Cases appearing in Edgar County Circuit Court

By Suzanne Williams swilliamsprairiepress@gmail.com
Posted 6/7/21

The following people were among those appearing for the May 24 and May 27 criminal and traffic calls in Edgar County Circuit Court:

 

In custody

-Ty M. Keller, 27, Paris, appeared in …

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Cases appearing in Edgar County Circuit Court

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The following people were among those appearing for the May 24 and May 27 criminal and traffic calls in Edgar County Circuit Court:

 

In custody

-Ty M. Keller, 27, Paris, appeared in custody. The preliminary hearing was held before Keller pleaded not guilty to a Class X felony home invasion, a Class 4 felony criminal trespassing to a residence and a Class 4 felony criminal damage to property charges. A pretrial conference was scheduled.

In another case, Keller pleaded not guilty with a jury trial demand to a Class A misdemeanor domestic battery and a Class A misdemeanor criminal damage to property charges. The matter was continued for a pretrial conference. His oral motion for a bond reduction in both cases was denied. Keller was remanded to custody pending posting of bond.

-Chad E. Mullenix, 42, Paris, appeared in custody. He was charged with a Class A misdemeanor violation of a bail bond and a Class A misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. The public defender was appointed, and Mullenix pleaded not guilty with a jury trial demand. Bond was set at $4,000. The matter was continued for a pretrial conference. His bond conditions include he is to have no contact with the apparent victim. Mullenix was remanded to custody pending posting of bond.

 

Charges

-Laura A. Baty, 27, Paris, was charged with a Class 3 felony possession of methamphetamine and a Class 4 felony criminal damage to property. Her case went to the public defender, and the matter was continued for the preliminary hearing.

-Duane A. Beachy, 34, Mattoon, was charged and pleaded not guilty with a jury trial demand to a Class A misdemeanor possession of a hypodermic syringe. The public defender was appointed, and the matter was continued for a pretrial conference.

-Lindon M. Hess, 19, Paris, was charged with a Class A misdemeanor attempting to flee or elude a police officer. She told the court she will hire an attorney and pleaded not guilty with a jury trial demand. The matter was continued for a pretrial conference.

-Steven A. Labaume, 29, Paris, was charged with a Class 2 felony and a Class 4 felony aggravated driving under the influence of alcohol. The public defender was appointed, and the matter was continued for the preliminary hearing.

-Dalton L. Newman, 25, Paris, was presented a petition to revoke his conditional discharge sentence for a Class A misdemeanor domestic battery conviction. The public defender was appointed. The matter was continued for a pretrial conference.

-Kiersten K. Poznanski, 16, Paris, was charged and pleaded not guilty with a jury trial demand to a Class A misdemeanor reckless driving. She was assigned to the public defender, and the matter was continued for a pretrial conference.

-Melinda D. Simpson, no age provided, Chrisman, was charged with a Class A misdemeanor criminal damage to property and a Class B misdemeanor hunter interference. She told the court she will hire an attorney, and the matter was continued for a first appearance with counsel.

-Richard H. Wilken, 22, Paris, was charged with a Class A misdemeanor criminal damage to property. The public defender was appointed, and Wilken pleaded not guilty with a jury trial demand. A pretrial conference was set.

 

Guilty pleas

-Katelynn M. Bowman, 24, Paris, admitted a petition to revoke her probation sentence for a Class 3 felony possession of methamphetamine conviction. She was resentenced to 90 days electronic home monitoring and two years of probation and ordered to pay all previous financial obligations and undergo counseling per an evaluation.

In another matter, Bowman admitted a petition to revoke her probation sentence for an identical charge and was resentenced to 90 days electronic home monitoring and two years of probation to run concurrently with the previous sentence, and ordered to pay all previous financial obligations.

-Terrence R. Ellis, 49, Paris, pleaded guilty to a Class A misdemeanor domestic battery charge and was sentenced to 17 days in jail with credit for 17 days previously served, 18 months conditional discharge, a $400 fine, court costs, various state fees, an order to obtain counseling per an evaluation and an order to have no contact with the apparent victim. In return for the guilty plea, the state dismissed a Class A misdemeanor interfering with the reporting of domestic violence charge.

-Cheri L.M. Fellers, 47, Paris, pleaded guilty to a Class A misdemeanor speeding charge and was sentenced to a $300 fine, court costs and various state fees.

-Skyler A. Griffin, 27, Ridge Farm, pleaded guilty to a Class A misdemeanor speeding charge. He was sentenced to a $300 fine, court costs and various state fees.

-Jessica E. M. Land, 22, Paris, pleaded guilty to a Class A misdemeanor driving under the influence of alcohol, and was sentenced two years of conditional discharge, 100 hours of community service work, a $750 fine, court costs, various state fees and ordered to obtain counseling per an evaluation. In return for the guilty plea, the state dismissed a second DUI charge

-Mikel O. McCarty, 26, Marshall, admitted a petition to revoke his probation sentences for a Class 2 felony burglary and three counts of a Class 3 felony possession of methamphetamine convictions. A presentencing investigation was ordered.

-Patricia L. Ross, 50, Paris, pleaded guilty to a Class 3 felony possession of methamphetamine and was sentenced to 60 days in jail with good conduct credit to apply with credit for two days previously served, two years of first-offender probation, 30 hours of community service work, a $600 fine, court costs, various state fees and an order to obtain counseling per an evaluation. In return for the guilty plea, the state dismissed a Class A misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia charge.

-Andrew W. Shick, 44, Charleston, pleaded guilty to a Class A misdemeanor possession of a hypodermic syringe. He was sentenced to three days in jail with credit for three days previously served, one year of conditional discharge, a $400 fine, court costs, various state fees and an order to obtain counseling per an evaluation.

-Zachariah R. Short, 31, Paris, pleaded guilty to a Class A misdemeanor driving on a suspended license. He was sentenced to a $300 fine, court costs and various state fees.

-Brittany Tresner, 32, Paris, admitted petitions to revoke her probation sentences for a Class 3 felony methamphetamine, a Class 4 felony possession of a controlled substance and a Class 4 felony disorderly conduct convictions. The matter was continued for a sentencing status hearing.

-Justin L. Whitley, 22, Marshall, pleaded guilty to a Class A misdemeanor speeding charge and was sentenced to a $300 fine, court costs and various state fees.

 

Not guilty pleas

-Charles C. Eitel, 50, Georgetown, pleaded not guilty with a jury trial demand to two counts of a Class A misdemeanor driving under the influence of alcohol charges. A pretrial conference was scheduled.

 

Other matters

-Dakota B. Furry, 25, Paris, failed to appear for a case review and the court imposed a 10-day jail sentence attached to his Class A misdemeanor criminal damage to property conviction. A no-bond arrest warrant was issued.

-Cory A. Gundrum, 24, Paris, learned the state dismissed the petition to revoke his probation sentence for a Class 3 felony possession of cannabis conviction. He successfully completed the probation sentence.

 

Warrants

Warrants were ordered prepared when the following individuals failed to appear for the court call: Dale England, 42, Oakland; Jamesray A. Evans, 29, Paris; Ricky Isaac Jr., 41, Paris; and James J. Thompson, 27, Rosedale, Ind.