For the Record Archives for 2017-08

Christian County Court Cases 8/31/17

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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Christian County Court Cases 08/29/17

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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Christian County Divorces Filed 8/21 - 8/25

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

 

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

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Christian County Court Cases 8/28/17

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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Christian County Court Cases 8/24/17

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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Christian County Court Cases 8/22/17

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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Christian County Divorces Filed 8/14 - 8/18

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

8/16 - Jason Lawrence and Sharon Lawrence

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

 

8-7

Groom: Richard E. Merrifield

Bride: Carolyn J. Collins

 

8-11

Groom: Dustin L. Amos

Bride: Amy J. Law

 

8-11

Groom: Jeffrey A. Watts

Bride: Emily D. Martin

 

8-11

Groom: Patrick S. Gagne

Bride: Katie A. O'Bryan

 

8-15

Groom: Brian S. Moore

Bride: Kenna E. Mink

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Christian County Court Cases 8/17/17

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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Christian County Court Cases 8/14/17

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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Christian County Court Cases 8/11/17

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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Christian County Court Cases 8/10/17

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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Christian County Court Cases 8/8/17

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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Christian County Divorces Filed 7/31 - 8/4

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

 

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

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Christian County Court Cases 8/7/17

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

7-31

Groom: John W. Addison

Bride: Linda L. Moore

 

8-2

Groom: Matthew B. Adams

Bride: Monica D. Payton

 

8-2

Groom: Douglas G. Williams

Bride: Deborah L. Graven

 

8-3

Groom: Aaron A. Jones

Bride: Brianna Costigan

 

8-4

Groom: Brian W. Bell

Bride: Kimberly M. Fieser

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Christian County Court Cases 8/4/17

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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Christian County Court Cases 8/3/17

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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Christian County Court Cases 8/1/17

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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