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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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Christian County Court Cases 1/13/17

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

 

16CF058 - Crowder, Christian - PreTrial - Defendant has been in treatment with VA for PTSD. Defense giving treatment documents to state. Defense moves to continue the matter. Set for January 23rd.

 

16CF117 - Hedrick, Mark A - PreTrial - Defense has made an offer to the state to resolve the matter. State has yet to respond. Set for January 20th.

 

16CF119 - Purcell, Kevin M - PreTrial - State and Defense have come up with a possible plea. Set for January 19th for possible plea.

 

16CF120 - Purcell, Kevin M - PreTrial - State and Defense have come up with a possible plea. Set for January 19th for possible plea.

 

16CF208 - Purcell, Kevin M - PreTrial - State and Defense have come up with a possible plea. Set for January 19th for possible plea.


16CF219 - Purcell, Kevin M - Plea - State and Defense have come up with a possible plea. Set for January 19th for possible plea.

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Christian County Court Cases 1/12/17

These are the results of the following court cases heard on Thursday, January 12th at the Christian County Courthouse.

 

15CF244 - Coleman, Toni R - PreTrial - Mental health court referral made. New court date set for February 13th.  

 

16CF124 - Coleman Toni R - PreTrial - Mental health court referral made. New court date set for February 13th.

 

16CF066 - Haws, Casey L - Plea - Negotiated plea reached. Defendant pleads guilty to count 1. Will be placed on 2 years of probation. Count 2 to be dismissed.


16CF100 - Ohl, Douglas M - PreTrial - Plea reached. Traffic matter dismissed. Defense will plead guilty to felony charge. Defendant would be sentenced to 1 year in the Illinois DOC, with 1 year of mandatory supervised release.

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Christian County Court Cases 1/10/17

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

 

16CF034 - Clardy, Richard A Jr - PreTrial - Defense was going to have plea today, however they are not ready for plea due to another case. Motion to continue allowed. Motion reset for January 20th.

 

11CF116 - Dunklin, Emmanuel M - Motion Hearing - Writ has to be issued and defendant brought to court. Set for February 7th.


16CF218 - Sizemore, Jamie D - Prelim Hearing - Plea agreement has been reached. Guilty plea in misdemeanour charge. Other charge dropped. Defendant will serve 4 days in the Christian County jail. Money still owed. Set for payment review in March 22nd.

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Christian County Court Cases 1/9/17

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


15CF060 - Anderson, Keisha N - Plea - Defendant admits PTR. Sentenced to 2 years in Illinois DOC. Credit for 252 days served. Court accepts plea. Fines and fees to be referred to collections.

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Christian County Court Cases 1/6/17

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

 

16CF164 - Acree, Patrick A - Status - Defendant has been examined by a doctor. Doctor has indicated that defendant is competent to stand trial. Defense asks for matter to be set for pretrial and jury trial. Set for jury trial February 27th. Final pretrial set for February 7th.

 

16CF064 - Merritt, Eric J - Final PreTrial - Both parties need more information. Defense asks for a final pretrial. Set for January 24th.


16CF237 - Stimac, Bradley S - Motion to Reduce Bail - Defense argues that defendant is not a flight risk. Says he doesn’t have the ability to pay his bond. State opposes motion. Defense

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Christian County Court Cases 1/3/17

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

 

16CF235 - Floyd, Joshua T - Prelim Hearing - Defense waives prelim hearing. Set for trial March 27th. Pretrial set for March 6th.

 

13CF071 - Ford, Brian A - PTR/PreTrial - Defendant ordered to report to probation immediately following court. Next court date set for January 6th.

 

16CF030 - Ford Brian A - PreTrial - Defendant ordered to report to probation immediately following court. Next court date set for January 6th.

 

16CF008 - Reynolds, John S - PreTrial - Jury trial not currently set. Defendant has indicated that he would like matter set for trial. Set for Jury Trial March 27th. Pretrial set for March 6th.

 

16CF136 - Reynolds, John S - PreTrial - Jury trial not currently set. Defendant has indicated that he would like matter set for trial. Set for Jury Trial March 27th. Pretrial set for March 6th.

 

16CF237 - Stimac, Bradley S - Appearance with Counsel - Defense requests prelim hearing.


16CF162 - McKinnon, Angela - Motion Hearing - Defense has filed motion for furlough for inpatient treatment. Defense argues that Defendant has admitted being an addict. No family outside of Christian County and doesn’t pose a flight risk. Argues that the earlier the court can help the defendant with treatment, the better. Asks to be released if and when treatment becomes available. State wishes to hold sentencing hearing before any other matters are discussed. Motion denied due to tight timeframe until sentencing. Says matters will be addressed at sentencing. Set for January 26th.

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Christian County Court Cases 12/29/16

These are the results of the following court cases heard on Thursday, December 29th at the Christian County Courthouse.


13CF145 - Covington, Derrick L - PTR/First Appearance - Outstanding warrant for defendant. Warrant remains.

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Christian County Court Cases 12/22/16

These are the results of the following court cases heard on December 22nd at the Christian County Courthouse.

 

16CF176 - Doud, Destiny E - Plea - Continued until January 24th.

 

16CF220 - Doud, Destiny E - PreTrial - Defense and state agrees to further pretrial on January 24th.


16CF234 - Humphrey, Laura A - Prelim Hearing - Defense waives prelim hearing. Waives formal arraignment and requests trial by jury. Set for Jury Trial January 30th. Set for further pretrial January 19th.

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Christian County Court Cases 12/20/16

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

 

15CF193 - Bayless, Rebecca O - Motion Hearing - Defense has filed motion to withdraw. Motion granted. Defendant wishes time to hire new counsel. January 9th jury trial setting. January 19th date set for status of council.

 

16CF078 - Foraker, Ronee N - Status - Further court date set for January 4th.

 

16CF098 - Foraker, Ronee N - Status - Further court date set for January 4th.

 

16CF117 - Hedrick, Mark A - PreTrial - Defendant cannot appear due to not having a ride to court. No other FTAs. Defense requests further pretrial for January 13th.

 

16CF093 - McKay, Justin M - PTR/PreTrial - Defendant has completed inpatient drug treatment. Was to turn himself back into prison once treatment was completed, and did so. Defense and state agree to a recognizance bond due to the completion of treatment. Defense asks for a final pretrial, and requests to move jury trial. January 9th jury trial setting vacated. Further pretrial set for January 24th.


16CF200 - Merritt, Bradley D - PreTrial - No trial setting set up. Defense asks for second pretrial date without trial date. Defense intending to file a motion to request a furlough for drug treatment. Set for January 24th.

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Christian County Court Cases 12/16/16

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

 

15CF244 - Coleman, Toni R - PreTrial - Defense making a mental health court referral. Next court date set for January 12th.

 

16CF124 - Coleman, Toni R - PreTrial - Defense making a mental health court referral. Next court date set for January 12th.

 

16CF202 - Emery, Michael W - PreTrial - Defense has made a counteroffer to state. Requests to continue for possible plea. Set for December 19th.

 

16CF209 - Emery, Michael W - PreTrial - Defense has made a counteroffer to state. Requests to continue for possible plea. Set for December 19th.

