Harris sentenced to prison for possession

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Failing to follow her probation orders by racking up another felony drug conviction has earned a Paris woman time in prison.

Brittany N. Harris, 28, Paris, appeared in custody of the Edgar County Sheriff’s Department for a sentencing hearing on a petition to revoke her probation for a Class 4 felony possession of a controlled substance conviction. She was resentenced to two years in the Illinois Department of Corrections to run concurrently with her Coles County conviction on a petition to revoke her probation sentence for a Class 3 felony possession of methamphetamine conviction, and she was ordered to pay all previous financial obligations.

In another matter, Harris entered a negotiated guilty plea to a Class 3 felony possession of methamphetamine. She was sentenced to three years in the IDOC to run concurrently with the other two convictions with credit for seven days previously served, a $500 fine, court costs and various state fees.

In exchange for the guilty plea, the state dismissed a Class 4 felony possession of a controlled substance, a Class 4 felony obstruction of justice, a Class A misdemeanor possession of a hypodermic syringe and a Class A misdemeanor resisting a police officer charges. She was remanded to custody pending transport to IDOC.

Other individuals appearing before the bench for the Oct. 21 and Oct. 24 criminal and traffic calls in Edgar County Circuit Court included:

In Custody

-William J. Bicknell, 33, Paris, appeared in custody and was charged with a Class A misdemeanor domestic battery. The public defender was appointed and a not guilty plea with a jury trial demand was entered. Bond was set at $4,000 and Bicknell’s bond conditions include he is to have no contact with the apparent victim or the victim’s residence. The matter was continued for a pretrial conference. He was remanded to custody pending posting of bond.

-Ernest E. Boyd, 45, Rock Island, appeared in custody and was charged with a Class 2 felony illegal possession of child photography by a sex offender and a Class 4 felony grooming. The public defender was appointed and the matter was continued for the preliminary hearing. He was remanded to custody pending posting of bond.

-Ethan R. Daniels, 40, Terre Haute, Ind., appeared in custody and admitted a petition to revoke his probation sentence for a Class 4 felony possession of a controlled substance conviction. He was granted a personal recognizance bond and the matter was continued for a sentencing hearing. Daniels was remanded to custody pending release processing.

-Sarah L. Hall, 31, Paris, appeared in custody and was released on a personal recognizance bond. Her unresolved Class A misdemeanor battery charge was continued for a pretrial conference. Hall was remanded to custody pending release processing.

-Charles O. Howard, 28, Paris, appeared in custody for missing a previous court appearance. His request for a personal recognizance bond was denied. His unresolved two counts of a Class 3 felony possession of methamphetamine, two counts of a Class A misdemeanor possession of a hypodermic syringe and a Class A misdemeanor battery charges were continued for a pretrial conference. He was remanded to custody pending posting of bond.

-Joshua D. Means, 26, Metcalf, appeared in custody. A presentence investigation was ordered for his two counts of a Class 2 felony burglary convictions. A sentencing hearing was scheduled. In another matter, his unresolved Class 4 felony criminal damage to property and a Class A misdemeanor criminal trespassing charges were continued for a pretrial conference. Means was denied a personal recognizance bond and was remanded to custody pending posting of bond.

-Kenneth W. Nicholson, 40, Paris, appeared in custody. His motion to continue the preliminary hearing was granted. A new preliminary hearing date was scheduled for his Class 2 felony burglary, a Class 3 felony theft and a Class 3 felony possession of methamphetamine charges. Nicholson was remanded to custody pending posting of bond.

Charges

-John Thomas Bailey, 35, Terre Haute, Ind., was charged and pleaded not guilty with a jury trial demand to a Class A misdemeanor driving on a suspended license. The case went to the public defender, and the matter was continued for a pretrial conference.

-Nicky Bocook, 55, Paris, was charged with a Class C misdemeanor disorderly conduct charge. She told the court she will hire an attorney. The matter was continued for a first appearance with counsel.

-Tyresha L. Cox, 35, Danville, was charged with a Class A misdemeanor driving on a suspended license. The public defender was appointed. The matter was continued for a first appearance with counsel.

-Derek V. Howard, 35, Brocton, 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.

-Bruce L. Hunt, 39, Paris, was charged with a Class A misdemeanor driving on a suspended license. The public defender was appointed. The matter was continued for a first appearance with counsel.

-George S. Potter, 31, Paris, was charged with a Class 2 felony unlawful possession of a controlled substance and a Class A misdemeanor driving on a suspended license. The public defender was appointed and the matter was continued for the preliminary hearing.

-Wolfgang R. Strohm, 22, Marshall, was charged and pleaded not guilty with a jury trial demand to a Class A misdemeanor driving under the influence of drugs. The public defender was appointed and the matter was continued for a pretrial conference.

-David A. Smith, 35, Paris, was charged and pleaded not guilty with a jury trial demand to a Class B misdemeanor speeding. The public defender was appointed. The matter was continued for a pretrial conference.

-Justin L. Switzer, 25, Marshall, was charged with a Class A misdemeanor obstruction of identification. The public defender was appointed and Switzer pleaded not guilty with a jury trial demand. The matter was continued for a pretrial conference.

