For the Record

Christian County Court Cases 02/20/24

The following cases were herad in Christian County Court on Tuesday.  This list is not exclusive. 

 

Lacy J. Austin  pretrial hearing continued to April 9th.

 

Ashley N. Bain pretrial hearing conitnued to April 16th.  State answered discovery and made plea offer. 

 

Brenden T. Barger pretrial hearing set for April 12th.

 

Roy J. Bates Fitness hearing and hearing on second motion for release with conditions continued for hearing on February 21st at 11:30 AM.  

 

Steven D. Leonard pretrial set for February 27th

 

Tyrone A. Powyszynski pretrial hearing continued to April 19th. State answered discovery and made plea offer

 

Kevin M. Rensman final pretrial set for April 23rd at 1:15 PM  Jury trial set for May 6th at 8:30 AM.  

 

Robert L. Scott pretrial hearing continued for April 11th. 

 

Dennis E. Wilcutt case continued for plea on February 27th. 
 

Christian County Court Cases 2/15/24

The following court cases were heard in Christian County Court on February 15th, 2024.  This list is not exclusive. 

 

Matthew Hoover Defendant waives arraignment, denies the allegations in the Petition to Revoke. Pretrial hearing scheduled for 03/29/2024 at 10 AM.

 

Edward Misiorek Preliminary Hearing held.  Defendant ordered detained until further order of court. The court failed to admonish Defendant regarding his appeal rights but will notify his attorney to make sure that she tells him about this and if there is an issue with timing, the court will allow him to file the notice of appeal in a reasonable period of time. Defendant waives arraignment, pleads not guilty, and demands trial by jury. Pretrial hearing scheduled for 03/21/2024 at 10 AM.
 

Christian County Court Cases 02/13/24

The following court cases were heard in front of Christian County Court on February 13th.

 

Cassandra M. Talbot  case continued for presentation of negotiated plea on 02/22/2024 at 10 AM. Defendant ordered released from custody.

 

Cynthia F. Temmen  case continued for presentation of negotiated plea on 03/11/2024 at 9 AM. In person writ to issue as Defendant is taking an IDOC plea out of Fayette County.

Christian County Court Cases 2/6/24

The following court cases were heard on Tuesday February 6th.  This list is not exclusive. 

 

Antioniu-Vali Dutescu Preliminary hrg set for 03/26/2024

 

Bratianu Dutescu     Preliminary hrg set for 03/26/2024

 

Nicholas Millman Detention hearing held, Probable cause found. Defendent pleads not guilty to all charges, waives arraignment, requests trial by jury.  Petition to detain granted. Pre-trial set for 02/29/2024 at 10:00 in courtroom A. Final pre-trial set for 03/19/2024 at 1:15 in courtroom A. Jury trial set for 04/01/2024 at 8:30 in courtroom A. 

 

Milo Oldham  Preliminary hrg set for 03/26/2024

 

Layla Schuyler PTR/Hearing set for 03/28/2024

 

Kyle Sheley Pre-trial set for 03/26/2024

Christian County Marriages January

The following marriages have been submitted to Regional Radio News;

 

12/30/2023

THORIN ALEXANDER ROBERTS – TAYLORVILLE, IL

TAWNEY JUNE MINKS – OWANECO, IL

 

12/30/2023

ROBERT BRYAN GRIEME – TAYLORVILLE, IL

MELINDA RENEE MCKINNEY – TAYLORVILLE, IL

 

01/02/2024

BROCK MICHAEL MATHIAS – TAYLORVILLE, IL

DINDA RIZKY SUKRIA NINGRUM – TAYLORVILLE, IL

 

01/04/2024

SHAWNA LEIGH DILLEY – PANA, IL

JODY LYNN MAYES – PANA, IL

 

01/16/2024

KOVIN PAUL KUIZINAS – BLUE MOUND, IL

TERRI LYNN BAILEY – BLUE MOUND, IL

 

01/17/2024

JARED WAYNE MORGAN – TAYLORVILLE, IL

MORGAN TAYLOR SMITH – TAYLORVILLE, IL

Christian County Court Cases 2/5/24

The following court cases were heard in Christian County Court on Monday.  This list is not exclusive. 

 

Jeremy Cole       Pre-trial set for 02/08/2024

Nicholas Millman Detention hearing set for 02/06/2024

Joshua Rhodes.  Order for detention entered. Reset for preliminary hearing February 29th. 
 

