Court news from March 25 and 28

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Individuals appearing before the bench for the March 25 and March 28 criminal and traffic calls in Edgar County Circuit Court were:

In Custody

-Kaden Garner, 18, Paris, appeared in custody. He was charged with a Class 3 felony aggravated battery. The public defender was appointed, bond was set at $30,000 and the matter continued for the preliminary hearing. He was ordered to have no contact with the apparent victim and remanded to custody pending posting of bond.

-Michael A. Starr, 32, Paris, appeared in custody and 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. 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.

nVern A. Stone, 53, Shirkieville, Ind., appeared in custody of the Clark County Sheriff’s Department. He denied a petition to revoke his conditional discharge sentence for a Class A misdemeanor driving on a suspended license conviction. In a separate matter, Stone pleaded guilty to a second Class A misdemeanor driving on a suspended license charge. He was sentenced to 60 days in jail with good conduct credit to apply and credit for six days previously served to run concurrently with his Clark County conviction for a Class A misdemeanor driving on a suspended license, one year of conditional discharge, a $300 fine, court costs and various state fees. The matter was continued for a pretrial conference. He was remanded to custody.

-Jerry Williams, 67, Kansas, appeared in custody. His unresolved Class A misdemeanor domestic battery charge was continued for a pretrial conference. He was remanded to custody pending posting of bond.

Charges

-Jody L. Cash, 45, Paris, was charged with a Class A misdemeanor battery. She told the court she will hire an attorney, and the matter was continued for a first appearance with counsel.

-Jeremiah A. Fudge, 27, Paris, was charged with a Class 3 felony failure to register as a sex offender. The public defender was appointed and the matter was continued for the preliminary hearing.

-Robert Allyn Newby, 53, Paris, was charged with two counts of a Class 4 felony aggravated driving under the influence of alcohol, a Class A misdemeanor driving on suspended license, a Class A misdemeanor reckless driving and two counts of a Class A misdemeanor driving under the influence of alcohol. He told the court he will hire an attorney. The matter was continued for the preliminary hearing.

-Keith A. Testa, 29, was charged and pleaded not guilty with a jury trial demand to a Class A misdemeanor domestic battery. He waived his right to be represented by an attorney and the matter was continued for a pretrial conference.

-Kenneth L. Watkins, 33, Marshall, was presented with and denied a petition to revoke his probation sentence for a Class 3 felony violating the sex offender registry conviction and a petition to revoke his conditional discharge sentence for a Class A misdemeanor domestic battery conviction. The public defender was appointed. The matter was continued for a pretrial conference.

Guilty pleas

-Shawna B. Behiter, 44, Brocton, pleaded guilty to a Class 4 felony aggravated driving while license is revoked. In exchange for the guilty plea, the state dismissed a Class A misdemeanor driving on a revoked license charge. She was sentenced to 30 days in jail subject to the court’s discretion, two years of conditional discharge, 300 hours of community service work, a $500 fine, court costs and various state fees.

Not guilty pleas

-Johnathan R. Board, 29, Paris, pleaded not guilty with a jury trial demand to a Class A misdemeanor driving on a revoked license. The matter was continued for a pretrial conference.

-Ashley Hornbrook Boswell, 23, Paris, pleaded not guilty with a jury trial demand to a Class 3 felony possession of methamphetamine and a Class A misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia charges. A pretrial conference was scheduled.

-Ginger K. Callaway, 45, Paris, pleaded not guilty with a jury trial demand to a Class 3 felony possession of methamphetamine and a Class A misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. The matter was continued for a pretrial conference.

-Charla M. Cline, 40, Paris, waived the preliminary hearing and pleaded not guilty with a jury trial demand to a Class 1 felony possession of contraband in a penal institution, Class 3 felony possession of methamphetamine and a Class 4 felony obstruction of justice charges. The matter was continued for a pretrial conference.

-Brandee M. Green, 36, Decatur, waived the preliminary hearing and pleaded not guilty with a jury trial demand to a Class 4 felony obstruction of justice, a Class A misdemeanor driving on a suspended license and a Class A misdemeanor obstruction of identification charges. A pretrial conference was scheduled.

-Ethan T. Johnson, 20, Paris, pleaded not guilty with a jury trial demand to a Class A misdemeanor driving on a revoked license. A pretrial conference was scheduled.

-Michael Little, 41, Paris, pleaded not guilty with a jury trial demand to a Class 2 felony aggravated domestic battery, a Class A misdemeanor driving under the influence of alcohol and a Class A misdemeanor domestic battery charges. In another matter, Little denied a petition to revoke his conditional discharge sentence for a Class A misdemeanor battery conviction. A pretrial conference was scheduled.

-Joshua W. Newman, 25, Paris, pleaded not guilty with a jury trial demand to a Class 2 felony aggravated domestic battery, a Class A misdemeanor domestic battery and a Class A misdemeanor interfering with the reporting of a domestic battery charges. The matter was continued for a pretrial conference.

Other matters

-Jessica Buchanan Harkins, 28, Paris, failed to appear and the court imposed a 60-day jail sentence attached to her Class A misdemeanor retail theft conviction. A no-bond arrest warrant was issued.

-Aaron S. Ingram, 26, Paris, was resentenced on a petition to revoke his probation sentence for a Class 3 felony possession of methamphetamine conviction. He was resentenced to 150 days in jail with 120 days to be served as electronic home confinement with the remaining 30 days subject to the court’s discretion, two years of probation and ordered to pay all previous financial obligations. He was ordered to complete counseling per an evaluation.

-Kenny L. Kanash, 28, Chrisman, received a 30-day jail sentence with work release for failing to report to the probation department as part of his sentence for a Class 4 felony aggravated driving under the influence of alcohol conviction.

-Harry L. McIntyre, 9, Robinson, received a 20-day jail sentence attached to his original sentence for a Class 3 felony possession of methamphetamine conviction.

Warrants

Warrants were ordered prepared when the following individuals failed to answer the court call: Alara J. Bapp, 22, Paris; Philip J. Boswell, 34, Clinton, Ind.; Jonathan H. Campbell, 30, Paris; Brendan Connors, 48, Charleston; Christina M. Miller, 36, Dana, Ind. and Loren R. Tanner, 61, Kansas.