Labaume working on plea deal for felonies

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A negotiated guilty plea agreement is in the works for a Paris man who is already serving a prison sentence.

Chad T. Labaume, 42, Paris, appeared in custody of the Illinois Department of Corrections for the Oct. 3 criminal and traffic call in Edgar County Circuit Court. His unresolved charges of a Class X felony home invasion and a Class 4 felony criminal trespass to a residence were continued until Oct. 10 for a negotiated guilty plea. He was remanded back to custody of IDOC.

Labaume is currently serving multiple convictions from Coles and Edgar counties, including a Class X felony home invasion conviction.

Other individuals appearing before the bench for the Oct. 3 and Oct. 7 court calls included:

In custody

-Cheyene M. Audirsch, 25, Paris, appeared in custody for missing a previous court appearance. Her sentencing hearing was continued on the petition to revoke her probation sentence for a Class 4 felony obstruction of justice conviction. In another matter, Audirsch’s unresolved Class A misdemeanor retail theft charge was continued for a pretrial conference.

In a new case, Audirsch was charged with a Class A misdemeanor possession of a hypodermic syringe. The public defender was appointed and the matter was continued for a first appearance with counsel. She was remanded to custody pending posting of bond.

-Eric J. Carter, 23, Paris, appeared in custody and entered a negotiated guilty plea agreement to a Class A misdemeanor domestic battery. He was sentenced to 180 days in jail with credit for 26 days previously served and the remaining 128 days in jail are subject to the court’s discretion, two years of probation, a $500 fine, court costs, various state fees and an order to complete domestic violence counseling. He was remanded to custody pending release processing. In exchange for the plea, the state dismissed a Class 2 felony aggravated domestic battery charge.

-Michael S. Gallion, 35, Kansas, appeared in custody and was charged with a Class 2 felony aggravated domestic battery and a Class 4 felony unlawful restraint. The public defender was appointed. The matter was continued for the preliminary hearing. Gallion’s motion for a personal recognizance bond was denied. He was remanded to custody pending posting of bond.

-Brittany N. Harris, 28, Paris, appeared in custody. The preliminary hearing was held and probable cause was determined to formally charge her with a Class 3 felony possession of methamphetamine, a Class 4 felony obstruction of justice, a Class A misdemeanor resisting a police officer and a Class A misdemeanor possession of a hypodermic syringe. She pleaded not guilty with a jury trial demand and a pretrial conference was scheduled.

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

-John Cody Hollingsworth, 27, Paris, appeared in custody. His preliminary hearing for a Class 2 felony aggravated domestic battery and a Class A misdemeanor domestic battery charges was continued.

In another matter, Hollingsworth was granted a continuance for a pretrial conference on the petition to revoke his probation sentence for a Class 4 felony possession of a controlled substance conviction and a pretrial conference for his unresolved charges of a Class A misdemeanor driving under the influence of drugs and a Class 4 felony aggravated driving under the influence. A new pretrial conference was scheduled. He was remanded to custody pending posting of bond.

-Donald L. Johnson, 37, Paris, appeared in custody and was charged with a Class X felony delivery of methamphetamine, a Class 1 felony possession of methamphetamine, a Class 2 felony burglary, and a Class 4 felony possession of a controlled substance. The public defender was appointed and the matter was continued for the preliminary hearing. He was remanded to custody pending posting of bond.

-Ethan T. Johnson, 21, Paris, appeared in custody for missing a previous court appearance. He admitted a petition to revoke his conditional discharge sentence for a Class A misdemeanor driving on a revoked license conviction. He was resentenced to 60 days in jail subject to the court’s discretion, 18 months of conditional discharge and ordered to pay all previous financial obligations. He was remanded to custody pending release processing.

-Kenneth W. Nicholson, 40, Paris, appeared in custody. He was charged with a Class 2 felony burglary, a Class 3 felony theft and a Class 3 felony possession of methamphetamine. The public defender was assigned to the case and the matter was continued for the preliminary hearing. Nicholson’s motion for a personal recognizance bond was denied. He was remanded to custody pending posting of bond.

-Sherry L. Ricketts, 49, Paris, appeared in custody and was charged with a Class 3 felony possession of a weapon by a convicted felon and two counts of a Class A misdemeanor aggravated assault. The public defender got the case, and the matter was continued for the preliminary hearing. Ricketts was remanded to custody pending posting of bond.

Charges

-Dakota A. Camp, 22, Paris, was charged with a Class A misdemeanor criminal trespassing. The public defender was appointed and the matter was continued for a first appearance with counsel.

-Christopher Lee Kennedy, 29, Clinton, Ind., was charged with a Class A misdemeanor driving on a suspended license. The public defender was appointed and matter continued for a first appearance with counsel.