Christian County Court Cases 1/30/24

The following court cases were heard in Christian County Court on Tuesday, January 30th.  This list is NOT exclusive. 

 

Jeremy Beard-- ordered a release from custody subject to the terms of the conditions of release order. In person preliminary hearing scheduled for 03/22/2024 at 10 AM.

 

Wade M Bottoms Sanctions hearing set for 02/02/2024

 

Arianne M. Dowdy     Final pre-trial set for 04/23/2024 & Jury trial set for 05/06/2024 

 

Scarlet D. Farlow Notice to appear set for 03/12/2024

 

Rex D. Pruitt  Pre-trial set for 03/19/2024

 

Jack L. Skinner  pretrial hearing continued to 03/01/24 

Christian County Court Cases 1/29/24

The following court cases were heard in Christian County Court on Monday, January 29th, 2024

 

Aaron B. Bice  Preliminary hearing set for 02/26/2024 at 10:00 a.m.

 

Jonathan L. Cohan      PTR Hearing set for 03/14/2024

 

Landon S. Moore Further pretrial and possible plea set for 03/01/2024

 

Anthony M. Pakovich  Pre-trial set for 02/02/2024
 

Christian County Court Cases 01/16/24

The following court cases were heard in Christian County Court on Tuesday.  This list is not exclusive

 

Aaron Bice fails to appear.  Warrant issued with no bond over objection.  

 

David Jones appears, pretrial continued to March 19th. 

 

Brandie Jordan present by counsel.  defendant sentenced to IDOC.  Pretrial hearing continued to February 23rd. 

 

Jacob Krouse present.  Pretrial hearing continued to March 1st.  

 

Jason Leach present.  Pretrial hearing continued to February 1st.  

 

Danny Lowis  case dismissed. 

 

Jared Miller appears.  Preliminary hearing held.  Probable cause found.  Miller waives arraignment, pleads not guilty, requests trial by jury.  Pretrial hearing set for March 1st.  

 

Donald Minard present.  Pretrial hearing continued to February 23rd. Defendant has pending fitness motion in Shelby county. 

 

Charlene Ray present, case continued for presentation of possible plea on March 18th. 

 

Larry Scott present.  Status hearing set for April 8th. 

 

Kameron Townsend present.  Case called for preliminary hearing.  probable cause found. Defendant waives arraignment, pleads not guilty, requests trial by jury.  Pretrial hearing set for February 29th. 

 

Christian County Court Cases 1/11/24

The following Court Cases were heard in Christian County Court on January 11th. This list is not exclusive.

 

Joseph L. Auman, Hearing for furlough continued to January 18th

 

Jeremy L. Cole  Status Hearing set for January 12th

 

James B. Middleton By agreement, final pretrial hearing scheduled for 4-23-24 at 1:15 PM. Jury trial scheduled for 5-6-24 at 8:30 AM

 

John R. Prather 402 conference scheduled for 02/22/2024 at 9 AM. Pretrial conference scheduled for 3-1-24 at 9 a.m.

 

Derik W. Steck case continued for presentation of negotiated plea on 02/22/2024 at 10 AM

 

James G. Tirpak Jr. final pretrial hearing scheduled for 3-19-24 at 1:15 PM. Jury trial scheduled for 4-1-24 at 8:30 AM

 

Andrew J. Woods pleads guilty to the charge of unlawful delivery of meth count 1.  Count 2 dismissed.  Woods is sentenced to five years in IDOC, with one year of mandatory supervised release with no credit for time served.  He is also fined $750.  

 

 

 

 

Christian County Court Cases 01/09/24

The following court cases were heard in Christian County Court on Tuesday.  This list is not exclusive.  

 

Sherrie Allcorn: Sentencing hearing scheduled for 02/23/2024 at 1:15 PM in person.
 

Richard Ginger: agreed sentencing hearing scheduled for 3/18/24

 

Dennis Willcut:  By agreement, pretrial hearing continued to 1/19/24 at 10 AM  State has made global plea offer and it would include a case in Richland County case and they would agree to a concurrent sentence.

Christian County Court Cases 1/8/24

The following court cases appeared in front of Judge Brad T. Paisley on January 8th. This list is not exclusive. 
 

George Bailey fails to appear.  Notice to appear to issue for 01/23/2024

 

Roy J. Bates appeared and a preliminary hearing was held.  Court found sufficient evidence to hold Bates.  Bates waived arraignment, pleaded not guilty to all charges, and requested a trial by jury. Pretrial hearing is set for January 12th at 10 AM. 

