Cases in the Edgar County Circuit Court

By Suzanne Williams swilliamsprairiepress@gmail.com
Posted 5/3/21

The following people were on the April 19 and April 22 criminal and traffic calls in Edgar County Circuit Court:

 

In custody

-Samuel D. Adkins, 23, Paris, appeared in custody and was …

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Cases in the Edgar County Circuit Court

Posted

The following people were on the April 19 and April 22 criminal and traffic calls in Edgar County Circuit Court:

 

In custody

-Samuel D. Adkins, 23, Paris, appeared in custody and was charged with a Class 4 felony unlawful use of a debit card and a Class A misdemeanor theft. He was assigned to the public defender, and the matter was continued for the preliminary hearing.

Adkins’ unresolved charges of a Class 4 felony unlawful possession of a credit card and a Class 4 felony possession of a controlled substance were continued for a pretrial conference. He was remanded to custody pending posting of bond.

-Isaac K. Burgess, 32, Newman, appeared in custody. His unresolved charges of a Class 2 felony burglary, a Class 2 felony possession of a stolen vehicle, a Class 3 felony possession of methamphetamine, a Class 3 felony theft, a Class 3 felony failure to report to a penal institution, a Class 4 felony retail theft, a Class A misdemeanor possession of a hypodermic syringe, a Class A misdemeanor resisting a police officer, a Class A misdemeanor criminal trespassing to motor vehicles and a Class B misdemeanor criminal trespassing to real property were continued for a pretrial conference. His motion to reduce bond was denied. Burgess was remanded to custody pending posting of bond.

-Cynthia D. Christopher, 56, Paris, appeared in custody. A pretrial conference was scheduled for her unresolved Class 4 felony possession of a controlled substance charge. She was remanded to custody pending posting of bond.

Joseph R. Cunningham, 28, Chrisman, was in custody and his Class 3 felony violating the sex offender registry charge was continued for a pretrial conference. He was remanded to custody pending posting of bond.

-Joe W. Evans, 32, Paris, appeared in custody. A pretrial conference was scheduled for the petitions to revoke his probation sentence for a Class 4 felony possession of a controlled substance conviction, a Class A misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia conviction and a Class A misdemeanor domestic battery conviction. He was remanded to custody pending posting of bond.

-Hannah J. Fitzsimmons, 20, Paris, appeared in custody. She was charged with a Class A misdemeanor battery. The public defender was appointed and a not guilty plea with a jury trial demand was made. Bond was set at $1,500. She was remanded to custody pending posting of bond.

-Matthew T. Hamrick, 20, Oakland, was in custody. His unresolved Class 3 felony possession of a weapon by a convicted felon charge was continued for a pretrial conference. He was remanded to custody pending posting of bond.

-Ryan J. Maggitt, 27, Mattoon, appeared in custody. The preliminary hearing was held, and he pleaded not guilty with a jury trial demand to a Class 2 felony aggravated domestic battery and a Class A misdemeanor domestic battery charges. The matter was continued for a pretrial conference. Maggitt was remanded to custody pending posting of bond.

-Timothy M. Seuffer, 45, Paris, was in custody and charged with a Class 3 felony violating the sex offender registry, a Class 3 felony possession of methamphetamine and a Class 3 felony possession of a weapon by a convicted felon. The public defender was appointed, and bond was set at $15,000. The matter was continued for the preliminary hearing. Seuffer was remanded to custody pending posting of bond.

-Matthew L. Smith, 36, Paris, appeared in custody for missing a previous court appearance. His unresolved charges of a Class 1 felony methamphetamine manufacturing, a Class 2 felony possession of methamphetamine manufacturing materials, a Class 3 felony possession of methamphetamine and a Class 4 felony obstruction of justice were continued for a pretrial conference. He was remanded to custody pending posting of bond.

