for July. Final pre-trial set for July 11th at 10 a.m.

 

16CM226 - Brian J. Windell - Retail Theft less than $300 - Pre-trial. State has made an offer to defense. Defense asks for pre-trial continuance. Next court date scheduled for July 28th at 10 a.m.

 

17CF100 - Quinton L. Morrisey Jr. - Aggravated Battery - First appearance. Charges were read, along with possible sentences. Probable cause found, bond is set at $500,000. First appearance with counsel set for June 2nd at 10 a.m.

 

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Christian County Marriage Licenses 5/21 - 5/27

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

 

5-22

Groom: Jalen Michael Blake

Bride: Savannah Brooke Schellhardt

 

5-25

Groom: Jeffery Addison Burdzilauskas

Bride: Andrea Morgan McKinnon

 

5-25

Groom: Trent Allen Norville

Bride: Shelby Sue Melzer

 

5-26

Groom: Joseph Creighton Decker

Bride: Anita Rochelle Lawyer

 

5-26

Groom: Jeffrey Brian Austif

Bride: Saralyne Patricia Scott

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Christian County Court Cases 5/30/17

These are the results of the following court cases heard in the Christian County Court on Tuesday, May 30th:

 

16CF164 - Patrick A. Acree - Attempting to Disarm a Police Officer and Failure to Report an Accident - Pre-trial. He’s in Macon County jail. Asked for continuance, next court date set for June 15 at 10 a.m.

 

17CF027 - Noah L. Allen - Meth delivery between 5 and 15 grams - Pre-trial. Both sides are looking to agree to a plea. No trial date set, but next pre-trial scheduled for June 29 at 10 a.m.

 

17CM003 - Timothy L. Madsen - Criminal Trespassing to Vehicles - Counsel only status hearing. Next court date set for June 2 at 10 a.m.

 

16CF200 - Bradley D. Merritt - Meth Manufacturing between 100 and 400 grams - Pre-trial. Jury trial set for July 17 at 8:30. Next pre-trial set for June 29 at 10 a.m.

 

17CF098 - Paul E. Allen - Was read new charges: Criminal Damage to Property between $300 and $10,000 and Domestic Battery. Bond is set at $30,000. Will talk to the state about working out the case. Next court case set for June 2 at 10 a.m.

 

17CF072 - Hoy D. Copelin - Bad Checks Charge - First reading of charge. Missed scheduled appearance on May 25th. Next appearance set for June 1 at 10 a.m.

 

17CM064 - Kiersten Babb -  Battery - First Appearance - Charges were read. Next court date set for June 22 at 10 a.m.

 

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Christian County Court Cases 5/26/17

These are the results of the following court cases heard in the Christian County Court on Friday, May 26th:

 

17CF031 - Wendy M. Chamness - Possession of Meth less than 5 grams - Negotiated Plea had been agreed upon. She would plead guilty to the charge and be put on two years probation along with treatment. There is a disagreement on jail time to serve. State and defense will plan to discuss outside of court. Next pre-trial set for July 6th at 10 a.m.

 

17CF095 - Shannon M. Miller - Forgery and Theft - First appearance. Charges and possible sentences were read to her. Public defender appointed, and first appearance with counsel is set for July 10th at 10 a.m.

 

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Christian County Court Cases 5/25/17

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

 

17CF007 - Stephanie M. Couty - Aggravated DUI / License Suspended or Revoked - Negotiated plea. She will plead guilty to DUI and another traffic charge. All other traffic charges will be dismissed. She will serve 120 days in the Christian County jail and be put on two years probation.

 

16CF085 - Michael L. Droke - 3 Narcotics Possession Charges - Pre-trial. Also 17CF083 - Meth Delivery less than 5 grams. Negotiated Plea. Case was continued for a short time as a new charge to plead to was written up. Will plead guilty in 16CF085, a new count filed in open court of delivering a substance with less than 5 grams of meth. Sentence will be to serve 7 years in prison, followed by 2 years of mandatory supervised release.

 

17CF075 - Jacob J. Graham - Aggravated Battery in a Public Place - First appearance with counsel. Preliminary hearing scheduled for July 13th at 10 a.m.

 

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Christian County Marriage Licenses 5/14 - 5/20

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

 

5-15

Groom: Paul Michael Parkin

Bride: Maria Lynn Belsher

 

5-17

Groom: Matthew James McCauley

Bride: Melissa Nicole Ross

 

5-17

Groom: Bradley Mathias Rodden

Bride: Marisa Rose Ana Simes

 

5-18

Groom: Mitchell William Daigh

Bride: Cicily Lynn Kohler

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Christian County Court Cases 5/19/17

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

 

17CF068 - Samantha J. Abbott - Possession of Meth less than 5 grams - Preliminary hearing is waived. Waiving formal arraignment. Pre-trial scheduled for 10 a.m.

 

16CF085 - Michael L. Droke - 3 counts of Narcotics Possession - Pre-trial. Also 17CF083 Meth Delivery less than 5 grams. All issues continued until May 25th.

 

17CM031 - Nicholas A. Durbin - Violating an Order of Protection. Pre-trial. Fails to appear. Notice to appear June 2nd at 10 a.m.

 

16CF173 - Kandi R. Jacobs - Possession of Stolen Title/Certificate/Plate - Pre-trial. Also 16CM009 - Retail theft less than $300. Still trying to negotiate an agreement. Next pre-trial scheduled for July 27th at 10 a.m.

 

17CF026 - Tabitha L. Kelley - Possession of Meth less than 5 grams - Preliminary Hearing is waived. Waiving formal arraignment. Pre-trial scheduled for June 23rd at 10 a.m.

 

16CF180 - Joshua L. Lynch - Theft less than $300 - Pre-trial. Also 17CF003 Same charge. Continued pre-trial and jury trial until July 14th at 10 a.m.

 

16CF071 - Tilur M. Miller - Possession of a Controlled Substance - Pre-trial. Bond reduction agreement reached. Bond reduced to $3,000. Admission to revoke probation entered. Next court date scheduled for July 10th at 10 a.m.

 

16CF128 - Devon J. Newman - Possession of Cannabis 30-500 grams, Attempting to Elude a Police Officer, and Resisting Arrest - Pre-trial. Jury trial scheduled for September. Pre-trial scheduled for July 27th at 10 a.m.

 

17CF091 - Michael P. Shilling - 7 counts of Possession of Child Porn - Motion to Reduce Bail. Continued until June 12th at 10 a.m.

 

17CF093 - Troy L. Cota - Domestic Battery - First appearance with counsel. By agreement, bond reduced to $2,000 recognizance bond. No contact order still applies. Preliminary hearing set for July 10th at 10 a.m.


17CF094 - Mitchell D. Manion - Domestic Battery - Bond set at $2,500 with no contact order with victim. Wants to look for an attorney. Next date set for July 10th at 10 a.m.

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Christian County Court Cases 5/18/17

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

 

16CM194 - David L. Haubner - Child Endangerment - Pre-trial. Not present. Notice to appear set for June 22nd at 10 a.m.

 

17CF071 - Josh D. Hill - Meth Delivery between 15 and 100 grams. - Preliminary Hearing. This charged is being reduced to less than 15 grams. Preliminary hearing reset for June 8th at 10 a.m.

 

15CF201 - Nicole L. Jenkins - Possession of Meth less than 5 grams - Pre-trial. Also 16CF031 - Possession of a Controlled Substance. Still in in-patient rehab. Next court date scheduled for May 31st at 2 p.m.

 

17CF058 - Jacob C. Johnson - Narcotics Posession - Preliminary Hearing is waived. Waiving formal arraignment and pleading not guilty. Pre-trial scheduled for June 22nd at 10 a.m. No trial date set yet.

 

16CF144 - Cynthia R. Karrick - Meth Delivery and Meth Possession both less than 5 grams - Pre-trial. Also 17CF052 - Meth Possession less than 5 grams. Pre-trial. Drug test set for after-court today. Judge issues order for random drug testing 2-7 times per week until put in in-patient rehab. Status hearing set for June 19th at 10 a.m.

 

16CM232 - Donald R. Minard - Violation of No Contact Order - Final Pre-trial. Jury setting originally planned for May 22nd, now being moved back to July 17th at 8:30. Next pre-trial is set for July 7th at 10 a.m.

 

17CF079 - Ryan D. Nance - Aggravated Robbery with a firearm and Domestic Battery - Preliminary hearing is waived. Arraignment waived, pleading not guilty. Jury trial set for July 17th. Pre-trial set for July 6th at 10 a.m.

 

17CF090 - Brett L. Peters - Burglary - Motion to reduce bail. Defendant testified on his own behalf. Asking for $5,000 in bond, currently set at $30,000. Bond reduction is granted, reduced to $5,000 as requested. Preliminary hearing set for June 8th.

 

17CM054 - Layla K. Schuyler - Obstructing Identification - Motion to reduce bail. Plea agreed upon. Would plead guilty in 17TR370 Driving with a Suspended License and 17CM054 (would be dropped?). 60-day sentence along with paying all fines and fees. Next appearance scheduled for July 26th at 9 a.m.


17CF093 - Troy L. Cota - Domestic Battery - First appearance. Bond is set at $2,000. Public defender appointed. First appearance with counsel scheduled for May 19th at 10 a.m.

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Christian County Marriage Licenses - 5/6 - 5/13

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

 

5-10

Groom: Patrick Gabriel Kaiser

Bride: Jillian Clair Christer

 

5-11

Groom: Eric Thomas Paine

Bride: Annette Sue Wilson

 

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Christian County Court Cases 5/16/17

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

 

16CF044 - Brett M. Sklenka - 2 counts of Manufacturing/Delivery of 1-15 grams of Cocaine. Pre-trial. Looking to come to resolution between state and defense between now and next court date, set for June 6th at 10 a.m.

 

16CF042 - Robert A. Stivers - First Degree Murder and Aggravated Battery - Pre-trial. Also 15CF204 - Driving Recklessly / Suspicion of DUI and 15CF165 - Failure to report an accident with injury and Driving Recklessly / Suspicion of DUI. Set for trial in August. Jury trial pushed back to September 11th at 8:30. Defense ordered to disclose all experts and any reports within 30 days. State ordered to disclose any supplemental opinions within 60 days. All pre-trial motions to be on file within 90 days. Next Pre-trial set for June 16th at 10 a.m.

 

16CF212 - William D. Thomas - DUI and Reckless Conduct - Pre-trial. Agreement for open plea. Two years of probation on each charge to run concurrently and an alcohol evaluation. Only thing not agreed upon is the jail time to serve. A sentencing hearing will be set for Monday July 24th at 11 a.m.

 

17CF027 - Noah L. Allen - Meth Delivery between 5 and 15 grams - Final Pre-trial. Continuance issued on May trial. Another Pre-trial date set for May 30th at 10 a.m.

