Prison sentence for drug offenses

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Felony drug charges in two counties has earned a northern Edgar County woman time in prison.

Lacy L. Eason, 34, Chrisman, pleaded guilty to a Class 3 felony possession of methamphetamine and was sentenced to two years in prison with credit for four days previously served, a $500 fine, court costs and various state fees. In exchange for the guilty plea, the state dismissed a Class A misdemeanor possession of a hypodermic syringe charge.

The Edgar County sentence runs concurrently with Eason’s 2018 Douglas County conviction for a Class 3 felony possession of methamphetamine.

Other individuals appearing before the bench for the Aug. 5 and Aug. 8 criminal and traffic calls in Edgar County Circuit Court included:

In custody

-Evan T. Chestnut, 24, West Terre Haute, Ind., appeared in custody. His oral motion for either a personal recognizance bond or a bond reduction was denied. His unresolved two counts of a Class A misdemeanor driving under the influence of alcohol and a Class A misdemeanor driving on a suspended license charges were continued for a pretrial conference. He was remanded to custody pending posting of bond.

-Jennifer M. Herbek, 41, Kansas, appeared in custody for missing a previous court appearance. Her bond was reduced to $1,000 from the original bond of $3,000, and her unresolved Class 3 felony possession of methamphetamine, a Class 4 felony aggravated driving on a revoked license, a Class A misdemeanor driving on a revoked license and two counts of a Class B misdemeanor criminal trespassing charges were continued for a pretrial conference.

In another matter, Herbek was charged with a Class 4 felony obstruction of justice. The public defender was appointed and the matter was continued for the preliminary hearing. Bond in this matter was set at $5,000. She was remanded to custody pending posting of bond.

-Ronnie L. Johnson, 34, Paris, appeared in custody. He was charged with a Class A misdemeanor domestic battery and a Class A misdemeanor violation of a bail bond. He waived his right to be represented by an attorney and pleaded not guilty with a jury trial demand. Bond was set at $7,000, and he was ordered to have no contact with the apparent victim or the victim ‘s residence. The matter was continued for a pretrial conference.

In another matter, Johnson pleaded not guilty with a jury trial demand to a Class A misdemeanor domestic battery charge. That matter was continued for a pretrial conference. Johnson was remanded to custody pending posting of bond.

-Tosha N. Lowry, 29, Paris, appeared in custody and was charged with a Class 3 felony possession of methamphetamine, a Class A misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia and a Class A misdemeanor possession of a hypodermic syringe. The public defender was appointed. Bond was set at $2,500. The matter was continued for the preliminary hearing. She was remanded to custody pending posting of bond.

-Tracy E. Luster, 48, Brocton, appeared in custody for missing a previous court appearance. He was granted a recognizance bond. A pretrial conference was scheduled for a petition to revoke his conditional discharge sentence for a Class A misdemeanor driving on a suspended license conviction. Luster was remanded to custody pending release processing.

-Sierra A. Maus, 28, Paris, appeared in custody. Her unresolved Class 1 felony residential arson, a Class 3 felony threatening a public official, a Class A misdemeanor criminal damage to property, a Class A misdemeanor domestic battery, a Class A misdemeanor resisting a police officer and a Class C misdemeanor disorderly conduct charges were continued for a pretrial conference. She was remanded to custody pending posting of bond.

-Dale L. Porter, 39, Paris, appeared in custody of the Illinois Department of Corrections and entered a negotiated guilty plea to a Class 3 felony theft charge and he was sentenced to two years in the IDOC with credit for one day previously served to run concurrent with his previous sentence, $707 in restitution, a $75 fine, court costs and various state fees. His sentence began immediately, and he was remanded to custody of IDOC. In exchange for the plea, the state dismissed a Class 4 felony unlawful possession of an identification card of another person and a Class 4 felony domestic battery charges.

-Karlie R. Timmerman, 25, Terre Haute, Ind., appeared in custody and was charged with a Class A misdemeanor domestic battery, a Class A misdemeanor criminal damage to property and a Class A misdemeanor resisting a police officer. The public defender was appointed and the matter was continued for a first appearance with counsel. Bond was set at $6,000 and Timmerman was ordered to have no contact with the apparent victim or the victim’s residence. She was remanded to custody pending posting of bond.

Subsequently, Timmerman appeared in custody three days later and pleaded guilty to the Class A misdemeanor domestic battery charge. The other two charges were dismissed. She was granted a personal recognizance bond and the matter was continued for a sentencing hearing. She was remanded to custody pending release processing.

Charges

-Kylee J. Beaven, 32, Paris, was charged with a Class A misdemeanor driving on a suspended license. She told the court she will hire an attorney. The matter was continued for a first appearance with the attorney.

-April L. Dulaney, 41, Paris, was charged with a Class B misdemeanor criminal trespassing. The public defender was appointed. The matter was continued for a first appearance with counsel.

-Jason R. Hill, 41, Chrisman, 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.

-Kenneth A. Hovis, 55, Paris, was charged with a Class A misdemeanor driving on a revoked license. He told the court he will hire an attorney. The matter was continued for a first appearance with his attorney.

-Larry D. Lowry, 47, Kansas, was charged with a Class 4 felony theft, a Class 4 felony theft of utility services and two counts of a Class A misdemeanor driving on a suspended license. He told the court he will hire an attorney. The matter was continued for the preliminary hearing.

-Michael C. McMahan, 49, Paris, was charged with a Class 4 felony domestic battery with prior convictions, a Class 4 felony unlawful restraint and a Class A misdemeanor aggravated assault. He was ordered to prepare a financial affidavit for appointment of the public defender. The matter was continued for the preliminary hearing.

