Accused robber can live with out-of-state mother

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A young Paris man facing prosecution for one of the most serious felony charges is now allowed to live outside of the state after his bond conditions were modified.

Ronald Parker, 18, Paris, appeared in custody of the Edgar County Sheriff’s Department for the Nov. 7 criminal and traffic call in Edgar County Circuit Court. The court granted a defense motion to modify bond to allow the defendant to live with his mother in Olaf, Kan.

As part of the bond modification, the judge placed a 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. curfew on Parker while he is living in his mother’s home. Cash bond was also reduced to $20,000 from the original $50,000 amount.

Parker’s unresolved charges of a Class X felony armed robbery, a Class A misdemeanor aggravated assault and a Class A misdemeanor unlawful possession of a weapon were continued for a pretrial conference. He was remanded to custody pending posting of bond.

Other individuals appearing before the bench for Nov. 4 and Nov. 7 court calls included:

In custody

-Kylee J. Beaven, 32, Paris, appeared in custody for missing a previous court appearance. Her unresolved Class 3 felony possession of methamphetamine charge was continued for a pretrial conference.

In another matter, she was charged with a Class A misdemeanor obstruction of identification and 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. Beaven was remanded to custody pending posting of bond.

-Jonathan H. Campbell, 31, Paris, appeared in custody, was charged and pleaded not guilty with a jury trial demand to two counts of a Class A misdemeanor driving under the influence of alcohol. Bond was set at $3,000 and the matter was continued for a pretrial conference. Campbell was remanded to custody pending posting of bond.

nDustin C. Craig, 39, Paris, appeared in custody for missing a previous court appearance. His two counts of a Class 2 felony violating the sex offender registry list, two counts of a Class A misdemeanor violating an order of protection after being served and a Class B misdemeanor criminal trespassing were continued for a pretrial conference.

In a new matter, he was charged with a Class A misdemeanor domestic battery. The public defender was assigned in the new and the matter continued for a first appearance with counsel.

Craig was ordered to have no contact with the apparent victim or the victim’s residence. He was remanded to custody pending posting of bond.

-Dallas Lance Deweese, 32, Paris, appeared in custody and was charged with a Class 2 felony violating the sex offender registry, a Class 3 felony possession of methamphetamine and a Class A misdemeanor resisting a police officer. The public defender was appointed and bond was set at $10,000. The matter was continued for the preliminary hearing.

In another matter, Deweese’s unresolved Class 2 felony aggravated domestic battery, a Class A misdemeanor domestic battery and a Class A misdemeanor interfering with the reporting of domestic violence charges were continued for a pretrial conference. A motion for one bond in both cases was denied. He was remanded to custody pending posting of bond.

-Keith A. Gosnell, 33, Paris, appeared in custody. He was charged with a Class 2 felony burglary, a Class 3 felony possession of methamphetamine, a Class A misdemeanor possession of a hypodermic syringe and a Class B misdemeanor criminal trespassing. The public defender was appointed and the matter was continued for the preliminary hearing. Gosnell was remanded to custody pending posting of bond.

-Gustavo Hernandez Jr., 26, Raymondville, Texas, appeared in custody and was charged with two counts of a Class 4 felony aggravated fleeing from police, a Class A misdemeanor reckless driving and a Class A misdemeanor driving under the influence of alcohol. The public defender was appointed and bond was set at $15,000. The matter was continued for the preliminary hearing and Hernandez was remanded to custody pending posting of bond.

-Stephanie L. Hovis, 32, Paris, appeared in custody. She was charged with two counts of a Class A misdemeanor driving on a suspended license. The public defender was appointed. Hovis was granted a personal recognizance bond and the matter was continued for a first appearance with counsel. She was remanded to custody pending release processing.

-Dallas E. Peterson, 38, Paris, appeared in custody and was charged with a Class 3 felony possession of methamphetamine and a Class 4 felony possession of a controlled substance. The public defender was appointed and bond was set at $10,000. The matter was continued for a preliminary hearing. Peterson was remanded to custody pending posting of bond.

-Jared M. Plew, 26, Charleston, appeared in custody and waived the preliminary hearing before pleading not guilty with a jury trial demand to a Class 2 felony aggravated battery and a Class A misdemeanor resisting a police officer charges. A pretrial conference was scheduled.

In another matter, Plew’s unresolved charges of a Class A misdemeanor aggravated assault, a Class A misdemeanor resisting a police officer and a Class C misdemeanor disorderly conduct were continued for a pretrial conference. Plew was remanded to custody pending posting of bond.

-David Troxel, 36, Paris, appeared in custody. The petition to revoke his probation sentence for two counts of a Class 2 felony aggravated domestic battery convictions was continued for a hearing.

In other cases, Troxel’s unresolved two counts of a Class 1 felony methamphetamine manufacturing, two counts of a Class 2 felony possession of methamphetamine manufacturing materials, two counts of a Class 2 felony unlawful disposal of methamphetamine waste and two counts of a Class 3 felony aggravated battery charges were continued for a pretrial conference. He was remanded to custody pending posting of bond.

