For the Record Archives for 2019-08

Christian County Court Cases 08/27/19

The following court cases were heard in front of Judge Christopher Matoush on August 27th 2019.

 

Tanya E. Beck appeared in court. State seeking compliance only.  Final PT on October 10th.

 

Robert J. Biggs does not appear. PD appears in place. Jury trial vacated for September 9th. NTA set for September 24th. 

 

Kiimberly A. Carrell appeared in court. Waives preliminary hearing, waives arraignment, pleads not guilty and requests trial by jury.  Pretrial only scheduled for September 26th.

 

June A. Cooper appeared in court.  New attorney granted. October 10th for first appearance with new counsel. 

 

Aaron C. Davis appeared in court.  Tentative plea set for August 28th.

 

Daniel V. Davis fails to appear.  Ride unavailable. Notice to appear set for September 23rd.

 

Sandra R. Delahunt appeared in court. Negotiated plea met. Jury trial vacated. Plea presentation set up for September 12th.

 

Jared P. Durbin appeared in court. Negotiated plea presented. Pleads guilty to 3 years in IDOC. Fines and assessments to total $2,535. 64 days in jail already served. One year parole. All remaining counts dismissed. 

 

Sarah E. Fleet appeared in court. Pretrial remains September 17th. Jury trial vacated.

 

Amanda G. Mollet appeared in court. Bail hearing set for August 29th.

 

Justin L. Price appeared in court. Continuation set for jury trial. Final pretrial set for October 7th. Jury trial set for November 4th.

 

Harry E. Stark appeared in court. State submitting written offer. Pretrial continuance for October 8th. 

 

Sterling Thomas Jr. appeared in court. Continuation set for August 29th.

 

Alexis L. Wells appeared in court. State relayed offer. Possible plea set for September 27th.
 

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Christian County Court Cases 08/26/19

The following court cases were heard in front of Judge Ericka Sanders on August 26th;

 

Justin L. Barnes appeared in court. Possible plea set up August 30th.

 

Kelsie M. Bass appeared in court. Successfully completed treatment, Case reset for September 23rd. 

 

Logan M. Beck does not appear. PD Michael Drake asks for continuance and granted without objection. Prelim hearing continued for October 4th.

 

Abigail D. Brest appeared in court. Reset for further Pretrial. October 10th 

 

Ryan D. Buerk appeared in court. Pleas guilty for admission into problem solving court. Cause reset for August 28th.

 

Ryan E. Clay appeared in court. All cases reset for September 24th

 

Michael E. Durbin appeared in court. Jury trial set for November 4th Pretrial continued for October 11th.

 

Tina M. Jobe appeared in court. Everything set for trial on September 9th.

 

Tracy J. Kennedy appeared in court. Further pretrial continued September 26th.

 

Megan R. Kinser appeared in court. Negotiations continue possible plea set for September 26th. 

 

Timothy R. Kocurek appeared in court. Continued for October 25th.

 

James T. Melvin fails to appear.  NTA for September 26th.

 

Kristin M. Miller fails to appear.  Warrant issued for $6,000, 

 

Nicholas L. Stanley appeared in court. Waive preliminary hearing, waive arraignment, plead not guilty, demand trial by jury.  Pretrial only set for september 17th.

 

Aron C. Strunk appeared in court. Pretrial continued September 5th.

 

Dwight C. Williams fails to appear. NTA over objection of state. Set for October 22nd.
 

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Christian County Court Cases 08/22/19

The following court cases were heard in front of Judge Christopher Matoush on Aug 22, 2019.

 

Jared R. Bartimus appeared in court today. Pretrial set for September 26th.

 

Tiffany M. Burke appeared in court today. Pretrial set for September 16th.

 

Richard E. Busboom appeared in court. September 12th preliminary hearing set. 

 

Anthony R. Chavez appeared in court. Waived prelimnary hearing, waived arraignment, plead not guilty and demanded trial by jury. Pretrial only set for September 24th.

 

Delaney S. Dilley appeared in court. Pretrial continued for August 30th for possible plea.

 

Trevor A. Durbin fails to appear. Warrant issued for $5,000 over PD objection. Warrant quashed after defendant shows up. Pretrial only set for September 20th.

 

Brittany L Henry appeared in court. Pretrial only set for September 3rd.

