For the Record Archives for 2019-06

Christian County Court Cases 06/17/19

The following court cases were heard today:

 

Matthew R. Myers has a pretrial hearing set for June 25th.  

 

Jonathan J. Janda entered into a negotiated plea.  Defendant pleads guilty, and will serve 2 years in DOC with 1 year of mandatory supervised release and credit for 10 days served.  Companion cases are dismissed. Fines and costs associated with plea.  

 

Toni K. Sherman had a hearing today.  Defendant elects to proceed without attorney. Hearing for pretrial will be scheduled on July 15th.  Defendant ordered to report to probation. 

 

Travis J. Hopping appeared in court today.  Attorney Michael Drake appointed.  July 22nd next court date.
 

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Marriages And Civil Unions 6/7-6/14

The Following Marriage Licenses were published by the Christian County Clerk:

 

Richard Shannon Harris and Roslyn Marie Tarrant of Taylorville---June 7th

 

William Roberts Appleton and Barbara Anne Westrick of Taylorville---June 10th

 

Michael Allen Geist and Lori Ann Donaldson of Springfield---June 14th

 

Tara Lynn Bly and Lois Jane Shellenbarger of Taylorville---June 14th

 

Michael Harrison Frizzo and Adrienne Marie Mann---June 14th

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Christian County Court Cases 06/14/19

The following court cases were heard June 14th in front of Judge Brad T. Paisley:

 

Stephanie R. Argeris appeared in court today.  A continuance was scheduled for June 21st for possible plea negotiation.

 

Robert J. Biggs appeared in court today.  By agreement pretrial continued for August 27th with jury trial set for September 9th.

 

Jerry H Bunning appeared in court today.  Hearing on all pending motions scheduled for August 6th.

 

Barbara A. Chamness appeared in court today.  A pretrial hearing is continued to August 2nd.

 

Cheyenne S. Crow did not appear in court today.  A Bench warrant has been filed for failure to appear set at $50,000.

 

Michael E. Durbin appeared in court today.  Plea hearing scheduled for June 18th.

 

Jonathan J. Janda appeared in court today.  A negotiated plea continuance is set for June 17th.

 

Matthew G. Johnson appeared in court today.  A pretrial hearing continued to August 9th.

 

Steve E. Kampwerth appeared in court today.  A warrant out for his arrest was quashed.  He pleads not guilty, waives arraignment, and demands trial by jury.  Pretrial hearing scheduled for July 11th.  

 

Tyler R. Martin appeared in court today. He has a continuance for August 9th.  If plea agreement not set by than, a jury trial will be set.  

 

James M. Mcguiness appeared in court today.  A motion hearing for raising his bond from the state was heard.  Motion was denied by Judge Paisley.  However, defendant has to sign a extradition waiver, and wear a GPS monitor before he is released. He has a continuance set for June 27th.  

 

Kimberlee S. Morrison appeared in court today.  Pretrial hearing continued for June 21st.

 

Zachary M. Morrissey appeared in court today.  Pretrial hearing continued for June 21st.

 

Rachel N. Neece appeared in court today.  PD Drake withdraws from case due to conflict of interest.  PD Grigsby to take over.  Pretrial hearing continued for July 9th. 

 

Gerald J. Powyszynski appeared in court today.  A negotiated plea was filed.  In exchange for guilty plea of aggravated domestic battery, which is a Class II felony, defendant will serve 75 days in jail (with 75 already served), be placed on probation for 24 months and other written terms.  

 

Angel M. Privia appeared in court today.  A negotiated plea was filed.  In exchange for guilty plea of retail theft, a class III felony. No judgement or conviction.  Defendant given two years of second chance probation and other written terms.  

 

Tammy A. Shoraga appeared in court today.  Pretrial hearing continued for August 6th.

 

Brian K. Sisk appeared in court today.  Pretrial hearing continued for August 8th.