Charges

-Jeremy L. Christy, 21, Altamont, was charged with a Class A misdemeanor speeding. The public defender was appointed and the matter was continued for a first appearance with counsel.

-Brittany N. Kemper, 28, Paris, was charged with a Class A misdemeanor resisting a police officer and the public defender was appointed. The matter was continued for a first appearance with counsel.

-Johnathon D. Leonard, 41, Kansas, was presented with a petition to revoke his conditional discharge sentence for a Class A misdemeanor driving on a suspended license conviction. The public defender was appointed and the matter was continued for a first appearance with counsel.

-Christina Y. Sohaski, 47, Paris, was charged with two counts of a Class A misdemeanor driving under the influence of alcohol and a Class A misdemeanor driving under the influence of an intoxicating compound. She told the court she will hire an attorney. The matter was continued for a first appearance with her attorney.

Guilty pleas

-Patrick W. Beal, 21, Paris, admitted a petition to revoke his probation sentence for a Class 3 felony possession of methamphetamine conviction. The matter was continued for the sentencing hearing.

-Jackson E. Boatman, 17, Paris, pleaded guilty to a to Class A misdemeanor driving under the influence of drugs charge. He was sentenced to two years of court supervision, a $750 fine, court costs and various state fees. He was ordered to complete counseling per an evaluation. The state acknowledged he has completed 20 hours of counseling.

-Audrey J. Childress, 32, Paris, pleaded guilty to a Class A misdemeanor driving under the influence of alcohol charge. She was sentenced to two years of court supervision, a $750 fine, court costs and various state fees. She must obtain counseling per an evaluation. The state dismissed a second DUI charge.

-April L. Dulaney, 41, Paris, pleaded guilty to a Class B misdemeanor criminal trespass charge. She was sentenced to 30 days in jail with credit for three days previously served and the remaining 24 days are subject to the court’s discretion, one year of conditional discharge, a $400 fine, court costs and various state fees.

-Josh P. Hornbrook, 28, Paris, pleaded guilty to a Class A misdemeanor driving on a suspended license. He was sentenced to 30 days in jail subject to the court’s discretion, 18 months of conditional discharge, 300 hours of community service work, a $300 fine, court costs and various state fees.

-Leslie Taylor, 30, Paris, pleaded guilty to a Class A misdemeanor criminal damage to property and was sentenced to one year of court supervision, a $300 fine, court costs, various state fees and orders to have no contact with the apparent victim or the victim’s residence. In exchange for the guilty plea, the state dismissed a Class A misdemeanor battery charge.

Not guilty pleas

-Bruce L. Hunt, 39, Paris, pleaded not guilty with a jury trial demand to a Class A misdemeanor driving on a suspended license charge. A pretrial conference was scheduled.

-Thomas D. Martin, 56, Paris, pleaded not guilty with a jury trial demand to a Class 3 felony possession of methamphetamine charge. The matter was continued for a pretrial conference.

-Deborah L. Petticrew, 60, Paris, pleaded not guilty with a jury trial demand to a Class A misdemeanor contributing to the delinquency of a minor charge. The matter was continued for a pretrial conference.

-Lori Sowers, 50, Newport, Ind., denied a petition to revoke her probation sentence for a Class 4 felony possession of a controlled substance conviction. A pretrial conference was scheduled.

-Danielle L. Stone, 37, Paris, pleaded not guilty with a jury trial demand to a Class A misdemeanor possession of a hypodermic syringe charge. A pretrial conference was scheduled.

-Austin D. Toler, 32, Paris, pleaded not guilty with a jury trial demand to a Class A misdemeanor driving on a revoked license charge. The matter was continued for a pretrial conference.

Other matters

-Cari E. Hamm Johnson, 42, Paris, was resentenced on a petition to revoke her probation sentence for a Class 4 felony possession of a controlled substance conviction. She was resentenced to 98 days in jail with 48 days to be served as electronic home monitoring and the remaining 50 days are subject to the court’s discretion, two years of conditional discharge and she was ordered to pay all previous financial obligations.

-Kristin D. Jewell, 38, Dugger, Ind., learned his failure to appear warrant was quashed by the court. His unresolved Class 3 felony possession of methamphetamine and a Class A misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia charges were continued for a pretrial conference.

-Jacob L. Neibarger, 24, Paris, was resentenced on a petition to revoke his court supervision sentence for a Class A misdemeanor battery conviction. Neibarger was ordered to serve 180 days in jail to be served as electronic home monitoring and to pay all prior financial obligations.

Warrants

Warrants were ordered and prepared when the following individuals failed to answer the court call: Joseph W. Christopher, 28, Chrisman; William D. Montgomery, 23, Terre Haute, Ind.; and George S. Potter, 31, Paris.