Cases continue moving in Edgar County Circuit Court

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Individuals appearing before the bench for the July 22 and July 25 criminal and traffic calls in Edgar County Circuit Court included:

In Custody

-Garrett A. Comstock, 29, Marshall, appeared in custody and was charged with a Class 3 felony possession of methamphetamine, a Class A misdemeanor resisting a police officer and a Class C misdemeanor disorderly conduct. Bond was set at $20,000. The public defender was appointed and the matter was continued for the preliminary hearing. Comstock was remanded to custody pending posting of bond.

-Cody D. Craig, 34, Paris, appeared in custody for missing a previous court appearance. He learned the state withdrew a petition to revoke his conditional discharge sentence for a Class A misdemeanor battery conviction. The matter was continued for a jail status review hearing. He was granted a personal recognizance bond and was remanded to custody pending posting of bond.

Devon L. Deweese, 19, Paris, appeared in custody and was charged with a Class 2 felony arson and a Class 4 felony criminal damage to property. He told the court he will hire an attorney. Bond was set at $20,000 and the matter was continued for the preliminary hearing.

In another matter, Deweese’s unresolved Class A misdemeanor domestic battery and a Class A misdemeanor resisting a police officer charges were continued for a pretrial conference. He was remanded to custody pending posting of bond.

nTyson W. Ducharme, 34, Vermilion, appeared in custody and was charged with a Class 2 felony burglary and a Class A misdemeanor theft. Bond was set at $25,000 and the public defender was appointed. The matter was continued for the preliminary hearing. He was remanded to custody pending posting of bond.

-Ashley Y. Dye, 25, Oakland, 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 the matter was continued for a first appearance with counsel. Dye was released on a recognizance bond. She was remanded to custody pending release processing.

-Sarah L. Hall, 31, Paris, appeared in custody. Hall was charged and pleaded not guilty with a jury trial demand to a Class A misdemeanor battery. Bond was set at $1,500 and the public defender was appointed. The matter was continued for a pretrial conference. She was remanded to custody pending posting of bond.

-Chad T. Labaume, 42, Paris, appeared in custody, waived the preliminary hearing and pleaded not guilty with a jury trial demand to a Class X felony home invasion and a Class 4 felony criminal trespass to a residence. Bond was reduced to $25,000 from the original bond of $40,000. The matter was continued for a pretrial conference. Labaume was remanded to custody pending posting of bond.

-Amber J. McClaskey, 38, Clinton, Ind., appeared in custody for missing a previous court appearance. She was found to be in default of payments for her Class A misdemeanor retail theft conviction, and the matter was turned over to collections. She was released on a personal recognizance bond and remanded to custody pending release processing.

-Kassady C. Neibarger, 30, Paris, appeared in custody and entered a negotiated guilty plea to a Class 3 felony theft charge. She was sentenced to 180 days in jail with credit for 80 days previously served with good conduct credit to apply, 30 months of probation, restitution in the amount of $3,600, a $500 fine, court costs, various state fees and ordered to obtain counseling per an evaluation. In exchange for the plea, the state dismissed a Class 2 felony burglary charge.

In another matter, the petitions to revoke Neibarger’s probation sentence for a Class 2 felony burglary conviction and a Class 3 felony failure to return from a furlough conviction were continued for a petition hearing. She was remanded to custody.

-Daniel L. Robinson, 31, Paris, appeared in custody. He was charged with a Class 3 felony threatening a public official and a Class 4 felony criminal damage to property. Bond was set at $25,000. The public defender got the case and the matter was continued for the preliminary hearing. Robinson was remanded to custody pending posting of bond.

-Danielle L. Sass, 33, Paris, appeared in custody for missing a previous court appearance. The unresolved petition to revoke her conditional discharge sentence for a Class C misdemeanor disorderly conduct conviction and an unresolved Class A misdemeanor domestic battery charge were continued for pretrial conferences. Sass was remanded to custody pending posting of bond.

-Blake B. Sawyer, 32, Paris, appeared in custody. He was charged with two counts of a Class 4 felony aggravated fleeing from police. The public defender was appointed and the matter was continued for the preliminary hearing. He was also charged and pleaded not guilty with a jury trial demand to a Class A misdemeanor driving on a revoked license, a Class A misdemeanor reckless driving and a Class A misdemeanor speeding. The matter was continued for a pretrial conference. He was remanded to custody pending posting of bond.

-Leroy J. Schmitt, 35, Paris, appeared in custody and pleaded not guilty with a jury trial demand to a Class C misdemeanor disorderly conduct charge. His oral motion for a personal recognizance bond was denied. Schmitt was remanded to custody pending posting of bond.

-Jessica L. Christopher York, 39, Paris, appeared in custody, waived the preliminary hearing and pleaded not guilty with a jury trial demand to a Class 1 felony residential burglary charge. Bond was reduced to $5,000 from the original bond of $10,000. A pretrial conference was scheduled and York was remanded to custody pending posting of bond.