 

Charges

-Robin M. Brooks, 45, Paris, was presented with a petition to revoke her conditional discharge sentence for a Class A misdemeanor driving under the influence of alcohol conviction. She told the court she will hire an attorney. Brooks denied the petition, and the matter was continued for a pretrial conference.

-Dustin R. Comstock, 32, Charleston, was charged with a Class A misdemeanor driving on a suspended license. The public defender was appointed and a not guilty plea with a jury trial demand was entered. A pretrial conference was scheduled.

-Jared R. Ford, 34, Paris, was charged and pleaded not guilty with a jury trial demand to a Class A misdemeanor driving on a suspended license. He was assigned to the public defender and the matter was continued for a pretrial conference.

-Kirklan M. Livingston, 23, Paris, was charged with a Class 3 felony unlawful use of a debit card. The public defender was appointed. The matter was continued for the preliminary hearing.

-Deborah R. Wallace, 58, Paris, was charged with a Class A misdemeanor driving on a revoked license. She was assigned to the public defender. The matter was continued for a first appearance with counsel.

 

Guilty pleas

-Kaden Garner, 20, Marshall, admitted a petition to revoke his probation sentence for a Class 3 felony aggravated battery conviction and was resentenced to 120 days of electronic home monitoring, 30 months of probation and ordered to pay all previous financial obligations.

-Goldia M. Lankster, 21, Brocton, pleaded guilty to a Class A misdemeanor leaving the scene of an accident. She was sentenced to one year of conditional discharge, a $300 fine, court costs and various state fees.

-Michael S. Lenhart, 37, Paris, admitted a petition to revoke his conditional discharge sentence for a Class B misdemeanor criminal trespassing conviction. He was resentenced to 30 days in jail with good conduct credit to apply subject to stayed jail time, one year of conditional discharge and ordered to pay all previous financial obligations.

-Kayla M. Mills, 38, Paris, entered a negotiated guilty plea to a Class 3 felony possession of methamphetamine and was sentenced to 90 days of electronic home monitoring with credit for one day previously served, two years of first-offender probation, a $600 fine, 30 hours of community service work, court costs and various state fees. In exchange for the plea, the state dismissed a Class A misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia and a Class A misdemeanor theft charges.

In another case, Mills pleaded guilty to a Class 3 felony possession of methamphetamine and was sentenced to 120 days of electronic home monitoring with credit for seven days previously served, two years of first-time offender probation to run concurrent with the previous conviction, 30 hours of community service work, a $600 fine, court costs, various state fees, an order to forfeit all items seized at the time of arrest and an order to obtain counseling per an evaluation. In return for the plea, the state dismissed a Class A misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.

-Sarah A. Spitz, 27, Chrisman, pleaded guilty to a Class A misdemeanor driving on a suspended license. She was sentenced to one year of court supervision, a $300 fine, court costs and various state fees.

 

Not guilty pleas

-Latisha K. Winkler, 42, Paris, pleaded not guilty with a jury trial demand to a Class 4 felony aggravated driving while license is revoked and a Class A misdemeanor driving on a revoked license charges. The matter was continued for a pretrial conference.

 

Other matters

-Terry D. Griffin, 40, Paris, failed to appear and the court imposed the 14-day jail sentence with good conduct credit to apply attached to his Class C misdemeanor disorderly conduct conviction. A no-bond arrest warrant was issued.

-Brittany N. Wilson, 30, Paris, was resentenced for a petition to revoke her probation sentence for a Class 3 felony possession of methamphetamine conviction to 120 days of electronic home monitoring with credit for 20 days previously served with good conduct credit to apply, two years of probation and ordered to pay all previous financial obligations. She was ordered to complete counseling per an evaluation.

In another case, Wilson was sentenced on a Class A misdemeanor resisting a police officer conviction to five days in jail with credit for five days previously served, one year of conditional discharge to run concurrent with the previous sentencing, a $300 fine, court costs and various state fees.

 

Warrants

Warrants was ordered prepared when William J. Wimsett, 28, Paris, failed to appear.