Towell going to prison after failing at probation

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Failure to comply with his initial drug conviction sentencing has earned Andrew D. Towell a couple of years in prison.

Towell, 35, Paris, appeared during the June 13 criminal and traffic call in Edgar County Circuit Court and was resentenced on a petition to revoke his probation sentence for a Class 3 felony possession of methamphetamine conviction. His new two-year sentence to the Illinois Department of Corrections has 40 days of credit for time previously served.

He was remanded to custody pending transport to IDOC.

Other individuals appearing before the bench for the June 10 and June 13 court call included:

In Custody

-William E. Barnett, 51, Foley, Ala., appeared in custody and was charged with a Class A misdemeanor theft and a Class B misdemeanor criminal trespassing to real property. Bond was set at $3,000 and the public defender was appointed. He was ordered to have no contact with the Super 8 Motel and the matter was continued for a first appearance with counsel. He was remanded to custody pending posting of bond.

-Joseph W. Christopher, 28, Vermilion, appeared in custody. His motion for release to attend a residential treatment was continued. His unresolved charges of a Class 2 felony burglary, a Class 3 felony aggravated battery, a Class 4 felony criminal trespassing and a Class A misdemeanor battery were continued for a pretrial conference. A new motion hearing was scheduled, and he was remanded to custody pending posting of bond.

-Richard E. Durbin, 42, West Terre Haute, Ind., appeared in custody. He was resentenced on petitions to revoke his probation sentences for a Class 3 felony possession of methamphetamine conviction and a Class 4 felony possession of a controlled substance conviction. He was resentenced to 150 days in jail with credit for 48 days previously served, with the remaining 54 days subject to the court’s discretion, two years of probation on each count to run concurrently, ordered to pay all prior financial obligations and obtain counseling per an evaluation. He was remanded to custody pending release processing.

-Everett E. Elsberry, 43, Paris, appeared in custody. He waived the preliminary hearing and pleaded not guilty with a jury trial demand to a Class 3 felony possession of methamphetamine and a Class A misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia charges. Bond was reduced to $5,000 from the original bond of $10,000. The matter was continued for a pretrial conference. Elsberry was remanded to custody pending posting of bond.

-Michelle Greer, 34, Charleston, appeared in custody and was charged with a Class 3 felony possession of methamphetamine and a Class A misdemeanor possession of a hypodermic syringe. The public defender was appointed and bond was set at $15,000. The matter was continued for the preliminary hearing and Greer was remanded to custody pending posting of bond.

-Nathan W. Hale, 31, Paris, appeared in custody and was charged with a Class 2 felony burglary, a Class 4 felony theft and a Class 4 felony criminal trespassing. The public defender was appointed and the matter was continued for the preliminary hearing. Hale was remanded to custody pending posting of bond.

-Harold B. Harris, 35, Chrisman, appeared in custody and was charged with a Class 3 felony failure to report to a penal institution. The public defender was appointed and the matter was continued for the preliminary hearing. No bond was set and Harris was remanded to custody.

-Owen D. Hawkins, 36, Paris, appeared in custody. His motion to be released on a reduced bond or personal recognizance was denied. His unresolved charges of a Class X felony delivery of methamphetamine, a Class X felony possession of methamphetamine, a Class X felony methamphetamine trafficking and a Class 3 felony possession of ammunition by a convicted felon were continued for a pretrial conference. He was remanded to custody pending posting of bond.

-David Lee Hunt, 63, Paris, appeared in custody and entered a negotiated guilty plea to a Class 1 felony bringing a controlled substance into a penal institution charge. A presentencing investigation was ordered and the matter was continued for a sentencing hearing. In exchange for the plea, the state dismissed a Class A misdemeanor resisting a police officer charge. Hunt was released on a personal recognizance bond and remanded to custody pending release processing.

-Tracy D. Lavanway, 50, Paris, appeared in custody and was charged with a Class A misdemeanor domestic battery. The public defender was appointed, and Lavanway was granted a personal recognizance bond, with an order prohibiting contact with the apparent victim or the victim’s residence. The matter was continued for a first appearance with counsel. Lavanway was remanded to custody pending release processing.