-Phillip J. Mohler, 64, St. Bernice, Ind., was presented with a petition to revoke his probation sentence for a Class 2 felony aggravated driving under the influence of alcohol conviction. The public defender was appointed and the matter was continued for a first appearance with counsel.

-Aaron D. Mullenix, 45, Paris, was charged and pleaded not guilty with a jury trial demand to a Class B misdemeanor criminal trespassing. The public defender was appointed. A pretrial conference was scheduled.

-Sherry L. Ricketts, 49, 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.

-Dustin E. Talbott, 34, Paris, was presented with a petition to revoke his conditional discharge sentence for a Class A misdemeanor driving on a suspended license conviction. The public defender was appointed. The warrant for his arrest for missing a previous court appearance was quashed. The matter was continued for a pretrial conference.

Guilty pleas

-Patrick F. Jarvis, 37, West Terre Haute, Ind., entered a negotiated guilty plea to a Class A misdemeanor unlawful use of a weapon and was sentenced to two days in jail with credit for two days previously served, 18 months of conditional discharge, a $75 fine, court costs and various state fees. In exchange for the plea, the state dismissed a Class 3 felony unlawful possession of a controlled substance with the intent to deliver charge.

-Thomas J. Philips, 20, Lowell, Ind., pleaded guilty to a Class A misdemeanor driving on a suspended license charge. He was sentenced to one year of conditional discharge, a $400 fine, court costs and various state fees.

-Tabitha L. Ramirez Martinez, 38, Paris, pleaded guilty to a Class A misdemeanor retail theft charge. She was sentenced to one year of conditional discharge, a $300 fine, court costs and various state fees.

-Jacob L. Vanness, 18, Paris, was charged and pleaded guilty to a Class A misdemeanor illegal consumption of alcohol by a minor. He was sentenced to one year of conditional discharge, a $300 fine, court costs and various state fees. He was ordered to obtain recommended substance abuse treatment.

Not guilty pleas

-Ashley N. Brown, aka Ashton Brown, 21, Paris, waived the preliminary hearing and pleaded not guilty with a jury trial demand to a Class 2 felony aggravated criminal sexual abuse, a Class 3 felony indecent solicitation of a child and a Class 4 felony criminal sexual abuse charges. A pretrial conference was scheduled.

-Jamie M. Castle, 40, Paris, waived the preliminary hearing and pleaded not guilty with a jury trial demand to a Class 4 felony possession of a controlled substance charge. A pretrial conference was scheduled.

-Zachariah E. Fitzgerald, 31, 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 told the court he is still hiring an attorney and the matter was continued for a pretrial conference.

-Blake German, 20, Paris, pleaded not guilty with a jury trial demand to a Class A misdemeanor violating an order of protection after being served and a Class B misdemeanor criminal trespassing charges. A pretrial conference was scheduled.

-Wade V. Gossett, 33, Paris, pleaded not guilty with a jury trial demand to a Class C misdemeanor disorderly conduct charge. The matter was continued for a pretrial conference.

-Roman A. Komnev, 31, Chrisman, pleaded not guilty with a jury trial demand to a Class 3 felony possession of methamphetamine, a Class A misdemeanor retail theft and a Class A misdemeanor possession of a hypodermic syringe charges. The matter was continued for a pretrial conference.

-Matthew K. Savard, 35, Paris, pleaded not guilty with a jury trial demand to a Class 2 felony delivery of methamphetamine and a Class 3 felony possession of methamphetamine charges. He told the court he is still hiring an attorney. The matter was continued for a pretrial conference.

-Dustin M. Sly, 20, Mattoon, denied a petition to revoke his conditional discharge sentence for a Class A misdemeanor retail theft conviction. A pretrial conference was scheduled.

-Dodi A. Trover, 45, Paris, pleaded not guilty with a jury trial demand to two counts of a Class A misdemeanor driving on a suspended license charge. A pretrial conference was scheduled.

-Brenda M. Walker, 20, Brocton, pleaded not guilty with a jury trial demand to a Class A misdemeanor theft charge. The matter was continued for a pretrial conference.

Other matters

-Timothy A. Bradley Jr., 36, Decatur, failed to appear and the court imposed a six-day jail sentence attached to his Class 4 felony aggravated driving on a revoked license conviction. A no-bond arrest warrant was issued.

-Tamera D. Craig, 45, Allerton, failed to appear and the court imposed a 60-day jail sentence attached to her Class A misdemeanor driving under the influence of alcohol conviction. A no-bond arrest warrant was issued.

-Dustin C. Evitt, 20, Paris, failed to appear and the court imposed a 60-day jail sentence attached to his Class A misdemeanor illegal consumption of alcohol by a minor conviction. He was found to be in default of payments and the matter was referred to the collection agency. A no-bond arrest warrant was issued.

-Summer D. Perisho, 38, Paris, learned the court quashed a warrant for her arrest for missing a previous court appearance for her Class A misdemeanor driving on a suspended license conviction.

-Michael A. Starr, 33, Paris, learned the state dismissed his Class 4 felony aggravated driving under the influence of alcohol charge.

-Michael A. Swinford, 40, Hindsboro, failed to appear in court, and the public defender’s motion to continue the preliminary hearing was denied. Following the hearing, the defense entered a not guilty plea with a jury trial demand. A no-bond arrest warrant for Swinford was issued.

Warrants

Warrants were prepared and issued when the following individuals failed to answer the court call: Ethan R. Daniels, 40, Terre Haute, Ind.; Derek V. Howard, 35, Brocton; David Lee Hunt, 63, Paris; Shawn Laufman, 47, Paris; Anthony W. Long, 41, Marshall; Sarah M. Prater, 30, Charleston; and Chantelle M. Rosales, 31, Paris