 

Steve E. Kampwerth appeared in court. Pretrial only October 10th.

 

Destiney R. Kee appeared in court. Pretrial only set for September 27th.

 

Megan R. Kinser was represented byAtty Frisch. Pretrial for possible plea set for August 26th. 

 

Blake A. Knight appeared in court. Plea set for September 26th.

 

Michael T. Morrissey appeared in court. Pretrial set for August 30th with Jury trial set for September 30th. Final Pretrial September 16th. 

 

Issach C. Peppers appeared in court. Waived prelimnary hearing, waived arraignment, plead not guilty demanded trial by jury. PT only set for September 24th.

 

Larry E. Skinner appeared in court. PT only for all cases set for September 23rd.

 

William D. Thomas appeared in court. Waived preliminary hearing, waived arraignment, plead not guilty, demanded trial by jury. Pretrial only set for October 10th.

 

Nicole M Waller appeared in court.  Negotiated plea entered for 4 years probation with standard terms and conditions. $500 fine. additional costs equaling $5,825. 180 days christian county jail with credit for 134 days served. any bond to apply. appeal rights given.  

 

Natalie A.Williams appeared in court. Pretrial only set September 17th 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Christian County Court Cases 08/20/19

The Following Court Cases Were Heard In Front Of Judge Christopher Matoush on August 20, 2019:

 

William H. Baker appeared in court. Parties close to plea deal agreement. Possible plea set for September 23rd. 

 

Justin L. Barnes appeared in court. Pretrial set for August 20th.

 

Shalee M. Bayne appeared in court. Petition to revoke filed. PD Frisch appointed as public defender without objection.

First appearance with public defender set for September 19th.

 

Michael W. Beaty appeared in court. Further pretrial set for August 20th in order to look for private council.

 

Zachary P. Clutter appeared in court. Parties have reached plea agreement.  Plea set for September 6th.

 

Velma L. Copeland appeared in court. Parties still negotiating. Pretrial continued September 9 with a jury trial December 2nd. 

 

James R. Coghlan appeared in court. Bond hearing with Bond set at $250,000. Preliminary hearing set for August 29th 2019.

 

Michael R. Dodson appeared in court. Preliminary hearing continued to September 17.

 

Nicholas J. Dyer appeared in court. PD Drake files oral motion to withdraw due to conflict. PD Grigsby appointed. First appearance with public defender set for September 3rd.

 

Jeremy T. Emery appeared in court. Jury trial reset. November 4th. Final pretrial set for October 16th. 

 

Todd M. England appeared in court. Will determine whether it will be a federal prosecution. Oral motion to modify bond. Denied without prejudice. Written motion will be filed.

 

Tonya D. Fisher appeared in court. Close to Negotiated plea. PT continued for September 10th. 

 

Charles C. Foraker appeared in court. Waived preliminary hearing waived arraignment, pleads not guilty. Requests jury trial. Pretrial only set for September 17th. 

 

Eric R. Fortner appeared in court. Case continued to September 17th for status. 

 

Cody R. Fringer appeared in court. Possible plea set for September 16th.

 

Tristine J. Hampton appeared in court.Waives preliminary hearing, waives arraignment, pleads not guilty, and requests trial by jury. Pretrial ONLY set for September 19th.

 

Devon M. Moore appeared in court. Close to plea deal. Possible plea set for September 26th.

 

Tyrone A. Powyszynski appeared. Pretrial only set October 8th. 

 

William S. Single appeared in court. Waives preliminary hearing, waives arraignment, pleads not guilty, requests trial by jury. Pretrial ONLY set for September 27th.

 

Robert L. Stahl not present, Defendant attorney Grigsby is. Due to upcoming surgery. Status only set for September 3rd.

 

Sterling Thomas Jr. appeared in court. Status continued for August 27th.

 

Jeremiah A. Webber appeared in court. Pretrial set for September 24th.
 

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Christian County Court Cases 08/16/19

The following court cases were heard in front of Judge Christopher Matoush;

 

Jared R. Bartimus appeared in court. Motion granted for furlough over objection of state. Pretrial remains in affect for August 22nd.

 

Carol Clutter-Dailey appeared in court. Motion dismissed.

 

Donald R. Fisher appeared in court. Bond set at $750,000.  Preliminary hearing set for September 13th.