 

17CF005 - Kody E. Campbell - Burglary - Status hearing set for tomorrow afternoon at 2 p.m.

 

16CF071 - Tilur M. Miller - Burglary - Pre-trial set for May 19th at 10 a.m.

 

17CF090 - Brett Peters - Burglary - Preliminary hearing set for June 18th at 10 a.m. Bond reduction motion to be filed, hearing scheduled for May 18th at 10 a.m.

 

17CF091 - Michael P. Shilling - 7-counts of possession of child pornography -  First appearance. Could face 2-5 years in Department of Corrections on each charge. Could face more charges after more evidence is analyzed. Probable cause found to detain Schilling, bond set at $100,000. Public defender appointed. Preliminary hearing scheduled for June 12th at 10 a.m.

 

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Christian County Divorces Filed 5/8 - 5/14

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

 

5/10 - Jeffery E. Askins and Violet E. Askins.

5/11 - Charles Melvin and Heather Melvin

5/12 - Randy L. Lawler and Marjorie E. Lawler

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Christian County Court Cases 5/15/17

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

 

17CF090 - Brett L. Peters - Burglary. First appearance. Bond set at $30,000. Will look at a recognizance bond. Public defender appointed with a chance at reimbursement.

 

17CF083 - Michael L. Droke. Meth delivery less than 5 grams. First appearance with counsel. Preliminary hearing will be June 6th at 10 a.m. Other charges - Judici. Pre-trial. Ask for reset for tomorrow. Continuance for May 19th at 10 a.m.

 

13CF130 - Jeremy C. Christian - 5 meth possession without prescription charges. - First appearance w/ counsel. Continuance on Pre-trial asked for by defense. Granted, next court date set for June 20th at 10 a.m.

 

15CF072 - Sherry L.  Millburg - Possession of a Controlled Substance- Status hearing. Ordered to report to probation tomorrow. Sentence hearing set for July 6th at 1:15 p.m.

 

17CM054 - Layla K. Schuyler - Obstructing Identification - Pre-trial. Negotiated terms were in place, but not agreed upon today. Pre-trial continuance, maybe a plea agreement on May 18th at 10 a.m.

 

14CF079 - Gayle L. Miller - Possession of Meth less than 5 grams - Bond motion will be filed, but counsel needs to speak with client. First appearance on Bad Checks charge, and Pre-trial on other charges set for May 22 at 10 a.m.

 

16CF182 - Michael White - not present - Along with 16CF121, 2 meth possession charges. Sentencing hearing in Fayette County and an appearance in Shelby County also in play. Warrant requested for his arrest and granted. Bond set at $20,000.

 

16CM204 - Lydia Wilson - Retail theft and criminal trespassing - Pre-trial. Continuance set for June 12th at 10 a.m.

 

17CF086 - Rebecca Russell - Retail Theft less than $300. - First appearance. 30-day continuance scheduled. Next court date is scheduled for June 13th at 10 a.m.

 

17CM056 - Christopher Dorsey - Retail theft less than $300 - First appearance. Looking to talk to State’s Attorney’s office. Next court date scheduled for June 12th at 10 a.m.

 

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Christian County Court Cases 5/12/17

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

 

17CM042 - Joshua M. De Clerck - Criminal Trespassing - First appearance. Notice to appear issued for June 8th at 10 a.m.

 

17CF070 - Robert C. Hay - Theft with Intent ($500 - $10,000) - First appearance. Issued notice to appear, did not show. Warrant issued.

 

15CF142 - Justin R. Sherman Theft with Intent, greater than $500. Motion hearing. Also 17CF019, Criminal Damage to Government Property, greater than $500. Motion for sentence correction filed. Motion is denied.


17CF083 - Michael L. Droke - Meth Delivery - First appearance. Bond was set at $150,000. Public defender appointed. Next appearance on this charge and a previous charge is May 15th at 10 a.m.

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Christian County Court Cases 5/11/17

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

 

17CF085 - Tracy J. Kennedy - Possession of a Controlled Substance - First appearance. Public Defender is assigned. Will be released on recognizance bond, pending proof the controlled substance was prescribed to her. Next court date set for July 6th at 10 a.m.

 

16CF184 - Brandon S. Keppler - Sexual Abuse - Pre-trial. More motion hearings are being requested. Trial has been pushed back to start June 19th at 8:30. Final pre-trial set for June 2nd at 11 a.m.

 

16CF059 - Michael P. Loflin - Sexual Assault and Aggravated Sexual Abuse - Plea. Eldest sister of victim made impact statement on victim’s behalf. Sentenced to 180 days in jail, two years probation, must register as a sex offender for 10 years. Sexual Assault is being dismissed per plea. Payment court date set for June 7th at 9 a.m.


14CF178 - Sean M. Rush - Obstruction of Justice / Destroying Evidence - Pre-trial. Reset for June 15th at 10 a.m.

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Christian County Court Cases 5/9/17

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

 

17CF020 - Brent L. Musser - Driving with a Suspended License, DUI, Aggravated DUI, Obstruction of Justice / Destroying Evidence - Pre-trial. Also 17CF053 2nd DUI, Aggravated DUI, Possession of a Controlled Substance.

 

17CF027 - Noah L. Allen - Meth Delivery 5<15 Grams. Pre-trial. No longer represented by Public Defender. New counsel asks for one last Pre-trial before trial date next week. Final Pre-trial set for May 11th at 1:15 p.m.

 

16CM227 - Arron T. Bock - Theft Control Intent <$500. Pre-trial. Plea agreed upon. Probation revoked. Sentenced to 60 days in jail. Court date for another case vacated. Date set for both cases for July 26th at 9 a.m.

 

16CF006 - Clifford D. Branham - Theft $500<$10,000. Pre-trial. Motion of continuance for after dealing with cases in other counties. Next Pre-trial set for July 14th at 10 a.m.

 

17CM046 - Jerald A Buerk - Disorderly Conduct - First appearance. Next court date set for June 9th at 10 a.m.

 

17CM013 - James T. Eiskant - Criminal Trespassing - Pre-trial. Final Pre-trial set for June 6th at 10 a.m. Parties announce they are ready for trial.

 

15CF112 - James C. Luetzow - Theft with Intent $500<$10,000. Criminal Damage to Property $300-$10,000, Possession of a Controlled Substance. Petition to revoke. Ordered to be tested twice a week, next court date set for June 22nd at 10 a.m.

 

16CM232 - Donald R. Minard - Stalking - Final Pre-trial will see if defendant is fit to stand trial. That date set for May 18th at 10 a.m.

 

09CM080 - Mark R. Pagliai - Domestic Battery - Pre-trial. Plea agreement reached. Fined $500 plus other general fines.

 

17CF017 - Joshua A. Westerfield - Burglary - Pre-trial. Also 17CF021. Probation assessment set for this afternoon. Next Pre-trial set for June 6th at 10 a.m.

 

17CF049 - Kalyn L. Worker - Meth Delivery <5 grams. Pre-trial. Was given furlough to get treatment. She completed treatment as of today. Defense asked for release from jailtime, state objected. Because of disagreement, Judge Paisley has recused himself from the case.


 

13CF071 - Brian A. Ford - Driving Recklessly / Suspicision of DUI, Possession of Cannabis 30-500 grams - Sentencing Hearing. Also 16CF030 - Cannabis Delivery 30-500 grams, Narcotics possession.

 

17CM050 - Shiloh Thomas - Domestic Battery - Negotiated Plea. Credit for time served plus fines.

 

17CF082 Lisa Fleming - Aggravated Domestic Battery. Judge Paisley recuses himself from this case.

 

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Christian County Divorces Filed 5/1 - 5/7

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

 

5/1 - Anthony W. Ellis and Shovey Howard

5/3 - Mark A. Riggs and Veronica L. Riggs

5/4 - Seth L. Klein and Michelle Klein

5/5 - Kenneth W. Neal and Tiffany M. Neal

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Christian County Court Cases 5/8/17

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

17CM039 - Terrence F. Antione - Domestic Battery - First appearance with counsel. Counsel not present. Next appearance scheduled for June 6th at 10 a.m.

 

17CF060 - Kenneth L. Blake - Failure to Register Change of Address as a Sex Offender - First appearance. Next court appearance scheduled for June 6th at 10 a.m.

 

17CF005 - Kody E. Campbell - Burglary - Pre-trial. Looking at plea agreement, next pre-trial scheduled for June 5th at 10 a.m.

 

16CF085 - Michael L. Droke - 3 counts of Narcotics Possession - Pre-trial. Plea offer has been made. Defense has made a counter offer. Next pre-trial scheduled for May 15th at 10 a.m.

 

16CF230 - Crystal E. Durham - Possession of Meth <5 grams. Pre-trial. Also, 14CM298 Battery and 15CM233 Battery. Plea agreement has been reached on Meth Possession charge. Pushing Pre-trial for all back to May 10th at 10 a.m.

 

15CF117 - Jason M. King - Possession of Meth <5 grams. Status Hearing. Not here. Was supposed to have GED and counseling completed today. Spoke with his probation officer over the phone. Notice to appear set for June 6th at 10 a.m.

 

17CF054 - Joseph A. Leckner - Violent Offender Registration. Arraignment waived, asking for July trial by jury. Trial set to start July 17th at 8:30 a.m. Pre-trial hearing scheduled for June 5th at 10 a.m. Sentenced to 30 days in jail for contempt of court on May 1.

 

13CF208 - Tanya K. Mansfield - Cannabis Delivery 10-30 grams, Narcotics Possession. First Appearance. Not here. Next appearance scheduled for June 6th at 10 a.m.

 

16CF185 - Jake K. Orzel - Burglary - Pleading guilty. Sentenced to 90 days in Christian County Correctional Center, day-for-day sentence, and two years of probation.

 

17CM023 - Rebecca J. Stone - Escape from Penal Institution. Pre-trial. Next pre-trial set for June 6th at 10 a.m., jury trial scheduled to start July 17th.

 

17CM050 - Shiloh K. Thomas - Domestic Battery. Pre-trial. Looking at possible plea agreement. Next pre-trial scheduled for May 9th.

 

16CF229 - Brian K. Ferguson - Home Invasion with a Dangerous Weapon and Residential Arson - Pre-trial. Not feeling well and did not come over. Final Pre-trial scheduled for May 15th at 11 a.m.