 

16CF229 - Ferguson, Brian K - Prelim Hearing - State calls Jason Cole with the Pana Police Department to the stand. Testified that he responded to a call from someone who had said Ferguson had cut his own throat and set her house on fire. When he arrived at the scene the house was fully engulfed in flames. Said the homeowner said she found Ferguson at the residence with a boxcutter and a gas can, and told him to leave. Said Ferguson assaulted her and held her down on her bed. Said she informed investigators that he wanted her to watch as he inflicted harm to himself. Victim was able to escape and run to the neighbors house. During escape she witnessed Ferguson setting fire to her home. Officer Cole testified that Ferguson had arrived at a neighbors home already covered in blood, grabbed a box cutter then left. Officer cole positively identified Ferguson in court. Testified that Chief Bland viewed Ferguson, who made motions towards Bland to stay back, before entering his own residence. Testified that an Illinois Police SWAT team knocked down Ferguson’s front door after which Ferguson came to the door and collapsed. A search warrant was obtained and officers found a boxcutter with blood on it, as well as Ferguson’s clothing that smelled of gasoline. During cross examination Officer Cole stated he knew that the victim owned the residence. Testified that Ferguson did not make any verbal threats towards victim, and the only verbal threats were for him to harm himself. Said there was force used however to enter residence and to restrain victim. State argues that probable cause should be found based on the testimony given by Officer Cole, and several previous court cases with results pertinent to this case in regards to issues of home invasion and threatening someone with a deadly weapon. Court finds that probable cause does exist to bring the case to trial. Defense waives formal arraignment and enters plea of not guilty. Requests a February trial date. Set for jury trial

 

15CF072 - Millburg, Sherry L - PTR/PreTrial - Defendant has the flu and doesn’t appear in court. No history of FTAs. Defense moves to continue case.


16CF228 - Thompson, Antonio L - Status on Hiring Counsel - Defense has not been able to find counsel and asked for a continuance. Said he’s been in contact with several attorneys and needed time to get the funds together to hire one. Set for January 27th for potential first appearance with counsel.

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Christian County Court Cases 12/15/16

These are the results of the following court cases heard on Thursday, December 15th at the Christian County Courthouse.

 

13CF193 - Dodd, Ashley L - PreTrial - State received an offer from the state, to which the defendant will reject. Case needs to be set for sentencing. Defendant asking for a furlough for drug treatment. State objects to a furlough. Court denies request for furlough. Set for sentencing February 9th.

 

16CF009 - Ellis, Keri C - Status - Defense makes problem solving court referral and defense met with probation yesterday. State hasn’t decided how they’re going to stand. Defense asks for continuance. Continued until January 17th.

 

16CF223 - Prakel, Richard D - Prelim Hearing - Defense waives prelim hearing.

 

16CF231 - Prakel, Richard D - Prelim Hearing - State calls Aaron Reimann with the Taylorville Police Department to the stand. Identified defendant. Officer said during a traffic stop, he asked defendant to exit the vehicle, due to movements he kept making towards his sweatshirt pocket. Defendant said he was sitting on a BB gun. Once he got out the officer patted him down and viewed a coffee filter in the vehicle. Asked the defendant about it and defendant said he didn’t know anything about it. Said often when methamphetamine is cooked it’s stored in a coffee filter to dry out. Received consent to search the vehicle, and said he found various pills and drug paraphernalia during the search, as well as a second bb gun. State submits pictures of the evidence to the court. Defense asked Officer Reimann several questions as well. Court finds probable cause today. Defense waives arraignment on all charges, and denies PTR on any case where it hasn’t already been denied. Defense requests January trial date. Set for January 30th.

 

16CF119 - Purcell, Kevin M - PreTrial - Motions filed by defense for paperwork from officers. State’s office has received those documents and will tender them today. State has made an offer to defendant, however defense needed those documents before discussing offer to defendant. Set for further pretrial January 5th. Jury Trial remains scheduled for January 30th.

 

16CF120 - Purcell, Kevin M - PreTrial - Motions filed by defense for paperwork from officers. State’s office has received those documents and will tender them today. State has made an offer to defendant, however defense needed those documents before discussing offer to defendant. Set for further pretrial January 5th. Jury Trial remains scheduled for January 30th.

 

16CF208 - Purcell, Kevin M - PreTrial - Motions filed by defense for paperwork from officers. State’s office has received those documents and will tender them today. State has made an offer to defendant, however defense needed those documents before discussing offer to defendant. Set for further pretrial January 5th. Jury Trial remains scheduled for January 30th.

 

16CF219 - Purcell, Kevin M - PreTrial - Motions filed by defense for paperwork from officers. State’s office has received those documents and will tender them today. State has made an offer to defendant, however defense needed those documents before discussing offer to defendant. Set for further pretrial January 5th. Jury Trial remains scheduled for January 30th.

 

16CF010 - Sams, Joshua M - Status - Defense requests more time to discuss matter with state. Continued until March 16th.

 

15CF031 - Tucker, Steven E - Appearance with Counsel - Defendant denies allegations of PTR. Requests pretrial only. Set for February 14th.

 

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Christian County Court Cases 12/13/16

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

 

16CF217 - Bayne, Markee M - Prelim Hearing - Motion by state to nolly the charge. Court allows it.

 

16CF229 - Ferguson, Brian K - Motion to Reduce Bail - Motion for bond reduction as well as a motion to have a psych evaluation done. No objection from state for motion for evaluation to be done by a psychiatrist. Motion granted. Defendant testifies on motion for bond reduction. Testified that he’s lived in Pana his whole life, and would continue to stay there upon release. He does have a prior criminal record, but has completed parole, and hasn’t committed any other offenses, and has never failed to appear in court. Defendant says he has no ability to post bond, and that he is receiving social security and disability, and if he is incarcerated he will lose those benefits. Would agree to electronic monitoring should he be released. Defense asks for bond to be set in an amount the defendant can pay, or to be released on recognizance. State disagrees with any bond reduction, reiterating the seriousness of the case and the defendant’s prior record. Also stated how defense started to make a scene upon entering court this morning. Motion for bond reduction denied. Court believes based on the seriousness of the offenses that bond is appropriate. Prelim hearing set for the December 16th.

 

16CF235 - Floyd, Joshua T - Motion to Reduce Bail - Defendant has bonded out so the motion for bond reduction is no longer necessary. Case reset for January 3rd.

 

13CF200 - Gatton, Danielle M - Status - State given a violation report. State requests PTR to be filed due to an outstanding balance that needed to be paid off. Defendant hopes to use her income tax to pay a portion of the balance, and hopes to have the rest of the balance paid off by May. State agreeable to continue PTR and leave the matter pending until she can pay something with her income tax. State requests a payment plan be set up. Payment plan set up, with first payment set for January 1st. Payment review set for March 1st.

 

16CF127 - Horn, Patricia H - PreTrial - Defendant has indicated to defense that she is ill and couldn’t appear in court. No previous FTAs by defendant. Matter moved to January 17th.

 

16CF234 - Humphrey, Laura A - Motion to Reduce Bail - Agreement reached for bond reduction. Bond currently set at $20,000. Both parties agree to reduce bond to $5,000 with conditions to apply upon release, due to defendant having no prior felony record.

 

16CF094 - Nagle, Tommie E - PreTrial - State and defense discussing a settlement. Asks for further pretrial for a February setting. Set for further pretrial February 13th.

 

16CF195 - Price, Timothy S - Plea - Plea not worked out yet. Defense asks for plea date after first of the year. Set for January 17th.

 

16CF218 - Sizemore, Jamie D - Prelim Hearing - Defense asks for continuance of the matter for after the first of the year. Set for January 10th.

 

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Divorces Filed 10/27-11/21

The following divorces filed were reported to Regonal Radio News by the Chrisitan County Circuit Clerk's Office.

 

10/27 - Harry Eugene Stark and Pamela Joy Stark of Edinburg

10/31 - Rebecca S House and Brandon House of Pana

11/02 - Alpha Shane Koches and Susan J Koches

11/07 - Phillip Henry Robley and Jaclyn Diane Robley of Moweaqua

11/09 - Courtney L Walden and Donny R Walden

11/14 - William E. Wilson and Annette S. Wilson

11/14 - Frederick M O'Dell and Kateland N O'Dell of Taylorville

11/17 - Edward T. Barstow and Mary L Barstow

11/18 - Lisa Cowell and Douglas Cowell of Taylorville

11/21 - Paul Dean Mizeur and Jenni Laine Mizeur

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Christian County Court Cases 12/12/16

These are the results of the following court cases heard on Monday, December 12th at the Christian County Courthouse.

