Behiter is sentenced to prison

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A negotiated plea is putting Alexandra Behiter, Brocton, in prison.

The plea was made during the May 30 criminal and traffic call in Edgar County Circuit Court.

Behiter, 25, appeared in custody and entered a negotiated guilty plea to a Class 3 felony possession of methamphetamine. She waived a presentencing investigation and was sentenced to two years in the Illinois Department of Corrections with credit for 15 days previously served, court costs and various state fees. Behiter was also ordered to forfeit all items seized at the time of her arrest.

In another case, Behiter pleaded guilty to a Class 4 felony criminal damage to property charge. She was sentenced to one year in the IDOC with that time starting after she completes the time for the methamphetamine offense. Other terms of the sentence include restitution of $500 to Chrisman Dollar General, court costs and various state fees.

In exchange for the guilty pleas, the state dismissed a Class 2 felony burglary, a Class 3 felony possession of methamphetamine, a Class 3 felony threatening a public official, two counts of a Class 3 felony aggravated battery, two counts of a Class A misdemeanor battery, a Class A misdemeanor unlawful use of a weapon, four separate counts of a Class A misdemeanor possession of a hypodermic syringe, a Class C misdemeanor disorderly conduct and a Class C misdemeanor assault charges. She was remanded to custody pending transport to IDOC.

Others appearing before the bench for the May 30 call included:

In custody

-John D. Atteberry, 31, Salem, appeared in custody for missing a previous court appearance. A sentencing hearing was scheduled for his Class 2 felony burglary, a Class 2 felony escape from a penal institution and a Class 3 felony aggravated battery convictions. He faces a new Class 3 felony escape charge. The public defender was appointed and the matter was continued for a pretrial conference. He was remanded to custody pending posting of bond.

nBenjamin B. Boddy, 18, Paris, appeared in custody and was charged with a Class 1 felony criminal sexual assault and a Class 4 felony criminal sexual abuse. The public defender was appointed and the matter was continued for the preliminary hearing. His oral motion for a bond reduction was denied. Boddy was remanded to custody pending posting of bond.

nSean P. Christopher, 31, Paris, appeared in custody. His unresolved Class 2 felony aggravated criminal sexual abuse and a Class 4 felony criminal sexual abuse charges were continued for a pretrial conference.

In another matter, Christopher was presented with a petition to revoke his probation sentence for a Class 4 felony possession of a controlled substance conviction. The public defender was assigned and denial of the petition was entered. The matter was continued for a pretrial conference, and Christopher was remanded to custody pending posting of bond.

nJalen R. Scroggins, 20, Paris, appeared in custody, waived the preliminary hearing and pleaded not guilty with a jury trial demand to a Class 2 felony burglary, a Class A misdemeanor criminal damage to property, a Class A misdemeanor theft and a Class B misdemeanor criminal trespassing charges. By agreement his bond was reduced to $5,000 from the original bond of $10,000. He was granted a furlough from jail to attend a residential treatment facility. The matter was continued for a pretrial conference, and he was remanded to custody pending posting of bond.

-Richard Wilken, 20, Paris, appeared in custody for missing a status review hearing for his Class 4 felony possession of a controlled substance conviction. He was released on a personal recognizance bond, and the jail status review hearing was re-scheduled. In another matter, Wilken learned the state was withdrawing a petition to revoke his conditional discharge sentence for a Class C misdemeanor disorderly conduct conviction. His unresolved charge of a Class A misdemeanor criminal damage to property was continued for a pretrial conference. Wilken was remanded to custody pending release processing.

Charges

-Keith A. Addcox, 31, Paris, was charged with a Class 3 felony aggravated battery and a Class A misdemeanor domestic battery. He told the court he will hire an attorney. The matter was continued for the preliminary hearing.

-Shane W. Floyd, 28, Paris, was charged with a Class A misdemeanor battery. The matter was continued for formal arraignment.

-Bradley J. Latch, 30, Paris, was charged with a Class B misdemeanor criminal damage to property. The public defender was appointed and the matter was continued for a first appearance with counsel.

-Jessica R. Parrill, 33, Paris, was charged with a Class A misdemeanor domestic battery. She was appointed the public defender. The matter was continued for a first appearance with counsel.

-Patrick C. Sharp, 32, Terre Haute, Ind., was charged with a Class A misdemeanor criminal trespassing to vehicles. The public defender was appointed and the matter was continued for a first appearance with counsel.

Not guilty pleas

-Corey Hampsten, 41, 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.

-John J. Hollingsworth, 48, Paris, pleaded not guilty with a jury trial demand to a Class A misdemeanor driving under the influence of an intoxicating compound charge. The matter was continued for a pretrial conference.

-Tiffany M. Wilson, 28, Paris, pleaded not guilty with a jury trial demand to a Class A misdemeanor uninsured motor vehicle causing bodily harm charge. The matter was continued for a pretrial conference.

Warrants

Arrest warrants were ordered prepared when the following individuals failed to answer the court call: Tyson W. Ducharme, 34, Vermilion; April L. Dulaney, 41, Paris; Sarah L. Hall, 31, Paris; Tersh S. Scamihorn, 25, Kansas; Doris Leigh Sharp, 52, Paris and Keith A. Testa, 29, Paris.