For the Record

Christian County Court Cases 06/29/20

The following court cases were heard in front of Judge Christopher Matoush either in person or remotely on Monday, June 29th. 

 

Matthew B. Adams appeared via remote. Waives preliminary hearing. Status set for September 15th. 

 

Wyatt L. Batty appeared via remote. Preliminary hearing set for July 28th.

 

Angela M. Beard failed to appear. Status set for August 17th. 

 

Patrick A. Cooper failed to appear. Status set for August 20th.

 

Donald R. Felton is in federal custody and does not appear. Status set for September 1st.

 

Carl J. Fisher appeared via remote.  Negotiations continue. Pretrial continues August 20th. 

 

Michelle A. Hott appeared in custody via remote. Pretrial continued July 28th.

 

Brandon L. Kline fails to appear. Notice to appear set for August 20th.

 

Gary A. Lyerla fails to appear. Notice to appear on petition to revoke set for August 20th.

 

Robert W. Oliver appears in custody. Problem solving court referral. Status only set for August 14th.

 

Michael L. Perry appeared via remote. Parties continue to negotiate. Pretrial only continued for August 20th on a petition to revoke. 

 

Rachel A. Rentrfro appeared via remote. Pretrial only set for August 13th.

 

Danielle C. Shindelar failed to appear. Defendent had court in another county. First appearance with PD set for August 17th.

 

Andre C. Snow Jr. appeared. Public defender appointed. First appearance with public defender set for August 14th.

 

Curtis L. Strohl appeared via remote. Pretrial continued for September 15th. Jury trial set for November 2nd.

 

Sara A. Sunderland appeared via remote. Pre-trial set for August 20th.

 

Jake E. Tucker appeared via remote. PSC Referral. Pretrial only continued for August 18th. 

 

Steven E. Tucker appeared via remote. Tentative agreement involving re-admission to probation. Pretrial only set for August 27th. 

 

Jerry F. Van Houtin failed to appear. Status set for August 19th.

 

Keith J. Weller appeared via remote. Negotiations continue. Pretrial continues August 18th. 

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Christian County Court Cases 06/15/20

The following court cases were heard in front of Judge Christopher Matoush on Monday, June 15th. 

 

Christopher R. Carnahan fails to appear. Pretrial only set for July 28th. 

 

Matthew Z. Cunningham appeared via remote. Pretrial set for August 11th.

 

Charlotte L. Delacruz appeared in court. Pretrial continued for July 28th.

 

Shane Drum appears in court. Requests 402 conference. 402 conference set for June 18th Pretrial set for June 19th. Jury trial still set for July 6th.

 

Brandon A. Durbin appeared. PSC referral in progress. Pretrial continued for July 28th. 

 

Michael L. Durbin appeared in court. Defendent released on $5,000 recognizance bond. Bond condition set. Preliminary hearing set for July 21st. 

 

Sara A. Edwards appeared via remote. Public defender appointed subject to reimbursement. Preliminary hearing set for August 11th. 

 

Samantha L. McPeek appeared via remote.     Pretrial continued for August 11th.

 

Ricky A. Painter appeared in court. Preliminary hearing set for July 23rd. 

 

Tiffany D. Sisk appeared via remote. Pretrial continued for August 11th.

 

Sammy Wells III failed to appear. Pretrial continued for July 28th.

 

Erica L. Wessling appeared via remote. Pretrial continued for August 11th.

 

Dwight C. Williams appeared in court. Pretrial continued August 11th. Jury trial set for September 8th.

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Christian County Court Cases 06/09/20

The following court cases were heard remotely in Christian County Court on June 9th, 2020.

 

Michael W. Beaty appeared via remote.  All set for hearing July 7th. Jury Trial set for August 3rd.

 

Katherine E. Clardy appeared via remote. Waives preliminary hearing, waives arraignment, pleads not guilty, requests trial by jury. Pretrial on petition to revoke set for July 14th. 

 

Dawna L. Coleman fails to appear. Notice to appear set for July 14th.

