For the Record Archives for 2016-09

Christian County Court Cases 9/27/16

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

 

16CF034 - Clardy, Richard A Jr - PreTrial - State made an offer and defense wants time to review. Further pretrial set for October 18th.

 

16CF114 - Cunningham, Mark C - PreTrial - Further pretrial set for October 18th.

 

16CF193 - Cunningham Matthew Z - Prelim Hearing - State moves for continue and a notice to appear. Next court date set for October 17th.

 

16CF085 - Droke, Michael L - Prelim Hearing - Defense waives preliminary hearing. Jury Trial Set for January 9th and December 9th for Pretrial.

 

16CF007 - Kohl, Jay P - Negotiated Plea - Matter continued until November 28th.

 

16CF198 - Lawrence, Jarred L - Prelim Hearing - Waives preliminary hearing rights. Pretrial set for October 17th. November 7th for Jury Trial.

 

14CF126 - Moma, Travis S - Appearance with Counsel - Further pretrial set for November 17th.

 

16CF054 - Mount, Nathan T - Motion Hearing - Negotiated plea reached. Pleads guilty. All other charges dismissed.

 

16CF119 - Purcell, Kevin M - PreTrial - Defense has agreed that bond will be set at $10,000. Defense believes that they will be able to post bond before day is out. Further pretrial set for October 4th.

 

16CF120 - Purcell, Kevin M - PreTrial - Defense has agreed that bond will be set at $10,000. Defense believes that they will be able to post bond before day is out. Further pretrial set for October 4th.

 

16CF208 - Purcell, Kevin M - PreTrial - Defense has agreed that bond will be set at $10,000. Defense believes that they will be able to post bond before day is out. Further pretrial set for October 4th.


13CF123 - Wilson, Michael R - PTR/PreTrial - Matter continued until November 4th.

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Christian County Court Cases 9/26/16

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

 

16CF087 - Beck, Micah Dawn - Pretrial - Defence fails to appear. State requests a warrant. Warrant issued with bond set at $10,000. Jury trial continued.

 

16CF189 - Budds, Keith E. - Prelim Hearing - Defendant waived prelim hearing. Defense waives formal arraignment and requests trial by jury. Set for November 7th for Jury Trial. Further pretrial set for October 18th.

 

16CF204 - Carroll, Dylan L - Motion to reduce bail - Defense asks bond to be reduced to $1000. State object to any reduction in bond. Bond reduction denied.

 

13CF071 - Ford, Brian A - PTR/PreTrial - Defense requests matter be set for trial. Jury Trial set for January 9th. Pretrial set for December 12th.

 

16CF030 - Ford, Brian A - PreTrial - Defense requests matter be set for trial. Jury Trial set for January 9th. Pretrial set for December 12th.

 

15CF117 - King, Jason M - PTR/PreTrial - Defense now within conditions of his probation. Ordered to report to probation after court immediately for a drug test. Further pretrial set for November 28th.

 

16CF194 - Lane, Miranda R - PreTrial - Failed to appear. Warrant requested and granted. Bond set at $20,000.

16CF100 - Ohl, Douglas M - PreTrial - Further pretrial set for October 25th.

 

16CF123 - Pieper, Stephanie A - PreTrial - Negotiated plea reached. Defendant pleads guilty. Sentenced to 10 days in the county jail with credit for time served of 5 days. Will pay $237 in fees.

 

14CF128 - Purcell, Aaron D - Appearance with Counsel - Continued to October 27th.

 

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Christian County Court Cases 9/23/16

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

 

16CF086 - Archer, Jerry D - Appearance with Counsel - Pretrial set for November 22nd.

 

16CF103 - Cain, Steven J - PreTrial - Defendant pleads guilty as charged. Credit for time served. Court accepts terms of the plea.

 

15CF022 - Hudgins, Cameron M - NTA - Defendant read charges. Court vacates payment order and issues order for a job search. Next court date November 16th.

 

16CF190 - Martell, Rick A - First Appearance - Defendant read charges. Defense requests time to talk to state about charges. Next court date set for October 28th.

 

16CF094 - Nagle, Tommie E - Prelim Hearing - Defendant waives prelim hearing. Pretrial set for November 4th.