 

Joseph R. Sparling appeared in court today.  Defendant waives arraignment, waives preliminary hearing, pleads not guilty, and demands trial by jury.  Pretrial continued till August 5th.

 

Kathy M. Swinburne appeared in court today.  A negotiated plea was filed.  In exchange for guilty plea of theft, a class II felony, defendant sentenced to two years probation and other written terms.

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Christian County Court Cases 06/13/19

The following court cases were heard in front of Judge Brad T. Paisley:

 

Samantha J. Abbott appeared in court today.  Pretrial Hearing continued till August 5th 2019.

 

Pam Benedict appeared in court today.  New attorney takes over for vacated PD Drake.  Sentence hearing continues to August 22nd.

 

Ryan D. Buerk appeared in court today.  Pretrial continuance July 23rd 2019.  Problem Solving Court referral pending.

 

Ryan D. Cantrell appeared in court today.  Preliminary hearing scheduled for July 11.

 

Madelynn M. Cashen did not appear in court today due to transportation issues.  Pretrial hearing continued to July 25th.

 

James R. Coghlan fails to appear. FTA Warrant issued. Bond set at $3,000.

 

Drew M. Collins appeared in court today.  Hearing continued till June 20th.

 

Lauren K. Fox-Pittman appeared in court today.  Waives preliminary hearing pretrial scheduled for August 2nd.  Possible plea in place.

 

Chism L. Haworth appeared in court today.  Pretrial set for July 25th due to petition to revoke.

 

Cameron M. Hudgins appeared in court today.  Hudgins pleads guilty to the charge of theft a class IV felony.  Hudgins will serve 4 days in prison with 2 days served already.  Defendant will also receive 2 years probation and pay back fines and restitution.  

 

Steve E. Kampwerth fails to appear in court.  Bond set at $10,000 over objection of attorney.

 

Leeanne Kinsella appeared in court today.  Kinsella waives preliminary hearing, waives arraignment, and pleads not guilty.  Attorney demands trial by jury.  Pretrial hearing scheduled for July 11th.

 

Trevor L. Lindsey appeared in court today.  Case continued for possible plea set for August 5th.

 

Christopher M. Murphy failed to appear.  Defendent has case in Montgomery County today.  Continued for July 2nd.

 

Michael P. Neece appeared in court today.  Defendent has motion for furlough on July 2nd 

 

Christopher M. Norris appeared in court today.  Pretrial continued for July 23rd. 

 

Aaron M. Steele appeared in court today.  Status on sentence scheduled for June 20th.

 

Nathan M. Strayer appeared in court today.  Pretrial hearing continued for July 30th Jury trial scheduled for August 12th.

 

Gary E. Turvey appeared in court today.  Preliminary hearing scheduled for July 25th.
 

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Jenkins Court Hearing Continued

Bradley S. Jenkins appeared in court today in Saint Louis, Missouri.  According to Court records, his case has been continued until August 21st at 9:01 in front of Judge Madeline Connolly at Carnahan Courthouse.

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Christian County Court Cases 06/11/19

The following court cases were heard in front of Judge Brad T. Paisley:

 

Zachary P. Clutter appeared in court today.  His pretrial continuance is scheduled for July 22nd.  The Jury trial date is scheduled for August 12th.

 

Keffery L. Cothern did not appear in court today.  Bond motion, but subject had posted bond, so motion was stricken from record.  Preliminary hearing set for July 22nd.

 

McQuade A. Hardy did not appear in court today.  30,000 bond set for bench warrant.  August 6th is next court date.

 

Renee M. Cox appeared in court today. Pretrial hearing set for July 23rd.  Trial date set for August 12th.

 

Kevin R. Hendricker appaered in court today.  A pretrial continuance is set for July 30th.

 

Cynthia R. Karrick appeared in court today.  A pretrial continuance is set for June 18th. 

 

Jonathan J. Janda appeared in court today.  A furlough is granted from jail Wednesday June 12-Friday June 14. Case continued till June 14th for negotiated plea deal.

