Class X felony charges filed in recent drug cases

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Two Paris residents face multiple counts of the most serious felony drug charges possible in Illinois.

Dawn M. Ordiway, 34, and Owen D. Hawkins, 36, appeared in custody April 4 and both were charged with a Class X felony delivery or the intent to deliver methamphetamine, a Class X felony possession of methamphetamine and a Class X felony methamphetamine trafficking.

Ordiway faces an additional charge of a Class A misdemeanor resisting a police officer while Hawkins faces a Class 3 felony possession of ammunition by a convicted felon. The public defender was appointed in both cases and the matters were continued for the preliminary hearing. Ordiway’s motion for bond reduction was denied. They were remanded to custody pending posting of bond.

Other individuals appearing before the bench for the April 1 and April 4 traffic and criminal calls in Edgar County Circuit Court included:

In Custody

-Katelynn M. Bowman, 22, Paris, appeared in custody, waived the preliminary hearing and pleaded not guilty with a jury trial demand to a Class 3 felony possession of methamphetamine and a Class B misdemeanor possession of cannabis. By agreement, bond was reduced to $5,000 from the original bond of $10,000. The matter was continued for a pretrial conference. Bowman’s unresolved Class 3 felony possession of methamphetamine and a Class A misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia charges were continued for a pretrial conference. She was remanded to custody pending posting of bond.

-Joseph W. Christopher, 27, Chrisman, appeared in custody for missing a previous court appearance. The unresolved petitions to revoke his probation sentences for a Class 2 felony aggravated battery conviction and a Class 3 felony aggravated battery conviction were continued for a pretrial conference. He was released on a personal recognizance bond.

-Sean P. Christopher 31, Paris, appeared in custody and was charged with a Class 2 felony aggravated criminal sexual abuse and a Class 4 felony criminal sexual abuse. The public defender was appointed and the matter was continued for the preliminary hearing. He was remanded to custody pending posting of bond.

-Kaden Garner, 18, Paris, appeared in custody, waived the preliminary hearing and pleaded not guilty with a jury trial demand to a Class 3 felony aggravated battery. Bond was reduced to $15,000 from the original bond of $30,000. He was ordered to have no contact with the apparent victim and a pretrial conference was scheduled. Garner was remanded to custody pending posting of bond.

-Keith A. Gosnell, 33, Paris, appeared in custody. He was charged with 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. Bond was set at $1,500. In another matter, the state withdrew a petition to revoke his probation sentence for a Class 3 felony possession of methamphetamine conviction. He was remanded to custody pending posting of bond.

-Jessica Buchanan Harkins, 28, Paris, appeared in custody for missing a previous court appearance. The court imposed a 56-day jail sentence attached to her Class 4 felony obstruction of justice conviction. She was remanded to custody to begin her jail sentence.

nHoward P. Kiser III, 44, Villa Grove, appeared in custody. He was charged with a Class 3 felony threatening a public official, a Class A misdemeanor driving under the influence of drugs and a Class A misdemeanor possession of a hypodermic syringe. Bond was set at $10,000. The matter was continued for a first appearance with counsel. He was remanded to custody pending posting of bond.

-Bradley J. Latch, 30, Paris, appeared in custody. He waived the preliminary hearing and 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 domestic battery charges. By agreement, his bond was reduced to $5,000 from the original bond of $10,000. He was ordered to have no contact with the apparent victim.

In another matter, Latch’s unresolved Class 4 felony criminal trespassing, a Class A misdemeanor criminal trespassing to a residence and a Class C misdemeanor disorderly conduct charges were continued for a pretrial conference. Latch was remanded to custody pending posting of bond.

-Robert J. Lovell, 21, Chrisman, appeared in custody. He was charged with a Class 3 felony possession of methamphetamine and a Class A misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. The public defender was assigned to the case and the matter was continued for the preliminary hearing. Lovell was remanded to custody pending posting of bond.

-Scott E. McClarey, 43, Paris, appeared in custody and was charged with a Class 2 felony burglary and a Class 2 felony possession of a stolen motor vehicle. The public defender was appointed and bond was set at $25,000. The matter was continued for the preliminary hearing. He was remanded to custody pending posting of bond.

