Cases appearing in Edgar County Circuit Court

By Suzanne Williams swilliamsprairiepress@gmail.com
Posted 1/20/20

Individuals appearing before the bench for the Jan. 6 and Jan. 9 traffic and criminal court calls in Edgar County Circuit Court included:

 

In Custody

-Logan J. Biddle, 18, Paris, …

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Cases appearing in Edgar County Circuit Court

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Individuals appearing before the bench for the Jan. 6 and Jan. 9 traffic and criminal court calls in Edgar County Circuit Court included:

 

In Custody

-Logan J. Biddle, 18, Paris, appeared in custody and was charged with a Class 3 felony possession of methamphetamine and a Class A misdemeanor possession of a hypodermic syringe. The public defender was assigned and the matter was continued for the preliminary hearing. Biddle was remanded to custody pending posting of bond.

-Cynthia D. Christopher, 54, Paris, appeared in custody and was charged with a Class 4 felony possession of a controlled substance. The public defender was assigned and the matter was continued for the preliminary hearing. Christopher was granted a bond reduction to $2,000 and remanded to custody pending posting of bond.   

-Joseph Wesley Christopher, 28, Chrisman, appeared in custody for missing a previous court appearance. His motion for a personal recognizance bond was denied. The petitions to revoke his probation sentences for a Class 2 and a Class 3 felony aggravated battery, a Class 3 felony possession of methamphetamine and a Class A misdemeanor unlawful use of a weapon convictions were continued for a pretrial conference. Also continued for a pretrial conference were his unresolved charges of a Class 2 felony burglary, a Class 3 felony aggravated battery, a Class 4 felony criminal trespassing and a Class A misdemeanor battery. Christopher was remanded to custody pending posting of bond.

-Brendan Connors, 48, Marshall, appeared in custody for missing a previous court appearance. He pleaded guilty to a Class 4 felony theft charge. In return, the state dismissed a second theft charge, a Class A misdemeanor obstruction of justice and a Class A misdemeanor retail theft charges. A presentencing investigation was ordered and the matter was continued for the sentencing hearing. He was granted a personal recognizance bond and was remanded to custody pending release processing.

-Dennis G. Fabian, 53, Brocton, appeared in custody. He was charged with a Class A misdemeanor driving on a revoked license. He told the court he will hire an attorney. Bond was set at $2,500 and the matter was continued for a first appearance with counsel. Fabian was remanded to custody pending posting of bond.

-Thomas L. Felgenhauer, 56, Paris, appeared in custody and was charged with a Class 3 felony possession of methamphetamine. The public defender got the case and the matter was continued for the preliminary hearing. Bond was set at $15,000. Felgenhauer was remanded to custody pending posting of bond.

-Kevin M. Flight, 39, Danville, appeared in custody for missing a previous court appearance. His unresolved Class 3 felony retail theft charge was continued for a pretrial conference. Flight was remanded to custody pending posting of bond.

-Daisy M. Love, 18, Paris, appeared in custody. Love was charged with a two counts of a Class 3 felony aggravated battery and two counts of a Class A misdemeanor domestic battery. The public defender got the case and bond was set at $10,000. The matter was continued for the preliminary hearing. Her bond conditions include she is to have no contact with the apparent elderly victims or the victims’ residence. Love was remanded to custody pending posting of bond.

-Colly W. Thomas, 39, Paris, appeared in custody for missing a previous court appearance. His unresolved Class 3 felony possession of methamphetamine, two counts of a Class 4 felony aggravated driving while license is revoked, a Class A misdemeanor driving on a revoked license, two counts of 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. Thomas was remanded to custody pending posting of bond.

 

Charges

-Lloyd A. Blaudow, 30, Charleston, was presented with a petition to revoke his court supervision sentence for a Class A misdemeanor driving under the influence of drugs conviction. The case went to the public defender, and the matter was continued for a first appearance with counsel.

-Robin M. Brooks, 44, Paris, was charged with two counts of a Class A misdemeanor driving under the influence of alcohol. The public defender was appointed and the matter was continued for a first appearance with counsel.

-Jacob B. Ford, 27, Paris, was presented with a petition to revoke his probation sentence for a Class A misdemeanor domestic battery conviction. He told the court he will hire an attorney before he denied the petition. The matter was continued for a first appearance with counsel.

-Dustin P. Goddard, 39, Kansas, was charged with a Class A misdemeanor driving on a suspended license. He told the court he will hire an attorney and the matter was continued for a first appearance with his attorney.

-Keith A. Gosnell, 34, Paris, was charged with a Class 3 felony possession of methamphetamine. He told the court he will hire an attorney and the matter was continued for the preliminary hearing.

-Cory W. Hampsten, 42, Paris, was charged with a Class 4 felony retail theft. He told the court he will hire an attorney and the matter was continued for the preliminary hearing.

-Hunter A.L. Johnson, 18, Paris, was charged with a Class A misdemeanor battery. The public defender was appointed and the matter was continued for a first appearance with counsel.

-Kerry Lynn Johnson, 24, Paris, was charged with a Class A misdemeanor endangering the life or health of a child. Johnson told the court she will hire an attorney. The matter was continued for a first appearance with her attorney.

-Archie L. Kennedy, 40, Paris, was charged with a Class A misdemeanor possession of a hypodermic syringe and a Class A misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. Kennedy was assigned to the public defender and the matter was continued for a first appearance with counsel.

-Jamie L. Kennedy, 43, Paris, was charged with a Class A misdemeanor possession of a hypodermic syringe and a Class A misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. The public defender was appointed and the matter was continued for a first appearance with counsel.

-Dakota A. Maloney, 21, Vermilion, 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.