-Christy L. Tingley, 32, Paris, was presented with a petition to revoke her conditional discharge sentence for a Class A misdemeanor driving under the influence of alcohol conviction. The public defender was appointed and the matter was continued for a first appearance with counsel.

-Shawn M. Wilguess, 21, Dennison, was charged with a Class A misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia 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

-Terry D. Griffin, 39, Paris, pleaded guilty to a Class C misdemeanor disorderly conduct charge. He was sentenced to 30 days in jail with credit for two days previously served with the remaining 28 days subject to the court’s discretion, 18 months conditional discharge, a $200 fine, court costs and various state fees. He was ordered to have no contact with the apparent victim or the victim’s residence.

-Shameika R. Hughes, 32, Marshall, admitted a petition to revoke her probation sentence for a Class 3 felony possession of methamphetamine conviction. The matter was continued for a sentencing hearing.

-Tracy D. Lavanway, 50, Paris, pleaded guilty to a Class A misdemeanor domestic battery charge. He was sentenced to three days in jail with credit for three days previously served, one year of conditional discharge, a $300 fine, court costs and various state fees. He was ordered to obtain counseling per an evaluation.

-Gage M. Rager, 22, Paris, pleaded guilty to a Class B misdemeanor speeding charge. He was sentenced to a $300 fine, court costs and various state fees.

-Jake J. Sudduth, 27, Paris, entered a negotiated guilty plea agreement to a Class A misdemeanor domestic battery and was sentenced to 20 days in jail with credit for two days previously served with the remaining 16 days in jail subject to the court’s discretion, one year of conditional discharge, 10 hours of community service work, a $300 fine, court costs and various state fees. He was also ordered to obtain counseling per an evaluation. In exchange for the guilty plea, the state dismissed a Class A misdemeanor criminal damage to property charge.

Not guilty pleas

-Fred Bradley Deweese, 53, Paris, waived the preliminary hearing and pleaded not guilty with a jury trial demand to a Class 2 felony aggravated domestic battery and a Class A misdemeanor domestic battery charges. A pretrial conference was scheduled.

-Ryan M. Fletcher, 33, Paris, pleaded not guilty with a jury trial demand to a Class C misdemeanor disorderly conduct charge. A pretrial conference was scheduled.

-Joseph J. Giallombardo, 21, Oak Park, pleaded not guilty with a jury trial demand to a Class A misdemeanor driving on a suspended license charge. He hired an attorney and the matter was continued for a pretrial conference.

-John J. Hollingsworth, 49, Paris, pleaded not guilty with a jury trial demand to a Class A misdemeanor driving on a suspended license. A pretrial conference was scheduled.

-Mark D. Morris, 25, Paris, pleaded not guilty with a jury trial demand to a Class 4 felony obstruction of justice, a Class A misdemeanor fleeing from a police officer and a Class A misdemeanor criminal damage to property charges. The matter was continued for a pretrial conference.

-Jeffery D. Wardle, 36, Paris, pleaded not guilty with a jury trial demand to two counts of a Class A misdemeanor driving under the influence of alcohol charges. He hired an attorney and the matter was continued for a pretrial conference.

-Ronnie L. West, 48, Hume, pleaded not guilty with a jury trial demand to a Class C misdemeanor disorderly conduct charge. The matter was continued for a pretrial conference.

Other matters

-Jacob A. Gates, 18, Dennison, learned the state dismissed a Class A misdemeanor illegal consumption of alcohol charge. The case was closed.

-Hilary N. Peterson, 39, Paris, failed to appear in court. Her motion to continue was granted without objection. The two counts of a Class A misdemeanor driving under the influence of alcohol and a Class A misdemeanor driving under the influence of an intoxicating compound were continued for a pretrial conference.

-Dustin M. Sly, 20, Mattoon, learned the state withdrew a petition to revoke his conditional discharge sentence for a Class A misdemeanor retail theft conviction. His conditional discharge was terminated and the case was closed.

-Ethan A. Watson, 19, Paris, learned the state withdrew a petition to revoke his court supervision sentence for a Class B misdemeanor speeding conviction. The state also withdrew a Class A misdemeanor illegal consumption of alcohol by a minor charge. The case was closed.

-Joshua D. Willmoth, 18, Paris, learned the state dismissed a Class A misdemeanor illegal consumption of alcohol by a minor charge, and the case was closed.

-Brittany N. Winter, 25, Danville, was resentenced on a petition to revoke her probation sentence for a Class 3 felony possession of methamphetamine conviction. The new sentence was 180 days in jail with credit for seven days previously served and the remaining time subject to the court’s discretion and two years of conditional discharge. She was ordered to pay all previous financial obligations.

Warrants

Warrants were ordered and prepared when the following individuals failed to answer the court call: Kenneth A. Arthur, 31, Marshall; Jacob A. Coe, 43, Terre Haute, Ind.; April L. Davis, 38, Paris; Seth B. Edwards, 30, Paris; Angela D. Eslinger, 37, Paris; Daniel L. Hires, 44, Casey; Stephanie L. Hovis, 32, Paris; Kristin D. Jewell, 38, Dugger, Ind.; and Vern A. Stone, 53, Shirkieville, Ind.