 

Drew M. Collins appeared in court. All Cases set via zoom for July 28th.

 

Margaret A. Durham appeared via remote. Pretrial continued for August 10th.

 

Kevin E. Dyke fails to appear. Notice to appear set for July 7th.

 

Ryan A. Ginger appeared in court. PD appointed. Pretrial set for July 23rd.

 

Nicholas D. Harris not present. Pretrial continued for July 14th. Jury trial set for September 8th.

 

Anthony M. Hays appeared via remote. Plea agreement met.  Plea set for June 12th.

 

Russell C. Ishmael fails to appear. Pretrial continued for June 12th.

 

Matthew G. Johnson appeared via zoom. Plea agreement expected. Pretrial continued for June 26th.

 

Joseph Mays appeared. Pretrial continued July 28th.

 

Christopher M. Norris appeared via remote. Motion to suppress set for July 9th 

 

Charles D. Peterson fails to appear. Notice to appear status set for July 7th.

 

Corey V. Pope appeared via remote. Motion to suppress set for June 15th. 

 

Donald E. Runyon Jr. appeared via remote. Pretrial continued for July 30th.

 

Robert M. Spruill appeared via remote. Pretrial continued for August 10th.  Jury trial set for September 8th.

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Christian County Court Cases 06/04/20

The following cases were heard via remote on June 4th in front of Judge Christopher Matoush:

 

Robert A. Abberley appeared via Zoom. Pretrial continued for July 16th. 

 

Joshua Gass failured to appear via Zoom. Failure to appear warrant issued for $30,000 with 10% to apply. BFN set for July 20th.

 

Spencer A. Trimble appeared via zoom.  Parties close to plea. Pretrial continued for July 21st.

 

Seth D. Bartimus appeared via zoom.  Pretrial continued for July 9th.

 

Richard E. Busboom appeared via zoom. Pretrial continued for August 13th.

 

Delano E. Denson appeared via zoom. Pretrial continued for July 2nd.

 

Leanna M. Grissom fails to appear. Pretrial continued for July 2nd.

 

Danny J. Lowis appeared via zoom. Pretrial continued for July 2nd.

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Christian County Court Cases 06/02/20

The following court cases were heard in front of Judge Christopher Matoush via Zoom:

 

Sherrie L. Allcorn appeared. Status update continued for July 28th.

 

Sarah L. Carnahan appeared. Status update continued for July 10th.

 

Kimberly A. Carrell has case continued for July 23rd.

 

Kurklan E. Dickey appeared. Status update continued for July 20th.

 

Blake A. Knight appeared.  Status update continued for July 20th.

 

Ann L. Stafford fails to appear. Notice to appear set for July 16th.

 

Jeremiah A. Webber appeared.  Negotiations continue. Case continued for July 14th.
 

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Christian County Court Cases 03/16/20

19CF370 - Bailey, Marvin L - Burglary. Pre-trial reset to 3/20/20

 

15CF161 & 19CF9 - Biggs, Robert J - Aggravated battery causing great bodily harm, unlawful restraint & retail theft. Pre-trial reset to 4/2/20

 

20CF65 - Bland, Jason W - Possession of methamphetamine. Pre-trial reset to 4/13/20

 

20CF3 - Carnahan, Christopher R - Possession of methamphetamine. Defendant released on $10,000 recognizance bond. Pre-trial in all cases set for 5/22/20

 

19CF386 - Damery, Kenneth C - Residential burglary. Pre-trial reset for 3/20/20

 

18CF11 & 19CF30 - Ginger, Richard S - Burglary & residential burglary. Defendant failed to appear. Notice to appear set 4/30/20

 

20CF25 - Griffet, Damien E A. - Possession of methamphetamine. Defendant requested public defender. Public defender was appointed and preliminary hearing set for 5/19/20

 

19CF240 - Hasquin, Cody C - Possession of controlled substance. Preliminary status hearing set for 5/18/20

 

20CF18 - Malone, William T. Jr., - Violation of order of protection. Pre-trial set for 5/21/20

 