 

Stephanie M. Knezevich did not appear in court today.  An NTA was filed for July 9th.  PD says Knezevich is still in treatment.  

 

Jason C. Krouse appeared in court today.  Continuance for August 6th due to an issue in another court.

 

Alan J. Logsdon Jr. appeared in court today.  Continuance set for August 1st.

 

Donald L. Lozier appeared in court today.  Bond set at $20,000.  Preliminary hearing set for June 27th.

 

Matthew L. McIntyre appeared in court today.  Negotiated plea entered and approved by court.  Defendant pleads guilty to charge of unlawful possession of methamphetamine precursors a class II felony and is sentenced to two years probation, with 180 days in jail and credit for 100 served.  Bond to apply.  

 

Devin G. Prose appeared in court today.  Negotiated plea entered and approved by court.  Defendent pleads guilty to charge of unlawful possession of a controlled substance.  No judgement of conviction entered.  Will serve two years probation as part of first offender status. 

 

Lloyd H. Smith appeared in court today.  Negotiated plea entered and approved by court.  Defendant pleads guilty to charge of retail theft, a class III felony. Judgement of conviction entered.  Defendant sentenced to two years probation.  

 

Jeremy T. Stark appeared in court today.  Negotiated plea in place.  Continuance set for June 18th.
 

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Christian County Court Cases 06/10/19

The following court cases were heard in front of Judge Brad T. Paisley:

 

Brandy S. Allen appeared in court today.  Status on sentence hearing set for July 23.

 

Michael W. Beaty appeared in court today.  Trial date set July 15th.

 

Kacey D. Burton appeared in court today.  Motion for Furlough denied.  Prelim Hearing set for July 25th.

 

Carolynn D. Campbell appeared in court today.  Preliminary hearing set for August 1st.

 

Jacob J. Graham appeared in court today.  Pleads guilty to misdemeanor charge of battery, felony charge dropped.  Two years probation received. 

 

Sierra S. Hatfill appeared in court today.  Preliminary hearing set for July 8th.

 

Matthew W. Hoover appeared in court today.  Pretrial hearing scheduled for July 23rd.  Jury trial scheduled for August 12th.

 

Tina M. Jobe appeared in court today.  Pretrial hearing scheduled for July 22nd.  Jury trial scheduled for August 12th.

 

Timothy S. Kinsella appeared in court today.  Pretrial hearing scheduled for July 25th.

 

Michael D. Kline appeared in court today.  Pretrial continuance scheduled for July 22nd.

 

Stacey L. Newlin appeared in court today.  Pretrial hearing scheduled for July 23rd and Jury trial scheduled for August 12th. 

 

Ryan P. Ward appeared in court today.  Waives preliminary hearing, waives arraignment, pleads not guilty, and demands trial by jury. Pretrial hearing scheduled for August 8th.

 

Brandon J. Emery appeared in court today.  Negotiated plea entered.  Emery pleads guilty to counts one and two of aggravated battery, one charge of burglary.  18CF241 and 18CF242.  Sentence imposed must run consecutively to 17CF227 and may be consecutive to 18CF241.  Sentence hearing scheduled for August 8th, 2019.

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Christian County Court Cases 06/07/19

The following court cases were heard June  6th in front of Judge Brad T. Paisley:

 

Joshua M. De Clerck was present for his sentencing hearing.  After testimony and evidence from both sides, De Clerck made a statement.  After deliberation, Judge Paisley sentenced De Clerck to two years in the Illinois Department of Corrections followed by one year of mandatory supervised release with credit for 107 days served.  Defendant also assessed fines and fees from supplemental sentencing order.  Bond to apply. This is for case 18CF86.

 

Joshua M. De Clerck will also face one year in the Illinois Department of Corrections with one year mandatory supervised release.  This is sentenced to run consecutively to the sentence imposed in 18CF86.

 

A preliminary hearing for 19-CF-145 is scheduled for August 15th. Defendant waives his right to speedy preliminary hearing.  