 

Theodore M. Fleming Jr. appeared in court. Pleads guilty to felony possession of a weapon and body armor. Sentenced to 30 years plus 3 years supervised release. Credit for 417 days served. 

 

Jimmy T. Gorman appeared in court. Waives preliminary hearing, waives arraignment, negotiated plea reached with a 2 year first offender probation. $1,000 fine additional assessments totalling $4,245. 

 

Tina M. Jobe appeared in court. August 26th pretrial, with a  September 9th jury call.

 

Donald L. Lozier appeared in court. Motion filed to reduce bond. Bond denied after request (PD asked for $8,000. Bond set at $20,000. Pretrial set for September 5th.

 

Amy Merrifield appeared in court. Preliminary hearing scheduled and petition to revoke hearing set for September 6th.

 

Steven J. Nutaut fails to appear. NTA set for September 20th.

 

Patrick J. Penkala appeared in court. Requests public defender, granted without objection. First appearance with public defender set for September 26th.

 

Sterling Thomas Jr. appeared in court. New PD appointed PT set for August 20th. Motion to reduce bond, also to be filed.

 

Chism Haworth appeared in court. Admits petition to revoke. Negotiated plea reached. 2 years IDOC. Credit for 133 days served. 1 year mandatory supervised release. 
 

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Christian County Court Cases 08/15/19

The following court cases were heard in front of Judge Christopher Matoush.

 

Joseph L. Auman appeared in court. Bond hearing with bond set at $125,000 in all cases.  Pretrial set for September 6th. 

 

Colby D. Coleman appeared in court.  Pretrial continued for September 12th.

 

Joseph T. Klein appeared in court. Preliminary hearing held with probable cause found. Klein waives arraignment, pleads not guilty, and demands trial by jury.  Pretrial set for September 16th.

 

Jeffrey L. Shanks fails to appear. Warrant set for $2,500.

 

Steven E. Tucker appears in court. Continuance set for September 13th.

 

Sierra D. WIllis appears in court. Nov 4 jury trial. Final pretrial set for October 16th.  State has relayed offer.

 

Mark M. Zepin appears in court. Jury trial moved without objection to September 30th. Final pretrial set for September 17th, as negotiations are ongoing.
 

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Christian County Court Cases 08/13/19

The following court cases were heard in front of Judge Christopher Matoush;

 

James R. Coghlan appeared in court today. Coghlan was scheduled for a preliminary hearing today, but still has yet to hire an attorney.  The defendant asked for a continuance which the state objected too, as their witness was in the courtroom. Judge Matoush granted the continuance but said, that was it and there wouldn’t be another one. Case continued for August 29th to find council.

 

Chiannah C. Dilley appeared in court today. Case continued and preliminary hearing set for September 3rd.

 

Alexandra L. Wood appeared in court today. As part of a plea deal for theft, Wood sentenced to 3 years in IDOC plus one year parole. Restitution to Walmart due at $1,874.13. Credit for 15 days already served. The defendant will also pay court fees and assessments as well.

 

Jesse R. Rozplochowski appeared in court today. Waives preliminary hearing, waives arraignment, pleads not guilty and requests jury trial. Jury trial set for November 4th, final pretrial set for October 8 Pretrial set for September 24th.

 

George Bailey appeared in court today. Motion to reduce bond continued for August 29th.

 

Kimberly A. Webb appeared in court today. Pleads guilty with a negotiated plea for 2 years probation for obstructing justice. Webb used her cousin’s name when she got pulled over. Will pay $1,500 fine and assessments along with 300 hours of community service. 
 

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Christian County Court Cases 08/12/19

The following court cases were heard in front of Judge Christopher Matoush;

 

19CF145 - DeClerck, Joshua M - Violation of order of protection. Defendant waived preliminary hearing and formal arraignment, and pleads not guilty. Pre-trial set for 10/11/19

 

19CF86 - Martin, Tyler R - Possession of methamphetamine. Pre-trial hearing was continued to 9/16/19, notice to appear to be sent.

 

19CF236 & 19CF237 - Matthews, Shawna C - Possession of methamphetamine. Public defender was appointed and first appearance with counsel set for 9/16/19.

