For the Record

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

 

16CF161 Wade Bottoms, Violent sex offender registration pretrial - Defense and state working on plea deal. August 12th for further pre-trial.


16CF067 Emily Redfern possession of meth, pre trial - Defense awaiting status of crime lab. State said they will ask about the results for defendant when they call the crime lab today. August 15th for further pre-trial.

 

16CF165 Chad Reiss, meth manufacturing, preliminary hearing - State called witness with Pana Police Department and the Central Illinois Enforcement Group to stand. Stated that he had information who had showed that there was an active meth lab at the house in question. Said how there was a search warrant obtained with the information gathered. Said multiple items associated with met manufacturing found at house. Also stated that meth had been purchased from Chad Reiss. Stated defendant had stated “You got me” to officers. Substance obtained at residence field tested positive for meth. Said there was an odor and fog in the house consistent with meth manufacturing. State asked court to find probable cause due to testimony from the officer. Defense stated that there must be some evidence showing that a crime has been committed, and that the evidence presented so far doesn’t indicate that the crime charged was justified. Said how just because there was something going on in their home, that doesn’t mean the defendants participated in it. State recalled the officer to the stand. Asked if the confidential informant who had entered the house wired with video had captured anything to indicated that the defendants were participating in the manufacture of meth. Stated Chad Reiss shook a bottle on video. Court found probable cause for both Chad and Steven Reiss to bring the matter to jury trial. Defense requested jury trial October 11th for jury trial. September 20th for further pre-trial.


16CF166 Stephen Reiss, meth manufacturing, preliminary hearing - State called witness with Pana Police Department and the Central Illinois Enforcement Group to stand. Stated that he had information who had showed that there was an active meth lab at the house in question. Said how there was a search warrant obtained with the information gathered. Said multiple items associated with met manufacturing found at house. Also stated that meth had been purchased from Chad Reiss. Stated defendant had stated “You got me” to officers. Substance obtained at residence field tested positive for meth. Said there was an odor and fog in the house consistent with meth manufacturing. State asked court to find probable cause due to testimony from the officer. Defense stated that there must be some evidence showing that a crime has been committed, and that the evidence presented so far doesn’t indicate that the crime charged was justified. Said how just because there was something going on in their home, that doesn’t mean the defendants participated in it. State recalled the officer to the stand. Asked if the confidential informant who had entered the house wired with video had captured anything to indicated that the defendants were participating in the manufacture of meth. Stated Chad Reiss shook a bottle on video. Court found probable cause for both Chad and Steven Reiss to bring the matter to jury trial. Defense requested jury trial October 11th for jury trial. September 20th for further pre-trial.

 
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