Charges

-Mandy L. Blackwell, 45, Vandalia, was charged and pleaded guilty to a Class A misdemeanor driving on a suspended license. She was sentenced to one year of conditional discharge, a $300 fine, court costs and various state fees.

-Johnathan R. Board, 30, Paris, 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.

-Audrey J. Childress, 32, Paris, was charged and pleaded guilty to a Class A misdemeanor driving under the influence of alcohol. The matter was continued for the sentencing hearing.

-Richard A. Martinez, 33, Paris, was presented with a petition to revoke his conditional discharge sentence for a Class A misdemeanor driving on a suspended license conviction. The case went to the public defender. The matter was continued for a first appearance with counsel.

-Tyler D. Mitchell, 19, Robinson, was charged with a Class B misdemeanor speeding. He told the court he will hire at attorney. The matter was continued for a first appearance with counsel.

-Caden S. Petticrew, 18, Paris, was charged with a Class A misdemeanor resisting a police officer. 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.

-Deborah L. Petticrew, 59, Paris, was charged with a Class A misdemeanor contributing to the delinquency of a minor. The public defender was appointed and the matter was continued for a first appearance with counsel.

nAustin D. Toler, 31, Paris, was charged with a Class A misdemeanor driving on a revoked license. He told the court he will hire an attorney. The matter was continued for a first appearance with counsel.

-Ethan A. Watson, 18, Paris, was presented with a petition to revoke his court supervision sentence for a Class B misdemeanor speeding conviction. The public defender was appointed. The matter was continued for a first appearance with counsel.

-Jimmy L. Woodyard, 56, Mattoon, was presented with a petition to revoke his probation sentence for a Class 3 felony possession of methamphetamine conviction. The public defender was appointed and the matter was continued for a first appearance with counsel.

Guilty pleas

-Gretchen L. Biddle, 39, Paris, admitted a petition to revoke her probation sentence for a Class A misdemeanor driving under the influence of alcohol conviction. The matter was continued for a sentencing hearing.

-Robert James Cunningham III, 29, Danville, pleaded guilty to a Class A misdemeanor displaying a false insurance card charge. He was sentenced to one year of conditional discharge, a $300 fine, court costs and various state fees.

-Russell N. Monnett, 24, Marshall, pleaded guilty to a Class A misdemeanor driving on a suspended license charge. He was sentenced to one year of conditional discharge, a $300 fine, court costs and various state fees.

nDavid J. Osborne, 33, Paris, pleaded guilty to a Class 3 felony possession of methamphetamine, a Class 4 felony possession of a controlled substance and a Class A misdemeanor unlawful use of a weapon charges. He was sentenced to 180 days in jail with credit for one day previously served with 88 days to be served as electronic home monitoring and the remaining 90 days subject to the court’s discretion, two years of first offender probation, 10 hours of community service work, a combined fine of $575, court costs and various state fees.

In another matter, Osborne pleaded guilty to a Class 3 felony possession of methamphetamine, a Class 4 felony possession of a controlled substance and a Class A misdemeanor unlawful use of a weapon. He was sentenced to 120 days in jail with credit for 10 days previously served with 70 days to be served as electronic home monitoring and the remaining 30 days are subject to the court’s discretion, two years of first offender probation to be served concurrently, 10 hours of community service work, a total fine of $575, court costs, various state fees and an order to obtain counseling per an evaluation. He was also ordered to forfeit all weapons seized at the time of his arrest.

-Lindle K. Travelstead, 40, Paris, was charged and pleaded guilty to a Class A misdemeanor driving on a revoked license. He was sentenced to 20 days in jail subject to the court’s discretion, one year of conditional discharge, 240 hours of community service work, court costs and various state fees.

-Kenneth L. Watkins, 34, Marshall, was found guilty of violating his probation in a petition to revoke his probation sentence for a Class 3 felony violating the sex offender registry conviction. A presentencing investigation was ordered and the matter was continued for the sentencing hearing.

Not guilty pleas

-Mark E. Smith, no age or address provided, pleaded not guilty with a jury trial demand to a Class 3 felony threatening a public official, a Class 4 felony aggravated assault, a Class A misdemeanor resisting a police officer and a Class C misdemeanor disorderly conduct charges. The matter was continued for a pretrial conference.

-Robert Smith, 18, Paris, pleaded not guilty with a jury trial demand to a Class A misdemeanor resisting a police officer charge. The matter was continued for a pretrial conference.

Other matters

-Brooke L. Griffin, 26, Paris, learned the warrant for her arrest was quashed. Her Class 4 felony theft conviction was continued for a jail status review hearing.

nChad P. Keller, no age or address provided, failed to appear in court. The state’s motion to dismiss his Class X felony possession of methamphetamine charge was granted.

Warrants

Warrants were ordered when the following individuals failed to answer the court call: Ronnie L. Johnson, 34, Paris; Tracy E. Luster, 48, Brocton; Mike Scrogham, 69, Paris; Dustin E. Talbott, 34, Paris; and Charles G. Wells, 19, Paris.