 

18CF293 - Nigh, Ronald E - Aggravated domestic battery/strangle, aggravated domestic battery. Sworn officer testimony heard and probable cause was found. Pre-trial hearing scheduled for 9/5/19, final pre-trial hearing set for 9/17 and jury trial scheduled for 9/30/19.

 

19CF206 - Weller, Keith J - Possession of methamphetamine. Defendant requested time to hire private counsel. First appearance with counsel scheduled for 10/7/19.

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Christian County Court Cases 08/09/19

The following court cases were heard in front of Judge Christopher Matoush;

 

Joel F. Ashburn appeared in court. Waives preliminary hearing, waives formal arraignment, pleads not guilty, requests jury trial Pretrial only set for October 7th.

 

Jeremy J. Beard appears in court. Pretrial continued for September 26th. October 7 final pretrial and Jury trial is set for November 4th.

 

Cherise K. Berry appears in court. Waives preliminary hearing, waives arraignment, pleads not guilty pretrial only set for September 27th.

 

Adam T. Bolfing appears in court. Pretrial continued September 13th. Jury trial set for November 4th.

 

Brett S. Durbin appears in court. The case remains set for September 30th for Jury trial. Final pretrial set for September 16th.

 

Levi J. Ginger appears in court. Pretrial continued for September 5th.

 

Steven P. Kious appears in court. Waives preliminary hearing, waives arraignment, pleads not guilty, requests jury trial. Pretrial only set for September 24th.

 

Dayne T. Lowe appears in court. Preliminary hearing set for September 16th. 

 

Melinda D. Mahone appears in court. Granted recognizance bond with conditions due to medical. August 29th final pretrial motions, September 3rd final pretrial, next pretrial Augst 29th.  September 9th jury trial. 

 

Tyler R. Martin appears in court. Parties reach agreement, plea reset for August 12th.

 

Chad E. McKittrick appears in court.  Pretrial set for September 5th.

 

Robert L. Meek appears in court. Public defender appointed. Case continued for September 23rd.

 

Rachel N. Neece appears in court. Pretrial continued for September 17th.

 

Aron C. Strunk appears in court. New public defender appointed. Pretrial only set for August 29th.

 

Brandi S. Wiseman appears in court. Waives preliminary hearing, waives arraignment, pleads not guilty and requests trial by jury. Pretrial only set for September 24th.

 

Ann L. Stafford appears in court. Bond set at $100,000. Preliminary hearing set for September 6th.
 

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Marriages And Civil Unions 7/15-8/1

The Following Marriage Licenses were published by the Christian County Clerk:

 

Jason Thomas Lawrence and Heather Elizabeth Whitehead of Taylorville---July 15th

 

Nicholas Heath Spracklen and Alexandria Nicole Schoonover of Pana---July 15th

 

Randolph Scott Patriakeas and Rachel Lasche Roach of Pana---July 19th

 

Glenn Michael Buesinger and Joanna Nell Busby of Blue Mound---July 22nd

 

David Joseph Chernisky and Julia Catherine Taylor of Pana---July 31st

 

James Richard Fry and Kristal Margaret Price of Taylorville---August 1st

 

Joshua Matthew Howland and Ashley Rae Graham of Taylorville---August 1st

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Christian County Court Cases 08/08/19

The following court cases were heard in front of Judge Christopher Matoush on August 8th 2019.

 

Patrick A. Acree appears in court. Waives arraignment and denies allegations of petition to revoke. Pretrial only set for September 6th.

 

Kelsie M. Bass does not appear, in treatment.  Status set for August 26th.

 

Kevin E. Dyke appears in court. State has plea ready. Pretrial only set for September 5th. 

 

Donald R. Fisher appears in court. State has written offer. Request for time to hire attorney. Pretrial continued for September 6th.

 

Matthew L. Harden appears in court. Requests 402 conference. Set for September 20th. With pretrial later that morning.

 

Alexander F. King appeared in court.  Trying to resolve issue in another county. Pretrial set for September 3rd.

 

Donald L. Lozier appeared in court. State has global offer. PT only set for September 5th. 

 

Melinda D. Mahone appeared in court. Bond motion reset for August 9th.

 

Brian K. Sisk appeared in court. Asked for further time to contemplate plea. Jury trial set for November 4th Final pretrial set for October 17th. Next pretrial set for September 24th. 

 

Spencer P. White appeared in court. Pretrial only set for September 6th.
 