-Sierra A. Maus, 28, Terre Haute, Ind., appeared in custody. The public defender was appointed to represent Maus for a Class 1 felony residential arson, a Class A misdemeanor criminal damage to property, a Class A misdemeanor domestic battery and a Class A misdemeanor resisting a police officer charges. The matter was continued for the preliminary hearing. Maus was remanded to custody pending posting of bond.

-Zamion McMahan, 24, Charleston, appeared in custody for missing a previous court appearance. His unresolved Class 3 felony possession of methamphetamine charge was continued for a pretrial conference. McMahan was remanded to custody pending posting of bond.

-Joshua D. Means, 26, Metcalf, appeared in custody and pleaded not guilty with a jury trial demand to a Class 1 felony residential burglary, a Class 2 felony possession of a stolen firearm and a Class 3 felony possession of a weapon by a convicted felon charges. The matter was continued for a pretrial conference. His unresolved Class 1 felony residential burglary and a Class 4 felony criminal trespassing charges were also continued for a pretrial conference. He was remanded to custody pending posting of bond.

-Tabitha Munds, 22, Paris, appeared in custody for missing a previous court appearance. She waived the preliminary hearing and pleaded not guilty with a jury trial demand to a Class 3 felony possession of methamphetamine and a Class A misdemeanor possession of a hypodermic syringe. The matter was continued for a pretrial conference. Her unresolved Class A misdemeanor retail theft and a Class A misdemeanor possession of a hypodermic syringe charges were also continued for a pretrial conference. Munds’ motion for a personal recognizance bond was denied, but she was granted a bond reduction of $2,500 from the original bond of $5,000. She was remanded to custody pending posting of bond.

-Cody A. Rigdon, 29, Paris, appeared in custody and pleaded guilty to a Class 2 felony possession of a stolen vehicle and a Class 3 felony aggravated battery. He also admitted petitions to revoke his probation sentences for a Class 4 felony criminal damage to property and a Class 3 felony aggravated battery convictions. A presentencing investigation was ordered. He was granted a jail furlough to attend a residential treatment facility. The matter was continued for the sentencing hearing.

In another matter, Rigdon’s unresolved charges of a Class A misdemeanor battery, a Class A misdemeanor theft and two counts of a Class A misdemeanor violating an order of protection were continued for pretrial conferences. Rigdon was remanded to custody pending transport to the treatment facility.

-Kenneth A. Walker, 48, Paris, appeared in custody, waived the preliminary hearing and pleaded not guilty with a jury trial demand to a Class 4 felony aggravated assault and a Class C misdemeanor disorderly conduct. By agreement bond was reduced to $2,500 from the original bond of $5,000. The matter was continued for a pretrial conference and Walker was remanded to custody pending posting of bond.

nBrittany N. Winter, 25, Paris, appeared in custody. She was presented with and admitted a petition to revoke her probation sentence for a Class 3 felony possession of methamphetamine conviction. A presentencing investigation was ordered and the matter was continued for the sentencing hearing. Her motion for a bond reduction was denied. Winter was remanded to custody pending posting of bond.

Charges

-Stacey L. Adams, 56, Kansas, was charged with a Class A misdemeanor driving under the influence of alcohol. Adams told the court she will hire an attorney. The matter was continued for a first appearance with counsel.

-Ira Franklin Crowder, 43, Paris, was charged and pleaded guilty to a Class A misdemeanor driving on a suspended license. He was sentenced to one year of conditional discharge, a $300 fine, court costs and various state fees.

-Megan C. Cusick, 23, Paris, was charged with a Class 3 felony possession of methamphetamine and a Class A misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. The public defender was appointed and a not guilty plea with a jury trial demand was entered. In another matter, Cusick was presented with a petition to revoke her conditional discharge sentence for a Class A misdemeanor retail theft conviction. The public defender was appointed. Both matters were continued for pretrial conferences.

-Shane W. Floyd, 28, Paris, was charged and pleaded guilty to a Class A misdemeanor battery charge. He was sentenced to 30 days in jail subject to the court’s discretion, 18 months of probation, a $300 fine, court costs, various state fees, an order to obtain counseling per an evaluation and an order prohibiting contact with the apparent victim or the victim ‘s residence.

-Richard A. Marietta, 27, Paris, was presented with a petition to revoke his conditional discharge sentence for a Class A misdemeanor theft conviction. The public defender was appointed and the matter was continued for a first appearance with counsel.

nHolly A. Sexton, 31, Paris, was charged with a Class A misdemeanor retail theft. She told the court she will hire an attorney. The matter was continued for a first appearance with counsel.

