Metcalf man gets two years in prison

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A northern Edgar County man was sentenced to two years in prison for breaking into and entering a home.

Andrew T. Moody, 31, Metcalf, made a negotiated guilty plea during the Jan. 24 criminal and traffic call in Edgar County Circuit Court. His plea was to a Class 4 felony criminal trespassing to a residence. In addition to the prison time, Moody was also sentenced to a $500 fine, court costs and various state fees. The prison time is concurrent with the sentence in a Vermilion County conviction.

In exchange for the plea, the state dismissed a Class B misdemeanor criminal trespassing to real property charge.

Moody was taken into custody for immediate service of the sentence and transportation to a DOC facility.

Other individuals appearing before the bench on Jan. 24 included:

In Custody

-Cody D. Craig, 34, Paris, appeared in custody. He pleaded guilty to a Class A misdemeanor battery charge and was sentenced to 40 days in jail with good conduct credit to apply and credit for 20 days previously served, 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 and was remanded to custody pending release processing.

In another matter, the state withdrew the petition to revoke Craig’s conditional discharge sentence for a Class A misdemeanor battery conviction and the sentence was terminated.

-Chad P. Keller, no age or address provided, appeared in custody and was charged with a Class X felony possession of methamphetamine, more than 100 grams but less than 400 grams. The public defender was appointed and the matter was continued for the preliminary hearing. He was remanded to custody pending posting of bond.

Keller posted $10,000 bond four days later and was released from custody.

-Scott D. Labaume, 37, Paris, appeared in custody. His unresolved charges of a Class 4 felony domestic battery with prior convictions, a Class A misdemeanor domestic battery, a Class A misdemeanor criminal damage to property and a Class A misdemeanor driving on a suspended license were continued for a pretrial conference. Labaume was remanded to custody pending posting of bond.

-Eve A. Lorance, 36, Newman, appeared in custody for missing a previous court appearance. Her sentencing hearing for a petition to revoke her conditional discharge sentences for two counts of a Class 4 felony aggravated fleeing from police and a petition to revoke her probation sentence for a Class 3 felony possession of methamphetamine conviction were continued.

Lorance was granted a personal recognizance bond and was remanded to custody pending release processing.

Charges

-Angela D. Addcox, 31, Paris, was charged with a Class A misdemeanor unlawful display of a title. The public defender was appointed and the matter was continued for a first appearance with counsel.

-Donald W. Cown, 45, Paris, 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 matter was continued for a first appearance with counsel.

-Michaela D. Flick, 22, Paris, 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.

-Kalee L.M. Ford, 28, Paris, 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.

-Dana D. Lee, 47, Paris, was charged and pleaded not guilty with a jury trial demand to a Class C misdemeanor disorderly conduct. The public defender was appointed and the matter was continued for a pretrial conference.

-Benjamin Russell Payne Jr., 27, Clinton, Ind., was charged with a Class A misdemeanor failure to yield to flashing lights. The public defender was appointed and the matter was continued for a first appearance with counsel.

-James Caleb Tretter, 39, Paris, was charged with a Class A misdemeanor battery and a Class A misdemeanor criminal damage to property. He waived the right to an attorney and the matter was continued for formal arraignment.

Guilty pleas

-Barry L. Adams, 55, Paris, pleaded guilty to a Class A misdemeanor driving under the influence of alcohol. He was sentenced to two years of court supervision, a $750 fine, a $750 DUI equipment fee, court costs and various state fees. He must also obtain counseling per an evaluation.

-Michael S. Lenhart, 35, Paris, admitted a petition to revoke his probation sentence for a Class 3 felony possession of methamphetamine conviction and a petition to revoke his conditional discharge sentence for a Class C misdemeanor disorderly conduct conviction. A presentencing investigation was ordered and the matter was continued for sentencing.

Not guilty pleas

-Tracy E. Luster, 47, Brocton, denied a 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 pretrial conference.

-Cera J. Waltz, 21, Chrisman, pleaded not guilty with a jury trial demand to a Class A misdemeanor speeding charge. The matter was continued for a pretrial conference.

Other matters

-Ashley M. Doran, 21, Vermilion, learned the state withdrew a petition to revoke her court supervision for a Class A misdemeanor driving under the influence of an intoxicating compound conviction. Her court supervision was terminated and the case was dismissed.

-Leslie K. Dunagan, 36, Kansas, learned the warrant for her arrest for missing a previous court appearance was quashed. Her unresolved Class A misdemeanor criminal damage to property charge was continued for a pretrial conference.

-Chase D. Ellington, 23, Kansas, completed his community service work for a Class A misdemeanor driving on a suspended license conviction. The state terminated his conditional discharge sentence and the case was closed.

-John W. Green, 33, Chrisman, received a 48-day jail sentence with work release for his Class 4 felony possession of cannabis conviction.

-Trent A. Keen, 50, Paris, learned the state dismissed two counts of a Class A misdemeanor domestic battery charge. The case was closed.

-Steve A. Schaefer, 60, Vermilion, completed his community service work for a Class A misdemeanor driving on a revoked license. The state terminated his conditional discharge sentence and the case was closed.

Warrants

Warrants were prepared and issued when the following individuals failed to answer the court call: Jacob A. Coe, 42, Terre Haute, Ind.; Jonah R. Cordell, 37, Redmon; Dustin C. Craig, 38, Paris; Bruce L. Hunt, 39, Paris; and Jamacia Nicole Kennedy, 31, Danville.