 

Brian M. Dailey  pretrial hearing continued to 02/27/2024 at 10 AM.

 

Robin R. Jones pretrial hearing continued to 2/9/24 at 10 AM.

 

Charles Warren  A hearing was held for the motion to reconsider.  Motion was denied. Final pre-trial set for 03/19/2024 at 1:15 in courtroom A. Jury trial set for 04/01/2024 at 8:30 in courtroom A.

Christian County Court Cases 1/4/24

The following court cases were heard in front of Judge Brad T. Paisley in Christian County on Thursday. (This list is not exclusive)

 

Kayla M. Durbin:  Pre-trial set for 02/22/2024

 

Vanessa A. Esparza: Defendant fails to appear. Notice to appear to issue for 01/18/2024
at 10 AM.

 

Ace Kobe:  By agreement, pretrial hearing continued to 02/02/2024 at 10 AM. 

 

Derik W. Steck: Case called for hearing on motion for furlough. Arguments heard and motion denied for reasons stated on the record.

 

 

 

 

 

Christian County Marriages December

The following Marriage licenses were approved in Christian County in December.

 

12/03/2023

KEITH ALAN GOATLEY – PANA, IL

STEPHANIE MARIE HOLLEY – PANA, IL

 

12/12/2023

KENNETH JAMES MILLER SR – TAYLORVILLE, IL

CARRIE ANN ELLIS – TAYLORVILLE, IL

Christian County Marriages October & November

The following marriage licenses were filed in Christian County in October and November:

 

10/21/2023

DEREK STEVEN BIRDWELL – SPRINGFIELD, IL

SAMANTHA JO REEVES – SPRINGFIELD, IL

 

10/28/2023

JACOB WILLIAM MULL – SPRINGFIELD, IL

RAVEN ANNE LAWSON – SPRINGFIELD, IL

 

11/01/2023

PRASHANTH DAMERA – FITCHBURG, WI

ASHLEY NICOLE MAYS – TAYLORVILLE, IL

 

11/03/2023

CODY AUSTIN DONLEY – SPRINGFIELD, IL

BRITNEY ELIZABETH LONG – SPRINGFIELD, IL

 

11/07/2023

LAURA MARIE NAVE – MIRAMAR, FL

DONALD ALLEN GUNTER – MIRAMAR, FL

 

11/11/2023

JOSEPH DAVID FAHL – PALMER, IL

BLAIR PATRICIA BROCKELSBY – PALMER, IL

 

11/11/2023

JOHN EDWARD HAPNER – PANA, IL

ERIN RENEA NICOLAS – PANA, IL

 

11/16/2023

SETH ALAN DURBIN – DECATUR, IL

KELLY-ANNE WHYTE – LEEDS, UNITED KINGDOM

 

11/18/2023

MATTHEW JAMES OVERBECK – SHELBYVILLE, IL

HANNAH MARIE RICHARDSON – SHELBYVILLE, IL

 

11/18/2023

CASEY JAMES WALTER – PANA, IL

SARAH ELIZABETH KENNEDY – PANA, IL

Christian County Court Cases 12/18/23

The following court cases were heard in front of Judge Morrison on Monday. 

 

Cale Sexson Reset for pretrial January 26th, 2024.

 

Kerri Skinner Reset for pretrial January 26th, 2024. 

 

Jeffrey Jones Case continued.  Jury Trial set for February 12th at 8:30 AM.  Status hearing set for January 11th.  

 

Christian County Court Cases 12/14/23

The following court cases were heard in Christian County Court on Thursday.

 

Joshua E. Bain:   hearing on the petition to remove monetary conditions of pretrial release and further pretrial on the petition to revoke scheduled for 12/19/2023 at 10 AM.

 

Bradley P. Graham: By agreement, Defendant's motion to remove monetary conditions of bond reset for hearing on 12/15/2023 at 11 AM.

 

Joshua C. Hawthorne:  pretrial hearing continued to 1/23/24 at 1:15 p.m.

 

Karla Price:  By agreement, pretrial hearing continued to 01/11/2024 at 10 AM. Alleged victim may want to have the State dismiss but State needs to confer.

 

Rex Pruitt:  By agreement, pretrial hearing continued to 01/30/2024 at 10 AM. State has answered discovery and will make a plea offer.

 

Aubrey Smith: Pre-trial set for 01/11/2024 at 10:00 in courtroom A.