-Robert Smith, 18, Paris, was charged with a Class A misdemeanor resisting a police officer. The public defender was appointed and the matter was continued for a first appearance with counsel.

-Austin M. White, 19, 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, various state fees and an order to obtain substance abuse counseling per an evaluation.

Guilty pleas

-Dillon R. Manhart, 21, Oblong, admitted a petition to revoke his probation sentences for a Class A misdemeanor domestic battery and a Class A misdemeanor illegal consumption of alcohol by a minor convictions. He was resentenced to three days in jail with credit for three days previously served, one year of probation, an order to pay all previous financial obligations and an order to complete counseling per an evaluation.

-James Pine, 36, Paris, pleaded guilty to a Class A misdemeanor violating an order of protection. 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, various state fees and an order prohibiting contact with the apparent victim or the victim’s residence.

-Seth A. Smith, 20, Paris, entered a negotiated guilty plea agreement to a Class A misdemeanor criminal sexual abuse and was sentenced to 32 days in jail with credit for 16 days previously served, one year of probation, court costs and various state fees. In exchange for the guilty plea, the state dismissed a Class 2 felony aggravated criminal sexual abuse charge.

Smith also pleaded guilty to a second Class A misdemeanor criminal sexual abuse charge. In that case, he was sentenced to 32 days in jail with credit for 16 days previously served and one year of probation to run concurrently with his previous conviction, a $300 fine, court costs, various state fees and an order to complete counseling per an evaluation. He was ordered to have no contact with the apparent victims.

In another matter, Smith pleaded guilty to a Class A misdemeanor retail theft. He was sentenced 32 days in jail with credit for 16 days previously served and one year of probation to be served concurrently with the previous convictionswith the previous convictions, court costs and various state fees.

-John W. Waterman, 45, Clinton, Ind., entered a negotiated guilty plea to a Class A misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia and was sentenced to 90 days in jail with credit for one day previously served and the remaining time subject to the court’s discretion, 18 months of conditional discharge, a $750 fine, court costs and various state fees. In exchange for the guilty plea, the state dismissed a Class 3 felony possession of methamphetamine charge.

Waterman also pleaded guilty to a Class A misdemeanor driving on a suspended license. He was sentenced to 18 months conditional discharge to run concurrently with his felony conviction, court costs and various state fees.

Not guilty pleas

-Tina Booher, 34, Paris, denied a petition to revoke her probation sentence for a Class 3 felony possession of methamphetamine conviction. The matter was continued for a pretrial conference.

-Richard E. Brady, 33, Kansas, pleaded not guilty with a jury trial demand to a Class A misdemeanor battery charge. A pretrial conference was scheduled.

-Margaret M. Hendricks, 27, Paris, pleaded not guilty with a jury trial demand to a Class A misdemeanor driving under the influence of drugs. The matter was continued for a pretrial conference.

-Nathan W. Pardi, 20, Paris, pleaded not guilty with a jury trial demand to a Class A misdemeanor unlawful use of a weapon charge. The matter was continued for a pretrial conference.

-Blake B. Sawyer, 32, Paris, pleaded not guilty with a jury trial demand to a Class A misdemeanor driving on a revoked license and a Class A misdemeanor driving on a suspended license. A pretrial conference was scheduled.

Other Matters

-Jonathan H. Campbell was sentenced on a Class A misdemeanor criminal damage to property to four days in jail with credit for two days previously served, 18 months of conditional discharge, a $300 fine, court costs and various state fees.

-Lacy L. Eason, 34, Chrisman, failed to appear in court and a motion to continue the preliminary hearing was denied. In her absence, the preliminary hearing was held and probable cause was founded to formally charge her with a Class 3 felony possession of methamphetamine and a Class A misdemeanor possession of a hypodermic syringe. The matter was continued for a pretrial conference.

Warrants

Warrants were ordered and prepared when the following individuals failed to answer the court call: Michaela D. Flick, 23, Paris; Brittany N. Harris, 28, Paris; Stephanie L. Hovis, 32, Paris; Nathan Lee Rayburn, 41, Paris; Dustin P. Scott, 29, Robison; John S. Turner, 37, Savoy; and Ashley K. Whitley, 35, Paris.