 

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Christian County Marriage Licenses - 4/27 - 5/5

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

 

4-27

Groom: Julius Michael Baughman

Bride: Cassey Jean Wasson

 

4-28

Groom: Kenneth Brandon Lee Jones

Bride: Emily Renee Timmon

 

5-1

Groom: Jason Benjamin Casner

Bride: Tara Anne Decker

 

5-3

Groom: David Jay Rosenblum

Bride: Maudie Suzette Cass

 

5-3

Groom: Michael Everett Butts

Bride: Kelly Lyn Declerck

 

5-5

Groom: Bradley Robert Mizeur

Bride: Amber Nicole Suter

 

5-5

Groom: Dillon Tyler Damarin

Bride: Hunter Marie Bailey

 

5-5

Groom: John Robert Tate

Bride: Nancy Faith Davis

 

5-5

Groom: Steven Paul Vanostran

Bride: Karen Arlene Griffin

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Christian County Court Cases 5/5/17

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

 

17CF047 - Deven A. Barger - Aggravated Fleeing - Preliminary Hearing. Also 17CF081 - Unlawful possession of a weapon charge was filed. Defense renewed motion for furlough to seek drug rehabilitation. State objected due to criminal history. Furlough request is denied. Preliminary hearing for CF047 charge is waived. Preliminary hearing on new charge and Pre-trial on other pending charges set for June 1 at 10 a.m.

 

17CF075 - Jacob J. Graham - Aggravated Battery in a Public Place - Motion Hearing. Defendant has motion to be represented by public defender. Defendant has lost job since last court date. Motion is granted. First appearance with counsel scheduled for May 25th at 10 a.m.

 

17CF014 - Robert L. King - Fraud greater than $1,000 - First appearance. Defendant is requesting to be represented by public defender. Public defender is assigned, with possibility of reimbursing some or all of defender’s services. First appearance with counsel June 8th at 10 a.m.

 

16CF064 - Eric J. Merritt - Meth Possession - Motion hearing. Defendant failed to appear.

 

17CM043 - Gregory J. Robbins - Battery - First appearance. Defendant requests public attorney. Public defender assigned. First appearance with counsel set for June 8th at 10 a.m.

 

16CF126 - Dwain E. Sarver - Aggravated Battery on a Peace Officer - Motion hearing. Defendant looking for credit for 78 days served instead of 39 days filed by state. It was not on the record that he would received 78 days credit, his plea shows that he would receive 39 days. Motion is denied.

 

15CF052 - Johnny E. Weber - Domestic Battery - Pre-trial. Defendant has begun counseling. Pre-trial continuance set for July 6th at 10 a.m.

 

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Christian County Court Cases 5/2/17

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

 

17CF071 - Josh D. Hill - Meth Delivery between 15 and 100 grams. Motion to reduce bail hearing. Defendant testified on his own behalf. He would like to seek treatment. Motion to reduce is denied. Pre-trial scheduled for Thursday moved back to May 18th.

 

13CF178 - Adam J. Kee - Theft with intent $500<$10,000. Pre-trial. Continuance scheduled for June 6th at 10 a.m.

 

16CF080 - Natasha J Lee - Possession of a Controlled Substance - Pre-trial. 16CM079 as well. Plea entered and accepted. 16CM079 would be dropped. Sentence will be 120 days in county jail with 60 days served already, 2 years of probation.

 

17CF066 - Mary A. Scott - Meth delivery between 100 and 400 grams. Preliminary hearing. Preliminary hearing is waived. Waived formal arraignment and pled not guilty. Trial set for July, with pre-trial set for June 6th at 10 a.m.

 

16CM227 - Aaron Boch - First appearance with counsel. Defendant waives arraignment and denies the charges. Petition hearing set for May 9th at 10 a.m.

 

17CN051 - Joey L. Shoraga - Domestic Battery - Probable cause statement was given. Defendant denied allegations. Bond is set at $2,000, and public defender was appointed. First appearance w/ counsel set for tomorrow.

 

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Christian County Court Cases 5/1/17

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

 

17CF027 - Noah L. Allen - Meth Delivery 5<15 grams - Pre-trail. No movement of trial in May. Pre-trial scheduled for May 9th at 10 a.m.

 

14CM298 - Crystal E. Durham - Battery - Pre-trial. Also 15CM233 Battery and 16CF230 Possession of Meth <5 grams. Pre-trial continued for May 8th at 10 a.m.

 

16CF117 - Mark A. Hedrick - Meth Manufacturing <15 grams, Possession of Manufactured Meth, Possession of Meth 15<100 grams. Hearing. Motion to suppress hearing scheduled for Monday, June 5th at 1:15 p.m. May 15th hearing is vacated.

 

17CF061 - Jacob C. Krouse - Narcotics - Preliminary hearing waived. Waiving formal arraignment. Jury trial set to start July 17th. Pre-trial set for June 5th at 10 a.m.

 

17CF054 - Joseph A. Leckner - Violent offender failed to register. Pre-trial. Also 17CL001 Possession of Cannabis <10 grams. Arraignment scheduled for May 8th at 10 a.m.

 

17CF046 - Brian A. Otey - Theft with intent $500<$10,000 - Pre-trial. Looking to make a plea deal. Next pre-trial hearing set for June 6th at 10 a.m.

 

16CF106 - Vincent B. Page - Manufacturing Meth <15 grams. Pre-trial. Also 17CF045 Possession of Meth < 5 grams. Will start treatment tomorrow. Pre-trial postponed to June 5th at 10 a.m.


16CM227 - Aaron T. Bock - First appearance with counsel set for tomorrow at 10 a.m.

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Christian County Court Cases 4/28/2017

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

 

16CF159 - Robert D. Peterson - Driving Recklessly / Suspicion of DUI. Pre-trial moved to May 19th.

 

17CF002 - Treylon L. Fuller - Possession of Stolen Firearm and Dealing Cannabis (30-500 grams). Preliminary Hearing waived. Not guilty plea entered. Arraignment waived. Jury trial scheduled for July 17th at 8:30 a.m. Pre-trial scheduled for June 12th at 10 a.m.

 

17CM045 - Gary A Lyerla - Theft of services. Requests to have time to speak with state’s attorney. Next appearance is June 2nd at 10 a.m.

 

17CF018 - Kevin M. Rensman - Aggravated Battery and Protection Order Violation. Seeking additional pre-trial before trial date, set for May 18th at 10 a.m.

 

17CF078 - Michael A. Blake - Domestic Battery - Preliminary hearing scheduled for May 18th at 10 a.m. Bond reduction hearing scheduled for May 4th vacated.

 

17CF077 - Donald R.  Felton - Possession of Meth (less than five grams). Bond Reduction hearing. Defendant asked for reduction of bond from $50,000 to $25,000. Bond reduced to $35,000. Preliminary hearing scheduled for May 18th. Court order to allow Felton to seek treatment outside of the state.

 

17CF079 - Ryan D. Nance - Aggravated Robbery and Domestic Battery. Preliminary hearing set for May 18th at 10 a.m. Next appearance set for May 4th at 10 a.m. for a bond reduction hearing.


17CM050 - Shiloh K. Thomas - Domestic Battery. Pre-trial remains for May 8th at 10 a.m.

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Christian County Marriage Licenses 4/8 - 4/27

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

 

4-18

Groom: Zaccery Allen Krouse

Bride: Dezorie Monik Banks

 

4-20

Groom: Justin Samuel Stephens

Bride: Lindsay Kay Rosenthal

 

4-21

Groom: Michael Duane Mellinger

Bride: Nichole Lynn Donoho

 

4-24

Groom: Reese Joseph Henschen

Bride: Amber Dawn Langley

 

4-25

Groom: Randy Ray Orr

Bride: Michelle Dawn Miller

 

 

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Christian County Divorces Filed 4/17 - 4/23

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

 

4-21 - Ernest L. Waite and Joann M Waite.

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Christian County Court Cases 4/27/2017

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

 

16CF086 - Jerry D. Archer - Delivery of less than 15 grams of cocaine. Preliminary hearing rescheduled for May 16th at 10 a.m., with possibility of filing a plea agreement at that time.

 

17CF047 - Deven A. Barger - Aggravated Fleeing. Bond Reduction moved to May 4th at 10 a.m.

 

17CM032 - Wade S. Dailey - Battery. Waived formal arraignment, entering plea of not guilty. Next appearance set for June 2nd at 10 a.m.

 

15CF034 - Shawn T. Davis - Burglary - Reverted back to pre-trial, next appearance May 11th at 11 a.m.

 

17CF077 - Donald R. Felton - Possession of Meth less than 5 grams. Preliminary hearing on new charge set for May 18th at 10 a.m. 15CF011 - Pretrial for this charged moved to same date as preliminary hearing.

 

16CF185 - Jake K Orzel - Burglary. Pre-trial moved to May 8th at 10 a.m.

 

14CF128 - Aaron D. Purcell - Possession of Controlled Substance and Possession of Meth. Pre-trial. Moved to May 18th at 10 a.m.

 

16CF064 - Eric J. Merritt -Meth Possession. Motion to modify sentence, moved to May 5th at 10 a.m.


17CF079 - Ryan D. Nance - Aggravated Robbery and Domestic Battery. Bond hearing. Bond set at $100,000, no contact order against victim. Public defender will be appointed. Next appearance, April 28th at 10 a.m.

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Christian County Court Cases 4/25/2017

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

 

16CF220 - Destiny E. Doud. Meth Trafficking. Guilty plea entered. Sentenced to 12 years in Department of Corrections, credit for time served, plus two years of supervised release. 16CF176 - Destiny E. Doud. Possession of <5 grams of meth. To be dismissed in plea above. 16CM123 - Destiny E. Doud. Retail Theft <$300. To be dismissed in plea above.

 

17CF071 - Josh D. Hill. Meth delivery between 15 and 100 grams. Motion to reduce bail. Bond Hearing postponed to May 2nd.

 

17CM044 - Jeramiah D. Johnson. Retail theft <$300. First appearance with counsel will be May 30th at 9 a.m. 17CF076 - Driving with a Revoked License. Public Defender was appointed. First appearance with counsel May 30th at 9 a.m. Traffic case is revoked.


17CF077 - Donald R. Felton. Possession of <5 grams of meth. Bond set at $50,000. First appearance with counsel is April 27th at 10 a.m. Public defender appointed.

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Christian County Court Cases 4/24/2017

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

 

16CF114 - Mark C. Cunningham - Possession of a Controlled Substance less than 15 grams of substance containing heroin. Class 4 Felony. Pleading Guilty. Sentenced to six days in county jail with credit for three days served. Probation set for two years plus community service. 16CM069 - Mark C. Cunningham - Retail Theft of Display Merchandise less than $300. Plea hearing, will be dismissed per plea agreement in the above case.

 

16CF036 - Harvey G. Droke - Narcotics Charges. Pre-trial. Sentence hearing postponed of May 1st at 11 a.m. State and defendant working on plea between now and sentencing hearing.

 

17CF048 - Steven M. Frazier - Domestic Battery Charges. Pre-trial. Case is terminated.


17CF064 - Chism L Haworth - Meth Delivery less than 5 grams. Pre-trial, motion to reduce bail. State is working on plea agreement, hearing reset for the afternoon.

 

17CF75 - Jacob J. Graham - of Bulpitt was arrested for Class 3 Aggravated Battery, First Appearance and Bond Hearing. Judge asked state for probable cause to decide bond. Bond was set at $5,000. No contact order with victim. First appearance with counsel set for May 25th at 10 a.m.