-Justin M. May, 32, Paris, was charged with two counts of a Class 4 felony aggravated driving under the influence of alcohol. The case went to the public defender and the matter was continued for the preliminary hearing.

-Gerry A. Menet, 27, Paris, was charged with a Class A misdemeanor endangering the life or health of a child. He told the court he will hire an attorney. The matter was continued for a first appearance with counsel.

-Catherine Patterson, no age provided, Oblong, was charged with a Class 4 felony unlawful acquisition of a controlled substance. The case was sent to the public defender and continued for the preliminary hearing.

-Travis W. Travioli, 49, West Terre Haute, Ind., was presented with a petition to revoke his conditional discharge sentence for a Class A misdemeanor driving on a suspended license conviction. He told the court he will hire an attorney. The matter was continued for a first appearance with his attorney.

 

Guilty pleas

-David L. Livingston, 44, Terre Haute, Ind., 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.

-Angela M. Milligan, 48, Ashmore, entered a negotiated guilty plea agreement to a Class 3 felony possession of methamphetamine charge and was sentenced to 120 days in jail with 90 days to be served as electronic home monitoring with credit for one day previously served and the remaining 30 days are subject to the court’s discretion, two years of first offender probation, a $500 fine, court costs and various state fees, ordered to forfeit items seized at the time of her arrest and an order to obtain counseling per an evaluation. In exchange for the plea, the state dismissed a Class A misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia charge.

-Brian D. Nicholson, 35, Paris, pleaded guilty to a Class A misdemeanor theft of utility services. He was sentenced to 30 days in jail subject to the court’s discretion, 18 months of conditional discharge, a $400 fine, court costs and various state fees.

-Leslie M. Nicholson, 19, Paris, admitted a petition to revoke her conditional discharge sentence for a Class A misdemeanor driving on a suspended license conviction. She was resentenced to 60 days in jail subject to the court’s discretion and one year of conditional discharge. She was ordered to complete her prior sentence of 100 hours of community service work and pay all previous financial obligations.

-Amber L. Furry Vice, 41, Paris, pleaded guilty to a Class B misdemeanor driving with no license charge. She was sentenced to a $400 fine, court costs and various state fees. In exchange for the guilty plea, the state dismissed a Class B misdemeanor speeding charge.

-Joshua J. Walker, 31, Danville, 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 subject to the court’s discretion, one year of conditional discharge and ordered to pay all prior financial obligations.

 

Not guilty pleas

-Heather L. Board, 47, Clinton, Ind., pleaded not guilty with a jury trial demand to a Class 4 felony aggravated driving while license is revoked and a Class A misdemeanor driving on a revoked license charges. The matter was continued for a pretrial conference.

-Joseph W. Britton, 25, Dana, Ind., denied a petition to revoke his court supervision for a Class A misdemeanor driving under the influence of an intoxicating compound conviction. A pretrial conference was scheduled.

-Brenda L. Elledge, 64, Paris, denied a petition to revoke her probation sentence for a Class 2 felony unlawful use of property for methamphetamine manufacturing conviction. A pretrial conference was scheduled.

-Preston E. Ray, 30, Paris, pleaded not guilty with a jury trial demand to a Class 2 felony failure to register as a sex offender charge. A pretrial conference was scheduled.

-Elizabeth J. Young, 50, Paris, denied a petition to revoke her probation sentence for a Class 3 felony possession of methamphetamine conviction. The matter was continued for a pretrial conference.

 

Other matters

-Patrick W. Beal, 21, Paris, was resentenced on a petition to revoke his probation sentence for a Class 3 felony possession of methamphetamine conviction. He was resentenced to 180 days of electronic home confinement with education and work release, ordered to pay all previous financial obligations and also ordered to maintain employment, obtain a GED and complete any recommended counseling.

-Johnny R. Collier, 36, Paris, learned the warrant for his arrest was withdrawn and his probation sentence for a Class 3 felony obstruction of justice and a Class 4 felony aggravated fleeing from police convictions was unsatisfactorily terminated.

-Ashley N. Jordan, 23, Paris, failed to appear in court. The court imposed a 20-day jail sentence attached to her Class A misdemeanor driving on a suspended license conviction. A no-bond arrest warrant was issued.

-Billy A.W. Miller, 33, Paris, was given a five-day jail sentence attached to his Class A misdemeanor driving under the influence of alcohol conviction. The sentence begins at noon Jan. 28.

-Jason W. Reeves, 42, Bridgeport, failed to appear in court and the court imposed a 20-day jail sentence attached to his Class A misdemeanor driving on a revoked license conviction. A no-bond arrest warrant was issued.

-Jessica F. Shelton, 30, Paris, was ordered to serve 50 days in jail with good conduct credit to apply attached to the petition to revoke her conditional discharge sentence for a Class 4 felony aggravated driving while license is suspended conviction. She was found to be in default of the payment and was remanded to custody of the Edgar County Sheriff’s Department to begin her sentence. The case was referred to collections.

-Eric R. Thomas, 43, Paris, made a motion to delay the 90-day jail sentence attached to his Class A misdemeanor theft conviction. He was ordered to pay or appear at the county jail at 9 a.m. Jan. 16 to begin his sentence. The warrant for his arrest was quashed. Subsequently, on Jan. 15 he paid the balance in full, and the case was closed.

 

Warrants

Warrants were prepared and issued when the following individuals failed to appear in court: Jacob M. Fiscus, 28, Paris; Shane W. Floyd, 29, Paris; Joseph Wayne Graham, 37, Brocton; Christopher Lee Kennedy, 29, Clinton, Ind.; and Dalton J. Seafler, 26, Paris.