Cases appearing in circuit court

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Individuals appearing before the bench for the Feb. 25 and Feb. 28 traffic and criminal court calls in Edgar County Circuit Court included:

In Custody

-Michael P. Griffin, 38, Paris, appeared in custody after missing a previous court appearance. His Class A misdemeanor reckless driving conviction was continued for a jail status review hearing. Bond was reduced to $1,000 from the original bond of $6,000. He was remanded to custody pending posting of bond.

-Trevor J. Henke, 36, Paris, appeared in custody for missing a previous court appearance. He was presented with and denied a petition to revoke his conditional discharge sentence for a Class B misdemeanor criminal trespassing conviction. The public defender was appointed and the matter was continued for a first appearance with counsel.

In another matter, Henke was charged with a Class 3 felony possession of methamphetamine, a Class 4 felony obstruction of justice, a Class A misdemeanor driving on a revoked license and a Class A misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. The public defender was appointed and the matter was continued for a pretrial conference. He was remanded to custody pending posting of bond.

-Scott D. LaBaume, 37, Paris, was formally charged with a Class X felony home invasion and two counts of a Class 4 felony criminal trespassing to a residence. The public defender was appointed and the matter was continued for the preliminary hearing. He was remanded to custody pending posting of bond.

-Tabitha Munds, 22, Paris, appeared in custody for missing a previous court appearance. Her unresolved charges of a Class A misdemeanor retail theft and a Class A misdemeanor possession of a hypodermic syringe were continued for a pretrial conference.

In a new case, Munds was charged with a Class 3 felony possession of methamphetamine and a Class A misdemeanor possession of a hypodermic syringe. The public defender was appointed and bond was set at $5,000. The matter was continued for the preliminary hearing and Munds was remanded to custody pending posting of bond.

-Terrence I. Jackson, 53, Terre Haute, Ind., appeared in custody for missing a previous court appearance. His unresolved charge of a Class 3 felony failure to report to a penal institution was continued for a pretrial conference. He was remanded to custody pending posting of bond.

-Ashley D. Vest, 26, Paris, appeared in custody for missing a previous court appearance. Her unresolved petition to revoke her probation sentence for a Class 2 felony burglary conviction was continued for the sentencing hearing. Her motion to reduce bond was denied. She was remanded to custody pending posting of bond.

-Jeffrey T. Vice, 31, Paris, appeared in custody for missing a previous court appearance. His unresolved charges of a Class 3 felony possession of methamphetamine, a Class 4 felony possession of a controlled substance and a Class A misdemeanor obstruction of justice were continued for a pretrial conference. He was remanded to custody pending posting of bond.

-Daniel B. Young, 32, Paris, appeared in custody and was formally charged with a Class 4 felony criminal trespassing to a residence. The public defender was appointed and the matter was continued for the preliminary hearing.

In another matter, a different public defender was appointed to represent Young for his sentencing hearing on a petition to revoke his probation sentence for a Class 1 felony possession of methamphetamine, a Class A misdemeanor domestic battery and a Class A misdemeanor possession of a firearm without a FOID card convictions. A sentencing hearing was scheduled and he was remanded to custody pending posting of bond.

Charges

-Joseph Bass, 31, Mattoon, was presented with and pleaded not guilty with a jury trial demand to an amended charge of a Class A misdemeanor resisting a police officer charge. The matter was continued for a pretrial conference.

-Jonathan R. Byrnes, 30, Charleston was charged and pleaded not guilty with a jury trial demand to a Class A misdemeanor driving on a suspended license. The public defender was appointed and the matter was continued for a pretrial conference.

-Jerod M. Flessner, 32, Tuscola, was charged with two counts of a Class A misdemeanor driving under the influence of alcohol. He told the court he will hire an attorney and the matter was continued for a first appearance with counsel.

-Patrick J. Hodges, 41, Clinton, Ind., was charged with a Class A misdemeanor driving on a suspended license. The public defender was appointed. The matter was continued for a first appearance with counsel.

-John Cody Hollingsworth, 27, Paris, 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 appointed and Hollingsworth denied the petition. The matter was continued for a pretrial conference.