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Christian County Divorces Filed 3/27-4/7

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

 

3/27 – Harry D. Hardway and Karen E. Hardway

3/27 – Stephanie A. Oats and Rickey J. Oats

3/28 – Shannon Burtschi and Michael Burtschi

3/28 – Joseph R. Van Uytven and Jodi A. Van Uytven

4/04 – Michael Mathias and Jordyn A. Mathias

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Christian County Divorces Filed 3/13-3/24

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

 

3/17 – Allyson N. Hennings and Zachery L. Hennings

3/17 – Roy F. Haddock Jr and Amanda J. Haddock

3/20 – Judith Tiemann and Robert Tiemann

3/22 – Richard A. Gillis and Emily J. Gillis

3/23 – Michael F. Bilyeu and Wanda G. Bilyeu

3/23 – Keith Albright and Roberta Albright

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Christian County Court Cases 3/30/17 - 4/7/17

The following court cases were heard on March 30th, 2017 at the Christian County Courthouse.

 

16CF127 – Horn, Patricia H – NTA

 

15CF218 – Prakel, Richard D – PTR/PreTrial

 

16CF102 – Prakel, Richard D – PreTrial

 

16CF231 – Prakel, Richard D – PreTrial

 

17CF050 – Rickman, Destiny R – Motion Hearing

 

16CF010 – Sams, Joshua M – PreTrial

 

 

The following court cases were heard on March 31st, 2017 at the Christian County Courthouse.

 

17CF047 – Barger, Deven Austin – Motion To Reduce Bail

 

14CF073 – Bayless, Rebecca E – Appearance with Counsel

 

15CF137 – Bayless, Rebecca E – Appearance with Counsel

 

15CF193 – Bayless, Rebecca O – Appearance with Counsel

 

17CF056 – Cunitz, Erica K – Motion to Reduce Bail

 

16CF117 – Hedrick, Mark A – Prelim Hearing

 

17CF020 – Musser, Brent L – Motion Hearing

 

17CF030 – Taylor, Brian D – PreTrial

 

17CF010 – Burke, Robert D – PreTrial

 

 

The following court cases were heard on April 3rd, 2017 at the Christian County Courthouse.

 

17CF033 – Barrett, Damin L – Prelim Hearing

 

13CF130 – Christian Jeremy C – PTR/First Appearance

 

16CF009 – Ellis, Keri C – PreTrial

 

17CF014 – King, Robert L – Appearance with Counsel

 

13CF198 – Sparling, Lacsey L – PTR/First Appearance

 

 

The following court cases were heard on April 4th, 2017 at the Christian County Courthouse.

 

15CF238 – Benavides, Anthony D – PTR/PreTrial

 

17CF015 – Benavides, Anthony D – PreTrial

 

16CF114 – Cunningham, Mark C – PreTrial

 

16CF229 – Ferguson, Brian K – Motion Hearing

 

17CF064 – Haworth, Chism L – Motion to Reduce Bail

 

16CF185 – Orzel, Jake K – PreTrial

 

16CF044 – Sklenka, Brett M – PreTrial

 

 

The following court cases were heard on April 6th, 2017 at the Christian County Courthouse.

 

16CF222 – Bailey, George T – PreTrial

 

15CF238 – Benavides, Anthony D – PTR/PreTrial

 

17CF015 – Benavides, Anthony D – PreTrial

 

16CF230 – Durham, Crystal E – PreTrial

 

16CF229 – Ferguson, Brian K – Motion Hearing

 

17CF061 – Krouse, Jacob C – Appearance with Counsel

 

16CF200 – Merritt, Bradley D – PreTrial

 

17CF036 – Smith, Rodney G – PreTrial

 

17CF006 – Smith, Rodney G – PreTrial

 

14CF194 – Sowers, Wayne J – PTR/PreTrial

 

15CF031 – Tucker, Steven E – PTR/PreTrial

 

 

The following court cases were heard on April 7th, 2017 at the Christian County Courthouse.

 

16CF012 – Banning, Jacob O – PreTrial

 

15CF201 – Jenkins, Nicole L – PreTrial

 

16CF031 – Jenkins, Nicole L – PreTrial

 

17CF061 – Krouse, Jacob C – Motion to Reduce Bail

 

17CF030 – Taylor, Brian D - PreTrial

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Christian County Court Cases 3/20/17 - 3/28/17

The following court cases were heard on March 20th, 2017 at the Christian County Courthouse.

 

13CF197 – Abbott, Rickey L – PreTrial

 

13CF156 – Abbott, Rickey L – PreTrial

 

17CF008 – Bright, Justin M – PreTrial

 

14CF183 – Frohmader, Harland F – PTR/PreTrial

 

16CF071 – Miller, Tilur M – PTR/PreTrial

 

14CF126 – Moma, Travis S – PTR/PreTrial

 

16CF205 – Nation, Ty E – PreTrial

 

17CF046 – Otey, Brian A – Motion to Reduce Bail

 

17CF045 – Page, Vincent B – Motion to Reduce Bail

 

16CF121 – White, Michael D – Bond Forfeiture

 

16CF182 – White, Michael D – Bond Forfeiture

 

 

The following court cases were heard on March 21st, 2017 at the Christian County Courthouse.

 

17CF048 – Frazier, Steven M – Motion to Reduce Bail

 

 

The following court cases were heard on March 23rd, 2017 at the Christian County Courthouse.

 

16CF086 – Archer, Jerry D – Prelim Hearing

 

16CF012 – Banning, Jacob O – PreTrial

 

17CF047 – Barger, Deven Austin – Appearance with Counsel

 

16CF189 – Budds, Keith E – PreTrial

 

16CF058 – Crowder, Christian – PreTrial

 

16CF036 – Droke, Harvey G – Status

 

16CF215 – Kinser, Megan R – PreTrial

 

13CF009 – Morgason, Christopher L – PTR/PreTrial

 

17CF040 – Morgason, Christopher, L – Prelim Hearing

 

15CF218 – Prakel, Richard D – PTR/PreTrial

 

16CF102 – Prakel, Richard D – PreTrial

 

16CF231 – Prakel, Richard D – PreTrial

 

17CF018 – Rensman, Kevin M – PreTrial

 

16CF136 – Reynolds, John S – PreTrial

 

16CF211 – Reynolds, John S – PreTrial

 

 

The following court cases were heard on March 24th, 2017 at the Christian County Courthouse.

 

13CF197 – Abbott, Rickey L – PreTrial

 

13CF156 – Abbott, Rickey L – PreTrial

 

16CF229 – Ferguson, Brian K – PreTrial

 

17CF026 – Kelley, Tabitha L – Appearance with Counsel

 

16CF169 – Klein, Joseph T – PreTrial

 

17CF039 – Klein, Joseph T – Prelim Hearing

 

16CF198 – Lawrence, Jared L – PreTrial

 

17CF050 – Rickman, Destiny R – Motion to Reduce Bail

 

 

The following court cases were heard on March 27th, 2017 at the Christian County Courthouse.

 

14CF065 – Akins, Ashley N – PTR/First Appearance

 

17CF012 – Jenkins, Bradley S – Appearance with Counsel

 

16CF106 – Page, Vincent B – Motion to Reduce Bail

 

17CF045 – Page, Vincent B – Motion to Reduce Bail

 

15CF003 – Fleming, Theodore M Jr – PTR/First Appearance

 

 

The following court cases were heard on March 28th, 2017 at the Christian County Courthouse.

 

16CF236 – Rose, Danny L - PreTrial

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Christian County Court Cases 3/17/17

These are the results of the following court cases heard on Thursday, March 16th at the Christian County Courthouse.

 

17CF009 - Beyers, John E - Prelim Hearing - Defense has a pending motion to withdraw. Defense withdraws that motion, and waives prelim hearing. Set for Jury trial June 19th. Pretrial set for May 15th.

 

15CF120 - Bland, Zachary T - Review - New court date set for May 16th.

 

15CF178 - Bland, Zachary T - Review - New court date set for May 16th.

 

17CF032 - Bland, Zachary T - Appearance with Counsel - Agreement had been made for a public defender, but defendant has hired counsel. Prelim hearing needs to be set. Prelim hearing set for May 16th.

 

17CF001 - Foster, Thomas M J - PreTrial - Defense will get a motion on bond reduction on file. Asks for a Monday or Tuesday date. Set for March 20th.


14CF128 - Purcell, Aaron D - PTR/PreTrial - Defense waiting to proceed with a possible plea due to a matter in Logan County that needs to be resolved first. Next court date set for April 27th.

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Christian County Court Cases 3/16/17

These are the results of the following court cases heard on Thursday, March 16th at the Christian County Courthouse.

 

17CF008 - Bright, Justin M - PreTrial - Defense moves to continue until Monday. State and defense working on a negotiated disposition that defense believes will be completed on Monday. Set for March 20th.

 

17CF002 - Fuller, Treylon L - Appearance with Counsel - Next court date set for April 28th for prelim hearing.

 

16CF059 - Loflin, Michael P - Plea - Sex offender evaluation needs to be done before a plea can be accepted. Defense says it looks like a plea will be reached, however it may take a few weeks. State asks for 60 days. Matter continued until May 11th. Court also enters order for the evaluation.

 

16CF010 - Sams, Joshua M - Status - Defense waives arraignment on new charge, and enters a plea of not guilty. State will make an offer to defense to settle both charges. Next court date set for March 30th.


16CF237 - Stimac, Bradley S - PreTrial - State makes formal motion to nolly. Case dismissed.

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Christian County Court Cases 3/14/17

These are the results of the following court cases heard on Tuesday, March 14th at the Christian County Courthouse.


13CF156 - Abbott, Rickie L - PreTrial - Defense has spoken to state’s attorney about drug court referral, which the state’s attorney will not agree to. Defense moves to continue pretrial to see if they can reach a negotiated disposition or final pretrial date. Set for March 20th.


15CF238 - Benavides, Anthony D - PTR/PreTrial - PTR is still pending.


17CF015 - Benavides, Anthony D - Prelim Hearing - State electing to file count 2 misdemeanor charge. Will dismiss count 1. Defense will have an answer to the other charge at a later date. Defense also can’t post current bond. Prelim will be continued, with felony charge dismissed. Defense asks for an April pretrial date. Set for April 4th. Defendant also planning on making a motion for bond reduction. Requests an OR and to be subject to previous probation conditions. State would not oppose a recog bond as long as the color system was a part of it. Motion granted. Defendant ordered to be released under certain terms and conditions. Next court date set for April 4th.


16CF189 - Budds, Keith E - PreTrial - Defense asked for the matter to be reset as both sides still working out a deal. Set for pretrial on March 23rd.


17CF031 - Chamness, Wendy M - Appearance with Counsel - Matter set for prelim hearing on April 10th.


