These are the results of the following court cases heard in the Christian County Court on Tuesday, August 1st:
17CF098 - Paul E. Allen - Criminal Damage to Property Between $300 and $10,000 and Domestic Battery. Pre-trial. Also a traffic charge. Negotiated plea is reached. He will be put on 2 years probation. The traffic charge is dismissed per the plea. Next court date scheduled for October 4 at 9 a.m.
17CF060 - Kenneth L. Blake - Violating Sex Offender Registration - Appearance with Counsel. He will be sentenced to two years probation.
17CF111 - Justin M. Bright - Domestic Battery and Aggravated Battery in a Public Place - Preliminary Hearing. Also, 17CF109 - Criminal Trespassing to Residence with a Person Present and 2 counts of Battery - Pre-trial and 17CF008 - Possession of Meth Less Than 5 Grams - Petition to Revoke / Pre-trial, and other traffic charges. Defense asks for continuance, looking to resolve matter before hearing and trial. Preliminary hearing continued until August 4 at 10 a.m.
17CF056 - Erica K. Kunitz - Possession of Meth Less Than 5 Grams - Appearance with Counsel. Warrant is quashed. Next appearance scheduled for September 15 at 10 a.m.
17CM048 - Daniel V. Davis - Domestic Battery - Pre-trial. Did not show. Warrant issued, $5,000 bond set over defense counsel’s objection. Jury trial vacated.
17CM042 - Joshua M. De Clerck - Criminal Trespassing - Appearance with Counsel. Did not show. Warrant issued and $2,500 bond set over defense counsel’s objection.
17CF061 - Jacob C. Krouse - Narcotics Possession - Pre-trial. Defense announces they are ready for trial. State unsure if ready. Further pre-trial scheduled for August 4 at 10 a.m. to see if state will be ready for trial.
17CF129 - Joseph A. Leckner - Possession of a Controlled Substance in a Penal Institution - Preliminary Hearing. Also 17CF099 - Aggravated Battery of a Peace Officer and Resisting a Peace Officer - Preliminary Hearing and 17CF052 - Failing to Register as a Violent Offender - Pre-trial. Defense asks for continuance until August 4. Next court date set for August 4 at 10 a.m.
17CF046 - Brian A. Otey - Theft Between $500 and $10,000 - Plea. Matter continued until August 3 at 10 a.m. pending State contacting victim (Kroger’s) about plea.
16CF236 - Danny L. Rose - Possession of a Stolen Firearm, Possession of Meth Less Than 5 Grams, Harassing an Animal With a Vehicle, Taking Animals Along Highway, Unlawful Transport of a Weapon, and Unlawful Possession of Wildlife Parts - Pre-trial. Sides close to a negotiated plea. Jury trial scheduled for September. Final pre-trial scheduled for August 22 at 10 a.m.
17CF128 - Rodney D. Sizemore - Possession of a Stolen Vehicle - Subpoenaed Records. Defense has received video evidence from Park District and provided it to state. Next court date scheduled for September 4 at 10 a.m.
16CF133 - Lorna A. Smith - Possession of a Controlled Substance, Driving Under the Influence of Drugs, and Reckless Driving. Appearance with Counsel. Bond agreement reached. Defendant will be released on her own recognizance. Pre-trial scheduled for October 2 at 10 a.m.