Edgar County Circuit Court

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Individuals appearing before the bench for the Nov. 14 criminal and traffic call in Edgar County Circuit Court included:

In custody

-John A. Fasig, 49, Martinsville, appeared in custody, waived the preliminary hearing and pleaded not guilty with a jury trial demand to a Class 2 felony possession of stolen property charge. Bond was reduced to $5,000 from the original bond of $10,000. He was remanded to custody pending posting of bond.

-Amea L. Morecraft, 38, Paris, appeared in custody for missing a previous court appearance. Her unresolved Class A misdemeanor driving on a revoked license charge was continued for a pretrial conference. She was remanded to custody pending posting of bond.

Charges

-Dalton R. Deweese, 22, 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 was appointed. The matter was continued for a first appearance with counsel.

-William F. Farrar, 39, Paris, was charged with a Class A misdemeanor driving on a suspended license. He told the court he will hire an attorney. The matter was continued for a first appearance with counsel.

-Zyiha S.T. Petty, 22, Danville, 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.

Guilty pleas

-Nicole J. Boyce, 34, Beecher City, pleaded guilty to a Class A misdemeanor driving under the influence of alcohol charge. She was sentenced to one year of court supervision, a $750 fine, court costs and various state fees. She was ordered to obtain counseling per an evaluation, which the state acknowledged is completed. In exchange for the guilty plea, the state dismissed a Class A misdemeanor domestic battery and a Class A misdemeanor endangerment of a child charges.

-Dakota A. Camp, 22, Paris, pleaded guilty to a Class A misdemeanor criminal trespassing charge. He was sentenced to one year of conditional discharge, a $400 fine, court costs and various state fees. He was ordered to have no contact with the apparent victim or the victim’s residence.

-Wade V. Gossett, 33, Paris, pleaded guilty to a Class C misdemeanor disorderly conduct charge. He was sentenced to three days in jail with credit for three days previously served, one year of conditional discharge, a $200 fine, court costs, various state fees and an order to obtain counseling per an evaluation.

Not guilty pleas

-Justin K. Erwin, 31, Paris, waived the preliminary hearing and pleaded not guilty with a jury trial demand to a Class 4 felony possession of a controlled substance charge. The matter was continued for a pretrial conference.

-Troy J. Jeffries, 40, Paris, pleaded not guilty with a jury trial demand to a Class C misdemeanor use of an intoxicating compound charge. The matter was continued for a pretrial conference.

-Charles J. Richey, 40, Marshall, waived the preliminary hearing and pleaded not guilty with a jury trial demand to a Class 2 felony burglary and a Class 3 felony theft charges. A pretrial conference was scheduled.

-Drew A. D. Wishard, 24, Mattoon, pleaded not guilty with a jury trial demand to a Class A misdemeanor driving on a suspended license charge. The matter was continued for a pretrial conference.

Other matters

-Scott F. Block, 50, Paris, petitioned the court to serve his jail sentence for a Class 2 felony theft conviction as work release. After testimony, the motion was denied. He was ordered to report to the jail for booking prior to 4 p.m. Nov. 26. His 180-day jail sentence begins at 2 p.m. Dec. 1.

-Ethan R. Daniels, 40, Terre Haute, Ind., made a motion to withdraw his admission to a petition to revoke his probation sentence for a Class 2 felony aggravated driving under the influence of alcohol and a petition to revoke his probation sentence for a Class 4 felony possession of controlled substance conviction. The court reserved ruling pending review of the hearing transcripts. The matter was continued for a ruling.

-Matthew K. Savard, 35, Paris, appeared in court after his case was called and a failure to appear warrant with a bond of $6,000 was ordered. Bond was reduced to $3,000 on the new warrant and his unresolved Class 2 felony delivery of methamphetamine and a Class 3 felony possession of methamphetamine charges were continued for a pretrial conference.

-Colly W. Thomas, 38, Paris, failed to appear in court. In his absence the preliminary hearing was held and probable cause was determined to charge him with a Class 3 felony possession of methamphetamine, a Class 4 felony aggravated driving on a revoked license, a Class A misdemeanor domestic battery and a Class A misdemeanor interfering with the reporting of domestic violence charges. A warrant for his arrest was issued and bond was set at $4,000.

Warrants

Warrants were ordered prepared when the following individuals failed to answer the court call: Christopher Lee Kennedy, 29, Clinton, Ind.; and and Jimmy L. Woodyard, 57, Mattoon.