16CF005 - Coen, Kimberly S - Status - Defendant has been in the Illinois DOC, and is set to be released next week. State has agreed to recog of defendant with condition of recog bond that she complies with conditions of pretrial bond. Defendant will attempt to relocate to shadow house. Next court date set for June 12th.


16CF008 - Reynolds, John S - PreTrial - Defendant fails to appear. Didn’t appear at previous court date due to car issues. State requests a bench warrant issued with $20,000 10% bond for Christian and surrounding counties issued. Granted. Trial date vacated.


16CF136 - Reynolds, John S - PreTrial - Defendant fails to appear. Didn’t appear at previous court date due to car issues. State requests a bench warrant issued with $20,000 10% bond for Christian and surrounding counties issued. Granted. Trial date vacated.


16CF211 - Reynolds, John S - PreTrial - Defendant fails to appear. Didn’t appear at previous court date due to car issues. State requests a bench warrant issued with $20,000 10% bond for Christian and surrounding counties issued. Granted. Trial date vacated.

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Christian County Court Cases 3/13/17

These are the results of the following court cases heard on Monday, March 13th at the Christian County Courthouse.

 

17CF001 - Foster, Thomas M J - PreTrial - Defendant was released from custody, however bond was set in the matter, without bond being satisfied. Court feels defendant shouldn’t have been released, and that DOC went against a court order. State agrees, and asks that he be held in Christian County Jail on the bond conditions. Court orders that defendant be taken into custody under conditions that bond hasn’t been satisfied. Set for bond reduction motion for March 14th.

 

16CF233 - Girard, Jennifer A - PreTrial - State will proceed with the drug court referral. Set for March 22nd.

 

16CF117 - Hedrick, Mark A - Prelim Hearing - Defendant has indicated that he was unable to get to court due to the weather. Asked to continue the matter. Set for March 31st.

 

15CF117 - King, Jason M - Status - State has spoken to defense and probation. Probation officer was out, but state knows there’s a few things defendant needs to do to complete probation. State requests new date to check status. Set for May 8th.

 

16CF215 - Kinser, Megan R - PreTrial - State has made an offer regarding all cases. Defense needs to go over all of the terms and conditions. Asks to have matter continued. Set for March 23rd.


13CF208 - Mansfield, Tanya K - PTR/First Appearance - State alleges that defendant has failed to adhere to conditions of probation. State seeking compliance, and not to revoke. Defense asks for pretrial on the PTR. Set for May 8th to see if defendant becomes compliant with probation.

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Christian County Court Cases 3/10/17

These are the results of the following court cases heard on Friday, March 10th at the Christian County Courthouse.

 

14CF154 - Boyle, Joshua Zachary - PTR/PreTrial - Defendant admits PTR. Defendant would be sentenced to serve 30 days in the Christian County Jail with credit for time served for 30 days.

 

17CF039 - Klein, Joseph T - Motion to Reduce Bail - Matter set for prelim hearing on March 4th.

 

16CF128 - Newman, Devon J - PreTrial - Defense asks for matter to be reset for pretrial in 30 days. Jury trial continued. Pretrial set for May 5th.


15CF052 - Weber, Johnny E - PTR/PreTrial - Defendant attempting to become compliant with probation. Case reset for May 5th.

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Christian County Court Cases 3/9/17

These are the results of the following court cases heard on Thursday, March 9th at the Christian County Courthouse.

 

15CF175 - Allen, Brandy S - PreTrial - Possible negotiated disposition being discussed. Defense moves to continue motion generally. Set for April 13th for

 

16CF157 - Allen, Brandy S - Motion Hearing - Motion was for disclosure of confidential sources. Defense won’t proceed on the motion today. Possible negotiated disposition being discussed. Defense moves to continue motion generally. Set for April 13th for

 

16CF047 - Farley, Christopher R - Plea - Negotiated plea reached for count two. Defendant also waives prelim hearing. Defendant would plead guilty to count two. Will be sentenced to the christian county correctional facility for 60 days, and must serve 30 days. Would also pay fines and fees.

 

16CF210 - Gazdowicz, Clarence R - Plea - Defendant enters plea of guilty. Count 1 dismissed. Sentenced to 18 months probation.

 

17CF029 - Merriman, Samuel R - First Appearance - State alleging defendant committed aggravated battery. Case needs to be set for prelim hearing. Set for April 13th.

 

17CF028 - Sherman, Toni K - Appearance with Counsel - Set for prelim hearing April 14th.


16CF042 - Stivers, Robert A - PreTrial - Jury trial has not been set. Defense would like to set up a trial date. Also needs another pretrial date. Would ask for an August 14th trial date. No objection from state. Set for pretrial on April 10th.

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Christian County Court Cases 3/7/17

These are the results of the following court cases heard on Tuesday, March 7th at the Christian County Courthouse.

 

17CF015 - Benavides, Anthony D - Prelim Hearing - Court asks to continue prelim hearing. Also hoping to come to a plea agreement.

 

16CF005 - Coen, Kimberly S - Status - Next court date set for March 14th so defense can discuss matters with the state.

 

16CF085 - Droke, Michael L - PreTrial - State asks for matter to be reset. Defense asks for an April or May date. Set for April 21st for pretrial.

 

11CF116 - Dunklin, Emmanuel M - Motion Hearing - Defendant wanted state to look at his credit for time served. State says defendant is indeed eligible for credit for time served. Will submit a form for the court to sign today.

 

16CF230 - Durham, Crystal E - PreTrial - Matter reset for April 6th for possible plea.

 

16CF200 - Merritt, Bradley D - PreTrial - State mistakenly hasn’t tendered an offer to the defense. Will tender it today. Jury trial date vacated. Reset for pretrial April 6th. Reset for jury trial April 17th.

 

17CF006 - Smith, Rodney G - Prelim Hearing - Defendant waives prelim hearing. Reset for pretrial on April 6th. Jury trial set for April 17th.


17CF036 - Smith, Rodney G - Prelim Hearing - Defendant waives prelim hearing. Reset for pretrial on April 6th. Jury trial set for April 17th.

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Christian County Court Cases 3/6/17

These are the results of the following court cases heard on Monday, March 6th at the Christian County Courthouse.

 

14CF073 - Bayless, Rebecca - PTR/PreTrial - Public defender moves to withdraw from the case due to a conflict. Public defender allowed to withdraw. New attorney appointed. Set for first appearance with counsel March 31st.

 

15CF137 - Bayless, Rebecca - Appearance with Counsel - Public defender moves to withdraw from the case due to a conflict. Public defender allowed to withdraw. New attorney appointed. Set for first appearance with counsel March 31st.

 

15CF193 - Bayless, Rebecca - Appearance with Counsel - Public defender moves to withdraw from the case due to a conflict. Public defender allowed to withdraw. New attorney appointed. Set for first appearance with counsel March 31st.

 

15CF244 - Coleman, Toni R - PreTrial - Referral made to mental health court. Defendant broke back before last court date. State would agree to a continuance. Matter continued until April 6th for mental health court status.

 

16CF124 - Coleman, Toni R - PreTrial - Referral made to mental health court. Defendant broke back before last court date. State would agree to a continuance. Matter continued until April 6th for mental health court status.

 

16CF235 - Floyd, Joshua T - PreTrial - State and defendant agrees to continue jury and pretrial while they continue working on a plea. Defence waives speedy trial, and asks for a May date. May 22nd date set for jury trial. May 1st date set for pretrial.

 

16CF008 - Reynolds, John S - PreTrial - Defendant called defense’s office indicating car troubles, and couldn’t make it. Matter continued until March 14th.

 

16CF136 - Reynolds, John S - PreTrial - Defendant called defense’s office indicating car troubles, and couldn’t make it. Matter continued until March 14th.

 

16CF211 - Reynolds, John S - PreTrial - Defendant called defense’s office indicating car troubles, and couldn’t make it. Matter continued until March 14th.

 

16CF044 - Sklenka, Brett M - PreTrial - Matter has been continued until April 4th.


15CF031 - Tucker, Steven E - PTR/PreTrial - Defendant fails to appear. State asks for one final NTA. Next court date set for April 6th.

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Christian County Court Cases 3/3/17

These are the results of the following court cases heard on Friday, March 3rd at the Christian County Courthouse.

 

16CF114 - Cunningham, Mark C - Bond Date - Defense just needs to get case back on trial call. Defense needs labs, and state hasn’t received them yet. Defense asks for 30 days to get lab results back. Next court date set for April 4th.

 

16CF229 - Ferguson, Brian K - PreTrial - Defense has filed motion for additional disclosure. Asks for a disclosure of the fire marshall’s report. State waiting for the report as well. Defense says that report is essential for jury trial and asks to continue the jury trial date. Asks for a May 22nd date. Granted. Next pretrial set for March 24th.

 

17CF002 - Fuller, Treylon L - Appearance with Counsel - Counsel has filed entry of appearance but doesn’t appear in court. Faxed in a motion to continue. No continued date currently set. Counsel has also filed motion to travel to California. Probation originally had no objection, but has since recanted. State objects to the motion as well. Defendant doesn’t have any prior criminal record. Granted.

 

15CF183 - Garrand, Adam C - Bond Date - State requests bond to be applied that would have defendant paid in full.

 

17CF023 - Holt, Mark L - Bond Date - Defendant fails to appear. Previously posted $10k bond. Defense also doesn’t have a solid address for defendant. Warrant issued with no geographic limits with bond set at $200,000. Bond forfeiture hearing set for April.

 

15CF245 - Sexton, Justin L - PreTrial - Negotiated plea reached. Defendant will plead guilty to 16CF101 and sentenced to defender initiative program for 18 months. Special conditions will also apply. Case will then be dismissed. Next court date set for May 31st.

 

16CF101 - Sexton, Justin L - PreTrial - Negotiated plea reached. Defendant will plead guilty to 16CF101 and sentenced to defender initiative program for 18 months. Special conditions will also apply. Case will then be dismissed. Next court date set for May 31st.

 

16CF182 - White, Michael D - Bond Forfeiture - Defendant has posted a bond. New date set for March 20th.

 

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Christian County Court Cases 3/2/17

These are the results of the following court cases heard on Wednesday, March 2nd at the Christian County Courthouse.

 

17CF008 - Bright, Justin M - PreTrial - State and defense possibly able to arrive to a negotiated disposition. Defense asks for continuance to work on it. Set for March 16th for pretrial.

 

16CF185 - Orzel, Jake K - Prelim Hearing - Defendant waives prelim hearing. Waives formal arraignment and enters a plea of not guilty. Next court date set for April 4th.

 

16CF106 - Page, Vincent B - PreTrial - Defendant pleads guilty as charged to count 1. Placed on 4 years probation with additional terms and conditions to apply. Will also serve some time in jail.

