Edgar County Circuit Court cases

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Individuals appearing before the bench for the Sept. 23 criminal and traffic call in Edgar County Circuit Court included:

In Custody

-Jason R. Ball, 41, no address provided, appeared in custody, waived the preliminary hearing and pleaded not guilty with a jury trial demand to a Class 2 felony failure to register as a sex offender and a Class 3 felony unlawful possession of a weapon by a convicted felon. He was granted a bond reduction to $5,000 from the original bond of $10,000. The matter was continued for a pretrial conference. Ball was remanded to custody pending posting of bond.

nWilliam E. Barnett, 52, Foley, Ala., appeared in custody. His unresolved Class A misdemeanor theft, a Class A misdemeanor driving on a suspended license and a Class B misdemeanor criminal trespassing charges were continued for a pretrial conference. He was remanded to custody pending posting of bond.

-Amea L. Morecraft, 38, Paris, appeared in custody. Morecraft was presented with a petition to revoke her conditional discharge sentence for a Class A misdemeanor retail theft conviction. The public defender was appointed and the matter was continued for a petition hearing. She appeared in custody three days later, admitted the petition and was resentenced to 30 days in jail with credit for six days served, good conduct credit to apply and the remaining 18 days are subject to the court’s discretion, one year of conditional discharge and ordered to pay all prior financial obligations.

Charges

-Austin T. Scales, 19, Brocton, was charged with a Class 2 felony failure to stop after leaving an accident scene involving a personal injury. The public defender was appointed and the matter was continued for the preliminary hearing.

Guilty pleas

-Jeremiah A. Fudge, 27, Paris, pleaded guilty to a Class 3 felony failure to register as a sex offender. He was sentenced to 180 days in jail to be served as electronic home monitoring with credit for one day previously served, two years of probation, a $500 fine, court costs and various state fees.

-Anthony J. Tucker, 34, Paris, entered a negotiated guilty plea to a Class A misdemeanor domestic battery charge and was sentenced to 60 days in jail with credit for two days previously served and the remaining 56 days subject to the court’s discretion, two years of conditional discharge, a $500 fine, court costs, various state fees and an order to obtain counseling per an evaluation. In exchange for the plea, the state dismissed a second Class A misdemeanor domestic battery charge.

Not guilty pleas

-Jessica L. Bond, 26, Paris, pleaded not guilty with a jury trial demand following the preliminary hearing to 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.

-Richard L. Brummel, 62, Charleston, pleaded not guilty with a jury trial demand to a Class C misdemeanor disorderly conduct charge. The matter was continued for a bench trial.

-Amanda J. Smith, 38, Hume, 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.

-Cody L. Smith, 30, Newman, pleaded not guilty with a jury trial demand to a Class A misdemeanor driving under the influence of alcohol charge. The matter was continued for a pretrial conference.

-Austin D. Toler, 32, Paris, pleaded not guilty with a jury trial demand to a Class A misdemeanor driving on a revoked license charge. A pretrial conference was scheduled.

Other matters

-Karlie R. Timmerman, 26, Terre Haute, Ind., was sentenced for a Class A misdemeanor domestic battery conviction to 10 days in jail with good conduct credit to apply and credit for five days previously served, one year of probation, a $500 fine, restitution of $250, court costs, various state fees and an order to obtain counseling per an evaluation. She was also ordered not to enter bars or taverns for the duration of her sentence.

-Kenneth L. Watkins, 34, Marshall, was resentenced on a petition to revoke his probation sentence for a Class 3 felony violating the sex offender registry conviction. He was resentenced to 180 days in jail with credit for 47 days previously served and the remaining 86 days subject to the court’s discretion, two years of conditional discharge and ordered to pay all previous financial obligations.

Warrants

Warrants were ordered and prepared when the following individuals failed to answer the court call: Patrick W. Beal, 21, Paris; Joseph W. Christopher, 28, Chrisman; Charles O. Howard, 28, Paris; Dara N. Rhoads, 40, Paris; and Justin L. Switzer, 25, Marshall.