Ohio man held on multiple felony charges

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Providing an alias didn’t work out well for an Ohio man after an early August encounter with local law enforcement.

Anthony C. Grant, aka Brandon Watts, 21, Columbus, Ohio, appeared in custody of the Edgar County Sheriff’s Department for the Sept. 20 criminal and traffic call in Edgar County Circuit Court.

His unresolved charges of a Class 2 felony theft of a motor vehicle, Class 2 felony theft, a Class 3 felony illegal possession of weapons by a convicted felon, a Class 3 felony illegal possession of ammunition by a felon and a Class 4 felony obstruction of justice were continued for a pretrial conference and Grant was remanded to custody pending posting of $50,000 bond.

Other individuals appearing before the bench for the Sept. 17 and Sept. 20 calls included:

In Custody

-Lancee M. Alexander, 46, Paris, appeared in custody and was charged with a Class 3 felony possession of methamphetamine. She told the court she will hire an attorney and the preliminary hearing was scheduled. She was granted a personal recognizance bond and remanded to custody pending release processing.

nGage A. Chandler, 18, Kansas, appeared in custody and was charged with a Class 2 felony aggravated domestic battery, a Class A misdemeanor domestic battery and a Class A misdemeanor resisting a police officer. The public defender was appointed and bond was set at $40,000, with a no-contact order included as a bond condition. The matter was continued for a first appearance with counsel. He was remanded to custody pending posting of bond.

-Jason Daily, 38, Marshall, appeared in custody and pleaded not guilty with a jury trial demand to two counts of a Class 2 felony aggravated battery. Bond was reduced to $5,000 from the original $10,000, and the matter was continued for a pretrial conference. Daily was remanded to custody pending posting of bond.

-Kenny L. Husher Kanash, 28, Chrisman, appeared in custody and pleaded not guilty with a jury trial demand to a Class 4 felony possession of a controlled substance and a Class 4 felony aggravated driving while license is revoked. Pursuant to state law, he was granted $30 for every day served toward his $40,000 bond. The matter was continued for a pretrial conference, and he was remanded to custody pending posting of bond.

-Joshua Phillips, 38, Marshall, appeared in custody for missing a previous court date. He told the court he was incarcerated in Clark County at the time. His unresolved Class 4 felony domestic battery charge and an unresolved petition to revoke his probation sentence for a Class A misdemeanor domestic battery conviction were continued for a negotiated plea. He was remanded to custody pending posting of bond.

-Eddie D. Shelton, 34, Paris, appeared in custody. His unresolved Class 3 felony failure to register as a sex offender and Class 4 felony aggravated assault charges were continued for a pretrial conference. He was remanded to custody pending posting of bond.

-Roxanna L. Smith, 45, Terre Haute, Ind., appeared in custody and was charged with a Class 3 felony possession of methamphetamine. The public defender was appointed and bond was set at $5,000. The matter was continued for the preliminary hearing, and Smith was remanded to custody pending posting of bond.

-Richard Wilken, 20, Paris, appeared in custody for missing a previous court date. He pleaded guilty to a Class 4 felony possession of a controlled substance charge and was sentenced to 120 days in jail with credit for 45 days and the remaining 30 days are subject to a motion to vacate, two years of first-offender probation, a $500 fine, court costs and various state fees. He was also ordered to undergo counseling per an evaluation and forfeit all items seized at the time of his arrest.

In another matter, Wilken pleaded guilty to a Class C misdemeanor disorderly conduct charge. He was sentenced to one day in jail with credit for one day previously served, one year of conditional discharge, a $200 fine, court costs and various state fees. He was remanded to custody pending release processing.

Charges

-Dennis A. Archibald, 22, Lafayette, Ind., was charged and pleaded guilty to a Class B misdemeanor speeding offense. He was sentenced to a $300 fine, court costs and various state fees.

-Kent D. Coburn, 54, Danville, was presented with a petition to revoke his conditional discharge sentence for a Class A misdemeanor driving under the influence of drugs conviction. He denied the petition and the public defender was appointed. A first appearance with counsel was scheduled.

-Bobbie J. Drueke, 37, Paris, was charged and pleaded not guilty with a jury trial demand to a Class A misdemeanor retail theft. The public defender was appointed and the matter was continued for a pretrial conference.