19CF236 & 19CF237 - Matthews, Shawna C - Possession of methamphetamine. Pre-trial and possible plea agreement set for 5/21/20

 

19CF250 - Miller, Kristin M - Obstruction of justice. Pre-trial and possible plea agreement set for 5/21/20

 

20CF50 - Olson, Clint D - Possession of controlled substance. Preliminary hearing set for 5/15/20

 

19CF401 - Pockington, Alexandra T - Possession of methamphetamine. Defendant failed to appear. Notice to appear set for 5/22/20

 

18CF320 - Sherman, Joseph T - Aggravated domestic battery/strangle. Pre-trial set for 5/19/20

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Christian County Court Cases 3/3/20

The following court cases were heard in Christian County Court on March 3rd 2020;

 

Jeremy J. Beard appeared in court. Bond set at $100,000. Pretrial continued for March 23rd.

 

Jason W. Bland appeared in court. $15,000 bond set. Pretrial set for March 6th.

 

Adam T. Bolfing appeared in court. Pretrial continued for March 6th.

 

Jeremy P. Cagle appeared in court. Pretrial continued for April 28th.

 

Brittany C. Hester appeared in court. PD appointed. FAWPD set for April 28th. 

 

Gerald J. Powyszynski appeared in court. FAWPD set for April 3rd.

 

Dustin D. Theivagt appeared in court. Bond set at $250,000. Pretrial status set for March 4th.

 

Michael D. Washington appeared in court. Released on $5,000 recognizance bond. FAWCPD set for April 2nd. 
 

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Marriages and Civil Unions March 2nd

The Christian County Clerk reported the following Marriages/Civil Unions to Regional Radio News;

 

Michael Ray Norris and Lori Lee Strayer of Edinburg--December 27, 2019

 

Cody James Beck of Niantic and Blair Grace Briggerman of Taylorville--December 31, 2019

 

Derek Robert Samson and Kira Kristine Herzog of Taylorville--January 17th, 2020

 

Steven Dean Leonard and Shelley Kaye Beierle of Taylorville--January 31st, 2020

 

Aubrey Lane Heasley of Springfield and Lacey Nicole Tex of Taylorville--February 10th, 2020

 

Richard James Taylor of Palmer and Jasmine Nichole Rockford of Taylorville--February 11th, 2020

 

Troy Dennis Woods and Chandra Ladon Allen of Blue Mound--February 14th, 2020

 

 

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Christian County Court Cases 3/2/20

The following court cases were heard in Christian County Court on March 2nd, 2020.

 

Jesse R. Austin appeared in court. Released on $7,500 recognizance bond. Preliminary hearing set for April 16th.

 

Katherine E. Clardy appeared in court. Next court hearing set for April 21st.

 

Devon VL Gatons fails to appear in court. $10,000 bond. 

 

Lisa M. Lake appeared in court. Released on $20,000 recognizance bond. 

 

Robert J. Biggs appeared in court. Pretrial set for March 6th.

 

Erica Wessling appeared in court. Public defender appointed for bond hearing. Bond was set at $10,000. State asked for $25,000. Second chance, preliminary hearing set for Friday, March 6th.

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Christian County Court Cases 2/28/20

The following court cases were heard today in Christian County Court on February 28th, 2020.

 

Jacob W. Bell appeared in court. Preliminary hearing set for March 26th.

 

Robert D. Bingham appeared in court. Global offer relayed. April 20th Pretrial only.

 

Jason W. Bland appeared in court. Pretrial continued for April 21st.

 

Curtis R. Burney appeared in court. Released on a $5,000 recognizance bond. Preliminary hearing set for March 23rd.

 

Keffery L. Cothern appeared in court. Final pretrial set for April 17th.

 

Dustin D. Theivagt appeared in court. Status set for March 3rd. PTR filed.

 

Christopher Johnson appeared in court. March 9th Pretrial and PSC Status.

 

Veronica L. Johnson appeared in court. Waived preliminary hearing, waived arraignment, plead not guilty, requested trial by jury. Pretrial only set for April 2nd. 

