Cases appearing in the Edgar County Circuit Court

By Suzanne Williams swilliamsprairiepress@gmail.com
Posted 7/27/20

The following people appeared during the July 13 and July 16 criminal and traffic calls in Edgar County Circuit Court:

 

In custody

-Samuel D. Adkins, 22, Paris, was in custody and …

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Cases appearing in the Edgar County Circuit Court

Posted

The following people appeared during the July 13 and July 16 criminal and traffic calls in Edgar County Circuit Court:

 

In custody

-Samuel D. Adkins, 22, Paris, was in custody and charged with a Class 4 felony possession of a controlled substance and a Class A misdemeanor illegal possession of cannabis. The case went to the public defender and the matter was continued for the preliminary hearing. Adkins was remanded to custody pending posting of bond.

-William S. Arrasmith, 45, Lafayette, Ind., appeared in custody and was charged with a Class 4 felony aggravated driving while license is revoked and a Class A misdemeanor driving on a revoked license. The public defender was appointed, the preliminary hearing was waived and a not guilty plea with a jury trial demand entered. He was granted a personal recognizance bond, and the matter was continued for a pretrial conference. Arrasmith was remanded to custody pending posting of bond.

-Zebulin Bowman, 43, Paris, appeared in custody, waived the preliminary hearing and pleaded not guilty with a jury trial demand to a Class 1 felony residential burglary charge. Bond was reduced to $12,500 from the original bond of $25,000 and a preliminary hearing was scheduled. He was remanded to custody pending posting of bond.

-Jamesray A. Evans, 28, Paris, appeared in custody and was charged with a Class 4 felony unlawful possession of another individual’s credit or debit card. He waived the preliminary hearing and pleaded not guilty with a jury trial demand. Bond was set at $2,500 and the matter was continued for a pretrial conference.

In another matter, Evans’ unresolved charges of a Class 3 felony possession of methamphetamine and a Class A misdemeanor possession of a hypodermic syringe were continued for a pretrial conference. He was remanded to custody pending posting of bond.

-Vernon L. Fox, 46, Paris, appeared in custody and pleaded not guilty with a jury trial demand to a Class 1 felony possession of methamphetamine greater than 15 grams but less than 100 grams, a Class 2 felony possession of methamphetamine greater than 5 grams but less than 15 grams, a Class 4 felony possession of a controlled substance and a Class A misdemeanor attempting to flee from a police officer charges. Bond was reduced to $15,000 from the original bond of $20,000. A pretrial conference was scheduled, and Fox was remanded to custody pending posting of bond.

-Robert J. Lovell, 23, Elk Grove Village, appeared in custody, was charged and pleaded not guilty with a jury trial demand to a Class A misdemeanor criminal trespassing to vehicles. The public defender was appointed and bond was set at $1,500. The matter was continued for a pretrial conference, and Lovell was remanded to custody pending posting of bond.

-Samuel Moody, 27, Paris, appeared in custody, waived the preliminary hearing and pleaded not guilty with a jury trial demand to a Class 2 felony aggravated battery and a Class A misdemeanor domestic battery charges. Bond was reduced to $5,000 from the original bond of $7,000. The matter was continued for a pretrial conference. He was remanded to custody pending posting of bond.

-Daniel L. Robinson, 32, Paris, appeared in custody and was charged with a Class 3 felony failure to report to a penal institution. According to court records, he became out of control and was removed from the courtroom. Robinson’s other unresolved charges of two counts of a Class 2 felony burglary, a Class 3 felony theft, a Class 3 felony possession of methamphetamine, a Class 4 felony possession of burglary tools, a Class A misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia and a Class A misdemeanor criminal damage to property were continued for a pretrial conference. He was remanded to custody.

-Colly W. Thomas, 39, Paris, was in custody and charged with a Class 2 felony aggravated battery, a Class 3 felony unlawful possession of a credit or debit card of another individual and a Class A misdemeanor violation of a bail bond. The public defender was appointed, and the matter was continued for a first appearance with counsel. He was remanded to custody pending posting of bond.

-Austin D. Toler, 32, Paris, appeared in custody and his motion to continue was granted. A pretrial conference was rescheduled for his unresolved Class X felony armed robbery and three counts of a Class 2 felony robbery, possession of a stolen vehicle, a class A misdemeanor domestic battery and a Class A misdemeanor criminal trespassing to a motor vehicle charges. He was remanded to custody pending posting of bond.

-Charles G. Wells, 20, Paris, appeared in custody. His Class 2 felony possession of a stolen vehicle, a Class 3 felony theft of a motor vehicle, a Class A misdemeanor theft and a Class C misdemeanor disorderly conduct charges were continued for a pretrial conference. He was remanded to custody pending posting of bond.

 

Charges

-Johnathan R. Board, 31, Paris, was charged with a Class 4 felony aggravated driving while license is revoked, a Class A misdemeanor driving on a revoked license and a Class A misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. He told the court he will hire an attorney. A first appearance with counsel was set.

-Harvey R. Cheesman, 62, Paris, was charged and pleaded guilty to a Class A misdemeanor driving on a suspended license. He was sentenced to a $300 fine, court costs and various state fees.