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Christian County Court Cases 08/06/19

The following court cases were heard on August 5th 2019:

 

James M. Assad appeared in court today. Pretrial set for September 19th. 

 

Kelsie M. Bass did not appear.  Will check to see if in treatment. Status set for August 8th.

 

Cheyenne S. Crow appeared in court today. Pretrial set for September 24th.

 

Robbie L. Gatons appeared in court today. Preliminary hearing set for September 10th.

 

Jason C. Krouse appeared in court today. Pretrial set for September 23rd.

 

Tammy A. Shoraga appeared in court today.  Case dismissed.

 

Aaron M. Steele appeared in court today. Jury trial set for August 12th vacated. Requests sentence hearing for 18CF33 before jury trial setting for 19cf36. Status set for August 9th. 

 

Roy H. Timmes appeared in court today. Pretrial set for September 3rd.

 

Samuel A. Walton appeared in court today. Preliminary status set for September 5th. 

 

Manuel Rios appeared in court today. Bond hearing. Bond set at $350,000. Preliminary hearing set for September 3rd.
 

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Christian County Court Cases 08/05/19

The following court cases were heard on August 5th 2019:

 

Samantha J. Abbot Fails to appear.  NTA sent for September 6th.

 

Adam G. Brachear appears in court. Ordered to complete job search. Review set for September 4th.

 

Kyla A. Brown fails to appear. NTA for September 6th.

 

Robyn D. Cloe fails to appear. Bench Warrant $3500 issued over PD objection.

 

Eric B. Crompton appears in court. Global plea set due to charges in other court. Possible plea set for October 15th. Continuation set for October 10th. 

 

Patrick D. Emmerling appears in court. Case continued for September 20th.

 

Byron C. Kay appears in court. Case continued for September 3rd.

 

Trevor L. Lindsey appears in court. Plea agreement met.  Case is continued for August 8th.

 

Matthew L. Mcintyre appears in court.  PD Drake out after conflict of interest.  PD Frische in. Preliminary hearing set for August 29th. 

 

Tilur M. Miller appears in court.  Requests time to find attorney. Continued for August 30th. 

 

Teresa A. Ochadleus appears in court.  Preliminary hearing set for September 3rd.

 

Joseph R. Sparling appears in court. State offered offer sheet today. Pretrial only set for September 6th. 

 

Tamara A. Wisnasky fails to appear.  Warrant issued for $5,000 over PD objection.
 

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Christian County Court Cases 08/01/19

The following court cases were heard in Christian County August 1st.

 

Garret D. Austin appeared in court. Case continued for possible plea set August 2nd. 

 

Jacob O. Banning appeared in court. Case continued for August 29th. 

 

Carolynn D. Campbell appeared in court. Waived preliminary hearing, waived arraignment, plead not guilty, and has pretrial only set for September 3rd.

 

Elizabeth A. Coatney appeared in court.  Waived preliminary hearing, waived arraignment plead not guilty, requested jury trial. Pretrial only set for August 30th.

 

Alex M. Collingwood appeared in court.  Case continued for September 26th.

 

Sierra M. Durbin appeared in court. Case continued for August 29th.

 

Brittany C. Hester failed to appear in court.  NTA issued for September 23rd.

 

Trenton S. Hunter appeared in court. Case continued for September 19th.

 

Alan J. Logsdon Jr. failed to appear.  Bench Warrant issued.  $25,000 bond over objection from PD Drake.

 

Danny J. Lowis appeared in court. Preliminary hearing and first appearance set for September 12th.

 

Madeline F. Lowis appeared in court. Waives preliminary hearing. Pretrial continued for September 23rd.

 

James M. McGuinness fails to appear.  Bench Warrant issued over objection of PD Drake for $25,000.

 

Krunal D. Patel appeared in court.  Preliminary hearing set for September 12th.

 

Robert C. Scott appeared in court.  After evidence was submitted probable cause was found.  Arraignment waived. Pretrial set for September 12th with jury trial set for November 4th.

 

Toni K. Sherman appeared in court. Petition to revoke reset for August 26th. Defendent must report to probation.

 

Dalton C. Taylor appeared in court. Final Pretrial set for September 19th and jury trial set for September 30th.

 

Deandre Douglas appeared in court. Plea agreement met. 30 months probation, with 112 days CCJ with time served.
 

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