 

Samantha L. McPeek appeared in court. Released on a $5,000 recognizance bond. Pretrial continued for March 3rd.

 

Roger W. Nobles appeared in court. Charges were withdrawn, and case was dismissed.
 

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Christian County Court Cases 02/25/20

The following court cases were heard in Christian County Court on February 25th.

 

Ashley Beaman appeared in custody. PSC Referral pending. Pretrial continued for March 26th.

 

James R. Coghlan appeared in custody. Jury trial set for March 2nd vacated, new trial set for May 4th as State has put new offer on table. Pretrial set for March 10th. 

 

Brett S. Durbin appeared in court. Pretrial set for March 17th.

 

Sarah E. Fleet appeared in court. Possible plea set for March 17th.

 

Willie Jones Jr. appeared in court. Parties have reached agreement. Plea set for March 26th. 

 

Jesse J. Keller appeared in custody. State relayed offer. Pretrial set for March 9th.

 

Timothy S. Kinsella appeared in court. Petition to revoke hearing set for April 9th. Pretrial set for March 26th.

 

Jennifer L. Landrus appeared in court. Preliminary hearing set for March 23rd.

 

Tyler R. Martin appeared in custody. Pretrial only continued for March 24th for all cases.

 

Matthew L. Mcintyre appeared in custody. Problem solving court referral being worked. Next status set for March 5th  

 

Ryan D. Nance appeared in court. Preliminary hearing waived, arraignment waived, plead not guilty, requested trial by jury. Pretrial only set for April 16th.

 

Preston J. Newingham appeared in court. Preliminary hearing held. Probable cause found. Formal arraignment waived, plead not guilty, and requests jury trial. Pretrial only set for March 24th. Bond hearing conducted and bond set at $500,000. 

 

Robert W. Oliver appeared in custody.  Jury trial continued and set for May 4th. Pretrial only set for March 26th. 

 

Patrick J. Penkala appeared in court. Pretrial continued for April 17th.

 

Austin S Perry appeared in court. Pretrial continued for April 13th.

 

Brent A. Phegley appeared in custody. Preliminary hearing waived, formal arraignment waived. Defendent pleads guilty. Negotiated plea met for 2 years probation. $500 fine. $250 DNA assessment etc. Total costs $1,679. 348 days CCJ with credit for 174 served day for day applies. Standard terms and conditions of probation applied.

 

Skylar L. Rider appeared in court. Final pretrial set for April 14th. Jury trial remains set for May 4th. 

 

Louis E. Sullivan appeared  in court. Waives preliminary hearing, waives arraignment, pleads not guilty, requests trial by jury. Jury trial set May 4th. Pretrial set March 23rd.

 

Gary E. Turvey appeared in custody. Waives preliminary hearing, waives arraignment pleads not guilty, requests trial by jury. Pretrial only set March 27th.

 

Caleb Williams appeared in court. Pretrial continued for March 19th. 
 

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Christian County Court Cases 2/24/20

The following court cases were heard in Christian County Court on February 24th, 2020:

 

Kelsie M. Bass appeared in court. Pretrial continued for March 26th.

 

Christopher W. Bontrager appeared in court. Preliminary hearing set for March 19th.

 

John P. Brilley appeared in court. Pretrial set for April 20th.

 

Elizabeth A. Coatney appeared in court. Pretrial set for April 14th with Jury trial May 4th. 

 

Drew M. Collins appeared in court. Pretrial reset to April 9th.

 

Hannah R. Harden appeared in court. Motion for furlough approved. $5,000 recognizance bond. Waive preliminary hearing, waived arraignment, plead not guilty, request trial by jury. Pretrial continued for April 10th.

 

Anthony M. Hays appeared in court. Preliminary hearing set for March 12th.

 

Stacey E. Karnes appeared in court. Pretrial only set for March 24th. 

 

Mitchell D. Manion appeared in court. Waived preliminary hearing, waived arraignment, plead not guilty, request trial by jury. Bond motion denied. Pretrial only continued for March 27th.