 

15CF218 - Prakel, Richard D - PTR/PreTrial - Defendant admitted to PTR violations, but hasn’t been sentenced yet. Defense has bond motion to hear. Defendant previously posted $3,500. Can come up with $4,000 new money for a total of $7,500 bond. Defense asks for release on a reduced bond. Doesn’t believe defendant is a flight risk. State feels that bond is set appropriately due to defendant continuing to commit crime. Defense argues that none of the charges are violent, and think electronic home confinement would be fine. Motion for bond reduction denied. State may file more charges, but needs more time and asks for 2 weeks. No objection from defense. Set for March 23rd for further pretrial.


17CF37 - Pinnell, Nathan - Appearance with Counsel - Prelim hearing set for May 1st.

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Christian County Court Cases 2/28/17

These are the results of the following court cases heard on Tuesday, February 28th at the Christian County Courthouse.

 

16CF213 - Lacy, Jessie - Negotiated Plea - Plea reached. Defendant will plead guilty to count 1, and placed on probation for two years. Also sentenced for 42 days in the Christian County Jail with credit for 42 days served, and will also have court costs to pay. State will also move to nolly a previous misdemeanor charge.

 

13CF009 - Morgason, Christopher L - PTR/First Appearance - State alleging that defendant hasn’t paid fines and fees with the probation order nor attended counseling. Defendant requested a public defender, saying that he’s unemployed. Public defender appointed. Next court date set for April 3rd.


17CF030 - Taylor, Brian D - Motion to Reduce Bail - Defendant has a felony conviction nearly 20 years ago, but hasn’t had any since. Says he has no ability to post bond where it’s currently set, but could post a $10,000 bond. Defense argues that bond is set for a probational offense, and asks for a $10,000 bond. State is arguing accuracy of criminal record, although there are no prior controlled substance convictions. Willing to reduce bond to $10,000 however. Court allows bond to be reduced to $10,000 with other conditions to apply. Next court date was set for March 6th for prelim hearing, although defense waived it during hearing. Requests pretrial, which was set for March 31st.

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Christian County Court Cases 2/27/17

These are the results of the following court cases heard on Monday, February 27th at the Christian County Courthouse.

 

16CF127 - Horn, Patricia H - Status - Defense asked file to be brought up because there isn’t a court date set. Court sets a notice to appear for March 30th.

 

17CF012 - Jenkins, Bradley S - Appearance with Counsel - Defense hasn’t hired an attorney yet. Asks for another extension of 30 days. No objection from the state. Set for Appearance with Counsel for March 27th.

 

17CF014 - King, Robert L - First Appearance - Defendant read charges and possible penalties and rights. State not seeking any bond. Defense requests a month to hire an attorney. Next court date set for April 3rd.

 

14CF182 - Klauser, Jodie M - PTR/First Appearance - State has spoken with defendant twice. Issue is money owed. Defendant has agreed to a new payment order beginning in March, and defendant will remain on probation until balance is paid.

 

16CF073 - Krouse, Jacob C - Plea - Defense pleads guilty to count 2 and will be sentenced to 2 years of probation. Count 1 dismissed. Defendant will have his probation moved to the Springfield office. Court accepts plea.

 

16CF002 - Price, Gregory L - Status - State has called up base on information they had that the first sentencing order had an error in it. Had a 2 year MSR instead of a 4 year MSR. State has an amended order ready. Defendant not agreeable to the change in sentence, and state isn’t ready to settle matter today. Defense asks for a new court date for 90 days. Court appoints defendant his old lawyer. Set for May 4th for further status.


16CF044 - Sklenka, Brett M - Plea - Pretrial continuance to March 6th. State will file additional charges for the case, but will leave the original offer open to defense.

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Christian County Court Cases 2/23/17

These are the results of the following court cases heard on Thursday, February 23rd at the Christian County Courthouse.

 

16CF164 - Acree, Patrick A - PreTrial - Defendant has had a psych evaluation. Found unfit to stand trial. Defense will make a referral to problem solving court. Set for status March 1st. Defense also makes motion to continue jury trial. Jury trial continued.

 

17CF008 - Bright, Justin M - PreTrial - Defense asks to continue the case for a week for possible plea. Next court date set for March 2nd.

 

16CF210 - Gazdowicz, Clarence R - Plea - Court asking for continuance. Defense wants to get matter resolved but is okay with a continuance. Next court date set for March 9th.

 

16CF117 - Hedrick, Mark A - PreTrial - State has made an offer. Defendant has rejected the offer. Defence ready for trial. Another matter scheduled for Prelim hearing. Set for March 13th.

 

16CF184 - Keppler, Brandon S - PreTrial - Jury trial set for May 22nd. May 11th for further pretrial.

 

16CF205 - Nation, Ty E - PreTrial - State has tendered an offer. Defense asks for a continuance. Set for March 20th.

 

16CF106 - Page, Vincent B - PreTrial - State needs more time to finish up some paperwork. Next court date set for March 2nd.

16CF044 - Sklenka, Brett M - PreTrial - State has made defendant an offer. Defendant wants to consider. Defense asks for matter to be set for Monday for plea.

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Christian County Court Cases 2/21/17

These are the results of the following court cases heard on Tuesday, February 21st at the Christian County Courthouse.

 

16CF111 - Durbin, Brian J - PreTrial - Negotiated plea reached. Defendant pleads guilty to unlawful possession of a controlled substance. Will be sentenced to two years of probation. Also sentenced to 60 days in the Christian County Jail with credit served for a day. Will report to the jail at 9am on Friday.

 

17CF026 - Kelley, Tabitha L - Motion to Reduce Bail - Defendant has posted bond and is checking into a facility today. Set for first appearance with counsel March 24th.


17CF030 - Taylor, Brian D - First Appearance - Defendant says he hasn’t been able to make contact with anybody who can help him hire a lawyer. Says he’s willing to hear an offer from the state to see if the matter can be worked out. Next court date set for Friday.

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Christian County Court Cases 2/17/17

These are the results of the following court cases heard on February 17th, 2017 at the Christian County Courthouse.

 

13CF197 - Abbott, Rickey L - Motion Hearing - Defence motions to continue jury and pretrial setting. Defense also asking for disclosure of confidential source. No objection from state for continuing. Matter reset for Feb. 21st. Motion to continue is currently denied but court will reconsidering on that Feb. 21st date.

 

13CF156 - Abbott, Rickey L - Motion Hearing - Defence motions to continue jury and pretrial setting. Defense also asking for disclosure of confidential source. No objection from state for continuing. Matter reset for Feb. 21st. Motion to continue is currently denied but court will reconsidering on that Feb. 21st date.

 

15CF175 - Allen, Brandy S - PreTrial - Defense has filed motion to disclose confidential source, and is working on a negotiated disposition with the state. Motion hearing set for March 9th.

 

16CF157 - Allen, Brandy S - PreTrial - Defense has filed motion to disclose confidential source, and is working on a negotiated disposition with the state. Motion hearing set for March 9th.

 

15CF002 - Aten, Rodney A - PTR/First Appearance - PTR is over a failure to pay. State will send balances to collections. State not aware of no other violations.

 

15CF063 - Aten, Rodney A - PTR/First Appearance - PTR is over a failure to pay. State will send balances to collections. State not aware of no other violations.

 

16CF012 - Banning, Jacob O - PreTrial - Defense waiting on paperwork. Defense asks for further pretrial date. Set for March 23rd.

 

16CF187 - Beaty, Michael W - PreTrial - State spoke with officers involved in the case. State believes there will be a negotiated plea reached and asked for a date for possible plea. Set for Feb. 21st for possible plea.

 

14CF154 - Boyle, Joshua Zachary - PTR/PreTrial - Negotiated plea reached. Defense asked for matter to be set for hearing. Set for March 10th.

 

17CF008 - Bright, Justin M - PreTrial - State has filed a petition to modify bond. State has additional info stating defendant left his residence without permission. Defense moves to deny the allegations. Says also they haven’t had any time to prepare to defend defendant on petition to modify bond.

 

15CF246 - Miller, Truett C - PreTrial - Negotiated plea reached. Defendant pleads guilty and will be placed on 1 year of probation. Also sentenced to 20 weekends in the Christian County jail.

 

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Christian County Court Cases 2/16/17

These are the results of the following court cases heard on February 16th, 2017 at the Christian County Courthouse.

 

16CF164 - Acree, Patrick A - PreTrial - Next court date set for February 23rd.

 

17CF027 - Allen, Noah L - Appearance with Counsel - Defendant would like to renew appointment of counsel, after finding out that his assets aren’t as valuable as he thought. Motion granted and public defender appointed. Prelim hearing scheduled for March 6th.

 

16CF222 - Bailey, George T - PreTrial - State asks for one final court date so they can work out details of a potential plea. Asks for 30 days to work out details. Motion to continue granted, next court date set for March 17th.

 

16CF109 - Martin, Bradley E - PreTrial - Partially negotiated plea reached. Must have a sentencing hearing, and state would be seeing consecutive sentences during sentencing. Defendant pleads guilty to counts 2 and 3. Sentencing scheduled for May 4th.

 

17CF017 - Westerfield, Joshua A - Motion to Reduce Bail - Defendant does have a prior felony conviction. Defendant states he feels he can post bond for a $10,000 bond. Asked the court to entertain reducing bond to either $10,000 or recognizance. Also seeking a disability claim, and needs to see several doctors for that, and cannot do that while in jail. State argues that bond is already set appropriately for the charges, and possibly plans on filing more charges, and if there isn’t a plea deal reached, the state may be asking for an increase in bond to reflect the charges. Bond motion denied. Next court date February 24th.


17CF021 - Westerfield, Joshua A - Motion to Reduce Bail - Defendant does have a prior felony conviction. Defendant states he feels he can post bond for a $10,000 bond. Asked the court to entertain reducing bond to either $10,000 or recognizance. Also seeking a disability claim, and needs to see several doctors for that, and cannot do that while in jail. State argues that bond is already set appropriately for the charges, and possibly plans on filing more charges, and if there isn’t a plea deal reached, the state may be asking for an increase in bond to reflect the charges. Bond motion denied. Next court date February 24th.

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Christian County Court Cases 2/14/17

These are the results of the following court cases heard on February 14th, 2017 at the Christian County Courthouse.

 

15CF238 - Benavides, Anthony D - PTR/First Appearance - Defense asks court to reduce total bond amount due to an agreement with the state. State says that defendant has been highly successful during his probation. Defendant also has employment that he can return to. Bond reduced to $7,500 with special conditions to apply. Set for prelim hearing March 7th.

 

17CF015 - Benavides, Anthony D - Motion to Reduce Bail - Defense asks court to reduce total bond amount due to an agreement with the state. State says that defendant has been highly successful during his probation. Defendant also has employment that he can return to. Bond reduced to $7,500 with special conditions to apply. Set for prelim hearing March 7th.

