Cases called forward in the Edgar County Circuit

By Suzanne Williams swilliamsprairiepress@gmail.com
Posted 10/12/20

The following cases were called during the Sept. 28 and Oct. 1 criminal and traffic calls in Edgar County Circuit Court:

 

In custody

νGarrett A. Comstock, 30, Paris, appeared in …

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Cases called forward in the Edgar County Circuit

Posted

The following cases were called during the Sept. 28 and Oct. 1 criminal and traffic calls in Edgar County Circuit Court:

 

In custody

-Garrett A. Comstock, 30, Paris, appeared in custody on a warrant for his arrest for missing a previous court appearance. His unresolved charges of a Class 3 felony possession of methamphetamine, a Class A misdemeanor resisting a police officer and a Class C misdemeanor disorderly conduct were continued for a pretrial conference. In another matter, Comstock was charged with two counts of a Class A misdemeanor possession of a hypodermic syringe. The public defender was appointed and a not guilty plea with a jury trial demand was entered. The matter was continued for a pretrial conference. He was remanded to custody pending posting of bond.

-Devon L. Deweese, 20, Chrisman, appeared in custody. He admitted a petition to revoke his probation sentence for a Class 2 felony arson conviction. A presentencing hearing was scheduled. In another matter, Deweese’s unresolved charges of a Class 3 felony aggravated battery, a Class 4 felony criminal trespassing to a residence, a Class 4 felony obstruction of justice, a Class A misdemeanor violating an order of protection, a Class A misdemeanor illegal consumption of alcohol by a minor, a Class A misdemeanor retail theft, a Class A misdemeanor resisting a police officer and a Class C misdemeanor disorderly conduct were continued for a pretrial  conference. He was remanded to custody pending posting of bond.

-Ashley Y. Dye, 27, Paris, appeared in custody on a warrant for missing a previous court appearance. Her unresolved charges of a Class 3 felony possession of methamphetamine, a Class 4 felony possession of a controlled substance, a Class A misdemeanor obstruction of identification and a Class A misdemeanor possession of a hypodermic syringe were continued for a pretrial conference. She was remanded to custody pending posting of bond.

-James R. Floyd, 39, Paris, was in custody. His unresolved charges of a Class 4 felony aggravated assault, five counts of a Class A misdemeanor violating an order of protection, a Class A misdemeanor resisting a police officer, a Class C misdemeanor assault and a Class C misdemeanor disorderly conduct were continued for a pretrial conference. He was remanded to custody pending posting of bond.

-Trevor J. Henke, 38, Paris, appeared in custody for missing a previous court appearance and his oral motion to reduce bond was denied. His unresolved charges of a Class 3 felony possession of methamphetamine, a Class 4 felony obstruction of justice and a Class A misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia were continued for a pretrial conference. He was remanded to custody pending posting of bond.

-Carl B. Kelly, 54, Paris, was in custody and charged with a Class 1 felony burglary. The public defender was appointed, and bond was set at $20,000. The matter was continued for a first appearance with counsel. Kelly was remanded to custody pending posting of bond.

-Joshua T. Nickels, 32, Dana, Ind., appeared in custody and was charged with a Class 3 felony unlawful possession of a weapon by a felon. The public defender was appointed, and bond was set at $10,000. The matter was continued for the preliminary hearing. Nickels was remanded to custody pending posting of bond.

-Daniel L. Robinson, 32, Paris, was in custody. A new public defender was appointed for his unresolved charges of two counts of a Class 2 felony burglary, two counts of a Class 2 felony aggravated battery of a police officer, a Class 3 felony possession of stolen property, a Class 3 felony possession of methamphetamine, three counts of a Class 3 felony threatening a public official, a Class 3 felony failure to report to a penal institution, a Class 4 felony criminal damage to property, a Class 4 felony possession of burglary tools, a Class A misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia and a Class A misdemeanor criminal damage to property. A pretrial conference was scheduled. He was remanded to custody pending posting of bond.

νColly W. Thomas, 39, Paris, appeared in custody. He was charged with a Class A misdemeanor violating a bail bond. The public defender was appointed. Bond was set at $7,500. A first appearance with counsel was scheduled. He was ordered to have no contact with the apparent victim or the victim’s residence. Thomas was remanded to custody pending posting of bond.

Charges

-Michael D. Brown, 55, Paris, was charged with a Class X felony possession of methamphetamine, a Class X felony possession of methamphetamine precursors and a Class 2 felony unlawful use of property. The case went to the public defender, and the matter was continued for the preliminary hearing.

-Chris V. Butler, 39, Chicago, was charged with a Class A misdemeanor speeding. The public defender was appointed. He pleaded not guilty with a jury trial demand. A pretrial conference was scheduled.

-Kelly Deweese, no age provided, Paris, was charged with a Class 4 felony false reporting and a Class 4 felony obstruction of justice. The public defender got the case, and the matter was continued for the preliminary hearing.

-Christopher Evans, 35, Paris, was charged with a Class A misdemeanor theft and a Class A misdemeanor unlawful use of a weapon. The public defender was appointed, and the matter was continued for a first appearance with counsel.

-Kaylee Ford, 30, Paris, was charged with a Class 4 felony possession of a controlled substance and a Class A misdemeanor possession of a hypodermic syringe. The public defender got the case. The preliminary hearing was scheduled.

-Ronnie L. Johnson, 35, Paris, was charged with a Class A misdemeanor driving on a suspended license. He waived his right to an attorney and pleaded not guilty with a jury trial demand. The matter was continued for a pretrial conference.

-Mallory E. Mason, 28, Marshall, was charged with a Class A misdemeanor driving under the influence of an intoxicating compound. She was assigned to the public defender and pleaded not guilty with a jury trial demand. The matter was continued for a pretrial conference.

-Rachel A. Perisho, 38, Paris, was charged and pleaded not guilty with a jury trial demand to a Class C misdemeanor disorderly conduct. The public defender was appointed, and a pretrial conference was scheduled.

-Kyle A. Rogers, 28, Terre Haute, Ind., was charged with a Class A misdemeanor unlawful use of an automobile registration and a Class A misdemeanor driving on a suspended license. He was assigned to the public defender. A first appearance with counsel was set.

 

Guilty pleas

-Jessica Jo Daily, 30, Paris, pleaded guilty to a Class A misdemeanor retail theft charge. She was sentenced to one year of conditional discharge, a $300 fine, $197 restitution, court costs and various state fees. She was ordered to have no contact with Paris Wal-Mart.

 

Not guilty pleas

-Shaphan Bones, 23, Chrisman, pleaded not guilty with a jury trial demand to a Class 2 felony aggravated battery and a Class A misdemeanor battery charges. The matter was continued for a pretrial conference.

-Robert S. Kemper, 69, Paris, waived the preliminary hearing and pleaded not guilty with a jury trial demand to two counts of a Class 1 felony criminal sexual assault and a Class 2 felony criminal sexual abuse. His oral motion for bond modification was granted so he may enter Indiana for medical purposes. A pretrial conference was scheduled.

-Brandon V. Slimp, 33, Paris, waived the preliminary hearing and pleaded not guilty with a jury trial demand to a Class 3 felony aggravated battery and a Class A misdemeanor battery charges. A pretrial conference was scheduled.

 

Other matters

-Jake J. Sudduth, 28, Paris, failed to appear in court and the court imposed a 16-day jail sentence attached to his Class A misdemeanor domestic battery conviction. A no-bond arrest warrant was issued.

 

Warrants

Warrants were issued when the following individuals failed to answer the court call: April L. Davis, 39, Paris; and Matthew L. Smith, 36, Paris.