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Cases appearing before the bench during the Jan. 14 and Jan. 17 criminal and traffic calls in Edgar County Circuit Court were:

In custody

-Amanda M. Andrews, 34, no address provided, appeared in custody. She was charged with a Class 2 felony aggravated battery of a police officer, a Class A misdemeanor resisting a police officer and a Class A misdemeanor domestic battery. The public defender was appointed and bond was set at $15,000. The matter was continued for the preliminary hearing and Andrews was remanded to custody pending posting of bond.

-Timothy A. Aubert, 44, Dalton City, appeared in custody of the Illinois Department of Corrections. His unresolved Class 3 felony possession of methamphetamine charge and a Class 4 felony aggravated driving on a revoked license charge were continued for pretrial conferences. He was remanded to custody of the IDOC.

-Alexandra J. Behiter, 25, Brocton, appeared in custody. She was charged with a Class 3 felony possession of methamphetamine and a Class A misdemeanor possession of a hypodermic syringe. The public defender was appointed and the matter was continued for the preliminary hearing. Behiter was remanded to custody pending posting of bond.

Her unresolved charges of a Class 3 felony threatening a public official, a Class A misdemeanor unlawful use of a weapon, a Class A misdemeanor possession of a hypodermic syringe, a Class C misdemeanor disorderly conduct and a Class C misdemeanor assault charges were continued for a pretrial conference. She was remanded to custody pending posting of bond.

-Tyson W. Ducharme, 33, Vermilion, appeared in custody and waived the preliminary hearing before pleading not guilty with a jury trial demand to a Class 3 felony possession of methamphetamine, a Class A misdemeanor driving under the influence of an intoxicating compound and a Class A misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia charges. Bond was reduced to $2,500 from the original bond of $5,000. The matter was continued for a pretrial conference

In another matter, a new public defender was appointed to represent Ducharme for his unresolved Class 4 felony domestic battery, Class 4 felony domestic battery with prior convictions, a Class A misdemeanor aggravated assault and a Class B misdemeanor criminal trespassing to land charges. The matter was continued for a pretrial conference. He was remanded to custody pending posting of bond.

-Jerod M. Flessner, 31, Tuscola, appeared in custody. He was charged with two counts of a Class A misdemeanor driving under the influence of alcohol. He told the court he will hire an attorney. Bond was set at $3,000. The matter was continued for a first appearance with counsel. The state dismissed a Class 4 felony aggravated driving under the influence without insurance charge. He was remanded to custody pending posting of bond.

-Brittany N. Harris, 27, Paris, appeared in custody. She was charged with a Class 4 felony possession of a controlled substance. The public defender was appointed and the matter was continued for the preliminary hearing.

In another matter, Harris was presented with and denied a petition to revoke her probation sentence for a Class 4 felony possession of a controlled substance conviction. The public defender was appointed and the matter was continued for a pretrial conference. She was remanded to custody pending posting of bond.

-Tyge A. Hissem, 26, 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 and a Class A misdemeanor possession of a hypodermic syringe. Bond was reduced to $2,500 from the original $5,000 amount. In another matter, Hissem 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 petition was denied. A pretrial conference was scheduled and Hissem was remanded to custody pending posting of bond.

-Christopher Joseph, 27, Vermilion, appeared in custody. He was charged with a Class A misdemeanor driving on a revoked license. The public defender was appointed and a not guilty plea with a jury trial demand was entered. Bond was set at $1,500 and the matter was continued for a pretrial conference.

Joseph was also presented with petitions to revoke his probation sentences for a Class 2 felony aggravated battery and a Class 3 felony aggravated battery convictions. The public defender was appointed and the matter was continued for a pretrial conference.

-Scott D. Labaume, 37, Paris, appeared in custody and was charged with a Class 4 felony domestic battery with prior convictions, a Class A misdemeanor domestic battery and a Class A misdemeanor criminal damage to property. The public defender was appointed and the matter was continued for a first appearance with counsel. Labaume was remanded to custody pending posting of bond.

-Edward A. Lawson, 48, Solsberry, Ind., appeared in custody. He was charged with a Class 2 felony burglary and a Class 4 felony possession of burglary tools. The public defender was appointed and the matter was continued for the preliminary hearing. Bond was set at $30,000 and he was remanded to custody pending posting of bond.

-Daniel L. Littleton, 50, Paris, appeared in custody. He is serving a 75-day jail sentence in connection with a Class 3 felony possession of methamphetamine conviction. His pending cases of a Class A misdemeanor driving while license suspended and Class A misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia were continued to another date.

-Ciera N. Prouse, 27, Paris, appeared in custody. She was charged with a Class 4 felony criminal trespassing to a residence, a Class 4 felony violation of an order of protection and a Class A misdemeanor criminal damage to property. Bond was set at $2,500 and she was ordered to have no contact with the apparent victims or the victims’ residence. The public defender was given the case and the matter was continued for a first appearance with counsel. Prouse was remanded to custody pending posting of bond.

-Christopher L. Reedy, 43, Paris, appeared in custody. His unresolved charges of a Class 3 felony possession of methamphetamine and a Class 4 felony obstruction of justice were continued for pretrial conferences. Reedy was remanded to custody pending posting of bond.