 

16CF122 - Peters, Cathy C - PreTrial - Defendant has evaluation next week and working towards a negotiation disposition. Defense requested to continue case. Set for further pretrial on October 14th.

 

16CF084 - Pugsley, Cody M - Prelim Hearing - Case Dismissed

 

14CF036 - Shanks, Alexander B - Status - Issue over time served credit on concurrent charges. Court amends judgement and sentence orders on cases.

 

14CF179 - Shanks, Alexander B - Status - Issue over time served credit on concurrent charges. Court amends judgement and sentence orders on cases.

 

15CF052 - Weber, Johnny E - NTA - Defendant read charges. State alleges defendant in violation of terms of previous court order. Court simply seeking to have defendant become compliant with payment order of previous charge. Next court date set for November 22nd.



16CF209 - Emery, Michael W - First appearance - Defendant read charges. Appointed a public defender. Set for September 26th.

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Christian County Court Cases 9/22/16

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

 

15CF007 - Coghlan, James R - Plea - Negotiated plea. Defendant pleads guilty. Defendant will serve 4 years in the Illinois DOC. Receives 120 days credit for time served.

 

15CF083 - Coghlan, James R - Plea - Negotiated plea. Defendant pleads guilty.  Defendant will serve 3 years in the Illinois DOC. Receives 120 days credit for time served.

 

15CF095 - Coghlan, James R - Plea - Negotiated plea. Charge Dismissed.

 

15CF208 - Coghlan, James R - Plea - Negotiated plea. Charge Dismissed.

 

16CF196 - Hayes, Gary R Jr - Prelim Hearing - Defendant waives prelim hearing. Pretrial set for October 4th. Jury set for November 7th.

 

15CF061 - Johnston, Brodan S - Status Hearing - Matter continued until October 24th.

 

16CF093 - McKay, Justin M - Appearance with Counsel - Bond motion set for September 26th. Prelim hearing set for September 29th.


16CF197 - Wilkerson, Lonnie R - Prelim Hearing - Defendant waives prelim hearing. Pretrial set for October 7th. Jury trial set for November.

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Christian County Court Cases 9/20/16

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

 

15CF007 - Coghlan, James R - Plea - No plea at this time. Defense trying to figure out details of time served.

 

15CF083 - Coghlan, James R - Plea - No plea at this time. Defense trying to figure out details of time served.

 

15CF095 - Coghlan, James R - Plea - No plea at this time. Defense trying to figure out details of time served.

 

15CF208 - Coghlan, James R - Plea - No plea at this time. Defense trying to figure out details of time served.

 

16CF192 - Cooper, Nathan L - Prelim Hearing - Defense waives preliminary hearing rights. November 7th date for jury. October date set for further pretrial.

 

16CF156 - Denton, Casey D - PreTrial - October 14th date set for further pretrial.

 

16CF183 - Fisher, Carl J - Appearance with Counsel - Defense waives preliminary hearing. State and defense working on an agreement. Matter set for further pretrial on October 4th.

 

16CF172 - Kline, Michael D - Prelim Hearing - Defendant waives preliminary hearing rights. Requests jury trial. Jury trial set for December 5th. Pretrial set for November 4th.

 

16CF160 - Newberry, Zachary R - PreTrial - Defense has letter from counseling detailing further appointments scheduled for defendant. Further pretrial set for November 3rd.

 

14CF207 - Pellman, Justin P - PTR/PreTrial - State not in a position to make an offer to defense. Set for further pretrial on October 4th.

 

16CF119 - Purcell, Kevin M - PreTrial - State and defense has been in negotiations. State seeking higher bond. Due to a ticket being elevated. Defense asked for further hearing on bond matter and mentioned how they felt no additional bond was necessary due to defendant being present at all previous court dates. State filing a petition to modify bond. Set for petition to modify bond set for September 27th.

 

16CF120 - Purcell, Kevin M - PreTrial - State and defense has been in negotiations. State seeking higher bond. Due to a ticket being elevated. Defense asked for further hearing on bond matter and mentioned how they felt no additional bond was necessary due to defendant being present at all previous court dates. State filing a petition to modify bond. Set for petition to modify bond set for September 27th.

