Cown prison-bound for probation violation

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A local man will be spending a couple of years in prison for not obeying his probation sentence for a felony drug conviction.

Donald W. Cown, 46, Paris, was resentenced on a petition to revoke his probation sentence for a Class 3 felony possession of methamphetamine conviction. He was resentenced to two years in the Illinois Department of Corrections with credit for nine days previously served and ordered to pay all previous financial obligations.

Other individuals appearing before the bench for the Sept. 5 criminal and traffic court call included:

In Custody

-Brittany N. Harris, 28, Paris, appeared in custody and was charged with a Class 3 felony possession of methamphetamine, a Class 4 felony obstruction of justice, a Class A misdemeanor possession of a hypodermic syringe and a Class A misdemeanor resisting a police officer. She told the court she will hire an attorney and the matter was continued for the preliminary hearing.

In other matters, Harris was presented with a petition to revoke her probation sentence for a Class 4 felony possession of a controlled substance conviction. She told the court she will hire an attorney. The matter was continued for a petition hearing. Harris’ unresolved Class 4 felony possession of a controlled substance charge was continued for a pretrial conference. She was remanded to custody pending posting of bond.

-Michael A. Richardson, 49, Chrisman, appeared in custody and was granted a bond reduction to $1,500 from the original bond of $5,000. His unresolved Class 2 felony theft of a motor vehicle charge was continued for a pretrial conference. He was remanded to custody pending posting of bond.

-Paul S. Strange, 47, Paris, appeared in custody and was presented with a petition to revoke his probation sentence for a Class 3 felony possession of methamphetamine conviction. He told the court he will hire an attorney and the matter was continued for a first appearance with his attorney. He was remanded to custody pending posting of bond.

Charges

-Tami S. Brown, 41, Paris, was charged with a Class 3 felony possession of methamphetamine and a Class A misdemeanor driving under the influence of drugs. The public defender was appointed and the matter was continued for the preliminary hearing.

-Angela M. Milligan, 47, Ashmore, was charged with a Class 3 felony possession of methamphetamine, a Class A misdemeanor driving on a revoked license and a Class A misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. She told the court she will hire an attorney and the matter was continued for a pretrial conference.

-Dionne Marie Shaw Ray, 41, Paris, was charged with a Class 3 felony possession of methamphetamine, two counts of a Class A misdemeanor driving under the influence of alcohol and a Class A misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. The public defender was appointed. The matter was continued for a pretrial conference.

-Melissa S. Thompson, 32, Marshall, was charged with a Class A misdemeanor driving on a suspended license and a Class A misdemeanor fleeing from police. The public defender was appointed and the matter was continued for a first appearance with counsel.

-Brittany N. Temples, 34, Paris, was charged with a Class 4 felony illegal possession of a credit card. The case went to the public defender. The matter was continued for the preliminary hearing.

-Christopher L. Whalen, 27, Paris, was charged with a Class A misdemeanor domestic battery. The public defender was appointed and the matter was continued for a first appearance with counsel.

-Drew A. D. Wishard, 24, Mattoon, 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.

Guilty pleas

-Cari E. Johnson Hamm, 42, Paris, admitted a petition to revoke her probation sentence for a Class 4 felony possession of a controlled substance conviction. The matter was continued for a sentencing hearing.

-Zachery S. Hawes, 23, Chrisman, pleaded guilty to a Class A misdemeanor driving on a suspended license. He was sentenced to one year of conditional discharge, a $400 fine, court costs and various state fees.

In another matter, Hawes pleaded guilty to a Class A misdemeanor reckless driving charge. He was sentenced to 30 days in jail with good conduct credit to apply and subject to the court’s discretion, 24 months of conditional discharge, a $300 fine, court costs and various state fees.

-Jordan N. Myers, 28, Paris, admitted a petition to revoke his conditional discharge sentence for a Class A misdemeanor driving on a suspended license conviction. He was resentenced to 30 days in jail with good conduct credit to apply and subject to the court’s discretion, 12 months of conditional discharge, ordered to complete the remaining community service work and ordered to pay all previous financial obligations.

-Robert Smith, 19, Paris, pleaded guilty to a Class A misdemeanor resisting a police officer charge. He was sentenced to six days in jail with good conduct to apply, one year of conditional discharge, a $400 fine, court costs and various state fees.

Not guilty pleas

nRichard A. Martinez, 33, Paris, denied a petition to revoke his Class A misdemeanor driving on a suspended license conviction. The matter was continued for a pretrial conference.

Other matters

nChanning L. Baldwin, 26, Chrisman, learned the state withdrew a petition to revoke his conditional discharge sentence for a Class C misdemeanor disorderly conduct conviction. The conditional discharge was terminated and the case was closed.

Warrants

Warrants were ordered when the following individuals failed to answer the court call: Randy J. Bramlett, 52, Metcalf; Stephanie L. Hovis, 32, Paris; Michael R. Lehmkuhl, 45, Mattoon; Zachary J. Mulkins, 25, Paris; Dustin E. Talbott, 35, Paris; and Joshua J. Walker, 31, Danville.