 

16CF093 - McKay, Justin M - PTR/PreTrial - Defendant pleads guilty. Will serve 18 months in the Illinois DOC with credit for 128 days credit for time served. Previous probation terminated.

 

16CF201 - McKay, Justin M - Plea - Defendant pleads guilty as charged. Sentenced to a concurrent 18 months probation.


17CM026 - McKinnon, Angela - Will waive formal arraignment, enter plea of not guilty, and request trial by jury. Defense wishes to continue matter until future court date in another matter.

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Christian County Court Cases 2/13/17

These are the results of the following court cases heard on February 13th, 2017 at the Christian County Courthouse.

 

16CF187 - Beaty, Michael W - PreTrial - Defendant has been released from DOC and is now in the county jail. State has been talking to defense. Defense has sent state a counter offer, and state will have an answer soon. Next court date set for February 17th.

 

17CF008 - Bright, Justin M - PreTrial - Defense has received lab results but has not spoken with state yet. Defendant remains on electronic home confinement. State requests a drug test for today. Set for sometime before next court date. Next court date February 17th.

 

16CF091 - Carroll, Dylan L - PreTrial - Defense asks for another pretrial date and a continued jury trial date. State is tendering defense documents the defense requested in open court. Set for pretrial March 13th. Jury trial continued.

 

16CF204 - Carroll, Dylan L - PreTrial - Defense asks for another pretrial date and a continued jury trial date. State is tendering defense documents the defense requested in open court. Set for pretrial March 13th. Jury trial continued.

 

15CF244 - Coleman, Toni R - PreTrial - Referral to mental health court made. Assessment set for the 16th with probation. Next court date March 6th.

 

16CF124 - Coleman, Toni R- PreTrial - Referral to mental health court made. Assessment set for the 16th with probation. Next court date March 6th.

 

17CF026 - Kelley, Tabitha L - Appearance With Counsel - Defense asks for date for motion to reduce bond. Set for February 21st.

 

15CF112 - Luetzow, James C - PTR/PreTrial - Defendant says he will attempt to meet with probation today to attempt to get treatment. Court orders he reports immediately to probation for a drug test. Set for pretrial April 10th.

 

16CF094 - Nagle, Tommie E - PreTrial - Defendant’s grandmother has passed away, and she is currently with her family. Asked for a motion to continue. Defense moves to continue for final pretrial. Set for March 14th.

 

17CF017 - Westerfield, Joshua A - Motion to Reduce Bail - Move to continue motion until Thursday by defense. Set for February 16th.


17CF021 - Westerfield, Joshua A - Motion to Reduce Bail - Move to continue motion until Thursday by defense. Set for February 16th.

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Christian County Court Cases 2/10/17

These are the results of the following court cases heard on February 10th, 2017 at the Christian County Courthouse.

 

17CF025 - Jones, Gregory A - Appearance with Counsel - Prelim hearing date of March 7th set. Defense also requests a date on a motion hearing for next week. Set for February 14th.


15CF240 - Robinson, David L - Appearance with Counsel - Prelim hearing date of March 31st set.

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Christian County Court Cases 2/9/17

These are the results of the following court cases heard on February 9th, 2017 at the Christian County Courthouse.

 

15CF238 - Benavides, Anthony D - PTR/First Appearance - Defense will file a motion for bond reduction. Defense also asked for a drug screening to be conducted for today. Granted. Hearing on bond reduction set for February 14th.

 

17CF015 - Benavides, Anthony D - PreTrial - Defense will file a motion for bond reduction. Defense also asked for a drug screening to be conducted for today. Granted. Hearing on bond reduction set for February 14th.

 

16CF176 - Doud, Destiny E - PreTrial - Defense has pretrial motions filed. Asking for a hearing in mid-march for those motions. Set for March 14th.

 

16CF220 - Doud, Destiny E - PreTrial - Defense has pretrial motions filed. Asking for a hearing in mid-march for those motions. Set for March 14th.

 

16CF047 - Farley, Christopher R - PreTrial - State asks for several weeks. Plea agreement possibly reached. Next court date set for March 9th.

 

16CF059 - Loflin, Michael P - PreTrial - State has contacted victim and that party is in agreement with the terms of the plea. Defense does need time to go through agreement with defendant. Next court date set for March 9th for possible plea.

 

16CF093 - McKay, Justin M - PTR/PreTrial - Defense asks for case to be moved to next week for possible plea. Set for February 14th for plea.

 

16CF201 - McKay, Justin M - Plea - Defense asks for case to be moved to next week for possible plea. Set for February 14th for plea.

 

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Christian County Court Cases 2/7/17

These are the results of the following court cases heard on February 7th, 2017 at the Christian County Courthouse.

 

16CF176 - Doud, Destiny E - Plea - Defense has filed a substitution of council, and asks that motion be set for Thursday. Matter reset for pretrail February 9th. Previous offer is still open for three weeks.

 

16CF220 - Doud, Destiny E - Plea - Defense has filed a substitution of council, and asks that motion be set for Thursday. Matter reset for pretrail February 9th. Previous offer is still open for three weeks.

 

11CF116 - Dunklin, Emmanuel M - Motion Hearing - Defense has filed motion to correct an item with the DOC. State would be amenable to amending that item, but aren’t sure exactly what defendant is asking to amend, and would like him to clarify. Defendant says he only received one day of credit, when he thought he should have received more. State says they will revisit the amount of credit received, but needs defendant to itemize specifically what days credit he didn’t receive. Next court date set for March 7th.

 

16CF093 - McKay, Justin M - PreTrial - State has discussed terms of a possible plea with defense and believes there close to an agreement. Defense requested that the next court date be set soon, preferably sometime this week. Set for February 9th for possible plea.

 

16CF201 - McKay, Justin M - PreTrial - State has discussed terms of a possible plea with defense and believes there close to an agreement. Defense requested that the next court date be set soon, preferably sometime this week. Set for February 9th for possible plea.

 

17CF018 - Rensman, Kevin M - Bail Reduction Motion - Agreement has been reached for bond. Bond set at $10,000 with special conditions to apply. Prelim hearing set for February 23rd.

 

17CF017 - Westerfield, Joshua A - Bond Reduction Motion - Defendant may have money to post bond, but still needs to come up with an amount they can pay. Defense moves to continue motion hearing. Set for February 13th.

 

17CF021 - Westerfield, Joshua A - Bond Reduction Motion - Defendant may have money to post bond, but still needs to come up with an amount they can pay. Defense moves to continue motion hearing. Set for February 13th.

 

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Christian County Court Cases 2/3/17

These are the results of the following court cases heard on Friday, February 3rd, at the Christian County Courthouse.

 

17CF005 - Kody Campbell - Prelim Hearing - Defense is attempting to get defendant into rehab. Moves to continue the prelim hearing and will waive 30 day period. Matter set for further status on February 24th.

 

17CF018 - Rensman, Kevin M - Motion on Bail Reduction - Defense has spoken to state and an agreement may be made once state speaks with victim in case. Defense moves to continue the case. Matter set for February 7th for further hearing on bond reduction.

 

16CF224 - Rickman, Destiny R - PreTrial - Defendant fails to appear in court. Judge previously represented defendant, and could not issue a warrant should the state ask for one. State does ask for warrant, and matter will be passed to another judge’s courtroom.

 

17CF017 - Westerfield, Joshua A - Appearance with Counsel - Defense requests prelim hearing. Defense will also file motions on bond reduction before then. Prelim hearing granted. Next court date February 7th.


17CF021 - Westerfield Joshua A - Appearance with Counsel - Defense requests prelim hearing. Defense will also file motions on bond reduction before then. Prelim hearing granted. Next court date February 7th.

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Christian County Court Cases 2/2/17

These are the results of the following court cases heard on Thursday, February 2nd, at the Christian County Courthouse.

 

13CF197 - Abbott, Rickey L - PreTrial - State has made an offer but defense has not yet had a chance to convey it to defendant. Defense also has a motion for additional disclosure. Motion set for hearing in February 17th.

 

13CF156 - Abbott, Rickey L - PreTrial - State has made an offer but defense has not yet had a chance to convey it to defendant. Defense also has a motion for additional disclosure. Motion set for hearing in February 17th.

 

16CF229 - Ferguson, Brian K - PreTrial - Competency examination completed and filed with court during week of January 10th. Defense is not ready for February jury trial due to competency questions. Also has not received medical records yet. Defense moves to continue pretrial and jury trial. Set for pretrial on March 3rd. Set for jury trial on March 27th.

 

15CF246 - Miller, Truett C - PreTrial - Negotiated plea reached however paperwork has not been completed. Moved until February 9th for presentation of plea.


13CF112 - Wehner, Jessica S - Review - Defendant is current on all payments, however still has a balance that needs to be taken care of before court supervision expires. State advised that defendant must use tax refund to help pay down balance. Set for further review March 1st.

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Christian County Court Cases 1/30/17

These are the results of the following court cases heard on Monday, January 30th, at the Christian County Courthouse.

 

14CF182 - Klauser, Jodie M - PTR/First Appearance - State alleges that defendant has failed to pay the fines and court costs associated with his probation, and that the last payment was made in May. Defendant asked for time to speak with the state regarding the matter.


17CF018 - Rensman, Kevin M - First Appearance - Defendant charged with aggravated battery, causing great bodily harm. Defendant eligible for extended term sentencing, meaning defendant could face 2-10 years in the Illinois DOC with 1 year of mandatory supervised release. Also charged with an unlawful violation of an order of protection. Could face up to 364 days in prison. State argues for probable cause for bond to be set at $100,000, with special terms and conditions to apply, saying that officers responded to a call, and found victim in the case to be tending to a wound that was bleeding extensively. Said the accused became angry with him due to him speaking with an ex girlfriend of the accused, and stabbed him. A knife was recovered from the defendant. State also requested court to review the details of the OP order that was violated, and said that due to testimony from witnesses, they believe that drugs or alcohol were a factor in the matter as well. Court sets bond at $50,000 with special conditions to apply. Public defender appointed. Defendant did say that he was struck with a pipe by the other party in the battery charge. Next court date set for January 31st.

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Christian County Court Cases 01/26/2017

These are the results of the following court cases heard on Thursday, January 26th, at the Christian County Courthouse.

 

2014CF0009 Jacob G. Fahl - Pre Trial for Criminal Damage to Property - Postponed to 02/14

 

2016CM0125 Amelia R. Akins - Pre Trial for Retail Theft -Defendant currently under counseling that attorney said could affect outcome of the case. Case moved to March 14th at 10am

 

2016CF0086 Jerry D. Archer - Appearance with Counsel - Scheduled preliminary hearing for March 23rd at 10am.