 

16CF165 - Reiss, Chad M - PreTrial - Defense moves to continue pretrial and jury trial to a November setting. State requested a December date. Defense objected to a December date. Motion continued to November 7th for Jury Trial, further pretrial set for October 14th.

 

16CF166 - Reiss, Stephen L - PreTrial - Pretrial continued to September 29th.

 

16CF040 - Shuster, John M - Motion Hearing - State alleges new charges. Defendant waives preliminary hearing rights.

 

16CF044 - Sklenka, Brett M - Appearance with Counsel - Defense waives prelim hearing. Defense requested a January jury trial. Set for jury trial on January 9th. Further pretrial set for December 8th.

 

16CF089 - Steele, Donnie S - PreTrial - Mother of defendant’s infant child filed motion to allow visitation for defendant. Defendant wishes to continue formal trial date. State has no objection. Continued for jury trial on December 5th. Next pretrial setting set for November 22nd. State objects to motion to modify bond conditions. Mother of child who filed motion said that she wished for her daughter to see her dad in jail. Defense said how he’s anxious to see his child. Child and mother present when matter occurred but are not victims in case. Stated how the reason the parties are protected are due to the child being thrown onto a couch during the incident. Court modifies pretrial release to allow the mother and child to see defendant in jail, but places court order to not allow parties to discuss case during visits. December 5th date for Jury trial and November 22nd date for further pretrial.


16CF108 - Wiseman, Christina M - PreTrial - State has been gathering information to make an offer, and is close to making an offer. Asked for further pretrial date. Set for November 3rd.

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Christian County Court Cases 9/16/16

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

 

15CF007 - Coghlan, James R - PreTrial - State and defense has entered into a negotiated plea. Still need to hammer out the exact details for time served, and will be set for possible plea on September 20th.

 

15CF083 - Coghlan, James R - PreTrial - State and defense has entered into a negotiated plea. Still need to hammer out the exact details for time served, and will be set for possible plea on September 20th.

 

15CF095 - Coghlan, James R - PreTrial - State and defense has entered into a negotiated plea. Still need to hammer out the exact details for time served, and will be set for possible plea on September 20th.

 

15CF208 - Coghlan, James R - PreTrial - State and defense has entered into a negotiated plea. Still need to hammer out the exact details for time served, and will be set for possible plea on September 20th.

 

16CF188 - LeCocq, Tyler P - Prelim Hearing - Officer Scott Woods of the Christian County Sheriff’s Office testified on behalf of the state. Said he responded to a call about a break in. Officer Woods arrived on scene and spoke with the owners of the property and had learned a motorcycle and 4 wheeler missing from a shed. Officers who responded noticed screws removed from the siding of the shed where entry had been made. Also found a hammer and mask in proximity to where entry had been made. Officers also found fingerprints on the siding of the shed. Those fingerprints were identified to be those of defendant. Officer Woods said the 4 wheeler was recovered in Springfield. Said during the investigation a tracker had been placed in defendant’s vehicle, where he had stopped at a shop where the owner later revealed the defendant had sold him the 4 wheeler. The serial number matched the one stolen on that 4 wheeler. Woods also testified that when the defendant was arrested, several other stolen items were found in defendant’s vehicle, and how several of those items have been traced back to other items reported stolen. State argued that there is definitive evidence pointing to defendant committing the crime, and asked that the court find probable cause. Defense waives formal arraignment and enters plea of not guilty. Court finds probable cause. Jury Trial set for November 7th. Further pretrial for October 17th.

 

16CF181 - Pugsley, Cody M - Motion to Reduce Bail - Defense has agreed with the state to continue the motion until next week when Judge Paisley returns. Reset for September 19th.


16CF089 - Steele, Donnie S - Motion Hearing - Request by victim’s daughter to modify the bond conditions to allow her child to see the defendant in jail. Court had issues allowing it due to a lack of counsel present for defense. Motion continued until September 20th.

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Christian County Court Cases 9/13/2016

These are the results of the following court cases heard on 09/13/2016 at The Christian County Courthouse.