 

16CF162 - McKinnon, Angela - Motion to Reduce Bond - Defendant testified that she has lived in Christian County her whole life, as well as her education completed. Said if allowed a recognizance bond she would live with her grandparents in Kincaid. Also testified that her previous employer has indicated that they would bring her back if released, and that she would only use a car to get to and from work, and will agree to wear an ankle bracelet and will comply with all drug treatment. Also said she’s been a positive influence while incarcerated, and that corrections officers have complimented her on such. Said she would also stay in contact with the probation department for all drug screenings and to make sure she’s complying with all release conditions. State asked questions regarding her residence should she be released, her relationship, and her employment. Also testified that she has no income or savings. Defense argued that bond was set due to the Class X felony that has since been dismissed, and they wish for bond to be set in regards to the charge she’s since plead guilty to. Defense asks for a recognizance bond with release conditions to apply including a monitoring device and orders to report to probation for drug testing, and stated that she presents no evidence that she would be a flight risk. State says that a recognizance bond isn’t appropriate due to the fact that it’s still a class 2 felony. State has no objection to a reduction of bond to $100,000 or 10% to apply, with conditions of no drugs or alcohol to apply. Also argued prior evidence presented during prelim hearing that she doesn’t intend to change her behavior, and that heroin addicts often overdose once released, and that the fact that she would stay with her grandparents once released is worrying considering that’s where she lived when the offense took place. Defense argues that for class 2 felonies from first offenders, recognizance bonds aren’t unusual, and that even a $100,000 bond would be unusual. State says they would file a source of bond motion regardless of who posts bond. Court grants motion to reduce bond to $100,000 with special terms and conditions to remain.

 

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Christian County Court Cases 12/9/16

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

 

16CF229 - Ferguson, Brian - First Appearance With Counsel - Public Defender has talked with defendant. Will be filing a motion to reduce bond, and request prelim hearing. Set for December 16th. Bond reduction motion set for December 13th.

 

16CF085 - Droke, Michael L - PreTrial - Defense asks for matter to be set for after first of the year. They think the matter can be resolved. Set for January 5th.

 

16CF138 - Fleming-Hoffman, Marcia A - First Appearance - Defendant has been speaking with state on the matter. State asks for further court date. Next court date set for January 5th.

 

16CF233 - Girard, Jennifer A - Motion to Reduce Bail - State has no objection to the entry of a furlough order should defendant find treatment. Next court date January 3rd.

 

14CF140 - Ittenbach, Rebecca A - Status - There’s a petition to revoke. Defense would like a continuance. Asks for 60 day continuance to monitor her probation. Set for February 7th.

 

16CF073 - Krouse, Jacob C - Plea - Defense moves to continue matter to work out final details of plea deal. Next court date set for January 20th.

 

16CF008 - Reynolds, John S - PreTrial - State and defense has been discussing negotiated plea. State has tendered an offer but defense has not had time to go over it with defendant. Moves to continue. Defense would also like to go to the hospital to take care of some medical matters, and asked for next date to be set sometime after the 1st. Next court date set for January 3rd.

 

16CF136 - Reynolds, John S - PreTrial - State and defense has been discussing negotiated plea. State has tendered an offer but defense has not had time to go over it with defendant. Moves to continue. Defense would also like to go to the hospital to take care of some medical matters, and asked for next date to be set sometime after the 1st. Next court date set for January 3rd.

 

16CF211 - Reynolds, John S - PreTrial - State and defense has been discussing negotiated plea. State has tendered an offer but defense has not had time to go over it with defendant. Moves to continue. Defense would also like to go to the hospital to take care of some medical matters, and asked for next date to be set sometime after the 1st. Next court date set for January 3rd.

 

13CF123 - Wilson, Michael R - Counsel Only Status - Defense has complied with all conditions of probation outside of payments. Court considering sending those balances to collections. Next counsel only status set for January 3rd.

 

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Christian County Court Cases 12/8/16

These are the results of the following court cases heard on Thursday, December 8th at the Christian County Courthouse.

 

16CF058 - Crowder, Christian - PreTrial - Defendant was released from VA hospital on November 29th. Defense has gotten verification of that, and says they aren’t sure if defendant was aware of the court date and that they will notify him of the next court date. No objection from state. Next court date set for January 13th.

 

15CF016 - Klyber, Amanda J - Motion Hearing - Defense asking for additional 30 day period so she can work out some issues regarding payments. No objection from state. Next court date set for January 12th.

 

16CF106 - Page, Vincent B - Status - Defendant has been an applicant for specialty court, but has been denied. Currently on ankle monitor. Agreement reached to remove monitor and moves to continue case for possible plea. Next court date set for January 19th.

 

16CF092 - Patnode, Danielle E - PreTrial - State and defense has agreement to bond. Defendant will be released on $10,000 recognizance bond and will be fitted for electronic home confinement. Will be released for medical reasons as well as for DCFS visits with children. Defense still waiting for lab results from crime lab. Lab is currently 6 months behind. Probation office will assist defendant with finding residential treatment once it’s available. Next court date set for January 5th.

 

16CF021 - Rozplochowski, Pamela J - PreTrial - Agreement reached for modification of bond allowing defendant to search for a bed for drug treatment. State doesn’t oppose a furlough once a bed is found, but not until then.

 

16CF104 - Rozplochowski, Pamela J - PreTrial - Agreement reached for modification of bond allowing defendant to search for a bed for drug treatment. State doesn’t oppose a furlough once a bed is found, but not until then.

 

16CF226 - Rozplochowski, Pamela J - Prelim Hearing - State calls officer Aaron Reimann with the Taylorville Police Department to the stand. Testified that he was dispatched to the lobby of TPD for a stolen vehicle report. Said he spoke with a couple who said their son took their vehicle to wrestling practice, left the keys under the center console, and when he returned the vehicle was gone. Also spoke with the couple’s son, and the Taylorville High School Principle. Said the parents had called the TPD saying a friend of the son had seen the vehicle, and had a description of the male and female in the vehicle. Officers later found male and female, and identified the female as defendant. Defendant was interviewed on scene and after being taken into custody. Said she was with another party who she said she believed she had taken the truck. Other party said she should take the truck for a while. Later encountered a party who said the vehicle was stolen and that she was calling the police. Defendant got scared and ditched the vehicle. Defense asked several questions asking if any of the witnesses identified the defendant to which they had not. Also asked if there was any hard evidence showing the defendant stealing the vehicle, and if she knew the vehicle had been stolen. Probable cause found. Defense waives formal arraignment and requests jury trial and pretrial. February 22nd set for Jury. February 16th set for pretrial.

 

16CF044 - Sklenka, Brett M - PreTrial - Defense moves to continue pretrial and jury trial. State needs a motion from defense for some information they have. No objection from state for the continue of the dates. January 20th for pretrial. February 27th for jury trial.

 

16CF229 - Brian Ferguson - Motion Hearing - Defense asks for public defender. Court appoints public defender. Matter set for first appearance with counsel for December 9th.

 

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Christian County Court Cases 12/6/16

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

 

16CF198 - Lawrence, Jarred L - Status - Furloughed to treatment. Entered treatment October 12th, and will be at least a 90 day program. Defense moves to continue until January for further status. Set for January 17th.

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Christian County Court Cases 12/5/16

These are the results of the following court cases heard on Monday, December 5th at the Christian County Courthouse.