-Colly W. Thomas, 38, Paris, was charged with a Class 3 felony possession of methamphetamine, a Class 4 felony aggravated driving while license is revoked, a Class A misdemeanor interfering with the reporting of a domestic violence call, a Class A misdemeanor driving on a revoked license and a Class A misdemeanor domestic battery. He told the court he will hire an attorney and the matter was continued for a first appearance with counsel. In another matter, Thomas pleaded not guilty with a jury trial demand to a Class A misdemeanor domestic battery charge and the matter was continued for a pretrial conference.

Guilty pleas

-Ashley L. Budd, 29, Paris, pleaded guilty to a Class A misdemeanor retail theft charge. She was sentenced to one year of court supervision, a $75 fine, $35.88 restitution, court costs and various state fees. She was ordered to have no contact with the Paris Wal-Mart.

-Cynthia D. Christopher, 54, Paris, pleaded guilty to a Class B misdemeanor criminal trespass. She was sentenced to three days in jail with credit for three days served, one year of conditional discharge, a $300 fine, court costs and various state fees. Her bond conditions include she is to have no contact with the apparent victim.

-Sarah M. Fields, 36, Terre Haute, Ind., pleaded guilty to a Class A misdemeanor driving on a suspended license charge. She was sentenced to one year of conditional discharge, a $300 fine, court costs and various state fees.

-Dylan Poland, 19, Marshall, entered a negotiated guilty plea to a Class 3 felony possession of methamphetamine charge and was sentenced to 90 days home confinement with credit for two days previously served and 30 days in jail subject to the court’s discretion, two years of first offender probation, 10 hours of community service work, a $500 fine, court costs, various state fees, an order to obtain counseling per an evaluation and an order to forfeit all items seized at the time of his arrest. In exchange for the guilty plea, the state dismissed a Class A misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia charge.

Not guilty pleas

-William J. Bicknell, 33, Paris, pleaded not guilty with a jury trial demand to a Class A misdemeanor driving under the influence of alcohol charge and a pretrial conference was scheduled.

-Courtni A. Hays, 33, Paris, waived the preliminary hearing and pleaded not guilty with a jury trial demand to a Class 2 felony theft charge. The matter was continued for a pretrial conference.

-Samantha N. Libka, 33, Paoli, Ind., pleaded not guilty with a jury trial demand to two counts of a Class A misdemeanor endangering the life or health of a child and two counts of a Class A misdemeanor driving under the influence of alcohol charges. The matter was continued for a pretrial conference.

-Dakota L. Livingston, 23, Paris, pleaded not guilty with a jury trial demand to a Class A misdemeanor domestic battery and two counts of a Class A misdemeanor criminal damage to property charges. The matter was continued for a pretrial conference.

-Angela M. Milligan, 48, Ashmore, pleaded not guilty with a jury trial demand to a Class 3 felony possession of methamphetamine, a Class A misdemeanor driving on a revoked license and a Class A misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia charges. She has hired an attorney and the matter was continued for a pretrial conference.

nSabrina Root, 50, Paris, pleaded not guilty with a jury trial demand to a Class A misdemeanor aggravated assault charge. A pretrial conference was scheduled.

-Dionne Marie Ray Shaw, 41, Paris, pleaded not guilty with a jury trial demand to a Class 3 felony possession of methamphetamine, a Class A misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia and two counts of a Class A misdemeanor driving under the influence of alcohol charges. The matter was continued for a pretrial conference.

Other matters

-Dallas D. Deweese, 50, Vermilion, failed to appear in court and his motion to continue the preliminary hearing for his Class 3 felony failure to return from a furlough charge was denied. The preliminary hearing was held and probable cause was founded to formally charge him. In his absence, the public defender pleaded not guilty with a jury trial demand. The matter was continued for a pretrial conference and a warrant for his arrest was issued. Bond was set at $6,500.

-Kloey R. Ludington, 19, Paris, learned the state withdrew a petition to revoke her conditional discharge sentence for a Class A misdemeanor driving on a suspended license conviction. The conditional discharge sentence was terminated.

-Courtney J. Sanders, 41, Marshall, failed to appear in court. The court imposed a two-day jail sentence attached to her Class 3 felony possession of methamphetamine conviction. A no-bond arrest warrant was issued.

-Dustin P. Scott, 29, Robinson, failed to appear in court. The court imposed a 30-day jail sentence attached to his Class A misdemeanor driving on a suspended license conviction. A no-bond arrest warrant was issued.

Warrants

Warrants were ordered and prepared when the following individuals failed to answer the court call: Erica L. Emerick, 44, Chrisman; Sarah E. Krabel, 28, Chrisman; Tommy W. Miller, 40, Paris; Jonathan T. Murray, 23, Paris; and Dylan M. Voorhees, 27, Lafayette, Ind.