 

16CV056 - William Kremitzki - First Appearance - Conservation Charge - Defendant persisted in plea of not guilty. Defendent requests bench trial. Trial to be held on October 25th at 1:15pm.

 

16CF154 - Mallory N DeClerck - Petition to Modify Bond- Posession of a Controlled Substance - State filed amended petition to modify bond. Defendant was ordered to submit to drug testing by the State where DeClerck tested positive for methamphetamine. Bond was previously set at $10,000. State requested bond be raised to $15,000. The Court approve but chose to give 14 days to serve and after said time, the bond would lower back to $10,000.

 

12CF137 - Christopher Hardwood - Pre Trial - Arson/Residential Arson/Aggravated Arson - Post conviction hearing set for October 11th, at 10AM. Defendant asked for additional 10 days for amended post conviction petition.

 

16CM194 - David L. Haubner - First Appearance - Child Endangerment - Allowing child to smoke and become intoxicated by synthetic compounds. The State is not waiving jail time at this time. Defendant chose to have the public defender represent. Set to appear next on October 14th, at 10AM.

 

16CF180 - Joshua Lynch - Bond Date - Theft - Defendant present without counsel. Charged with class 4 felony retail theft. State says on or about July 29th, Defendant took possession of merchandise from CVS of less than $300 worth. The court explained possible penalties and jail time to Defendant. Defendant chose to speak with state and at that time decide on counsel representation. New court appearance set for October 7th, at 10AM.


16CM195 - Sean M. Rush - First Appearance - Child Endangerment - Allowing child to smoke and become intoxicated by synthetic compounds. The defendant is represented by the public defender, Dennis Atteberry to represent. Defendant set to appear on this case matter as well as others on September 22nd, at 10AM.

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Christian County Court Cases 9/9/16

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

 

16CF157 - Allen, Brandy S - Prelim Hearing - Defendant waives preliminary hearing. December 5th for Jury trial. November 14th for further pretrial.

 

15CF175 - Allen, Brandy S - PreTrial - November 14th for further pretrial.

 

16CF186 - Barger, Brendan T - Prelim Hearing - Defense waives preliminary hearing. Requests jury trial. Jury trial set for November 7th. October 17th for pretrial. Defense also filed motion to reduce bond. Defense needs to speak with state on the potential bond request. Bond motion set for September 12th.

 

16CF187 - Beaty, Michael W - Prelim Hearing - Defendant waiving preliminary hearing. Pretrial set for October 17th.

 

16CF006 - Branham, Clifford D - PreTrial - Defense thought they would have a negotiated plea, but do not. Asked for a jury trial date. Set for jury trial October 11th.

 

16CF103 - Cain, Steven J - PreTrial - State made an offer in the case. Defense asks for further pretrial for time to go over the offer with the Defendant. Set for September 23rd.

 

16CF147 - Cushing, Lyndon J - PreTrial - Defense moved for motion to continue jury trial. Requested matter to be set for status in about two weeks. Set for September 28th.

 

16CF163 - Logsdon, Bobbie J - PreTrial - State has made an offer to defense. Defense working to sort out details of offer. Matter reset for pretrial October 27th.

 

11CF183 - Suggs, Nicholas L - First Appearance - Court had issued warrant for defendant’s arrest with monetary bond. Sangamon County Sheriff’s office had arrested Suggs and released him on a recognizance bond. Court issues a notice to appear for October 11th.


15CF009 - Swinburne, Kristopher M - PreTrial - Defense has switched probation offices, and has been visiting counseling. Hasn’t had contact with new probation officer yet. Ordered to report to probation today to get records up to date. Defense requested matter to be set for further pretrial.

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Christian County Court Cases 9/8/16

These are the results of the following court cases heard on 09/08/2016 at The Christian County Courthouse.

 

14CF112 - Alex M. Collingwood - Pre-trial - Defendant has successfully completed in-patient treatment and completed his payment order. State requested further pretrial to further monitor the status of the case. Set for November 3rd.

 

16CF111 - Brian J. Durbin - Appearance with counsel - Defense no longer wants his attorney to represent him and wanted a public defender. State had no objection to the removal of counsel.