 

16CF092 - Patnode, Danielle E - PreTrial - Defense trying to work out conditions of electronic home confinement. Defense moves to continue until Thursday.

 

16CF193 - Cunningham, Matthew Z - Status - Recently placed on probation in a different case. State makes a motion to dismiss case. No objection from defense. Case dismissed.

 

16CF233 - Girard, Jennifer A - First Appearance - Defendant read charges and possible penalties. State seeking bond, and read evidence for probable cause to be found, stating how officers with the Taylorville Police Department stopped defendant on a traffic stop, where defendant gave a false name, and was placed under arrest. Officers while arresting defendant found substance that tested positive for methamphetamine on her person. Court finds probable cause and sets bond at $20,000. Defense requests public defender. Public defender assigned. Next court date set for Tuesday at 10am.

 

16CF162 - McKinnon, Angela - Partial plea - Defendant pleads guilty to count 2. Count 1 dismissed. State has discussed the plea with the mother of the victim, and state says she understands reason for count 2 plea, and is on board with the state’s plea recommendation. Police Chief Wheeler with the Kincaid police department has also indicated that he’s on board. Count 2 is a class two felony, which holds a prison sentence of 3-7 years, followed by 2 years of mandatory supervised release. Could also be fined up to $200,000. Defendant also explained to by court that the possible sentence for Count 1 would have required up to 75% of the sentence served, while count 2 holds a required time served of 50%. State gave factual basis behind the plea agreement, saying that if the case were to go to trial, the state would provide evidence from the testimony of Kincaid Police Chief Wheeler during the preliminary hearing, as well as other parties involved in the case, including the mother of the victim. Other evidence would have been shown as well including information from McKinnon’s Facebook profile and text message records acquired through a search warrant that indicated that McKinnon sold heroin to victim prior to the victim’s overdose, and that she was worried she’d be charged with murder once she learned of victim’s death. Defense disputes any and all connections in factual basis read by state that attempts to connect McKinnon to victim’s passing, and will fight that connection during sentencing. State responds that there’s more than enough evidence for Count 2, and the rest can be taken up during sentencing. Court finds a factual basis for the guilty plea on Count 2. Court orders pre-sentencing investigation. Sentencing set for January 26th at 1:15pm. Defense has filed a motion for bond reduction for release on recognizance bond, with a motion hearing set for Monday, December 12th.

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Christian County Court Cases 12/2/16

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

 

14CF073 - Bayless, Rebecca E - PreTrial - Motion to withdraw filed. Defense asked for matter to be reset. Set for December 20th.

 

15CF137 - Bayless, Rebecca E - PreTrial - Motion to withdraw filed. Defense asked for matter to be reset. Set for December 20th.

 

15CF193 - Bayless, Rebecca E - PreTrial - Motion to withdraw filed. Defense asked for matter to be reset. Set for December 20th.

 

16CF229 - Ferguson, Brian K - Appearance with Counsel - Defendant has filed a motion for bond reduction, proceeded on the motion representing himself. Says he would like a reduction in bond because he’s a partial caregiver and cannot make contact with the people he needs to to help with bond. State opposes any reduction in bond due to the nature of the charges. Stated part of the reason for bond is for the protection of the public, and defendant has threatened a member of the public and harmed himself in the process. Defendant stated that he’s not a criminal. Motion for bond reduction denied. Matter set for preliminary hearing for December 16th, and defendant will continue to represent himself.

 

16CF196 - Hayes, Gary R Jr - PreTrial - Negotiated plea reached. Defendant pleads guilty as charged. Sentenced to 2 years probation. Sentenced to 180 days in the Christian County Jail with credit for 90 days served. Will also pay all applicable fines and fees.

 

15CF130 - Johnson, Jarod A - Arraignment - Negotiated plea reached. Defendant pleads guilty. Conviction will enter that defendant will be placed on 2 years probation. Defense asked that the probation order be modified to allow defense to move to Tennessee should the probation be able to be transferred.

 

16CF055 - Johnson Jarod A - Arraignment - Negotiated plea reached. Case dismissed per to plea in 15CF130.

 

16CF139 - Stephens, Colt A - Plea - Negotiated plea reached for courts consideration. Defendant pleads guilty. Sentenced to 2 years in the Illinois DOC with 1 year supervised release with credit for 10 days served.

 

16CF197 - Wilkerson, Lonnie R - PreTrail - Negotiated plea reached. Defendant pleads guilty as charged. Sentenced to 2 years probation. Sentenced to 180 days in the Christian County Jail with credit for 90 days served. Will also pay all applicable fines and fees.

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Christian County Court Cases 12/1/16

These are the results of the following court cases heard on Thursday, December 1st at the Christian County Courthouse.

 

16CF194 - Lane, Miranda R - PreTrial - Negotiated plea reached. Defense asked to set it out in about a week. Set for possible plea on December 7th.

 

16CF223 - Prakel, Richard D - Status - Defense requests a prelim hearing. Prelim hearing set for December 14th.

 

16CF231 - Prakel, Richard D - Appearance with Counsel - Defense requests a prelim hearing. Prelim hearing set for December 14th.

 

16CF212 - Thomas, William D - Prelim Hearing - State has amended information on the case to file. State calls officer Jason Cole with the Pana Police Department to stand. Stated he was involved in an investigation on a hit and run. Said he arrived to see defendant’s car damaged in the roadway. Said he had to tow the vehicle and that defendant had stated he was driving. Testified he found a loaded pistol in the passenger floor board. Said defendant did not have a valid concealed carry license in Illinois at the time of the offense. Court finds probable cause.

 

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Christian County Court Cases 11/29/16

These are the results of the following court cases heard on Tuesday, November 29th at the Christian County Courthouse.

 

15CF061 - Johnston, Brodan S - PreTrial - Defense has reviewed defendant’s complaints regarding his sentence. Requested an amended sentence. Defense will withdraw postjudgment motions.

 

16CF163 - Logsdon, Bobbie J - PreTrial - Problem solving court referral has been made. Defendant has talked with probation about the program. Mental health assessment has been made. Court said defendant should go to probation after court to find out what else needs to be done.

 

16CF093 - McKay, Justin M - PTR/PreTrial - Defendant has received a bed for treatment and has been transported on a furlough for drug treatment. Matter continued until December 20th.

 

16CF201 - McKay, Justin M - PreTrial - Defendant has received a bed for treatment and has been transported on a furlough for drug treatment. Matter continued until December 20th.

 

16CF064 - Merritt, John D - PreTrial - Problem solving court referral made. State has updated defense that the process isn’t quite done. Defense requests trial date to be moved so the process can be completed. Would also like a further pretrial prior to jury trial date. Jury trial continued to January 30th. Pretrial set for January 17th.

 

16CF158 - Merritt, John D - PreTrial - Problem solving court referral made. State has updated defense that the process isn’t quite done. Defense requests trial date to be moved so the process can be completed. Would also like a further pretrial prior to jury trial date. Jury trial continued to January 30th. Pretrial set for January 17th.

 

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Christian County Court Cases 11/28/16

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

 

16CF202 - Emery, Michael W - Motion Hearing - Defense has a motion for furlough. Defense says they have a serious drug and alcohol problem and would like to go to rehab. State objects to motion due to nature of charges. Court orders probation to help defense determine if he truly needs treatment. Said he normally doesn’t grant furloughs for cases with violence charges, but will be willing to let defendant try to get into a rehab facility and will reconsider at that time.

 

16CF209 - Emery, Michael W - Motion Hearing - Defense has a motion for furlough. Defense says they have a serious drug and alcohol problem and would like to go to rehab. State objects to motion due to nature of charges. Court orders probation to help defense determine if he truly needs treatment. Said he normally doesn’t grant furloughs for cases with violence charges, but will be willing to let defendant try to get into a rehab facility and will reconsider at that time.