-Margaret M. Hendricks, 26, Fithian, was charged with a Class B misdemeanor speeding. The public defender was appointed and the matter was continued for a first appearance with counsel.

-Tiffany L. Farrell, 28, Paris, was charged with a Class A misdemeanor driving on a suspended registration and 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.

-Judith M. Heneghan Fletcher, 57, Paris, was charged with two counts of a Class A misdemeanor driving under the influence of alcohol. The public defender was appointed, and the matter was continued for a first appearance with counsel.

-Krystal M. Kirton, 27, Peoria, was presented with a petition to revoke her probation sentence for a Class 2 felony unlawful use of property to manufacture methamphetamine and a Class 3 felony possession of methamphetamine convictions. The public defender was appointed and the matter was continued for a first appearance with counsel.

-Richard A. Marietta, 27, Paris, was charged with a Class A misdemeanor theft. The public defender was appointed and the matter was continued for a first appearance with counsel.

-Paula M. Schwarz, 67, Paris, was charged and pleaded guilty to a Class B misdemeanor speeding offense. She was sentenced to a $300 fine, court costs and various state fees.

-Courtney R. Swinford, 26, Paris, was presented with a petition to revoke her probation sentence for a Class 4 felony obstruction of justice conviction. The public defender was appointed and the matter was continued for a first appearance with counsel.

-William C. Swinford, 35, Michigan City, Ind., was presented with and denied a petition to revoke his conditional discharge sentence for a Class 4 felony aggravated driving while license is revoked and a Class A misdemeanor driving under the influence of alcohol convictions. He told the court he will hire an attorney. The matter was continued for a pretrial conference.

-Ronnie L. West, 46, Hume, was charged with a Class A misdemeanor driving on a suspended license. The public defender was appointed and the matter was continued for a pretrial conference.

Guilty Pleas

-Valarie K. VanNess Tretter, 36, Paris, admitted a petition to revoke her conditional discharge sentence for a Class A misdemeanor violating an order of protection. She was resentenced to 60 days in jail subject to a motion to vacate, six months conditional discharge and ordered to pay all previous financial obligations.

Not guilty pleas

-Keith A. Gosnell, 32, Paris, denied a petition to revoke his probation sentence for a Class 3 felony possession of methamphetamine conviction. A pretrial conference was scheduled.

Other Matters

-Steven L. Baty, 21, Paris, learned the state withdrew a petition to revoke his probation sentence for a Class 4 felony possession of a controlled substance conviction. The matter was continued for completion of his probation.

-Sarah Brookwalter, 21, Ashkum, failed to appear for a sentence review related to a Class C misdemeanor cannabis conviction. The court imposed a four-day jail sentence, and a no-bond arrest warrant was issued.

-Quinton A. Inman, 25, Paris, was ordered to serve 38 days in jail subject to good conduct credit attached to his Class 3 felony possession of methamphetamine conviction. The matter was continued for review of his community service work. He was taken in custody immediately to begin his jail sentence.

-Courtney J. Mills, 24, Charleston, was not present and her written request to quash an arrest warrant and excuse her absence was denied. Her unresolved charges of 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 were continued for pretrial conferences. The warrant for her arrest still applies.

-Kassady C. Neibarger, 29, Terre Haute, Ind., failed to appear in court for a status review hearing. The court imposed a four-day jail sentence and a no-bond arrest warrant was issued.

-Scott P. Tingley, 46, Paris, made a motion to lift the no contact order in his unresolved case where he is charged with a Class 2 felony aggravated domestic battery, a Class 4 felony domestic battery with prior convictions and a Class A misdemeanor domestic battery. The motion was granted, and the matter was continued for a pretrial conference.

-James P. Wilson, 65, Paris, was found in default of his payments toward fine and costs for his Class A misdemeanor domestic battery conviction. The court imposed a six-day jail sentence subject starting Sept. 20.

Warrants

Warrants were ordered when the following individuals failed to answer the court call: Cody D. Craig, 34, Paris; Dalton R. DeWeese, 21, Paris; Laura N. Dimond, 26, Terre Haute, Ind.; Patrick B. Milano, 23, Terre Haute, Ind.; and Michael A. Swinford, 40, Hindsboro.