Fitness evaluation for Buchanan

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The court has ordered a fitness evaluation for Vernon R. Buchanan, 42, Paris.

Buchanan appeared in custody for the Nov. 15 criminal and traffic call in Edgar County Circuit Court. He is facing unresolved Class 2 felony aggravated battery of a police officer and Class 3 felony failure to report as a sex offender charges.

The court granted the defense motion for a fitness exam and all matters were continued. Buchanan was remanded to custody pending posting of bond.

Other individuals appearing for the Nov. 15 court call included:

In Custody

-Daniel C. Barrett, 38, Terre Haute, Ind., appeared in custody for missing a previous court date, and is now serving a jail sentence for his Class 3 felony retail theft conviction and a Class 4 felony obstruction of justice conviction.

In another case, Barrett told the court he will hire an attorney for his unresolved Class 4 felony theft and Class A misdemeanor theft charges. That matter was continued for a pretrial conference. He was remanded to custody.

-Robert W. Crowder, 38, Paris, appeared in custody and was charged with a Class 2 felony bribery and a Class 4 felony obstruction of justice. Bond was set at $12,000. The public defender was appointed and the matter was continued for a first appearance with counsel. He was remanded to custody pending posting of bond.

His Class 4 felony aggravated driving while license is revoked conviction was continued for a sentencing status hearing. His unresolved Class 2 felony unlawful delivery of methamphetamine conspiracy and a Class 3 felony possession of methamphetamine charges were continued for a pretrial conference.

In another matter, Crowder’s unresolved charge of a Class A misdemeanor resisting a police officer and a Class A misdemeanor theft were continued for a pretrial conference. He was remanded to custody pending posting of bond.

-Jacob M. Cunningham, 25, Crawfordsville, Ind., appeared in custody on a warrant for his arrest for missing a previous court appearance. He dismissed his attorney and pleaded guilty to a Class A misdemeanor driving on a suspended license charge and was sentenced to one year of conditional discharge, a $300 fine, court costs and various state fees. In exchange for the plea, the state dismissed a Class B misdemeanor speeding charge.

-Terry L. Lavanway, 48, Paris, appeared in custody and was charged with a Class A misdemeanor domestic battery and a Class A misdemeanor violation of a bail bond. Bond was set at $5,000. The public defender was appointed and the matter was continued for a first appearance with counsel.

Lavanway was ordered to have no contact with the apparent victim or the victim’s residence and was remanded to custody pending posting of bond.

-Anthony Michael Little, 40, Hume, appeared in custody and was charged with a Class 2 felony aggravated domestic battery, a Class A misdemeanor driving under the influence of alcohol and a Class A misdemeanor domestic battery. Bond was set at $10,000. The public defender was appointed and the matter was continued for the preliminary hearing.

Little was ordered to have no contact with the apparent victim or the residence and was remanded to custody pending posting of bond.

-Courtney J. Mills, 24, Charleston, appeared in custody of the Coles County Sheriff Department. She waived the preliminary hearing and pleaded not guilty with a jury trial demand to a Class 2 felony possession of a controlled substance in a penal institution, a Class 3 felony possession of methamphetamine and a Class A misdemeanor endangerment of a child charges. Bond was reduced to $6,000 from the original bond of $12,000. The matter was continued for a pretrial conference. She was remanded to custody.

-Kenneth E. Parsons, 43, West Terre Haute, Ind., appeared in custody, waived the preliminary hearing and pleaded not guilty with a jury trial demand to two counts of a Class 2 felony burglary, two counts of a Class 3 felony theft, a Class 4 felony obstruction of justice and a Class A misdemeanor theft charges. The matter was continued for a negotiated plea agreement. He was remanded to custody pending posting of bond.

-Aaron W. Umberger, 31, Paris, appeared in custody, waived the preliminary hearing and pleaded not guilty with a jury trial demand to a Class 3 felony possession of methamphetamine. Bond was reduced to $7,500 from the original bond of $15,000 and a negotiated plea agreement hearing was scheduled. He was remanded to custody pending posting of bond.

-Richard T. Wells, 25, Paris, appeared in custody. He was charged with a Class 4 felony resisting a police officer and a Class A misdemeanor resisting a police officer. The public defender was appointed and the matter was continued for the preliminary hearing. He was remanded to custody pending posting of bond.

Charges

-Heather D. Johnson, 43, Paris, was presented with an amended petition to revoke her 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.

-Cari E. Hamm Johnson, 41, Paris, was presented with 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 first appearance with counsel.

-Jessica F. Shelton, 29, Paris, was presented with a petition to revoke her conditional discharge sentence for a Class 4 felony aggravated driving while license is revoked conviction. The public defender was appointed and the matter was continued for a first appearance with counsel.

-James W. Kindred, 23, Paris, was charged with a Class 3 felony possession of methamphetamine. The public defender was appointed and the matter was continued for the preliminary hearing.

-Cody A. Rigdon, 29, Paris, was charged with a Class A misdemeanor reckless conduct and a Class C misdemeanor disorderly conduct. The public defender was appointed and the matter was continued for a first appearance with counsel.

Guilty pleas

-Travis G. Board, 29, Paris, pleaded guilty to a Class A misdemeanor battery charge. He was sentenced to one year of conditional discharge, a $300 fine, court costs and various state fees. He was ordered to have no contact with the apparent victim or the victim’s residence.

-Manuella Luna, 22, Kokomo, Ind., entered a negotiated guilty plea agreement to a Class B misdemeanor criminal trespassing and a Class A misdemeanor criminal damage to property. He was sentenced to 90 days in jail with credit for 19 days served with the remaining 52 days subject to a motion to vacate, two years of conditional discharge, court costs and various state fees. In exchange for the plea, the state dismissed a Class 1 felony burglary and a Class 4 felony criminal trespassing charges.

-Taylor V. Perisho, 28, Charleston, was charged and pleaded guilty to a Class A misdemeanor driving on a suspended license charge. She was sentenced to one year of conditional discharge, a $400 fine, court costs and various state fees.

Not guilty pleas

-Dakota B. Furry, 23, Paris, pleaded not guilty with a jury trial demand to a Class A misdemeanor domestic battery and a Class A misdemeanor criminal damage to property charges. A pretrial conference was scheduled.

-Rebecca Louise Ray, 25, Marshall, pleaded not guilty with a jury trial demand to a Class A misdemeanor driving under the influence of drugs. The matter was continued for a pretrial conference.

-Phillip E. L. Stapp, 26, Paris, waived the preliminary hearing and pleaded not guilty with a jury trial demand to a Class 3 felony delivery of cannabis and a Class 4 felony possession of cannabis charges. A pretrial conference was scheduled.

Other matters

-Maranda A. Sohaski, 20, Paris, learned the state will not prosecute her for a Class 4 felony possession of a controlled substance charge. The case was closed.

Warrants

Warrants were prepared and issued when the following individuals failed to answer the court call: Leslie K. Dunagan, 36, Kansas; Kasey N. Razmus, 35, Chrisman; and Diane C. Ward, 29, Homer.