 

Isaach C. Peppers appeared in court for final pretrial. Presentation of plea February 26th. Jury trial set for March 2nd.

 

Alisha D. Wood appeared in court. Pretrial continued for March 31st.

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Christian County Court Cases 2/13/20

The following court cases were heard in front of Judge Christopher Matoush on February 13th:

 

Robert W. Catalano appeared in court. Pleads guilty to Aggravated battery/w use of a deadly weapon. receives 2 years probation standard terms and conditions. Fines fees and assessments will be reviewed for total costs. Served 118 days CCJ. All other cases dismissed. 

 

Christian E. Crowder fails to appear. NTA issued over state objection set for March 5th.

 

Michael E. Beaty appeared in court. Preliminary hearing held. Probable cause found. Formally arraigned. Defendent pleads not guilty. Requests Jury trial. PT set for February 21st.

 

Corey V. Pope appeared in court. Motion set for March 26th to quash arrest warrant.
 

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Christian County Court Cases 02/11/20

The following court cases were heard in front of Judge Christopher Matoush on Tuesday February 11th:

 

Wyatt L. Batty appeared in court. First appearance with public defender set for March 13th.

 

Evan M. Hogge appeared in court. Next court appearance set for March 19th.

 

Russell C. Ishmael Failed to appear. Warrant was issued for $1,000 over both the state and PD objections.

 

William T. Morrissey appeared in court. Next court date set for April 16th. 

 

David L. Ramsey Jr. appeared in court. Asked for time to hire council. Petition to revoke set for March 10th.

 

Trae Fisher appeared in court. Probable cause was found to detain. Bond hearing was reset for February 20th.
 

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Christian County Court Cases 2/10/20

The following court cases were heard in front of Judge Christopher T. Matoush on February 10th:

 

Cara M. Montgomery appeared in court. PD appointed without objection. First appearance with the public defender set for March 13th.

 

Briana Cladwell appeared in court. Bond hearing held PD waived for a bond hearing. Probable cause found. Bond set at $24,000. PD appointed. The next court date is set for March 14th.

 

Thomas L. Painter appeared in court. Bond reduction hearing set for Friday, February 14th.

 

Brittany Scribner appeared in court. Pretrial continued for March 13th.
 

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Christian County Court Cases 2/3/20

The following court cases were heard in front of Judge Christopher T. Matoush on February 3rd 2020.

 

Sherrie L. Allcorn appeared in court. Pretrial continued for April 14th

 

Zachary P. Clutter appeared in court. PD appointed. Preliminary hearing set for February 21st.

 

Kevin E. Dyke appeared in court. Final Pretrial set for March 19th. Trial is April 6th.

 

Blake A. Griffin appeared in court. March 19th next pretrial.

 

Jeramiah D. Johnson Fails to appear. $10,000 warrant.

 

Byron C. Kay appeared in court. Pretrial set to continue for April 14th.

 

Jake E. Tucker fails to appear, had another court appearance the same day. Notice to appear issued March 26th.

 

Gary E. Turvey appeared in court. Preliminary hearing set for February 25th.

 

Charles R. Warren appeared in court. Pleads not guilty, waives arraignment, preliminary hearing set for March 17th. 

 

Dwight C. Williams appeared in court. February 21st pretrial March 2nd jury trial.
 

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Christian County Court Cases 01/30/20

The following court cases were heard in front of Judge Christopher Matoush on Thursday January 30th.

 

Jeremy J. Beard appeared in court. Jury trial vacated and reset for April 6th with final pretrial set for March 23rd.

 

Michael W. Beaty appeared in court. March 2nd Jury trial. Final pretrial set for February 11th.

 

Michael L. Durbin appeared in court. Bond reduced to $5,000 with 10% to apply. Preliminary hearing set for February 21st for all cases.

 

Delano E. Denson appeared in court. Bond reduced to $5,000 with 10% to apply.  First appearance with public defender set for February 27th.

 

Aron C. Strunk appeared in court. March 26th pretrial continued with final pretrial set for May 4th.