-Foster W. Miller, 21, Martinsville, appeared in custody for missing a previous court appearance. A pretrial conference was scheduled for a petition to revoke his probation sentence for a Class A misdemeanor criminal trespassing conviction. In another matter, his unresolved Class 4 felony possession of a hypodermic syringe, a Class A misdemeanor retail theft and a Class B misdemeanor criminal trespassing charges were continued for a pretrial conference. He was remanded to custody pending posting of bond.

-Dallas E. Peterson, 38, Paris, appeared in custody for missing a previous court appearance. His unresolved Class 3 felony possession of methamphetamine and a Class A misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia charges and a petition to revoke his probation sentence for a Class A misdemeanor unlawful use of a weapon conviction were continued for a pretrial conference. Peterson was granted a bond reduction of $1,500 from the original bond of $2,500 and was remanded to custody pending posting of bond.

Charges

-Christopher L. Asbury, 37, Paris, was charged with a Class 2 felony delivery of methamphetamine, a Class 3 felony possession of methamphetamine and a Class A misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. The public defender was appointed and the matter was continued for the preliminary hearing.

-Nickie A. Decker, 31, Paris, 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 $400 fine, court costs and various state fees.

-Jared Ryan Ford, 32, Chrisman, was charged and pleaded guilty to a Class A misdemeanor driving on a suspended license charge. 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.

-John J. Hollingsworth, 48, Paris, was charged with a Class A misdemeanor driving under the influence of an intoxicating compound. The public defender was appointed and the matter was continued for a first appearance with counsel.

-Julian P. Powell, 28, Paris, was presented with a petition to revoke his court supervision for a Class A misdemeanor criminal damage to property conviction. The public defender was appointed and the matter was continued for a first appearance with counsel.

-Doris Leigh Sharp, 52, Paris, was charged with a Class A misdemeanor driving on a suspended license. The public defender was assigned and the matter was continued for a first appearance with counsel.

-Ashley R. Sister, 26, Montezuma, Ind., was charged and pleaded guilty to a Class B misdemeanor speeding. She was sentenced to a $300 fine, court costs and various state fees.

-Roger J. Snoddy, 37, Paris, was charged with a Class A misdemeanor driving on a suspended license. The public defender was appointed and the matter was continued for a first appearance with counsel.

-Michael A. Starr, 32, Paris, was charged with a Class 4 felony reckless discharge of a firearm and a Class A misdemeanor possession of a firearm without a FOID card. He told the court he will hire an attorney. The matter was continued for the preliminary hearing.

-Brittany N. Wilson, 28, Paris, was charged with a Class 3 felony possession of methamphetamine and a Class A misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. The public defender was appointed. The matter was continued for the preliminary hearing.

Guilty pleas

-Jonathan H. Campbell, 30, Paris, pleaded guilty to a criminal damage to property charge. In exchange for the plea, the state dismissed a Class A misdemeanor leaving the scene of an accident charge. The matter was continued for a sentencing hearing, and the court quashed Campbell’s failure to appear warrant.

-Amber N. Roberts, 36, Paris, pleaded guilty to a Class C misdemeanor disorderly conduct charge and was sentenced to one year of conditional discharge, a $300 fine, court costs and various state fees. In exchange for the plea, the state dismissed a Class A misdemeanor battery charge.

-Phillip E.L. Stapp, 30, Paris, entered a negotiated guilty plea to a Class 3 felony delivery of cannabis and was sentenced to 150 days in jail with 75 days to be served as electronic home monitoring and the remaining 75 days subject to the court’s discretion, 30 months of probation, a $500 fine, court costs and various state fees. He was also ordered to complete counseling per an evaluation. In exchange for the guilty plea, the state dismissed a Class 4 felony possession of cannabis charge.

-Jamaica A. White, 41, Paris, entered a negotiated guilty plea to a Class B misdemeanor criminal trespassing and was sentenced to 30 days in jail with credit for four days previously served and the remaining time subject to the court’s discretion, 18 months of conditional discharge, a $300 fine, court costs and various state fees. In exchange for the plea, the state dismissed a Class 1 felony residential burglary, a Class 2 felony burglary and a Class A misdemeanor criminal damage to property charges.

Not guilty pleas

-Jeffrey Edwards, 18, Brocton, pleaded not guilty with a jury trial demand to a Class 2 felony burglary charge. The matter was continued for a pretrial conference.

-Colly W. Thomas, 38, Paris, 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.