 

16CF196 - Hayes, Gary R - PreTrial - Defense and state will have presentation of negotiated plea either Tuesday or Friday.

 

15CF130 - Johnson, Jarod A - Arraignment - Defense requests to continue the matter for a couple of days. Says a plea deal has been made, but a few details still need to be worked out. Continued to December 2nd.

 

16CF055 - Johnson, Jarod A - Arraignment - Defense requests to continue the matter for a couple of days. Says a plea deal has been made, but a few details still need to be worked out. Continued to December 2nd.

 

15CF117 - King, Jason M - PTR/PreTrial - State requests matter be set for hearing. Defense would like to speak with probation officer to see if they need a hearing. Court sets it for PTR hearing for December 13th.

 

16CF007 - Kohl, Jay P - PreTrial - Negotiated plea reached. Defendant would plead guilty as charged. Sentenced to 2 years probation.

 

16CF080 - Lee, Natasha J - PreTrial - Set for further court date for February 6th.

 

16CF165 - Reiss, Chad M - PreTrial - Defense had requested copies of affidavit and search warrant. Defense still considering filing motion on search warrant. Moves to continue case so defense can prepare said motions. State has no objections. Set for January 5th.

 

16CF229 - Ferguson, Brian - First Appearance - Defense read charges and possible penalties. Bond set at $250,000. Defendant says he wishes to try to figure out bond and then potentially hire an attorney. Another court date set for December 2nd to find out the status of bond and hiring counsel.

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Christian County Court Cases 11/22/16

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

 

16CF086 - Archer, Jerry D - Prelim Hearing - Defense moves to continue prelim hearing. State provided discovery to defense, in which there is a witness that is represented by public defender. May be conflict of interests in the case. Public defender may file motion to recind counsel. Set for prelim hearing January 3rd.

 

15CF045 - Shanks, Dakoda B - PTR/PreTrial - Defense moved to continue for 30 days. Set for further pretrial.  January 6th.

 

16CF089 - Steele, Donnie S - PreTrial - Defense asks for continuance of trial date to next available date. Set for trial January 30th. Final pretrial set for January 17th.

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Christian County Court Cases 11/21/16

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

 

16CF176 - Doud, Destiny E - Plea - Defense requested matter to be continued. Set for December 20th.

 

16CF202 - Emery, Michael W - PreTrial - Moved to continue pretrial and jury trial until after the first of the year. Jury trial set for January 9th. Pretrial set for December 16th.

 

16CF209 - Emery, Michael W - PreTrial - Moved to continue pretrial and jury trial until after the first of the year. Jury trial set for January 9th. Pretrial set for December 16th.

 

16CF127 - Horn, Patricia H - PreTrial - Referral made to problem solving court. Defense requests continuation. Set for December 13th.

 

15CF130 - Johnson, Jarod A - Prelim Hearing - Defense waives prelim hearing.

 

16CF055 - Johnson, Jarod A - Prelim Hearing - Defense waives prelim hearing.

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Christian County Court Cases 11/18/16

Theses are the results of the following court cases heard at the Christian County Courthouse on Friday, November 18th.

 

16CF222 - Bailey, George T - Prelim Hearing - Defense waives prelim hearing. Waive formal arraignment and enter plea of not guilty. Requests trial by jury. January 30th for Jury trial. January 19th for pretrial.

 

14CF154 - Boyle, Joshua Zachary - PreTrial - Continued until January 6th.

 

16CF227 - Cowell, Douglas W - Appearance with Counsel - Counsel doesn’t do criminal matters. Defendant requests public defender. Some debate on whether or not defense qualified for public defender, but court ultimately finds that he doesn’t qualify. Next court date set for Monday.

 

16CF213 - Lacy, Jessie - PreTrial - Plea deal not reached and defendant not able to post bond. State has agreed to a recognizance bond. State and defense working on a plea deal. State confident they can come to an agreement soon. Set for possible plea December 1st.

 

16CF180 - Lynch, Joshua L - Appearance with Counsel - Court date set for January 6th.

 

16CF128 - Newman, Devon J - PreTrial - Defence negotiating with state. Next court date set for January 6th.

 

16CF216 - Pitsch, Lance T - Prelim Hearing - State has filed additional counts with the matter. State calls Special Agent Eric Weston with the Illinois State Police to the stand. Testified that he was contacted to assist in the investigation of a wreck on Il Rt 48. His team observed a pickup rolled on it’s side in the north side ditch and a white honda facing the wrong way in the southbound lane. Testified that a witness vehicle said they viewed the pickup weaving across the road and witnessed the accident. Gave a positive identification of the defendant. Testified that the driver, Nester Lopez received several serious injuries, and Jessica Tyson-Ragan received fatal injuries. Testified that autopsy showed that Tyson-Ragan was pregnant at the time of the crash. Testified that an officer investigating a possible DUI charge went to the hospital where Pitsch was transported to, and was told that the defendant had underwent a medical blood draw for his injuries, which showed a blood alcohol content of .373. Defendant was offered a separate blood and urine test. Weston was called to interview defendant, where he asked Pitsch to go over his day of the crash. Said he woke up and traveled to Taylorville area to hunt. Said he was drinking vodka while hunting. Said he eventually left and gotten lost. Said Pitsch said he was putting in an address in his GPS when he looked up and realized he was heading off the road, and that he didn’t remember much after that. Said he kept his vodka in a water bottle that he drank throughout the day. Weston testified that while he was interviewing Pitsch, it was apparent Pitsch was still under the influence of alcohol. State argued for probable cause to be found on counts 1-5. Court finds probable cause on all counts for case to proceed to trial. Defense waives formal arraignment as to content of charges, but wanted to go over the charges and possible penalties. Defendant pleads not guilty to charges. Jury trial set for February 27th at 8:30. Further pretrial set for February 9th at 11am.

 

16CF219 - Purcell, Kevin M - Prelim Hearing - Defense waives prelim hearing. Defense waives formal arraignment and enters plea of not guilty. Requests trial by jury for late January. Set for Jury trial January 30th. Pretrail set for December 15th.

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Christian County Court Cases 11/17/16

Theses are the results of the following court cases heard at the Christian County Courthouse on Thursday, November 17th.

 

13CF059 - Bunning, Jerry H. - Status - Set for status February 7th.

 

15CF034 - Davis, Shawn T - PTR/PreTrial - Defendant in treatment. Defense would like to set matter for hearing. Set for hearing on PTR December 15th.

 

13CF193 - Dodd, Ashley L - Status - Reset for November 18th.

 

16CF009 - Ellis, Keri C - PreTrial - Defense has asked for referral to mental health court. State won’t reject out of hand but do want to see assessments first. Waiver of jury trial and request for bench trial signed by defendant. Referral to be made today.  

 

16CF197 - Wilkerson, Lonnie R - PreTrial - Same charge also filed in Sangamon County. State will have an offer for defense once they contact Sangamon County. Set for final pretrial November 28th.

 

16CF197 - McKinnon, Angela N - Motion Hearing -  Motion hearing rescheduled for 1:15 pm November 21st.

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Christian County Court Cases 11/15/16

These are the results of the following court cases heard on Tuesday, November 15th at the Christian County Courthouse.

 

16CF220 - Doud, Destiny E - Prelim Hearing - Defense waives prelim hearing. Waives formal arraignment and enters plea of not guilty. Demands trial by jury. State has made offer to co-defendant, and defense would like to also receive an offer from the state. Defense prepared to waive speedy trial in order to work out a deal. Didn’t request jury trial date, just pretrial. Pretrial set for December 20th.