 

Louquaris Sullivan:  final pretrial hearing scheduled for 2/20/24 at 1:15 PM. Jury trial scheduled for 3/4/24 at 8:30 AM. Both hearings are in person. 

 

James Eiskant: State's petition to deny pretrial release, and preliminary hearing. Petition to
strike denied for reasons stated on the record.Court finds probable cause regarding the preliminary hearing. Defendant waives arraignment, pleads not guilty, and demands jury trial. Pretrial hearing scheduled for 01/25/2024 at 10 AM.

 

 

 

Christian County Court Cases 12/12/23

Mysean D. Burden Pretrial hearing and hearing on motion to waive counsel scheduled for 2-23-24 at 10 a.m.

 

James Eiskant Case dismissed on motion of the State and pursuant to a refiling of the same charge in 23-CF-185. Motion granted over objection of Defendant. 

 

Scarlet D. Farlow  pretrial hearing continued to 12/13/2023 at 10 AM.

 

Lucas A Fenton Probable cause found for the detention of the Defendant. Hearing on the petition to deny pretrial release continued, by agreement, and on motion of the Defendant to 12/14/2023 at 8:15 AM. Defendant ordered detained until further order of court.

 

Hayden Klespitz Hearing adjourned to 2 PM December 12th

 

Steven D. Leonard  Defendant waives arraignment, pleads not guilty, and demands trial by jury. Pretrial hearing scheduled for 01/19/2024 at 10 AM.

 

Jack L. Skinner  pretrial hearing continued to 01/30/24 at 10 AM

 

Troy Woods Hearing on whether Defendant should be released pending sentencing pursuant to 725 ILCS 5/110-6.2 is scheduled for evidentiary hearing on 01/05/2024 for 30 minutes.

Christian County Court Cases 12/8/23

The following cases were heard on December 8th, 2023:

 

Kyle Adler: Defendant in custody with attorney, State's Attorney present. reset for status on 12/15/23 at 10 a.m.

 

Pamela Beyers: Defendant in person and with Attorney, State's Attorney present. Arguments of counsel heard on motions in limine; in consideration of the same, the Court: denies Defendant's motion in Limine #1; denies Defendant's motion in Limine #2; denies Defendant's motion in Limine #3; denies Defendant's motion in Limine #4; denies Defendant's motion in Limine #5. The parties have an on-going obligation to supplement discovery. the parties to contact the Chief Judge's office for sheduling of jury trial.

 

Scarlet Farlow: Defendant in custody with attorney, Assistant State's Attorney Depaepe present; Attorney Rahr granted leave to withdraw, Attorney Senger appointed. Reset for status/detention hearing on 12/12/23 at 10 a.m.

 

Jeremy Masters: Defendant in court with attorney, Assistant State's Attorney present. PTR withdrawn by the State; referred to collections.

 

Gilbert Neal: Defendant in court with attorney, ASA/SAP present. Warrant recalled and reset for status on 1/12/24 at 10 a.m.

Christian County Court Cases 12/7/23

The following cases were heard on December 7th, 2023:

 

Damery Binkley: Defendant present with Public Defender and State's Attorney present. By agreement, pretrial hearing and hearing on the motion for fulough scheduled for 12/11/23 at 10 a.m.

 

Michael Evrley: Defendant present by counsel and SP Kroncke present. By agreement, pretrial hearing scheduled for 1/23/24 at 10 a.m.

 

Brittany Hill: Defendant present with Public Defender and SP Havera present. By agreement, pretrial hearing continued to 1/24/23 at 10 a.m. State to make plea offer and has not yet because still meeting with witnesses.

 

Bradley Long: Parties present by counsel. By agreement, motion re-bail and pretrial set for 12/11/23 at 2 p.m. remotely.

 

Jada Reeves: Defendant present by counsel and SP Kroncke present. By agreement, case continued for presentation of negotiated plea on 1/23/24 at 10 a.m. in person.

 

Chad Wilber: Defendant present with PD Senger and SP Kroncke present. Defendant was unable to meet with counsel to discuss the plea offer before today, but he will schedule and keep an appointment before the next date. Pretrial set for 1/23/24 at 10 a.m.

 

Dennis Wilcutt: Defendant present with Asst. Public Defender and Asst. State's Attorney present. By agreement, pretrial hearing continued to 12/21/23 at 10 a.m. For reasons stated on the record, the Court finds continued detention necessary and that order shall remain in effect. Defendant admonished regarding possible right to appeal this order. PD trying to coordinate possible plea with Richland County but they are not being responsive.

