Date range: July 4-11, 2018. Visit the “Court News” category under the “Community News” tab for other editions.
Jacob McCoy, as administrator of the estate of Randy McCoy, is suing Area Ambulance Inc. in excess of $50,000 alleging willful and wanton conduct and wrongful death relating to the death of Randy McCoy on July 10, 2017. According to the lawsuit, Area Ambulance Service was called to Medora for Randy after he fell, had seizure like activity, and became unresponsive. The plaintiff alleges the ambulance service responded and attempted to place a cardiac monitor on Randy, but the monitor and additional batteries were dead. The suit further alleges the ambulance service attempted to place AED pads on Randy, but the AED pads were incompatible with the AED unit and unable to shock Randy’s heart leaving the EMTs with inoperable equipment to monitor Randy’s cardiac level leading to his death.
Pekin Insurance Company, as subrogee of Betty Phelps, is suing Jones Chiropractic and Physical Therapy, Ltd. for $262,559.65, plus court costs, the amount it paid Phelps relating to a 2014 fire that damaged Phelps’ fitness club in Bunker Hill. The plaintiff claims a 2014 fire at Jones Chiropractic and Physical Therapy, Ltd. caused Phelps’ property to be uninhabitable through fire that spread and the use of water used to extinguish the fire. The plaintiff alleges Jones was guilty of carelessness and negligence in maintaining, inspecting, cleaning, and servicing the mechanical, electrical, heating and gas equipment, failing to protect and secure accelerants, allowed vapors of accelerates to build up, and failed to take adequate and proper measures to prevent a fire from starting.
Macoupin County Housing Authority has filed a forcible entry and detainer complaint against Sarah Lehman seeking possession of a residence located in the 620 block of Rimini Drive, Virden.
1st MidAmerica Credit Union is suing Victor Eichmiller, Mount Olive, for $6,956.55, plus court costs and interest, the plaintiff claims is owed on a 2012 retail installment contract for the purchase of a 2009 Dodge Journey.
Tower Loan of Illinois, LLC is suing Jordan Howerton, Winchester, for $2,004.95, plus court costs, the plaintiff claims is owed on a defaulted loan agreement.
Personal Finance Company, LLC is suing Jodi Bennett, Atwater, for $1,586.20, plus court costs, the plaintiff claims is owed on a defaulted unsecured promissory note.
Cavalry SPV I, LLC is suing Adam Muir, Gillespie, for $6,532.80, plus court costs, the plaintiff claims is owed on a defaulted Citibank/Home Depot credit card account.
Kravanya Funeral Homes, Ltd. Is suing Lawrence Jarden, Litchfield, for $4,218, plus court costs, the plaintiff claims is owed for rendered funeral services.
Jeffrey Stoops, 48, Staunton, is charged with unlawful possession of methamphetamine in connection with a June 30 incident in Staunton when he possessed less than five grams of a substance containing methamphetamine.
Brandon Weatherford, 25, Carlinville, is charged with theft and criminal damage to property in connection with a June 30 incident in Carlinville when he damaged bathroom fixtures and a coin operated amusement machine in Plaza Laundromat and exerted unauthorized control of a coin operated amusement machine motherboard.
Andrew Kuehn, 38, Gillespie, is charged with aggravated battery and resisting a peace officer in connection with a July 1 incident in Gillespie when he kicked a peace officer and resisted a peace officer knowing them to be engaged in executive of their official duties.
Devin Dahmer, 33, Highland, is charged with aggravated assault in connection with a July 3 incident when he swung a knife at a Macoupin County Sheriff’s Department deputy.
Milburn Lindsey Jr., 36, Carlinville, is charged with theft in connection with a June 2 incident in Carlinville when he had unauthorized control of a chain link fence belonging to the Carlinville Park Board.
Sebastian Nessl, 23, Mount Olive, is charged with unlawful possession of a controlled substance in connection with an April 11 incident in Gillespie when he unlawfully had possession of a substance containing FUB-AMB.
Anel Berisa, 21, Mount Olive, is charged with unlawful possession of less than five grams of methamphetamine in connection with a May 3 incident in Gillespie.
Tradena Peters, 28, Bunker Hill, is charged with unlawful possession of a controlled substance in connection with a May 18 incident in Carlinville when she was in possession of a substance containing cocaine.
Ryan Zorrillo, 24, Girard, is charged with disorderly conduct in connection with a July 3 incident when he threw beer steins and mugs and threatened his mother.
Taylor Simburger, 27, Benld, is charged with criminal damage to property in connection with a June 30 incident in Staunton when she damaged windows without the consent of the owner.
David Hampton, 53, Litchfield, is charged with battery in connection with a July 8 incident in Carlinville when he pushed another male.
Isiah Amos, 20, Quincy, is charged with domestic battery in connection with a July 7 incident in Gillespie when he struck his ex-girlfriend in the face with his fist.
Robert Best, 18, Staunton, is charged with criminal trespassing to a motor vehicle in connection with a May 18 incident in Staunton when he operated a 2008 Chrysler van without the authority of the owner.
Jessica McCollum, 43, Mount Olive, is charged with theft of services in connection with a May 25 incident when she used Kaho Water District water services after the water meter to her residence was locked in the off position.
Tanner Ontis, 21, Fieldon, is charged with two counts of driving under the influence, operating an uninsured motor vehicle, and improper lane usage in connection with a July 3 incident in Brighton around 10:57 p.m.
- James Edwards, Benld, and Elaine Fallert, Litchfield.
- Leslie Hardison, Bunker Hill, and Diana Urbonas, Carlinville.
- Jacob Morgan and Jayme Naples, both of Carlinville.