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Christian County Court Cases 11/14/16

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

 

16CF222 - Bailey, George T - Motion Hearing - Defense has filed motion to modify bond conditions. Defendant’s wife wants defendant to come home and have no contact order with no entry provision lifted. Pretrial release order vacated, taking away all no contact provisions. Next court date set for Friday.

 

16CF147 - Cushing, Lyndon J III - Status - Defense seeking problem solving court referral. Mental health evaluation hasn’t been completed. Everything else however has been completed. Continued until Wednesday.

 

16CF196 - Hayes, Gary R JR - PreTrial - State and defense negotiating. Issues with the case with pending charges in Sangamon county. State requests further time to see if there can be a negotiated plea. Defense would like to complete negotiated plea in Christian County before defendant deals with Sangamon County issues. Continued until November 28th.

 

16CF117 - Hedrick, Mark A - PreTrial - State has made an offer to defendant. Defendant also may not be showing up to probation testing. Defense says defendant has broken his leg, and has no way to make it to probation. There’s also evidence pictures that defense wants to see. State will provide any discovery pictures to defense. Next court date November 29th.

 

16CF171 - Loyd, Brian E - PreTrial - Defense moves to continue pretrial and jury trial setting. No objection from state. Set for jury trial January 30th. Final pretrial set for January 19th.

 

16CF119 - Purcell, Kevin M - PreTrial - State requests prelim hearing to be moved. State has made an offer to defendant. State would like to resolve all matters. Continued to November 18th.

 

16CF120 - Purcell, Kevin M - PreTrial - State requests prelim hearing to be moved. State has made an offer to defendant. State would like to resolve all matters. Continued to November 18th.

 

16CF208 - Purcell, Kevin M - PreTrial - State requests prelim hearing to be moved. State has made an offer to defendant. State would like to resolve all matters. Continued to November 18th.

 

16CF219 - Purcell, Kevin M - PreTrial - State requests prelim hearing to be moved. State has made an offer to defendant. State would like to resolve all matters. Continued to November 18th.

 

16CF008 - Reynolds, John S - Status - Continued until December 9th.

 

16CF136 - Reynolds, John S - Status - Continued until December 9th.

 

16CF211 - Reynolds, John S - Status - Prelim hearing waived. Defense asks for further pretrial. Continued until December 9th.

 

16CF096 - Waddington, Luke W - Negotiated Plea - Defendant would plead guilty to count 2. Will be placed on 1 year of conditional discharge and assessed fines and fees. Will complete community service and will write written apology letter to officer in Pana Police Department.

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Christian County Court Cases 11/10/16

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

 

13CF008 - Hubbartt, Don W - NTA - State has filed PTR. Defense owes money and hasn’t completed a job search. Defence is working though and has job applications out, and is paying to best of his ability. Next court date set for February.

 

16CF213 - Lacy Jessie - PreTrial - Case continued until Monday.

 

16CF119 - Purcell, Kevin M - Motion on Bail Reduction - Bond reduction continued until after prelim hearing. Prelim hearing set for Monday, and defense intends to have prelim hearing..

 

16CF120 - Purcell, Kevin M - Moton on Bail Reduction - Bond reduction continued until after prelim hearing. Prelim hearing set for Monday, and defense intends to have prelim hearing.

 

16CF219 - Purcell, Kevin M - Motion on Bail Reduction - Bond reduction continued until after prelim hearing. Prelim hearing set for Monday, and defense intends to have prelim hearing.

 

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Christian County Court Cases 11/7/16

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

 

16CF220 - Doud, Destiny E - Appearance with Counsel - Set for November 15th for Prelim Hearing.

 

16CF224 - Rickman, Destiny R - Motion to reduce Bail - Defense requested continuation of bond motion. Asked to be allowed a furlough for drug treatment once a bed becomes available. Granted.

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Christian County Court Cases 11/1/16

These are the results of the following court cases heard on Tuesday, November 1st at the Christian County Courthouse.

 

16CF087 - Beck, Micah Dawn - NTA - Defense recently released from Shelby county jail. Warrant issued while she was in jail. Set for January 30th trial date. Final pretrial date set for January 17th.

 

13CF244 - Callahan, Lester C - Review - State has a PTR. Matter is a money issue, as defendant owes money. Matter transferred to a collection agency.

 

14CF085 - Callahan, Lester C - Review - State has a PTR. Matter is a money issue, as defendant owes money. Matter transferred to a collection agency.

 

16CF147 - Cushing, Lyndon J III - Status - Drug court referral made by defense. Moved to continue pretrial for about two weeks. Set for November 14th.

 

15CF211 - Dickey, Cameron G - PTR/PreTrial - Matter continued. Set for PreTrial on January 31st.

 

14CF226 - Flanagan, James R - PTR/PreTrial - Moving to continue until January 3rd.

 

16CF173 - Jacobs, Kandi R - Prelim Hearing - Defendant waives prelim hearing. Requested pretrial. State has also made an offer in the case. Set for pretrial December 1st.

 

16CF213 - Lacy, Jessie - Prelim Hearing - Defense waives prelim hearing. State close to a plea negotiation. Pretrial set for Thursday next week.

 

14CF040 - Long, Cody M - PTR/PreTrial - Matter set for status on November 7th.

 

16CF093 - McKay, Justin M - PreTrial - Defense entered a motion for a court order of a furlough should drug treatment become available. Requested further pretrial. Set for November 29th. Furlough order will happen once a bed is secured.

 

16CF201 - McKay, Justin M - PreTrial - Defense entered a motion for a court order of a furlough should drug treatment become available. Requested further pretrial. Set for November 29th. Furlough order will happen once a bed is secured.

 

16CF200 - Merritt, Bradley D - Prelim Hearing - Defendant waives prelim hearing. Prelim hearing set for December 20th.

 

16CF092 - Patnode, Danielle E - PreTrial - Defendant indicated that she would not be in court as she had a job interview. Defendant has also failed to appear for probation. Warrant issued. Also issued a bond forfeiture set for December 19th.

 

16CF219 - Purcell, Kevin M - Appearance with Counsel - Mr. Finks will not be retained as counsel. Wishes for all matters to be tied together and for new counsel to be appointed. Public defender appointed. Mr. Finks withdrawn from all previous matters. Prelim hearing set for November 14th.

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Christian County Court Cases 10/28/16

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

 

13CF059 - Bunning, Jerry H - Status - Defendant has filed several motions with the court. State will file a response. Defense requested an attorney to be appointed. Court appoints public defender.

 

15CF112 - Luetzow, James C - PTR/PreTrial - Defense asks for matter to be continued for 45 days or so. Set for December 19th.

 

16CF190 - Martell, Rick A - First Appearance - Negotiated plea reached. Defendant waived prelim hearing. Defendant will plead guilty as charged. Will receive offender initiative probation for two years.

 

15CF031 - Tucker, Steven E - Appearance with Counsel - Defendant requested public defender. Court appointed public defender. Set for pretrial on December 15th.

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Christian County Court Cases 10/27/16

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

 

15CF185 - Fitzgerald, Aaron D - PreTrial - FTA. Set for sentencing soon in a matter in Shelby County. Set for further court dates on December 1st.

 

16CF196 - Hayes, Gary R Jr - PreTrial - Moved to continue pretrial and jury trial. Asked for further pretrial within two weeks. Jury Trial set for December 5th. Pretrial set for November 14th.

 

16CF021 - Rozplochowski, Pamela J - PreTrial - FTA. Defense submitted a drug court referral. Court issues an FTA warrant with bond at $5,000.

 

16CF104 - Rozplochowski, Pamela J - PreTrial - FTA. Defense submitted a drug court referral. Court issues an FTA warrant with bond at $5,000.

 

14CF178 - Rush, Sean M - PTR/PreTrial - FTA. Defense hasn’t had any contact with defendant. State asked for further NTA. Set for December 1st.