 

Timothy Wiseman: Defendant present with Public Defender and SP Havera present. By agreement, pretrial hearing continued to 1/12/24 at 10 a.m.

 

Andrew Woods: Defendant present with Public Defender and State's Attorney present. By agreement, pretrial hearing continued to 1/11/24 10 a.m. The State will withdraw any plea offers if Defendant does not accept the plea agreement on that date.

Christian County Court Cases 12/4/23

The following cases were heard on December 4th, 2023:

 

Bobbie Abberley: State's Attorney McWard present, Defendant appears with Assistant Public Defender Grigsby. Defendant pleads guilty to the information; pursuant to plea. Defendant sentenced as follows: 24 months of probation with standard terms and conditions to apply, 2-days in Christian County Jail for 1 day served (day-to-day apply), substance abuse counseling as recommended by probation, subject to random testing, $500 fine plus assessments. rule 404 waiver granted and Defendant to pay $20 per month towards balance starting on January 15th, 2024 and continuing on the 15th of each month thereafter until paid in full. Appeal rights given; probation to monitor.

 

Damery Binkley: State's Attorney McWard present, Defendant in custody of Christian County Jail with Assistant Public Defender Grigsby. Charges and penalties explained; State seeks to detain and proceed on preliminary hearing/detention hearing. State called Officer Nick Todd, who is sworn and testifies. Probable cause found by way of Officer Todd's testimony to hold the Defendant over for trial; proceeded to arguments on detention. Court having considered the pretrial services report, the testimony of Officer Todd, and the arguments, finds taht the State has meet its burden for purposes of pretrial detention. State's request to detain granted for reasons stated on the record. Defendant ordered detained until further order of Court; Defendant to file a motion for furlough. Hearing on motion for furlough/arraignment set for December 7th, 2023 at 10 a.m.

 

Jason Rhodes: State's Attorney McWard present, Defendant with Attorney Noll present via Zoom. Charge and penalties explained; not guilty plea entered with jury trial demand. Defendant waives right to formal arraignment; matter set for pretrial only on January 23rd, 2024 at 10 a.m.

Christian County Court Cases 12/1/23

The following cases were heard on December 1st, 2023:

 

Michael Beck: Defendant present pro se and State's Attorney present. Defendant admonished regarding charges, penalties, and rights. By agreement, Public Defender appointed to represent Defendant. Preliminary hearing scheduled for in person hearing on 12/11/23 at 10 a.m. In person writ to issue.

 

Wade Bottoms: Defendant present with Public Defender and State's Attorney present. Case called for preliminary hearing. Officer sworn and testifies. Court finds probable cause. Defendant waives arraignment, pleads not guilty and demands trial by jury. Pretrial hearing scheduled for 1/30/24 at 10 a.m. Regarding the pretrial release violation reports, defendant has a substance-abuse assessment scheduled for 12/11/23. State does not request sanctions or modification at this time. Conditions of release reviewed nd no request made to modify by either party.

 

Jerald Buerk: Defendant present with counsel and State's Attorney present. By agreement, final pretrial hearing scheduled for 2/20/24 at 1:15 p.m. Jury trial scheduled for 3/4/24 at 8:30 a.m. Both hearings are in person. Parties ordered to file pretrial motions at least 30 days before the jury trial to be heard at the final pretrial hearing. Trial in abstentia admonition given.

 

Arianne Dowdy: Defendant present with Public Defender and State's Attorney present. By agreement, pretrial hearing continued to 1/30/24 at 10 a.m. Parties still negotiating.

 

Joshua Foil: Defendant present with counsel and State's Attorney present. By agreement, case continued for presentation of negotiated plea on 1/18/24 at 10 a.m.

 

Jeremy Masters: Defendant present with Public Defender and State's Attorney present. By agreement, pretrial hearing continued to 12/8/23 at 10 a.m in person.

 

Austin Mayes: Defendant present with Public Defender in custody of the Sheriff and State's Attorney present. Parties stipulate to admission of IDHS 90 days report. Court finds Defendant has been restored to fitness. See written order. Hearing on the motion to remove monetary conditions of pretrial release scheduled for hearing on 12/1/23 at 10 a.m.

 

Eric Merritt: Defendant present with Public Defender and State's Attorney present. Negotiated plea presented and approved by the Court, whereby Defendant pleads guilty to the charge of aggravated fleeing and eluding. Judgment of conviction entered. By agreement, Defendant sentenced to 18 months in the Illinois Department of Corrections, followed by six months of mandatory supervised release, to be served at the rate of 50%, with credit for 99 days served. Sentenced to run concurrently with any sentences he is currently serving. Defendant assessed a $1000 fine plus assessments. Assessments waived pursuant to 404 certification. No balance remains. See written orders.

