For the Record

Christian County Court Cases 10/6/23

The following cases were heard on October 6th, 2023:


Jeremy Cole: Defendant fails to appear. Public Defender and Special Prosecutor present. State's request for Warrant granted over objection of Public Defender from reason stated on the record. Warrant to issue in all pending matters with geographic limits of Illinois and surrounding states.


Michael Durbin: Defendant present in custody and in person with Public Defender and State's Attorney present. By agreement, pretrial hearing and hearing on State's petition to deny pretrial release, Defendant's motion to strike that petition, and defendant's motion to remove monetary conditions of pretrial release scheduled for in person hearing on 10/10/23.


Jacob Garrett: Defendant present in person pro se and State's Attorney present. Defendant unable to hire counsel and is found to be indigent. Public defender appointed to represent Defendant. In person preliminary hearing scheduled for 11/27/23f at 10 a.m. All othe rpending matters continued to that date for status.


Richard Ginger: Defendant present in person and in custody with Public Defender and State's Attorney present. Defendant action oral motion for the court to reconsider his custody status under the PFA. For reasons stated on the record, the Court does not find that this provision is retroactively applicable to this Defendant and that request is denied. By agreement, final pretrial hearing scheduled for 11/21/23 at 1:15 p.m. Jury trial scheduled for 12/4/23 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. State elects to try 18-CF-11 first with 19-CF-30 as backup.


Charles Peterson: Defendant peresent wiht Public Defender and State's Attorney present. By agreement, case continued for presentation of negotiated plea on 10/16/23 at 10 a.m. Defendant will be admitted to treatment court at that time.


Lester Ward: Parties present by counsel. Status of furlough scheduled for 10/10/23 at 10 a.m.

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