 

16CF088 - Sherman, Justin R - Status - Set for pretrial on November 3rd.

 

16CF170 - Sherman, Justin R - Status - Set for pretrial on November 3rd.

 

16CF214 - Sherman, Justin R - Appearance with Counsel - Set for prelim hearing for November 3rd. Defense requested court to reconsider contempt charges, based on apology written to court by defendant. Remainder of contempt charge vacated.

 

16CF219 - Purcell, Kevin M - Appearance/Counsel - Requested more time to hire private counsel.

 

13CF193 - Dodd, Ashley L - Status - Defendant seen by probation. Pretrial continued.

 

16CF220 - Doud, Destiny E - Appearance - Defense requested matter to be continued. Set for November.

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Christian County Court Cases 10/25/16

These are the results of the following court cases heard on Tuesday, October 25th at the Christian County Courthouse.

 

16CF200 - Merritt, Bradley D - Appearance with Counsel - Defense requests matter set for prelim hearing. Matter set for November 1st.

 

16CF158 - Merritt, John D - PreTrial - Defense has submitted a document to state, and state hasn’t had a chance to review it. Matter set for further pretrial for November 29th.

 

16CF195 - Price, Timothy S - Prelim Hearing - Defense waives prelim hearing. Set for pretrial on November 3rd.

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Christian County Court Cases 10/24/16

These are the results of the following court cases heard on Monday, October 24th at the Christian County Courthouse.

 

07CF012 - Blake, Michael A - First Appearance - Defendant owes money on a previous case. Says how he got his court dates mixed up and payed the most recent payment.

 

16CF192 - Cooper, Nathan L - PreTrial - Defense moves to continue pretrial and jury trials. Set for pretrial on November 28th.

 

15CF061 - Johnston, Brodan S - PreTrial - Defense has filed motion to reduce sentence. Says the wrong amounts of time may have been added to sentence. Court will review and change it if necessary.

 

16CF181 - Pugsley, Cody M - PreTrial - Defense moved to continue jury and pretrial to January jury trial settings. Jury continued to January 30th. Pretrial set for January 5th.

 

16CF165 - Reiss, Chad M - PreTrial - Defense has received copies of search warrant and other details of the case. Hasn’t had a chance to review. Asked for continuance. Set for December 5th for Jury Trial. November 28th for pretrial.

 

14CF120 - Sloan, Brett M - Status - Defense has task evaluation scheduled for tomorrow. Asked for case to be continued for 30 days. Set for status November 28th.

 

16CF063 - Sloan, Brett M - Status - Defense has task evaluation scheduled for tomorrow. Asked for case to be continued for 30 days. Set for November 28th. Defendant also requested permission to start seeking rehab options.

 

16CF216 - Pitsch, Lance - First Appearance - State has filed three counts against defendant. First count is for a DUI charge. State further alleges that due to that DUI, it resulted in a motor vehicle accident that resulted in a death. Count 2 is another DUI charge with the same penalties as count 1. Count 3 is a reckless homicide charge of an unborn child. Probable cause was found over weekend with bond set at $500,000. Defense will not be able to post bail, but would like to hire his own attorney. Set for further pretrial on October 31st.

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Christian County Court Cases 10/21/16

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

 

14CF154 - Boyle, Joshua Z - PreTrial - Defense requested pretrial for November 18th. Granted.

 

16CF156 - Denton, Casey D - PreTrial - Negotiated plea reached. Defendant pleads guilty to count 2. Count 1 dismissed. Defendant sentenced to 2 years of probation. Also sentenced to 180 days in the DOC with credit for time served.


16CF109 - Martin, Bradley E - PreTrial - Defense files motion to suppress evidence to be heard at November trial. Further pretrial on October 31st. State suggested a continued jury trial date. Court rules that Judge Paisley will rule on new jury trial date.

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Christian County Court Cases 10/20/16

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

 

16CF154 - DeClerck, Mallory N - PreTrial

16CF176 - Doud, Destiny E - PreTrial

13CF200 - Gatton, Danielle M - Status

16CF150 - Hays, Brian M - PreTrial

16CF153 - Hughes, Brianne L - PreTrial

16CF073 - Krouse, Jacob C - Negotiated Plea

16CF059 - Loflin, Michael P - PreTrial

16CF205 - Nation, Ty E - Bond Date

16CF106 - Page, Vincent B - PreTrial

15CF142 - Sherman, Justin R - PreTrial

16CF088 - Sherman, Justin R - PreTrial

16CF170 - Sherman, Justin R - PreTrial

16CF110 - Stephens, Lucas D - Appearance with Counsel

16CF197 - Wilkerson, Lonnie R - Motion Hearing

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Divorces Filed 9/27-10/14

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

 

9/27 - Casie C. Campbell and William J. Campbell

9/28 - Michelle D. Root and Eric M. Root

9/30 - Amber L. Dunn and Ryan M. Dunn

9/30 - Kenneth C. Guinn and Holly S.B. Guinn

9/30 - Adam G. Brachear and Nicole D. Brachear

10/11 - Justin E. Bouvet and Breanne M. Bouvet

10/11 - Chad I. Lavin and Brenda K. Lavin

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Christian County Court Cases 10/17/16

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

 

16CF186 - Barger, Brendan T - PreTrial - Defense nearly ready for trial. Jury trial set for November 7th. Defense asked for further pretrial to make sure witnesses are ready. Pretrial set for October 31st.

 

16CF187 - Beaty, Michael W - PreTrial - Defense and state in process of negotiated disposition. Defense asked for continuance to allow time to discuss the case. January 5th date set for pretrial. Jury Trial continued to January 30th.

 

15CF134 - Clay, Ryan E - First Appearance - FTA, although was present for 9am traffic. State requests consolidated scheduling order so it can track with traffic issues for defendant.  

 

16CF193 - Cunningham, Matthew Z - NTA - FTA. State requested warrant issued for Christian and surrounding. Defense objects, due to him speaking to defendant previously, and was surprised he wasn’t here. Court grants state’s request for warrant due to previous FTA.

 

16CF147 - Cushing, Lyndon J III - Status - Defense has made a drug court referral. Assessment not complete yet. Defense asked for further status. Further status set for November 1st.

 

16CF155 - Dunham, Toby A - PreTrial - Defense in being held in Macon County jail on a civil matter that's nearly wrapped up. Defense and state wish to continue the matter until that case is concluded to find out what the outcome is. Further pretrial set for November 4th.

 

16CF188 - LeCocq, Tyler P - PreTrial - Defense moves to continue pretrail and jury trial. Further discovery and reports needed by defense. January 30th for jury trial. Further pretrial date set for January 6th.

 

15CF246 - Miller, Truett C - PreTrial - Defense and state close to a negotiated disposition. Requested a continued January date for Pretrial and Jury Trial. Set for pretrial January 6th and Jury Trial January 31st.

 

16CF167 - Neece, Michael P - NTA - Defendant indicated that his aunt is sick and could not appear. Asked for a continuance. State asked for a further NTA. Set for November 21st.

 

16CF121 - White, Michael D - PreTrial - Defense requested 16CF121 to track with 16CF182.


16CF182 - White, Michael D - Prelim Hearing - Defense waives prelim hearing. Waived formal arraignment and entered plea of not guilty. Requested trial by jury. Set for January 30th. Defense will also file a motion to suppress. Further pretrial set for December 1st.

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Christian County Court Cases 10/14/16

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

 

16CF154 - DeClerck, Mallory N - Prelim Hearing - Defendant waives prelim hearing. Defense waives formal arraignment and enters plea of not guilty. Request pretrial for next week for possible plea. Judge also recuses himself from further proceedings. October 20th for pretrial.