 

Jaycie Rogers: Defendant present with counsel and State's Attorney present. By agreement, final pretrial hearing scheduled for 2/20/24 at 1:15 p.m. Jury trial scheduled for 3/4/24 at 8:30 a.m. Both hearings are in person. Parties ordered to file pretrial motions at least 30 days before the jury trial to be heard at the final pretrial hearing. Trial in abstentia admonition given.

 

Justin Sexton: Defendant present with Public Defender and State's Attorney present. Negotiated plea presented and approved by the Court, whereby Defendant pleads guilty to the charge of Unlawful delivery of methamphetamine (count I). Count to dismiss pursuant to negotiated plea. Judgment of conviction entered. By agreement, Defendant sentenced to six years in the Illinois Department of Corrections followed by one year of mandatory supervised release, to be served at the rate of 50%, with credit for time served of 264 days. Sentenced to run concurrently with the sentence imposed in Sangamon County case 23-CF-212. Defendant assess the financial obligation set forth in the financial sentencing order. Bond in all pending cases ordered to be applied with any remaining assessments waived pursuant to rule 404. See written orders.

 

Brad Tolen: Defendant fails to appear. Warrant to issue with no bond over objection of Defendant's counsel. Geographic limits of the warrant are Christian County and surrounding counties.

 

Charles Tucker: Defendant present remotely pro se and State's Attorney present. Petition for expungement granted without objection but State advises that it still may refile the charge in the initial dismissal was without prejudice.

 

Keith Weller: Defendant present with Public Defender and State's Attorney present. Negotiated plea presented and approved by the Court, whereby Defendant pleads guilty to the charge of possession of methamphetamine. No judgment of conviction entered. By agreement, Defendant sentenced to two years of treatment court probation (drug court). Defendant assessed a probation service fee of $25 per month for 24 months. Bond pending in any cases is ordered to be applied. This sentence is ordered to run consecutively to the sentence imposed in case 19-CF-206. Defendant ordered to immediately report to the probation department upon his release from the Illinois Department of corrections. See written orders.

 

James Williams: Defendant present with counsel and State's Attorney present. By agreement, case continued for presentation of negotiated plea on 12/15/23 at 10 a.m. in person.

Christian County Court Cases 11/30/23

The following cases were heard on November 30th, 2023:

 

Aaron Davis: Defendant present with Public Defender and State's Attorney present. State's attorney has conflict of interest and will seek the appointment of a special prosecutor. Pretrial 1/12/24 at 10 a.m.

 

Dustin Durbin: Defendant present with Public Defender and State's Attorney present. By agreement, pretrial hearing continued to 1/19/24 at 10 a.m.

 

Rocky Ford: Defendant present in person pro se and Assistant State's Attorney present. For reasons stated on the record, petition to revoke withdrawn and probation terminated. Balance previously forwarded to collections.

 

Melissa Foreman: Defendant present with counsel and Assistant State's Attorney
present. Parties present proposed plea agreement to amended, misdemeanor battery charge. Alleged victim present in the courtroom and objects. State indicates they have knowledge of some potentially exculpatory evidence but have not yet reviewed same with the alleged victim. Court will not accept the plea agreement today but requests that the alleged victim be given an opportunity to review the evidence mentioned in court today. Pretrial hearing scheduled for 12/21/23 at 10 a.m.

 

Jacob Melton: Defendant present by Public Defender and State's Attorney present. By agreement, pretrial hearing continued to 1/25/24 at 10 a.m. Defendant's presence excused due to medical condition.

 

Michael Morrissey: Public Defender present, Assistant State's Attorney present. State provides probable cause; Court finds probable cause. Matter set for first appearance/detention hearing on 12/1/23 at 1 p.m.

 

Samantha Olivio: Defendant present with Public Defender and State's Attorney present. By agreement, pretrial hearing continued to 1/18/24 at 10 a.m. at 10 a.m. Parties have a possible hybrid plea agreements that would involve a consecutive sentence to treatment court. Defendant needs to complete all of the evaluations. Defendant ordered to immediately report to the probation department to determine what else needs to be done to complete the evaluation process.