-Ethan M. Dick, 16, Paris, was charged with a Class A misdemeanor reckless driving. The public defender was appointed and a first appearance with counsel was scheduled.

-Carl B. Kelly, 53, Brocton, was charged with a Class 3 felony possession of methamphetamine, two counts of a Class A misdemeanor criminal damage to property, a Class A misdemeanor driving under the influence of an intoxicating compound, a Class A misdemeanor driving on a suspended license and a Class C misdemeanor disorderly conduct. The public defender was appointed, and the matter was continued for the preliminary hearing.

-Tracy E. Luster, 49, Brocton, was charged with a Class A misdemeanor driving on a suspended license. The public defender got the case, and the matter was continued for a first appearance with counsel.

-Dillon R. Manhart, 23, Effingham, was presented with a petition to revoke his probation sentence for a Class A misdemeanor domestic battery conviction. The case went to the public defender, and the matter was continued for a first appearance with counsel.

-Christine P. Marchant, 44, Paris, was charged with a Class A misdemeanor driving on a suspended license. The public defender was appointed, and the matter was continued for a first appearance with counsel.

-Kayla F. Newman, 29, Paris, was charged with a Class A misdemeanor driving on a suspended license. The public defender was assigned to the case, and a first appearance with counsel was set.

-John E. Raymer, 34, Paris, was charged and pleaded guilty to a Class A misdemeanor driving on a suspended license. He was sentenced to a $300 fine, court costs and various state fees.

-Joanna M. Rollings, 31, Paris, was charged and pleaded guilty to a Class A misdemeanor driving on a suspended license. She was sentenced to a $300 fine, court costs and various state fees.

-James M. Scholl, 52, Saybrook, was charged with a Class A misdemeanor driving under the influence of alcohol and a Class A misdemeanor illegal possession of cannabis. He pleaded not guilty with a jury trial demand and a pretrial conference was scheduled.

-John C. Taylor, 66, Blackwell, Mo., was charged with a Class 3 felony possession of methamphetamine, a Class A misdemeanor driving under the influence of drugs, a Class A misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia and a Class B misdemeanor speeding. He told the court he will hire an attorney. The matter was continued for a first appearance with counsel.

-Lennie Waltz, 54, Chrisman, was charged with a Class A misdemeanor driving on a revoked license. The public defender was appointed. A first appearance with counsel was set.

-Richard H. Wilken, 21, Paris, was presented with and denied a petition to revoke his probation sentence for a Class 4 felony possession of a controlled substance conviction. The public defender was appointed. The matter was continued for a pretrial conference.

 

Guilty pleas

-Dustin P. Goddard, 40, Paris, pleaded guilty to a Class A misdemeanor driving on a suspended license. He was sentenced to one year of conditional discharge, a $300 fine, court costs and various state fees.

-Hunter A. L. Johnson, 19, Paris, pleaded guilty to a Class A misdemeanor battery charge. He was sentenced to four days in jail and granted credit for two days previously served, one year of conditional discharge, a $400 fine, court costs and various state fees. He was ordered to have no contact with the apparent victim or the victim’s residence.

-Logan Machango, 20, Chrisman, admitted a petition to revoke his court supervision for a Class A misdemeanor driving under the influence of alcohol conviction. He was resentenced to one year of conditional discharge and ordered to pay all previous financial obligations.

-Michael P. Miller, 42, Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, pleaded guilty to a Class A misdemeanor driving under the influence of alcohol. He was sentenced to 10 days in jail with good conduct credit to apply and given credit for one day previously served, two years of conditional discharge, a $1,000 fine, court costs and various state fees. He must complete 75 hours of counseling. In exchange for the guilty plea, the state dismissed a Class A misdemeanor unlawful possession of cannabis charge.

-Rebecca Phillippi, 18, Paris, entered a negotiated guilty plea to a Class A misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia charge and was sentenced to 60 days of home confinement with credit for one day previously served in jail, two years of conditional discharge, a $750 fine, court costs and various state fees. She was ordered to obtain counseling per an evaluation. In exchange for the guilty plea, the state dismissed a Class 3 felony possession of methamphetamine charge. 

 

Not guilty pleas

-Jacob A. Comstock, 36, Paris, pleaded not guilty with a jury trial demand to a Class A misdemeanor driving on a revoked license charge. A pretrial conference was scheduled.

-Marcie A. Galiher, 52, Paris, pleaded not guilty with a jury trial demand to a Class 4 felony sex offender residing within 500 feet or a day care charge. The matter was continued for a pretrial conference.

-Scott P. Tingley, 48, Paris, pleaded not guilty with a jury trial demand to a Class 4 felony domestic battery charge. A pretrial conference was set.

 

Warrants

Warrants were issued when the following individuals failed to answer the court call: James M. McCollum, 63, Paris; Garrett A. Comstock, 30, Paris; Kristin Lane, 26, Lincoln; and Bailey T. Timer, 24, Paris.

-Steven Mitchell, 43, Paris, learned the state dismissed his Class 3 felony forgery charge. The case was closed.