 

16CF156 - Denton, Casey D - PreTrial - State made defense offer, and defense has not been able to relay it to defendant. Defense asked for continuance. October 21st date set for further pretrial.

 

16CF122 - Peters, Cathy C - PreTrial - Defense has negotiated plea. Defense pleads guilty to count 2. Count 1 dismissed. Defendant placed on two years of probation. Sentenced to 12 days in Christian County Jail, and assessed $1,000 general fine. Defendant will make payments to pay down balance.


16CF165 - Reiss, Chad M - PreTrial - Defense received a supplemental disclosure today. Defense has also not recieved several documents pertinent to the case. State says they will get those to the defense today. Court also granted motion for state to disclose confidential informant in the case. Defense requested further pretrial for when Judge Paisley returns to court. Set for October 24th for further pretrial.

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Christian County Court Cases 10/13/16

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

 

16CF204 - Carroll, Dylan L - Prelim Hearing - Defense waives prelim hearing. Defense requests pretrial.

 

15CF034 - Davis, Shawn T - PTR/PreTrial - Pretrial continued until November.


16CF215 - Kinser, Megan R - Motion to Reduce Bail - State and defense have come to a bond agreement. Bond will be reduced to $5,000. State also not opposed to a furlough for treatment.

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Christian County Court Cases 10/11/16

These are the results of the following court cases heard on Tuesday, October 11th at the Christian County Courthouse.

 

16CF138 - Fleming-Hoffman, Marcia A - First Appearance - State requested further pretrial. Pretrial set for December 9th.


11CF183 - Suggs, Nicholas L - Bond Date - Failed to appear. State requests a warrant to be issued. FTA Warrant issued with bond set at $5,000.

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Christian County Court Cases 10/7/16

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


16CF109 - Martin, Bradley E - PreTrial - Defense said they haven’t received any sort of offer from the state. State had an offer in the file dated for today’s date that they gave to defense to review. Matter continued for defense to review offer. Further pretrial set for October 21st.

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Divorces Filed 8/26-9/27

The following divorces filed were reported to Regional Radio News by the Christian Count Circuit Clerks Office.

 

8/26 - Marta, Jason S. and Shartzer, Katherine

8/29 - Lasswell, Kyle P. and Lasswell, Britney K.

8/29 - Graham, Amanda J. and Grahm, David C.

8/29 - Hrabak, Meagan J. and Hrabak, Jason D.

8/29 - Srygler, Shelby L. and Srygler, Thomas W.

9/2 - Cook, Danny and Cook, Sally

9/2 - Mathes, Geoffrey and Mathes, Tina

9/6 - Shanks, Alexander B. and Shanks, Marshalle N.

9/8 - Morgason, Sherry L. and Morgason, Edward L.

9/9 - Young, Scott and Young, Jamie

9/9 - Conard, Brett A. and Conard, Brittney R.

9/13 - Nance, Jessica L. and Nance, Ryan D.

9/14 - Otey, Joshua M. and Otey, Alexandria B.

9/16 - Smith, Samantha N. and Smith, Nathan L.
9/20 - Torres, Caplin N. and Torres, Elizabeth L.

9/21 - Coleman, Annette and Coleman, Joe M.

9/22 - Link, Monica S. and Link, Dustin E.

9/26 - Woods, Julie E. and Woods, Andrew J.

 

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Christian County Court Cases 10/4/16

These are the results of the following court cases heard on Tuesday, October 4th at the Christian County Courthouse.

 

16CF042 - Stivers, Robert A - Motion Hearing - Defense has located two other witnesses in the case. Said one of the witnesses that the defense would like to use is a doctor who would be rather expensive to use due to various medical fees. Defense said he contacted another doctor out of California who isn’t taking any cases. Court grants appointment of Doctor. Next court date set for November.

 

16CF119 - Purcell, Kevin M - PreTrial - Defense makes a motion to continue trial dates. Defense also asked for further pretrial setting to hopefully work out something with state. Set for pretrial on November 10th with jury trial continued.

 

16CF120 - Purcell, Kevin M - PreTrial - Defense makes a motion to continue trial dates. Defense also asked for further pretrial setting to hopefully work out something with state. Set for pretrial on November 10th with jury trial continued.

 

16CF208 - Purcell, Kevin M - PreTrial - Defense makes a motion to continue trial dates. Defense also asked for further pretrial setting to hopefully work out something with state. Set for pretrial on November 10th with jury trial continued.

 

16CF166 - McKinnon, Angela N - PreTrial - Matter set for trial next week. State stated that they believe their witnesses will be ready to go. There is an issue however with some of the other witnesses involved in the case due to the witness being in prison. Defense wished for a day to speak with state to iron out some of the details of the case. Matter continued until October 5th. Court stated a desire to bring case to trial this month as opposed to next month.


16CF199 - Durbin, Jill A - Prelim Hearing - State has filed additional charges. Officer Robert Goebel with the Christian County Sheriff’s Office testified on the stand. Officer Goebel testified that he was sent on a welfare check to a particular residence to check on Marsha Carol. Said he spoke with someone who was worried about Carol. Said he tried making contact with someone in the house, and defendant and Carol responded roughly ½ hour later. Said he was allowed inside where he witnessed awful conditions. Stated that Carol stated that the defendant had abused her in several ways including being shocked with a cattle prod. Officer Goebel said that Carol said her brother previously lived at the address and cared for her until a stroke placed him in a nursing home. Said that Carol was in overall bad condition. Court stated that there isn’t probable cause on count one due to defendant not fitting the definition of being a caregiver. In count two court said there wasn’t any evidence presented that stated that the victim was over 60 years old. Charges dismissed. Court informed that the state can still follow through on charges with new evidence not presented in prelim hearing.

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Christian County Court Cases 10/3/16

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

 

16CF072 - Arkebauer, Scott W - PreTrial - State needed to amend charges due to a new law regarding cannabis. Negotiated plea reached. Defendant pleads guilty for misdemeanor charge, and will pay a $700 fine for $50 a month. Felony charge dismissed.

 

16CF178 - Baker, William H III - Prelim Hearing - Officer testified about dispute he responded to between defendant and another party. Said there was a mention of weapons and he requested other officers. Said defendant was not at the location when he arrived, and showed up while he was talking with other party. Said defendant was aggressive and demanded he speak with him first. Said defendant made threatening demands towards other party. Officers later spoke with defendant at his own residence where defendant made vague threads towards officers, eventually leading to a specific enough threat to arrest defendant. State requested court to find probable cause due to testimony from the officer. Defense argued that a general threat towards law enforcement officers is not enough to bring up a threatening a public official charge. Court finds probable cause. January 9th date set for jury trial. Pretrial set December 12th.

 

16CF076 - Coy, Jeremy R - PreTrial - Case dismissed. 90% of bond will be reimbursed.

 

16CF058 - Crowder, Christian E - PreTrial - Defendant in in-patient treatment, and due to get out in early November. Defense asked for case to be continued. December 8th date set for pretrial.

 

16CF127 - Horn, Patricia H - Prelim Hearing - Defendant waives prelim hearing rights. Next court date November 21st for pretrial.

 

16CF080 - Lee, Natasha J - PreTrial - Defense and state may possibly have a negotiated plea. Asked for motion to continue due to an issue in Macon County. Next court date set for November 28th.

 

16CF158 - Merritt, John D - PreTrial - Defense makes motion to move trial date. Jury date set for December 5th. Pretrial set for October 25th.

 

15CF084 - Osgood, Phillip P - PTR/PreTrial - PTR withdrawn. Previous probation conditions continue to apply.


16CF140 - Tucker, Matthew C - Prelim Hearing - Defense motions to continue prelim hearing. Next court date set for November 4th.

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