 

Louis E. Sullivan appeared in court. Bond reduced to $5,000 with preliminary hearing continued for February 25th. 

 

Ashley N. Bain appeared in court. Plea set for February 5th. 

 

Christopher W. Barnes appeared in court. Plea agreement reached. Negotiated plea reached for counts 2 and 3 (possession of meth under 5 grams and fleeing police (21 mph over)). Total fines fees and costs $2,931.  2 year probation with standard terms and conditions. 336 days in christian county jail with credit for 168 days actually served (day for day applied). Job search review set for april 1st. Count 1 and 4 dismissed as part of plea.

 

Trishia M. Cornwell appeared in court. Waives preliminary hearing, waives arraignment, pleads not guilty, requests trial by jury. Pretrial only set for March 17th.
 

 

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Christian County Court Cases 1/28/20

The following court cases were heard in front of Judge Christopher Matoush on January 28th 2020.

 

Christopher R. Carnahan appeared in court. Waived preliminary hearing, waived arraignment, plead not guilty, requested trial by jury. Pretrial only scheduled for March 19th. Furlough for treatment granted.

 

Douglas W. Cowell appeared in court. Motion for bond reduction denied. Pretrial continued for February 21st.

 

Michaela L. Herpstreith appeared in court. Preliminary hearing was held. Probable cause found. Herpstreith was formally arraigned. She faces 20-60 years in prison with 3 years parole. She plead not guilty and requested pretrial only set for March 24th.

 

Spencer D. Hill appeared in court. Jury trial set for March 2nd Pretrial continues February 18th.

 

Matthew W. Hoover appeared in court. February 3rd is final pretrial. Recognizance bond denied.

 

Melinda D. Mahone appeared in court. Next pretrial scheduled for February 21st.

 

Robert M. Spruill appeared in court. Jury trial set for April 6th. Final pretrial set for February 27th.

 

William D. Thomas appeared in court. Pretrial only continued for February 18th.

 

Steven M. Wilson appeared in court. Final pretrial set for February 3rd.
 

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Christian County Court Cases 1/17/20

The following court cases were heard in front of Judge Christopher Matoush on January 17th.

 

Samantha J. Abbott appeared in court today. PD appt vacated. Pretrial only continued March 13 for new attorney.

 

James R. Coghlan appeared in court. Jury Trial set for March 2nd. Pretrial set for February 18th for all cases.  Coghlan also waived preliminary hearing waived arraignment and plead not guilty in new charges.

 

Joshua D. Foil appeared in court. Last pretrial set for March 13th.

 

Holly M. Hapner appeared in court. Plead guilty and will await sentencing hearing. As part of guilty plea will pay $3,000 in restitution. Sentencing hearing set for March 30th at 1:15.

 

Sierra S. Hatfill appeared in court. April 6th for Jury trial March 24th for final pretrial.

 

Charles R. Hays Jr. Waived preliminary hearing, waived arraignment, plead not guilty, requested trial by jury. Next court date set for March 2nd.

 

Nathan L. Howell appeared in court. Pretrial continued for March 3rd.

 

William T. Malone Jr. appeared in court. After a bail review, bond was not reduced. Still set at $10,000.  Next court date set for February 14th.

 

Jason E. Newberry appeared in court. Potential agreement made. Next court date set for March 24th.

 

John S. Rodden appeared in court. Pretrial only set for March 13th.

 

Nathan M. Strayer appeared in court. Waived preliminary hearing, waived arraignment, plead not guilty requested trial by jury. Pretrial set for February 21st. Jury trial set for April 6th.
 

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Christian County Court Cases 1/16/20

The following court cases were heard in front of Judge Christopher Matoush on January 16th, 2020.

 

Keffery L. Cothern appeared in custody. Bond reduced to $5,000 March jury trial vacated. Pretrial only set for February 28th.

 

Sandra R. Delahunt appeared in court. Case continued for February 18th.