 

Robert Scott: Defendant present with Public Defender and State's Attorney present. By agreement, pretrial hearing continued to 2/20/24 at 10 a.m.

 

Derik Steck: Defendant present in person and in custody with Conflict Public Defender Herkert and State's Attorney present. Case called for hearing on State's petition to deny pretrial release and preliminary hearing. Witnesses sworn and testify. Arguments heard. Court finds probable cause and that the State has met its burden of proof by clear and convincing evidence on the petition to deny pretrial release. Defendant ordered detained until trial for reasons stated on the record. See written order. Defendant waives arraignment, pleads not guilty, and demands trial by jury. Pretrial hearing scheduled for 1/11/24 at 10 a.m.

 

Brent Woodall: Defendant present with counsel and State's Attorney present. By agreement, final pretrial hearing scheduled for 12/12/23 at 1:15 p.m. Jury trial scheduled for 1/2/24 at 8:30 a.m. Both hearings are in person. Parties ordered to file pretrial motions by 12/8,23 to be heard at the final pretrial hearing. Trial in abstentia admonition given. Defendant admonished regarding the charges and possible penalties as to Count V. Parties are unclear whether the previous preliminary hearing was sufficient to encompass the allegations in the new count. Preliminary hearing as to count 5 scheduled for 12/11/23 at 10 a.m. Court reviewed continued detention order and finds that the reasons for detention still exist and the order shall continue. Defendant admonished regarding potential right to appeal.

Christian County Court Cases 11/29/23

The following cases were heard on November 29th, 2023:

 

Bobbie Abberley: Defendant present with Public Defender and State's Attorney present. By agreement, case continued for presentation of negotiated plea on 12/4/23 at 10 a.m. in person.

 

David Crutcher: Defendant present in person in custody with Public Defender Senger; State's Attorney present. Case called for hearing on Defendant's motion to suppress his statement based upon lack of recording. State confesses the motion. Defendant's statement is suppressed. Pretrial hearing and hearing on the motion to remove monetary conditions of bail scheduled for hearing on 12/11/23 at 10 a.m.

 

Robin Jones: Defendant persent with Public Defender and State's Attorney present. By agreement, pretrial hearing continued to 1/8/24 at 10 a.m. Defendant currenlty in treatment.

 

Brandie Jordan: Defendant present with Public Defender and State's Attorney present. By agreement, pretrial hearing continued to 1/16/24 at 10 a.m.

 

Austin Mayes: Defendant present with PUblic Defender in custody of the Sheriff and State's Attorney present. Parties stipulate to admission of IDHS 90 days report. court find Defendatn has been restored to fitness. See written order. Hearing on the motion to remove monetary conditions of pretrial release scheduled for hearing on 12/1/23 at 10 a.m.

 

Anthony Pakovich: Defendant present in person and in custody on new charges with Public Defender Senger. Assistant Public Defender Grigsby is appointed to represent Defendant going forward. Defendant indicates he still may try to hire private counsel. Stat'e sAttorney present. Case called for hearing on petition to revoke pretrial release. Proffer made. Arguments heard; motion granted for reasons stated on the record. Defendant's pretrial release is revoked and he is ordered into the custody of the Sheriff pending trial. See written order. In person preliminary hearing scheduled for 12/15/23 at 10 a.m.

 

Ashley Pults: Defedant present in person and in custody with Assistant Public Defender Grigsby. Assistant States Attorney present. Case called for preliminary hearing and detention hearing. Officer is sworn in and testifies. Arguments heard; petition for dtention granted for reasons stated on teh record. See written order. Safe Passage is authorized to schreen the Defendant at the county jail for inpatient substance abuse treatment. The parties anticipate and agreed furlough order if a treatment is found. Defendant waives arraignment pleads not guilty, and demands trial by jury. Pretrial hearing scheduled for 1/18/24 at 10 a.m. Defendatn admonished regarding her appeal rights.

 

Jerry Riggs: Defendant present with Public Defender and State's Attorney present. By agreement, pretrial hearing continued to 12/15/23 at 10 a.m. Continued detention hearing conducted and Court finds continued detention warranted for reasons stated on the record. Defendant admonished regarding his right to appel. All other pending matters continue for pretrial to 12/15/23 at 10 a.m.

 

Larry Skinner: Defendant present in person and in custody with counsel and State's Attorney present. Case called for sentencing hearing. Arguments made regarding sentencing alternatives. Defendant declines to make a statement and allocution. for reasons stated on the record, Defendant is sentenced to 10 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections followed by 18 months of mandatory supervised release, to be served at the rate of 50%, with credit for 755 days previously served through today. Court declines to impose any financial obligations based up the Defendant's current financial situation and any fine imposed would be reduced to zero based upon pretrial incarceration credit.