 

16CF106 - Vincent B. Page - Status hearing - Defence has a drug court anaylisis, state wants to know if he’s a candidate for mental health court. Further hearing set for September 15th.

 

16CF116 - Stephen L. Reiss - Motion/Reduce Bail - Defense said that the evidence that the state has presented is problematic at best, and asked for bond to be reduced to $10,000. State objected to the motion due to the serious nature of the charge and the evidence presented so far in the case. Defense argued that none of the previous evidence shows the defendant actually participating in the crime. Only being present while the crime was being committed. Court denied the motion based on the request of $10,000. Said he would reconsider if defense able to post a higher bond. Same dates set for further pretrial and jury trial.

 

14CF036 - Alexander B. Shanks - Status Hearing - Defense has filed motion to seek additional credit for time served. Had previously pleaded guilty and was given 68 days credit. State unsure what the basis was of the request. Defense said he would received 109 days credit for his sentence for the total days served for both. Court said that the DOC was calculating the days credit served correctly. Previous defense attorney said that the defense was correct and that they had had the discussion regarding the days credited served. State wanted to look at the transcripts for the plea agreement to find out what exactly was heard. Next hearing set for October 23rd. Previous defense attorney assigned to represent defense.

 

14CF179 - Alexander B. Shanks - Status Hearing - Defense has filed motion to seek additional credit for time served. Had previously pleaded guilty and was given 41 days credit. State unsure what the basis was of the request. Defense said he would received 109 days credit for his sentence for the total days served for both. Court said that the DOC was calculating the days credit served correctly. Previous defense attorney said that the defense was correct and that they had had the discussion regarding the days credited served. State wanted to look at the transcripts for the plea agreement to find out what exactly was heard. Next hearing set for October 23rd. Previous defense attorney assigned to represent defense.

 

15CF165 - Robert A. Stivers - Pre-trial - State hasn’t had a chance to review motion filed by defense and wanted more time to review it. Defense informed court that the medical examiner involved with the investigation of the case would be available to testify on findings. Court is still deciding if additional charges will be filed. Defense said that they cannot continue a defense without expert testimony from medical expert. Autopsy in the case has been received and details will be reviewed within the next week. Further pretrial set for further pretrial on September 15th.

 

16CF042 - Robert A. Stivers - Pre-trial - State hasn’t had a chance to review motion filed by defense and wanted more time to review it. Defense informed court that the medical examiner involved with the investigation of the case would be available to testify on findings. Court is still deciding if additional charges will be filed. Defense said that they cannot continue a defense without expert testimony from medical expert. Autopsy in the case has been received and details will be reviewed within the next week. Further pretrial set for further pretrial on September 15th.

 

16CF096 - Luke W. Waddington - Pre-trial - Defense and state working out a plea deal. Date set for possible plea on November 14th.


16CF197 - Lonnie R. Wilkerson - Motion/Reduce Bail - Defense testified that he moved from Texas to Illinois to live with his brother and eventually return to college. Said he has no prior felonies and has never missed court. Said if he was let out he would stay in one place and attend all court dates. State asked if he has any other aliases. Defense said he has a nickname but doesn’t commonly use it. Defense argued that the defendant has no felony background and doesn’t have a means to post bond. State said that they do have a prior criminal record under the nickname Sylvester, including several theft charges. Defense asked for more time to sort out the details for the previous nickname. Set for September 15th.

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Christian County Court Cases 9/6/16

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

 

16CF189 - Budds, Keith E - Motion to Reduce Bail - Defendant testified that he has a fairly clean criminal record. Defense argued that he has no previous criminal record, and has spent his entire life in Pana. Said there is no indication to flee, nor would he fail to appear. Said he can’t post a $50,000 bond, but can post a $20,000 bond. State objected to bond reduction due to nature of offense. Motion denied. Court said $50,000 is a fairly low bond for the charge.

 

15CF083 - Coghlan, James R - PreTrial - Defense has been talking to state as to whether or not a previous offer is still open. Defense asked for further pretrial for a potential 402 conference. Court stated how a 402 will probably not happen due to previous charges. Defense said he’s wanting to seek help for a drug addiction. Court said the defense is free to file a motion for a drug assessment. Matter continued for further pretrial.