 

The following court cases were heard June 7th in front of Judge Brad T. Paisley.

 

Brandon J. Emery of appeared in court today.  There is a continuance set for June 10th.

 

Trevor L. Lindsey appeared in court today.  There is a continuance set for June 13. There will also be a 402 conference set.

 

Melinda D. Mahone failed to appear.  A FTA Bond for $100,000 has been filed over objection of PD.

 

Ted H. Matthews appeared in court today.  A status hearing is set for July 19th.

 

Chad E. MC Kittrick failed to appear.  A FTA bond for $100,000 has been filed over objection of PD.

 

James T. Melvin appeared in court today.  A continuance for July 26th is set.

 

Zachary M. Morrissey appeared in court today.  A continuance is set for June 14th.  There will also be a 402 conference set.

 

Lloyd H. Smith appeared in court today.  Continued for negotiation of plea deal.  Set for June 11th.

 

Robbie D. Sparling failed to appear.  A FTA bond for $10,000 has been filed over objection of PD.

 

Aaron M. Steele appeared in court today.  A continuance is set for June 13th.

 

Sara A. Sunderland failed to appear.  After talking to PD, Sunderland was in treatment.  Continued for July 29th. 

 

Kathy M. Swinburne appeared in court today.  A status hearing is set for June 14th.

 

James Moses appeared in court today.  He is set to be extradited back to Missouri.  He has a status hearing set for June 26th in case it hasn’t happened yet.

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Christian County Court Cases 06/06/19

The following court cases were heard in front of Judge Brad T. Paisley on June 6th:

 

Garret D. Austin of Taylorville appeared in court today.  Case continued for possible plea agreement.  Continuation set for July 25th.

 

Randy E. Bess of Morrisonville appeared in court today.  He has a continuance set for July 29th for pretrial, and a jury trial date of August 12th.

 

Kristi A. Bland had her cause reset for July 11th.

 

Kacey D. Burton appeared in court today.  Pretrial continued for July 25th.  A motion has been presented for furlough.  That will be heard June 10th.

 

Jeremy P. Cagle of Kincaid appeared in court today.  Pretrial continued for July 25th.

 

Quinten W. Christopher of Kincaid appeared in court today.  Case continued for negotiated plea June 25th for continuance.

 

Rachel S. Duncan of Taylorville appeared in court today.  Pretrial continued for June 28th. 

 

Joshua D. Foil of Morrisonville appeared in court today.  Case continued for possible negotiated plea deal set for July 25th.  Defendent waives preliminary hearing.

 

Holly M. Hapner and Nathan A. Hapner appeared in court today.  Case continued for August 19th.

 

Alexander F. King of Pana appeared in court today.  Pretrial continued for August 8th.

 

James O. Pike of Assumption had his hearing reset for July 11th.

 

Donald E Runyon Jr. of Kincaid appeared in court today.  Pretrial set for July 22nd with a Jury trial for August 12th.

 

Ann L. Stafford of Taylorville appeared in court today.  Waives preliminary hearing, waives arraignment pleads not guilty and demands trial by jury.  Pretrial hearing scheduled for July 29th.

 

Caleb Williams of Pana appeared in court today. Pretrial hearing continued for July 25th.

 

Ronald Fisher appeared in court today.  Fisher ordered released on a $10,000 recognizance bond.  General terms and conditions apply.  Sentencing hearing scheduled for July 22nd.  
 

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Marriages And Civil Unions 5/25/19-6/4/19

The Following Marriage Licenses were published by the Christian County Clerk:

 

Daniel Lee Burdell and Cayla Nichole Ziegler, Litchfield --- May 30th

 

Matthew Paul Flanagan and Breanna Marie Ninmer, Belleville --- May 30th

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Christian County Court Cases 06/04/19

18CF335 - Benedict, Danielle - Aggravated battery of a peace officer. Case was continued for presentation of a negotiated plea on 7/30/19.