 

Derik Steck: Defendant present in person and in custody with Public Defender Senger, who has a conflict of interest and cannot represent the Defendant for the initial appearance or detention hearing. Public Defender Herkert has been appointed to represent the Defendatn. State's Attorney present. first appearnce and detention hearing continued to 11/30/23 at 10 a.m. All other pending matters set for status on that date.

 

Alyxis Whitcomb: Defendant present with Public Defender and Sate's Attorney present. Case called for preliminary hearing. Officer sworn and testifies. Court finds probable cause as to Counts I and III. No probale cause found as to Count II which is dismissed without prejudice. Defendatn waives arraignment, pleads not guilty and demands trial by jury. Final pretrial hearing scheduled for 1/23/24 at 1:15 p.m. Jury trial scheduled for 2/12/24 at 8:30 a.m. Both hearings are in person. Parties ordered to file pretrial motions at least 30 days before teh jury trial to be heard at the final pretrial hearing. Trial in abstentia admonition given.

 

Dennis Wilcutt: Defendant present with Public Defender and State's Attorney present. By agreement, pretrial hearing continued to 12/7/23 at 10 a.m. For reasons stated on teh record, the Court finds continued detention necessary and that order shall remain in effect. Defendant admonished regarding possible right to appeal this order.

Christian County Court Cases 11/27/23

The following cases were heard on November 27th, 2023:

 

James Eiskant: Defendant present with Public Defender; pretrial set for 12/12/23 at 10 a.m.

 

Jacob Garrett: Defendant present with Public Defender Grigsby, State's Attorney present. Pretrial hearing held; Court finds probable cause; waives final arraignment and demands jury trial. Pretrial hearing set for 1/18/24 at 10 a.m.

 

Patricia Hornbuckle: Special Prosecutor Mathis for the People; Defendant present by Zoom in open court with Attorney Barrows. Parties still tendering discovery; matter reset for further pretrial only on 1/22/24 at 11 a.m. Pretrial hearing will be held by Zoom.

 

Jeffrey Jones: Defendant present in court, Assistant State's Attorney present. On motion hearing date, Court grants motion to use "Affirmative Defense" and admonishes Defendant that he is responsible for discovery to the State regarding witnesses for that defense. Exhaustive witness list to be tendered to State and Defendant by 12/11/23 at 10 a.m. Set for final pretrial/all motion hearing on 12/18/23 at 11 a.m.

 

Anthony Pakovich: Defendant present with Public Defender Grigsby, State's Attorney present. Proffers on petition; Court takes judicial notice of conditions of no contact as agreed to by Defendant in 23-OP-43. Pretrial release is revoked, hearing on mitigation set for 11/28/23 at 10 a.m. Public Defender appointed in both cases.

 

Ashley Pults: Defendant present in court with Public Defender Grigsby, Assistant State's Attorney present. Charges admonished, information read to Defendant in open court. Probable cause given and found; State seeks detention and gives Defense discovery just prior to eharing. Detention hearing is set for 11/28/23 at 10 a.m.

 

Thomas Sipes: Defendant present with Public Defender Senger, Special Prosecutor Havera present via Zoom. On motion to remove monetary conditions; motion is denied, but parties agree to release of Defendant on $10,000 or bond. Pretrial hearing set for 1/12/24 at 10 a.m.

 

Derik Steck: Defendant present in court with Public Defender Senger, State's Attorney present. Reset for pretrial on 11/28/23 at 10 a.mm. Court is conflicted and recuses.

 

Danny Taylor: Defendant present in court with Public Defender Senger, State's Attorney present. Probable cause previously found by Judge Paisley. State's Attorney proffers again for the Court. State not seeking detention, no contact iwth 519 W. Adams St. or the victim. Public Defender Grigsby appointed; pretrial hearing set for 1/26/23 at 10 a.m.

 

Lester Ward: Defendant present via Zoom with Public Defender Grigsby in Court, Assistant State's Attorney present. Defendant is done with treatment, reset for pretrial on 12/28/23 at 10 a.m.

 

Dillon Washburn: Defendant present via Zoom with Public Defender Grigsby in Court, Assistant State's Attorney present. Pending charges in Shelby County; pretrial hearing set for 1/19/24 at 10 a.m.

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