 

15CF095 - Coghlan, James R - PreTrial - Defense has been talking to state as to whether or not a previous offer is still open. Defense asked for further pretrial for a potential 402 conference. Court stated how a 402 will probably not happen due to previous charges. Defense said he’s wanting to seek help for a drug addiction. Court said the defense is free to file a motion for a drug assessment. Matter continued for further pretrial.

 

15CF208 - Coghlan, James R - PreTrial - Defense has been talking to state as to whether or not a previous offer is still open. Defense asked for further pretrial for a potential 402 conference. Court stated how a 402 will probably not happen due to previous charges. Defense said he’s wanting to seek help for a drug addiction. Court said the defense is free to file a motion for a drug assessment. Matter continued for further pretrial.

 

15CF007 - Coghlan, James R - PreTrial - Defense has been talking to state as to whether or not a previous offer is still open. Defense asked for further pretrial for a potential 402 conference. Court stated how a 402 will probably not happen due to previous charges. Defense said he’s wanting to seek help for a drug addiction. Court said the defense is free to file a motion for a drug assessment. Matter continued for further pretrial.

 

16CF030 - Ford, Brian A - PreTrial - State says there was a miscommunication with the State Police regarding a file pertinent to the case. Defense requesting further pretrial to go over the facts of the case once again. Further pretrial set for September 26th.

 

13CF071 - Ford, Brian A - PTR/PreTrial - State says there was a miscommunication with the State Police regarding a file pertinent to the case. Defense requesting further pretrial to go over the facts of the case once again. Further pretrial set for September 26th.

 

16CF196 - Hayes, Gary R Jr - Motion to Reduce Bail - Defendant testified that he is not employed at this time, and has no prior convictions either in Illinois nor in his previous residence in Texas. State questioned a previous charge in Texas. Defense argued that the Texas matter was a miscommunication and didn’t result in a conviction, so he has no previous convictions at this time, and asked for bond to be reduced to $5,000. State objected to bond reduction stating that they feel that bond is reasonably set. Motion denied. Court said bond was set reasonably. Preliminary hearing set for September 22nd.

 

13CF178 - Kee, Adam J - PreTrial - Defendant has a counseling appointment set for today. Court asked about an admission to PTR in March, yet defendant is just now seeking counseling. Court orders defendant to report to probation and sets a sentencing hearing for November 14th, with further pretrial on November 4th.

 

16CF064 - Merritt, Eric J - PreTrial - There was some confusion as to whether or not defendant has been drug tested with the probation department. Defendant says he has been several times, court only has record for once. Defendant also supposed to be on color system, and defendant informed court that he isn’t. Court called probation officer, who informed he wasn’t aware of the color. Matter will be set for status on the discrepancies on September 29th.

 

16CF129 - Morrissey, Michael T - Plea - Client doesn’t appear in court. Says he’s returning to Taylorville after leaving over the holiday weekend. Defense asks for 48 hours to return before a FTA warrant is issued. State objected the delay of a warrant due to a new battery charge. Warrant issued with a $50,000 bond for Christian and surrounding counties.


16CF130 - Morrissey, Michael T - Plea - Client doesn’t appear in court. Says he’s returning to Taylorville after leaving over the holiday weekend. Defense asks for 48 hours to return before a FTA warrant is issued. State objected the delay of a warrant due to a new battery charge. Warrant issued with a $50,000 bond for Christian and surrounding counties.

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Christian County Court Cases 9/2/16

These are the results of the following court cases heard on 9/2/16 at the Christian County Courthouse.

 

15CF170 - Lowis, Danny J - Motion Hearing - State and defense have come to an agreement regarding the case.

 

16CF094 - Nagle, Tommie E - First Appearance - Defense had requested time to speak with the state, and requested preliminary hearing. Prelim Hearing set for September 23rd.

 

15CF245 - Sexton, Justin L - PreTrial - Matter continued for further pre-trial until November 1st.


16CF101 - Sexton, Justin L - PreTrial - Matter continued for further pre-trial until November 1st.

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