Kaylee M. Landsaw, 18, Paris, was charged with a Class B misdemeanor speeding. The public defender was appointed and the matter was continued for a first appearance with counsel.

-Gerry A. Menet, 26, Paris, was presented with a petition to revoke his conditional discharge sentence for a Class A misdemeanor criminal damage to property conviction. The public defender was appointed. The matter was continued for a first appearance with counsel.

-Jason D. Nield, 38, Paris, was charged with a Class A misdemeanor driving on a revoked license. The public defender was appointed and the matter was continued for a first appearance with counsel.

-Sarah M. Prater, 29, Charleston, was presented with and denied a petition to revoke her conditional discharge sentence for a Class C misdemeanor disorderly conduct conviction. The public defender was appointed and the matter was continued for a petition hearing.

-Colly W. Thomas, 38, Paris, was charged with a Class 4 felony aggravated driving while license is revoked and a Class A misdemeanor driving on a revoked license. He told the court he will hire an attorney and the matter was continued for the preliminary hearing.

Guilty pleas

-Anthony W. Long, 40, Marshall, pleaded guilty to a Class A misdemeanor driving on a suspended license. In exchange for the guilty plea, the state dismissed a Class A misdemeanor unlawful display of an automobile title charge. He was sentenced to 18 months of conditional discharge, a $500 fine, court costs and various state fees.

-Dara N. Rhoads, 39, Paris, entered a negotiated guilty plea to a Class A misdemeanor domestic battery and was sentenced to 90 days in jail with 60 days to be served with the remaining time subject to the court’s discretion, two years probation, a $300 fine, court costs, various state fees, an order to have no contact with the apparent victims and an order to complete counseling per an evaluation. In exchange for the plea, the state dismissed a Class 3 felony aggravated battery charge.

-Courtney R. Swinford, 26, Paris, admitted a petition to revoke her probation sentence for a Class 4 felony obstruction of justice conviction. A presentence investigation was ordered and the matter was continued for the sentencing hearing.

Not guilty pleas

-Gwyneth F. Blair, 18, Paris, pleaded not guilty with a jury trial demand to a Class 3 felony possession of methamphetamine, a Class A misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia and a Class A misdemeanor unlawful use of a weapon charges. The matter was continued for a pretrial conference.

-Sierra A. Maus, 28, Paris, pleaded not guilty with a jury trial demand to a Class 3 felony threatening a public official and a Class C misdemeanor disorderly conduct charges. The matter was continued for a pretrial conference.

-John M. Noble, 68, Paris, pleaded not guilty with a jury trial demand to a Class A misdemeanor leaving the scene of an accident charge. A pretrial conference was scheduled.

-Brittney R. Rechkemmer, 28, Paris, pleaded not guilty with a jury trial demand to a Class A misdemeanor unlawful display of an automobile title charge. The matter was continued for a pretrial conference.

-Travis W. Travioli, 49, West Terre Haute, Ind. pleaded not guilty with a jury trial demand to a Class 4 felony possession of a controlled substance charge. The matter was continued for a pretrial conference.

Other Matters

-Ashley Dalton, 28, Montezuma, Ind., was resentenced for a petition to revoke her probation sentence for a Class 4 felony possession of a controlled substance. She was resentenced to 120 days home confinement with work release, two years conditional discharge and ordered to pay all previous financial obligations. Her bond conditions include she is banned from entering Illinois except to attend court proceedings.

-Tommy L. LaBaume, 42, Paris, learned the state withdrew a petition to revoke his conditional discharge sentence for a Class A misdemeanor driving on a revoked registration conviction. His conditional discharge was terminated and the case was closed.

Warrants

Warrants were ordered prepared when the following individuals failed to answer the court call: Thomas P. Blanford, 23, Paris; Charla M. Cline, 40, Paris; Joseph W. Christopher, 27, Vermilion; Katelynn M. Bowman, 22, Paris; Everette E. Elsberry, 43, Paris; John R. Lee, 38, Paris; Eve A. Lorance, 36, Newman; Anthony R. Marchant, 36, Paris; Mathew W. Minard, 22, Milford; Dallas E. Peterson, 38, Paris; Lori Sowers, 49, Clinton, Ind.; and Angela R. Taylor, 41, Paris.