Edgar County criminal, traffic court news

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The following in custody cases appeared for the March 4 and March 7 criminal and traffic calls in Edgar County Circuit Court.

In Custody

-Dustin C. Craig, 38, Paris, appeared in custody for missing a previous court appearance. The public defender was appointed for his two unresolved Class 2 felony violating the sex offender registry charges. The matter was continued for a pretrial conference.

In a new case, Craig was charged with a Class A misdemeanor violating an order of protection and a Class B misdemeanor criminal trespassing. The public defender was appointed and a not guilty plea with a jury trial demand was entered. The matter was continued for pretrial conference. Craig was remanded to custody pending posting of bond.

-Robert W. Crowder, 38, Paris, appeared in custody for missing a previous court appearance. A sentencing hearing was scheduled for the petition to revoke his probation sentence for a Class 4 felony aggravated driving while license revoked conviction.

Crowder’s unresolved Class 2 felony delivery of methamphetamine, a Class 2 felony bribery, a Class 3 felony possession of methamphetamine and a Class A misdemeanor obstruction of identification charges were continued for a pretrial conference.

He also has a new case involving a Class 1 felony possession of methamphetamine charge. The public defender was appointed and the matter was continued for the preliminary hearing. Bond was set at $20,000. He was remanded to custody pending posting of bond.

-Megan C. Cusick, 23, Paris, appeared in custody and was charged with a Class 3 felony possession of methamphetamine. The public defender was appointed and bond was set at $10,000. The matter was continued for the preliminary hearing. Cusick was remanded to custody pending posting of bond.

-Charles O. Howard, 27, Paris, appeared in custody for the preliminary hearing for his Class 3 felony possession of methamphetamine and a Class A misdemeanor possession of a hypodermic syringe charges. He pleaded not guilty with a jury trial demand.

In another matter, his unresolved Class A misdemeanor battery charge was continued for a pretrial conference. His bond was reduced to $7,500 from the original bond of $15,000 and he was remanded to custody pending posting of bond.

-Sean A. Kachmar, 27, Paris, appeared in custody for missing a previous court appearance. His unresolved charges of a Class 4 felony possession of a controlled substance and a Class A misdemeanor possession of a hypodermic syringe were continued for pretrial conferences.

In another matter, Kachmar was charged with a Class 4 felony aggravated driving while license suspended. The public defender was appointed and the matter was continued for a status hearing. He was remanded to custody pending posting of bond.

-Edward A. Lawson, 49, Solsberry, Ind., appeared in custody. His unresolved charges of a Class 2 felony burglary and a Class 4 felony possession of burglary tools were continued for a pretrial conference. He was remanded to custody pending posting of bond.

-Timothy M. McClain, 34, Paris, appeared in custody. The public defender was appointed for his unresolved Class 3 felony possession of methamphetamine and a Class A misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia charges. The matter was continued for the preliminary hearing. He was remanded to custody pending posting of bond.

-David J. Osborne, 32, Paris, appeared in custody. He was charged with a Class 3 felony possession of methamphetamine, a Class 4 felony possession of a controlled substance and a Class A misdemeanor unlawful use of a weapon. The public defender was appointed and bond was set at $15,000. The matter was continued for the preliminary hearing. Osborne was remanded to custody pending posting of bond.

-Nathaniel E. Schumacher, 21, Paris, appeared in custody for missing a previous court appearance. His unresolved petition to revoke his probation sentence for a Class 3 felony possession of methamphetamine conviction was continued for a pretrial conference.

His unresolved Class 3 felony possession of methamphetamine and a Class A misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia charges were also continued for a pretrial conference. His request for a personal recognizance bond was denied, and he was remanded to custody pending posting of bond.

-Allen Sitkiewicz, 40, Paris, appeared in custody and pleaded not guilty with a jury trial demand to a Class 3 felony possession of methamphetamine charge. The matter was continued for a pretrial conference. He was remanded to custody pending posting of bond.

-Vern A. Stone, 53, Shirkieville, Ind., appeared in custody for missing a previous court appearance. He was presented with a petition to revoke his conditional discharge sentence for a Class A misdemeanor driving on a suspended license conviction. The public defender was appointed and the matter was continued for a first appearance with counsel.

In another matter, Stone was charged with a Class A misdemeanor driving on a suspended license. That matter was also continued for a first appearance with counsel. He was granted a personal recognizance bond. Stone was remanded to custody pending release processing.

-Jeffrey T. Vice, 31, Paris, appeared in custody and pleaded not guilty with a jury trial demand to a Class A misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia and a Class A misdemeanor resisting a police officer charges. The public defender was appointed and the matter was continued for a pretrial conference. He was remanded to custody pending posting of bond.

-James R. Wallace, 31, Paris, appeared in custody for missing a previous court appearance. A supplemental presentencing investigation was ordered for his unresolved petition to revoke his probation sentence for a Class 4 felony aggravated driving on a revoked license, a Class A misdemeanor battery and a Class A misdemeanor driving under the influence of alcohol convictions.

In a new matter, Wallace was charged with a Class A misdemeanor obstruction of identification and a Class A misdemeanor resisting a police officer. The public defender was appointed and a not guilty plea with a jury trial demand was made. Bond was set at $1,500, and he was remanded to custody pending posting of bond.

-Daniel B. Young, 32, Paris, appeared in custody for the preliminary hearing for his Class 4 felony criminal trespassing charge. He pleaded not guilty with a jury trial demand. The matter was continued for a pretrial conference.

In another matter, a sentencing hearing was scheduled for a petition to revoke his probation sentences for a Class 1 felony possession of methamphetamine and a Class A misdemeanor domestic battery convictions. He was remanded to custody pending posting of bond.