 

Trae A. Fisher appeared in custody. Waived preliminary hearing, waived arraignment, plead not guilty requested trial by jury. Motion to reduce bond denied. Bond still set at $150,000. Pretrial only set for February 20th.

 

Eric R. Fortner appeared in court. Case continued for March 28th.

 

Chad R. Hammond appeared in court. Pretrial only continued for February 18th.

 

David A. Handlin appeared in court. Jury trial vacated. PTO set for February 21st.

 

Madeline F. Lowis appeared in court.  Jury trial set for April 6th. Pretrial continued for February 27th.

 

Lance D. Stanbery appeared in court. Pretrial continued for April 22nd.

 

Alexis L. Wells appeared in court. Pretrial continued for February 28th.
 

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Christian County Court Cases 1/3/20

The following court cases were heard in front of Judge Brad T. Paisley on January 3rd, 2020.

 

Tyler W. Armstrong appeared in court. Waives preliminary hearing. Waives arraignment. Pleads not guilty. Requests trial by jury. Pretrial hearing scheduled for February 21st.

 

Ashley N. Beaman appeared in court. Motion to suppress set for January 31st.

 

Joseph M. Besson appeared in court. Pretrial hearing continued for February 21st.

 

Terry L. Biggs fails to appear. Notice to appear issued for February 20th.

 

Wade M. Bottoms appeared in court. Preliminary hearing continued for January 21st.

 

James R. Coghlan appeared in court. Pretrial continued for January 17th.

 

June A. Cooper appeared in court. Pretrial continued for January 23rd.

 

Cheyenne S. Crow appeared in court. Pretrial continued for February 28th.

 

Shawn W. Evans appeared in court. Waives preliminary hearing, waives arraignment, pleads not guilty, requests trial by jury. Pretrial hearing scheduled for March 10.

 

Dontrell D. Franks appeared in custody. Waives preliminary hearing, waives arraignment, pleads not guilty, requests trial by jury. Pretrial hearing scheduled for February 27th. Case called for volunteering. The defendant testifies arguments heard. Defendant released on $10,000 recognizance bond. Preliminary hearing vacated from January 21st appearance. 

 

Michaela L. Herpstreith appeared in custody. Preliminary hearing scheduled for January 28th. Bond hearing conducted with arguments heard. Bond set at $1,000,000 with special terms and conditions outlined. 

 

Matthew W. Hoover appeared in custody. Pretrial continued for January 21st. Jury trial set for February 10th. Motion denied for reduction of bond.

 

Russell C. Ishmael appeared in court. Preliminary hearing held. Probable cause found. Ishmael pleads not guilty, waives arraignment, requests trial by jury. Pretrial hearing set for March 12th with Jury trial set for April 6th.

 

Byron C. Kay appeared in court. Pretrial hearing continued for February 3rd. 

 

Brent A. Phegley appeared in court. Pretrial hearing continued for January 27th. 

 

Gary E. Thompson appeared in court. Pretrial hearing continued for January 23rd.

 

Thomas D. Toolate appeared in custody. Preliminary hearing set for January 27th. Bond set at $50,000 with conditions.
 

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Christian County Court Cases 1/2/20

The following court cases were heard in front of Judge Brad T. Paisley on January 2nd, 2020.

 

Dawna L. Coleman appeared in court. She will have a motion to suppress on February 21st. 

 

Jared R. Bartimus appeared in court. Jury trial set for April 6th, Final Pretrial set for March 19th.

 

Logan M. Beck Fails to appear. Judgement of Bond Forfeiture.

 

Thomas Toolate appeared in custody. Pretrial continued for January 3rd for bond hearing.

 

Michaela Herpstreith appeared in custody. Pretrial continued January 3rd for bond hearing. Probable cause found. 

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Christian County Court Cases 12/26/19

The following cases were heard in front of Judge Christopher Matoush on December 26th 2019:

 

19CF196 - Carrell, Kimberly A - Possession of controlled substane. Court appointed attorney Grigsby. First appearance with counsel set for 2/14/20, job review set for 2/14 as well.