 

2015CF0034 Shawn T. Davis - Pre Trial for Burglary - Petition to revoke probation filed yesterday. Judge Pasley asked for substantial progress and change on defendant’s part to show improvement based on past charges, otherwise there will be a sentencing hearing to possibly be sent to Department of Corrections. The court reminded Davis that they do not have interest in sending him to prison, but they need effort on the defendant’s part to show an improvement and interest in getting help with drug addiction. Defendant admitted 2nd amended petition to revoke probation, Sentencing Hearing set for March 23rd at 1:15pm.

 

2017CF0001 Thomas MJ. Foster - Preliminary Hearing - Defendant requested Pre Trial. Next notice to appear is March 13th at 10am.

 

2013CF0220 Trent A. Lebon - Pre Trial for Criminal Sexual Assault - Defendant, per attorney is in compliance with all State's wishes and completed sex offender counseling. Pre trial hearing set for February 16th at 10am.

 

2016CF0106 Vincent B. Page - Pre trial for Meth Manufacturing - Hearing set for February 23rd at 10am.

 

2016CM0220 Dana. R Perkins - First Appearance - Defendant proceeded to plead not guilty and ask for jury trial which is scheduled for March 14 at 10am.

 

 

2016CF0126 - 2017CM0021 Dwain E. Sarver - Pre Trial & Appearance with Counsel for charge of Battery of a Peace Officer & Resisting a Peace Officer - Defendant plead guilty to the Class 2 felony and was sentenced to the Department of Corrections for 3 years, followed by 2 years of mandatory supervised released with credit for 30 days served. Misdemeanor in this case is dismissed as a part of the guilty plea. No fines recorded in this case after a previous bond was posted so those monies will be refunded to the party that originally posted the bond.

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Christian County Court Cases 1/23/17

These are the results of the following court cases heard on Monday, January 23rd at the Christian County Courthouse.


16CF237 - Stimac, Bradley S - Prelim Hearing - State calls Police Chief Dwayne Wheeler. Says he was conducting surveillance in reference to a narcotics trafficking call, when he saw defendant exit a vehicle at the residence he was watching. Asked dispatch to do a warrant check and discovered a warrant for defendant. Wheeler activated his body camera and conducted a traffic stop, and placed defendant under arrest. Says defendant seemed nervous and that he was under the influence. Asked defendant if there was anything in the car. Defendant initially said no, but later indicated that there was meth in the center console. A search was conducted and police recovered several bags of meth. Says defendant said he was selling meth to make money and support his habit. Defense asked Chief Wheeler read him his “Miranda rights”, and Chief Wheeler says that he had not. Says defendant voluntarily gave information on the drugs. Says the search was conducted on the vehicle due to that information. State asks probable cause to be found due to the testimony from Chief Wheeler. Defense makes no argument to probable cause. Court finds probable cause. Defense waives formal arraignment and request trial by jury. Set for pretrial on February 7th.

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Christian County Court Cases 1/20/17

These are the results of the following court cases heard on Friday, January 20th at the Christian County Courthouse.

 

17CF009 - Beyers, John E - First Appearence - Defense requests prelim hearing. Prelim hearing set for March 17th.

 

17CF008 - Bright, Justin M - Appearance with Counsel - Defense requests prelim hearing, and has a motion for bond reduction set for Monday. Asked if state was willing to hear that today and they were. Defendant testified that if released, he would reside in Taylorville. Defense does have a criminal offense on his record. Not currently on parole or supervised release. Hasn’t had any drug offenses. Currently employed full time, and would return to work if released. Currently has no money for bond, but has two vehicles he could possibly sell for bond. Has $15,000 bond, and defendant asking court for release on recognizance. Defense argues that defendant could have restrictions placed on him to monitor him, and asks to allow him to return to work. State believes bond is set reasonably. Court orders defendant be released on recognizance with restrictions of not ingesting any illegal drugs or synthetic substances. Will be subjected to random drug testing. Also placed on electronic home confinement. Defense waives prelim hearing, and requests a February pretrial. Pretrial set for February 13th.

 

15CF232 - Caulk, Darren E - Status - Defendant saying he should have been given credit when he plead guilty for 52 days served. Court strikes motion saying that he has been given credit for the time served.

 

16CF034 - Clardy, Richard A Jr - PreTrial - Defense moves to continue pretrial. Set for February 21st.

 

16CF155 - Dunham, Toby A - PreTrial - Defendant fails to appear. Had a previous FTA with a notice to appear get returned to the court. Defense has had no contact with defendant. Defense asks for opportunity to call probation office in Macon County to attempt to contact defendant. Set for January 27th for counsel only status.

 

16CF111 - Durbin, Brian J - PreTrial - Defense fails to appear. State asks for a new warrant. Seeks bond in the amount of $15,000. FTA warrant granted.

 

16CF229 - Ferguson, Brian K - PreTrial - Defense has been examined to see if he was competent to stand trial, but has not received the report on the evaluation. Defense moves to continue pretrial. Set for further pretrial February 2nd. State should also have an offer ready as soon as they see the evaluation.

 

16CF117 - Hedrick, Mark A - PreTrial - State has made an offer to defendant. Defense isn’t currently in a position to accept. Set for further PreTrail January 23rd.

 

16CF073 - Krouse, Jacob C - Plea - State has spoken with probation, and defense is in compliance with probation. State requests a notice to appear. Set for February 21st.

 

16CF198 - Lawrence, Jarred L - Status - Defense has spoken with counselor of defendant who confirmed that defendant is in treatment on a furlough. Continued to February 21st.

 

16CF165 - Reiss, Chad M - Final PreTrial - State made an offer to defendant which is acceptable to defendant. Defendant does have some loose ends to tie up first. Case set for plea hearing on January 24th.


16CF044 - Sklenka, Brett M - PreTrial - Defense has filed motion of disclosure of confidential sources. State has made an offer however and defense would like time to go over that. Pretrial continued to January 26th.

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Christian County Court Cases 1/19/17

These are the results of the following court cases heard on Thursday, January 19th at the Christian County Courthouse.

 

16CF036 - Droke, Harvey G - Status - Defense would like to continue for a March setting. Set for status on March 23rd.

 

16CF234 - Humphrey, Laura A - PreTrial - Negotiated disposition reached. Defendant would be entered into an offender initiative program. Guilty plea would be entered at this time.

 

17CF004 - McCaughn, Samantha L - PreTrial - Defense has coordinated treatment. Defendant sent to Bloomington and kept longer than just the detox, and have entered her into treatment.

 

15CF218 - Prakel, Richard D - PTR/PreTrial - Referral made to problem solving court that has been denied. Defense hoping to receive a final offer from the state to resolve the matters. Offer from state would be 8 years in the DOC with mandatory supervised release. Offers will expire on February 2nd. Defense also requests a hearing date on the PTRs with jury dates vacated. February 23rd date for the hearings on the PTRs. Pretrial and jury trial continued. Pretrial date set for February 23rd.

 

16CF102 - Prakel, Richard D - PTR/PreTrial - Referral made to problem solving court that has been denied. Defense hoping to receive a final offer from the state to resolve the matters. Offer from state would be 8 years in the DOC with mandatory supervised release. Offers will expire on February 2nd. Defense also requests a hearing date on the PTRs with jury dates vacated. February 23rd date for the hearings on the PTRs. Pretrial and jury trial continued. Pretrial date set for February 23rd.

 

16CF223 - Prakel, Richard D - PreTrial - Referral made to problem solving court that has been denied. Defense hoping to receive a final offer from the state to resolve the matters. Offer from state would be 8 years in the DOC with mandatory supervised release. Offers will expire on February 2nd. Defense also requests a hearing date on the PTRs with jury dates vacated. February 23rd date for the hearings on the PTRs. Pretrial and jury trial continued. Pretrial date set for February 23rd.

 

16CF231 - Prakel, Richard D - PreTrial - Referral made to problem solving court that has been denied. Defense hoping to receive a final offer from the state to resolve the matters. Offer from state would be 8 years in the DOC with mandatory supervised release. Offers will expire on February 2nd. Defense also requests a hearing date on the PTRs with jury dates vacated. February 23rd date for the hearings on the PTRs. Pretrial and jury trial continued. Pretrial date set for February 23rd.

 

16CF119 - Purcell, Kevin M - Plea - Negotiated plea reached for all matters. Defendant would be pleading guilty as charged to count 1 in 16CF219. Will receive 18 years in the Illinois DOC. Will get credit for 85 days served. Defendant must serve 75% sentence, with no eligible probation. Other cases would be dismissed. Law enforcement has been notified and are agreeable to terms of the plea.

 

16CF042 - Stivers, Robert A - Subpoenaed Records - On December 19th an order was made to require DCFS to provide both sides with unredacted records on the case. State has filed motion to vacate. Jason Adams with the Illinois Attorney General’s office present representing DCFS. Court received on January 17th sealed envelope from springfield clinic opened in court. Documents turned over to defense attorney, with copies provided to state as well. Defense has spoken with state and believes there cannot be a resolution to the motion to vacate. State prepared to provide records to the case. State produced records during discovery that they had received with redacted information. DCFS holds position that they would submit unredacted records with a request for redaction. Neither party ready to discuss redacted records. Defense wants information on witnesses that the state might have but defense doesn’t. Set for further argument on DCFS motion to vacate on February 6th at 11.

 

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Christian County Court Cases 1/17/17

These are the results of the following court cases heard on Tuesday, January 17th at the Christian County Courthouse.

 

16CF087 - Beck, Micah Dawn - PreTrial - Move to continue for a week to come to a resolution on the felony matter. Set for January 23rd.

 

17CF008 - Bright, Justin M - First Appearance - Charges read to defendant. Defendant asked to speak with state. Case continued until Wednesday.

 

16CF095 - Burkey, Del L Jr - PreTrial - Defense requests 402 conference prior to jury trial. Matter continued for 402 conference on January 24th.

 

17CF005 - Campbell, Kody E - Bail Reduction Motion - Defense moves to continue to the motion. Defendant recently out of detox and would like to seek a furlough order for treatment once a bed is available. Order granted, and case set for status February 3rd.

 

16CF009 - Ellis, Keri C - PreTrial - Mental health court referral made by defense. Defendant reports that she’s been reporting to probation. Judge says he’s received an e-mail saying she hasn’t been. Email was reviewed. Court continues case for a week so defendant can complete all evals that defendant needs to complete. Continued until January 23rd.

 

16CF210 - Gazdowicz, Clarence R - PreTrial - Defense in process of completing parenting classes. Will be done February first. State waiting to tender an offer to defense pending completion of the class. Set for pretrial February 7th. Jury trial continued.

 

16CF158 - Merritt, John D - PreTrial - State has indicated progress made on a mental health court evaluation, stating that it has been completed. Evaluation needs to be reviewed however. Defense asks for continuance. Set for January 24th.


16CF089 - Steele, Donnie S - PreTrial - Defense asks for final pretrial date, and will have a decision on whether or not the defense will accept the offer given to them by the state. State agrees to a final pretrial, and will keep their offer open until Friday at 3pm. Set for final pretrial for January 24th.

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