-Cody A. Rigdon, 29, Paris, appeared in custody. He was charged and pleaded not guilty with a jury trial demand to a Class A misdemeanor battery and a Class A misdemeanor theft. Bond was set at $2,000 and the public defender was appointed. The matter was continued for a first appearance with counsel. He was remanded to custody pending posting of bond.

-Karlie R. Timmerman, 25, Paris, appeared in custody. She waived the preliminary hearing and pleaded not guilty with a jury trial demand to a Class 3 felony aggravated battery and a Class A misdemeanor battery. She was granted a bond reduction to $5,000 from the original bond of $10,000. A pretrial conference was scheduled and Timmerman was remanded to custody pending posting of bond.

-Travis W. Travioli, 49, West Terre Haute, Ind., appeared in custody. He was charged with a Class 4 felony possession of a controlled substance and 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.

Charges

-Amber D. Arreola, 33, 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, 100 hours of community service work, a $300 fine, court costs and various state fees.

-Terry L. Baker, 60, Paris, was charged with a Class 4 felony aggravated driving while license revoked. The public defender was appointed. The matter was continued for the preliminary hearing.

-Jonah R. Cordell, 37, Redmon, was charged and pleaded not guilty with a jury trial demand to a Class A misdemeanor battery. The matter was continued for a pretrial conference.

-Amanda E. Grimm, 25, Clinton, Ind., 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.

-Tommy L. LaBaume, 42, Paris, was presented with a petition to revoke his conditional discharge sentence for a Class A misdemeanor driving on a revoked license conviction. The public defender was appointed. The matter was continued for a first appearance with counsel.

Guilty pleas

-Dakota A. Maloney, 20, Vermilion, admitted a petition to revoke his conditional discharge sentence for a Class A misdemeanor driving on a suspended license conviction. He was resentenced to one year of conditional discharge and 100 hours of community service work.

Not guilty pleas

-Christopher L. Akins, pleaded not guilty with a jury trial demand to a Class 4 felony domestic battery charge. The matter was continued for a pretrial conference.

-Terry L. Baker, 60, 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.

-Jerry Lee Beno, 60, Paris, pleaded not guilty with a jury trial demand to a Class 2 felony aggravated driving under the influence of alcohol and a Class 4 felony aggravated driving under the influence of alcohol with license revoked. The matter was continued for a pretrial conference.

In another matter, Beno was presented with a petition to revoke his conditional discharge sentence for a Class A misdemeanor driving under the influence of alcohol conviction. He told the court he will hire an attorney. The matter was continued for a pretrial conference.

nGretchen Biddle, 38, Paris, denied petitions to revoke her conditional discharge sentences for a Class A misdemeanor driving under the influence of alcohol and a Class A misdemeanor driving on a suspended license convictions and a petition to revoke her probation sentence for a Class 4 felony aggravated driving on a suspended license conviction. The matter was continued for a pretrial conference.

-Jonathan A. Koski, 29, Villa Grove, waived the preliminary hearing and pleaded not guilty with a jury trial demand to a Class 3 felony unlawful possession of a weapon by a convicted felon and a Class 3 felony unlawful possession of ammunition by a convicted felon charges.

-Jessica L. Overton, 32, Paris, pleaded not guilty with a jury trial demand to a Class A misdemeanor criminal damage to property, a Class A misdemeanor resisting a police officer and a Class C misdemeanor disorderly conduct charges. The matter was continued for a pretrial conference.

-Scott M. Powell, 36, Paris, denied a petition to revoke his court supervision sentence for two Class A misdemeanor driving under the influence of alcohol convictions. The matter was continued for a pretrial conference.

-Malaika T. Williams, 47, Champaign, pleaded not guilty with a jury trial demand to a Class B misdemeanor speeding charge. The matter was continued for a pretrial conference.

Other Matters

-Christopher Akins, 38, Paris, learned the court imposed a 10-day jail sentence with good conduct credit to apply for his Class A misdemeanor domestic battery conviction. The sentence was stayed until 2 p.m. Jan. 21.

-Cory W. Hampsten, 41, Paris, failed to appear in court. The court imposed a six-day jail sentence for his Class A misdemeanor unlawful use of a weapon conviction. A warrant for his arrest was issued.

-Johnny G. Oaks, 39, Terre Haute, Ind., was resentenced on a petition to revoke his original probation sentence for a Class 3 felony possession of methamphetamine conviction. The court imposed 110 days in jail with 50 days to be served as electronic home monitoring with the remaining 60 days subject to the court’s discretion, two years of probation and an order to pay all previous financial obligations.

-Ryan W. Wells, 34, Paris, learned the court imposed a 70-day jail sentence attached to his Class 2 felony aggravated driving under the influence of alcohol conviction. The jail time starts March 4 and the matter was continued for a status review hearing.

Warrants

Warrants were ordered and prepared when the following individuals failed to answer the court call: Lancee M. Alexander, 46, Paris; Angelina D. Cianfaglione, 35, Paris; Michael P. Griffin, 40, Paris; John C. Hollingsworth, 26, Paris; Scott D. LaBaume, 37, Paris; Blake M. Meehan, 18, Georgetown; Jesse J. Prouse, 42, Terre Haute, Ind.; and Damian M. Thompson, 28, Terre Haute, Ind.