 

18CF38 - Kay, Brandi S. - Defendant fails to appear. Notice to appear sent. 

 

16CF215 & 18CF169 - Kinser, Megan R - Possession of methamphetamine, burglary. All cases were continued to 2/6/20

 

18CF246 / 19CF110 / 18CF133 - Skinner, Larry E - Delivery of methamphetamine, driving on revoked/suspended license. Defendant does not appear. Hearing on motion to withdraw as defendants attorney, continued to 1/30/20.

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Christian County Court Cases 12/23/19

19CF222 - Chavez, Anthony R - Domestic battery. Final pretrial set for 1/24/20. Jury trial set for 2/10/20

 

19CF151 - Cotherm Keffery L - Aggravated battery/use of deadly weapon, domestic battery. Bond reduced to $25,000. Pretrial and possible plea agreement set for 1/19/20

 

18CF123 & 18CF118 - Burglary, theft. Final pretrial set for 12/31/19. Jury trial set for 1/6/20

 

19CF264 -  Haines, Kevin R - Violation of order of protection. Negotiated plea accepted. Defendant pleads guilty to count 1 and is sentenced to 2 yrs in DOC with credit for 122 days served.

 

18CF182 & 19CF291 - King, Sean - Criminal damage to property & domestic battery. Negotiated plea accepted. Defendant sentenced to 2yrs in DOC

 

19CF7 - Morrissey, Zachary M. - Domestic battery, violation of order of protection. Public defender was appointed, Pretrial set for 1/24/20

 

17CF130 - Olive, Gerald L - Aggravated battery. Negotiated plea accepted. Defendant sentenced to 42days in Christian County jail, placed on 30mo. probation and ordered to pay fines and fees.  17CF231,17CL55 and 17CL58 dismissed.

 

 

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Christian County Court Cases 12/20/19

The following court cases were heard in front  of Judge Christopher Matoush on Friday December 20, 2019.

 

Brian C. Callan appeared in court. Pretrial continued for February 14th.

 

Matthew L. England appeared in court. Waives preliminary hearing, waives arraignment, pleads not guilty, requests trial by jury. Jury trial set for March 2nd Pretrial set for January 10th.

 

Levi J. Ginger appeared in court. Negotiations continue Pretrial set for January 28th. 

 

Nicholas D. Harris appeared in custody. Preliminary hearing held. Probable cause found. Waives arraignment pleads not guilty requests trial by jury. Jury trial set for February 10. Final Pretrial January 24th. 

 

Charles R. Hays Jr. appeared in custody. Preliminary Hearing continued for finding private counsel. Preliminary hearing set for January 17th. 

 

Keirsty M. Hughes appeared in court. Negotiations continue. Pretrial set for January 24th for possible plea.

 

Tanner G. Jacobs appeared in court. Pleads guilty to manufacturing cannabis. Sentenced to 2 years probation 1st offense. Standard terms and conditions. Total cost of fines and fees $4,211. 

 

Stacey E. Karnes appeared in court. State relayed offer. Jury trial set for March 20th. Pretrial set for February 6th.

 

James T. Melvin appeared in court. Plea set for January 27th.

 

Brent L. Musser appeared in custody. Preliminary hearing waived. Waives arraignment pleads not guilty requests trial by jury. Jury trial set for March 2nd. Pretrial set for January 28th.

 

Ronald E. Nigh appeared in custody. Set for trial All motions to be on file by January 2nd. 

 

Isaach C. Peppers appeared in custody. Continued January 27th.

 

Corey V. Pope appeared in custody. Jury trial continued to February 10th. Final Pretrial set for January 23rd. 

 

Cody M. Pugsley appeared in court. Pretrial continued January 21st 

 

Bradley K. Spent appeared in court. FAWPD February 7th. Waives preliminary hearing.

 

Aron C. Strunk appeared in court. Pretrial set for January 30th.

 

Sara A. Sunderland appeared in court. Final possible plea date set for January 24th. 

 

Dwight C. Williams appeared in court. Jury trial set for March 20th. Pretrial set for February 3rd. 
 

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