 

19CF25 & 19CF40 - Caldwell, Brianna N - Forgery. Defendant waived arraignment, plead not guilty and requested a jury trial. Pre-trial hearing scheduled for 7/23/19.

 

19CF128 - Cline, Dustin R A - Aggravated battery of a peace officer and resisting a peace officer. Defendant waived arraignment, plead not guilty and requested a jury trial. Pre-trial hearing scheduled for 6/27/19

 

18CF275 - Collingwood, Alex M - Domestic battery. Motion to continue pretrial and jury trial granted. Pre-trial scheduled for 8/1/19.

 

18CF117 & 18CF154 - Dodson, Michael R - Criminal damage to government property & domestic battery. Pre-trial hearing was continued to 6/24/19 and jury trial was set for 7/15/19. State will try 18CF117 first. Bond was increased an additional 10%.

 

18CF313 - Edwards, Sara A - Possession of meth. Negotiated plea was approved and accepted. Defendant pleads guilty to the charge of unlawful possession of methamphetamine, a class III felony.  Defendant was sentenced to two years of first offender probation.

 

19CF144 & 19CF150 - Emery, Jeremy T - Possession of meth & residential burglary. Preliminary hearing was set for 6/27/19 and bond was set at $150,000 with GPS monitoring and no contact with victim or residence if released on bond.

 

19CF104 - Fleet, Sarah E - Aggravated fleeing. Public defender was appointed and preliminary hearing scheduled for 7/9/19.

 

19CF38 - Hester, Brittany C - Possession of meth. Pre-trial hearing was continued to 8/1/19.

 

18CF314 - Huckstadt, Krystal L - Violation of sex offender registration (3 counts). Case was continued for negotiated plea on 8/2/19.

 

17CF297 - Johnson, Matthew G - Possession of meth. Defendant was unable to appear due to medical issue. Pre-trial hearing was continued to 6/14/19.

 

19CF149 - Kee, Destiney R - Aggravated battery of a peace officer and domestic battery. Preliminary hearing set for 6/28/19. Bond was set at $40,000

 

19CF89 - Krouse, James L - Child sex offender in a public park. Defendant waived arraignment, pled not guilty and requested a jury trial. Pre-trial hearing scheduled for 8/2/19.

 

19CF94 - Rightnowar, Alyshia M - Aggravated cruelty to animals. Defendant waived arraignment, pled not guilty and requested a jury trial. Pre-trial hearing scheduled for 7/29/19.

 

 

 

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Christian County Court Cases 06/03/19

The following cases were heard in Christian County Court in front Judge Brad T. Paisley.

 

Tanya E. Beck  did not appear today.  Public Defender Michael Drake said she was in treatment.  A continuance is scheduled for July 23rd.

 

Austin N. Casner appeared in court custody.  A preliminary hearing was heard.  The arresting officer from the Pana Police Department testified.  The court found probable cause.  Casner plead not guilty, waived arraignment, and demands trial by jury.  Trial is set for July 15th.  June 24th is pretrial continuance.

 

Brandon J. Emery appeared in court today.  Pretrial continuance scheduled for June 7th.

 

Casey L. Haws of Taylorville appeared in court today.  Pretrial continuance scheduled for June 21st.

 

Brittany L. Henry appeared in court today.  Pretrial continuance scheduled for July 11th.

 

Troy J. Hughes of Pana did not appear in court today.  A bench warrant of $9,000 has been issued over objection from Mr. Drake.

 

Patrick M. Motley of Taylorville appeared in court today.  A 402 hearing has been scheduled for July 22nd.  The pretrial continuance will also be July 22nd.

 

Stephen M. O Conner did not appear in court today.  His warrant remains issued.

 

Dakota A. Shockley appeared in court today.  He has a plea continuance scheduled for July 30th.

 

Amanda M. Van Ostran of Taylorville was not in court today.  A notice to appear was sent for a July 30th date.

 

Henry A. Willis of Taylorville appeared in court today.  A pretrial continuance is scheduled for June 28th.


 

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