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Cases filed during June 25-July 1, 2023. Visit the “Court News” category under the “Community News” tab for other editions. 

FELONIES

Karen Ashby, 62 of Carlinville, is charged with aggravated domestic battery in connection with a June 29 incident.

MISDEMEANORS

Christopher Oatsvall, 56 of Carlinville, is charged with violating an order of protection in connection with a June 26 incident.

Lynne Goodwin, 64 of Staunton, is charged with criminal trespassing to land in connection with a June 29 incident.

Emiliano McGill, 19 of Litchfield, is charged with possession of liquor in public as a minor and transportation of liquor as a driver in connection with a June 24 incident.

TRAFFIC

Kyle James, 32 of Girard, is charged wtih driving under the influence of alcohol and domestic battery in connection with a June 24 incident.

Alice Schmitt, 45 of Mount Olive, is charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, operating an uninsured motor vehicle, and improper lane usage in connection with a June 16 incident.

Dalton Embree, 19 of Springfield, is charged with driving on a suspended license and driving 15-20 mph above the limit in connection with a June 17 incident.

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Justin Grider, 40 of Carlinville, is charged with driving on a suspended license and driving 15-20 mph above the limit in connection with a June 15 incident.

Michael Bradford, 27 of Saint Louis, MO, is charged with driving on a revoked license and driving 15-20 mph above the limit in connection with a June 17 incident.

Candace Conlee, 25 of Carlinville, is charged with driving on a suspended license and operating an uninsured motor vehicle in connection with a June 21 incident.

Dorothy Jackson, 31 of Springfield, is charged with driving on a revoked license and driving with a canceled/revoked/suspended registration in connection with a June 18 incident.

Breydon Turner, 22 of Wilsonville, is charged with driving on a suspended license in connection with a June 13 incident.

Demitry Lewis, 21 of Carlinville, is charged with driving with a canceled/revoked/suspended registration and operating an uninsured motor vehicle in connection with a June 22 incident.

Rosanna Maples, 50 of Carlinville, is charged with driving with a canceled/revoked/suspended registration in connection with a June 22 incident.

Karen Yancik, 63 of Benld, is charged with speeding 26-34 mph over the limit in connection with a June 23 incident.

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Douglas Roberson, 58 of Mount Olive, is charged with driving on a revoked license and operating a motor vehicle with suspended registration in connection with a June 26 incident.

Tyler Stonecipher, 19 of Brownstown, is charged with speeding 35+ mph over the limit in connection with a June 25 incident.

Ashley Bethel, 39 of Benld, is charged with driving on a revoked license in connection with a June 25 incident.

Grace Maka, 48 of Saint Petersburg, FL, is charged with driving on a suspended license, improper turn signal, and disregarding a stop sign in connection with a June 28 incident.

Michael Robertson, 29 of Brighton, is charged with driving on a suspended license in connection with a June 25 incident.

Danielle Williams, 40 of Carlinville, is charged with driving with a driver’s license expired more than one year in connection with a June 28 incident.

Ashley Morris, 36 of Alton, is charged with driving on a suspended license, driving with a canceled/revoked/suspended registration, and operating an uninsured motor vehicle in connection with a June 27 incident.

Antonio Zollicoffer, 35 of Carlinville, is charged with driving on a suspended license in connection with a June 26 incident.

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Rodney Miller, 52 of Godfrey, is charged with driving with a canceled/revoked/suspended registration in connection with a June 17 incident.

Brittney Sherfy, 37 of Benld, is charged with driving with a canceled/revoked/suspended registration, driving on a suspended license, and operating an uninsured motor vehicle in connection with a June 22 incident.

Kevin Honaker, 30 of Litchfield, is charged with reckless driving and driving unlicensed in connection with a June 15 incident.

Jason Buettner, 51 of Benld, is charged with driving with driving with a canceled/revoked/suspended registration in connection with a June 18 incident.

Cole Allen, 18 of Benld, is charged with driving with a canceled/revoked/suspended registration, operating an uninsured motor vehicle, and driving 11-14 mph above the limit in connection with a June 18 incident.

Felix Ortega, 45 of Staunton, is charged with driving with a canceled/revoked/suspended registration in connection with a June 26 incident.

Kimberly Taggett, 39 of Milwaukee, WI, is charged with driving on a revoked license and driving with a canceled/revoked/suspended registration in connection with a June 22 incident.

Wesley Bunting, 40 of Rochester, is charged with speeding 26-34 mph over the limit in connection with a June 25 incident.

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Don Smith, 37 of Saint Louis, MO, is charged with driving on a revoked license in connection with a June 28 incident.

Roy Walton, 49 of Springfield, is charged with driving on a revoked license and driving 21-25 mph above the limit in connection with a June 26 incident.

Clayton Harris, 24 of East Saint Louis, is charged with speeding 26-34 mph over the limit in connection with a June 24 incident.

Nicholas Thurm, 19 of Shipman, is charged with speeding 26-34 mph over the limit and violating license classes first and second in connection with a June 27 incident.

Kevin Terry, 45 of Gary, IN, is charged with driving on a suspended license and driving 21-25 mph above the limit in connection with a June 27 incident.

DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE FILED

  • Zachary Collins versus Danielle Collins

MARRIAGE LICENSES

  • Larry Rhodes and Marsha Crane, both of Carlinville
  • Jamie Hartman and Doris Tut, both of Carlinville

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Cases filed during August 20-26, 2023. Visit the “Court News” category under the “Community News” tab for other editions. 

FELONIES

Frederic Skinner, 19 of Carlinville, is charged with theft of display merchandise in connection with an August 19 incident. The charge was elevated to a felony due to a prior conviction of the same offense.

Marcus Kampmann, 32 of Staunton, is charged with possession of meth in connection with an October 5, 2022, incident.

Matthew Stoops, 21 of Bunker Hill, is charged with possession of meth, driving unlicensed, operating an uninsured motor vehicle, and expiration of registration in connection with a May 26 incident.

Holly Messerly, 37 of Bunker Hill, is charged with possession of meth in connection with an October 15, 2022, incident.

Kirklund Davis, 25 of Sawyerville, is charged with obstructing justice by destroying evidence, false report of an offense, leaving the scene, operating an uninsured motor vehicle, and failing to reduce speed in connection with an August 22 incident.

Michael Mccormick, 66 of Wilsonville, is charged with aggravated assault with a motor vehicle in connection with an August 23 incident.

Alexander Dopuch, 28 of Benld, is charged with possession of a controlled substance, two counts of driving under the influence of alcohol, and improper lane usage in connection with a July 16 incident.

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MISDEMEANORS

Alphonso Anderson, 26 of Carlinville, is charged with criminal damage to property in connection with an August 20 incident. He was also charged with violating an order of protection in connection with an August 21 incident.

James Rawlins, 61 of Carlinville, is charged with criminal trespassing in connection with an August 22 incident.

Arthur Massey, 58 of Brighton, is charged with aggravated assault with use of a deadly weapon in connection with an August 11 incident.

Dustin Luketich, 33 of Plainview, is charged with theft of labor, services, or property in connection with a July 3 incident.

Kimberly Richey, 38 of Mount Olive, is charged with resisting a peace officer and criminal trespassing in connection with an August 11 incident.

Antonio Zollicoffer, 35 of Carlinville, is charged with theft in connection with a June 24 incident.

Kimberly Knott, 41 of Coffeen, is charged with two counts of writing a check knowing her depository would not honor in connection with incidents taking place on May 17 and May 20.

Rodney Knott Jr., 39 of Coffeen, is charged with writing a check knowing his depository would not honor in connection with an April 28 incident.

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Fred Howell, 47 of Mount Olive, is charged with disorderly conduct in connection with an August 24 incident.

Stephanie Short, 58 of Bunker Hill, is charged with violating an order of protection in connection with an August 24 incident.

William Overturf, 36 of Eagarville, is charged with criminal trespassing to a vehicle, driving on a suspended license, driving with a canceled/revoked/suspended registration, and operating an uninsured motor vehicle in connection with an August 24 incident.

TRAFFIC

Alice Horne, 63 of Hillsboro, is charged with driving under the influence of a drug in connection with an August 21 incident.

Dakota Throne, 24 of Eagarville, is charged with speeding 26-34 mph over the limit in connection with an August 12 incident.

Denyse Greff, 54 of Thayer, is charged with improper use of registration and operating an uninsured motor vehicle in connection with an August 17 incident.

Rebecca Morgan, 29 of Quincy, is charged with driving on a suspended license in connection with an August 19 incident.

Michael Reeder, 68 of Carlinville, is charged with failing to notify damage done to an unattended vehicle and operating an uninsured motor vehicle in connection with an August 16 incident.

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Darin Day, 37 of Carlinville, is charged with driving on a suspended license, driving with a canceled/revoked/suspended registration, and operating an uninsured motor vehicle in connection with an August 18 incident.

Theodore Hopper, 51 of Gillespie, is charged with driving with a canceled/revoked/suspended registration, operating an uninsured motor vehicle, and driving 1-10 mph above the limit in connection with an August 19 incident.

Charles Massie III, 27 of Breese, is charged with driving on a suspended license, driving with a canceled/revoked/suspended registration, and operating an uninsured motor vehicle in connection with an August 19 incident.

Amanda Coyle, 39 of Girard, is charged with speeding 26-34 mph over the limit in connection with an August 18 incident.

Krystal Ray, 33 of Carlinville, is charged with driving with a canceled/revoked/suspended registration in connection with an August 17 incident.

Adam Miller, 34 of Edwardsville, is charged with driving with a license that has been expired more than one year, operating an uninsured motor vehicle, and improper lane usage in connection with an August 21 incident.

Irakli Tsiklauri, 40 of Brooklyn, NY, is charged with driving a vehicle requiring a CDL license while not obtaining a CDL license and not paying a fee for being over the registered weight in connection with an August 21 incident.

Rakhmatillo Tishaev, 30 of Kent, WA, is charged with driving a vehicle requiring a CDL license while not obtaining a CDL license and not paying a fee for being over the registered weight in connection with an August 22 incident.

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Wayne Minhards, 66 of Greenfield, is charged with speeding 26-34 mph over the limit in connection with an August 19 incident.

Venson Price, 42 of Alton, is charged with driving on a suspended license, operating an uninsured motor vehicle, and disregarding a stop sign in connection with an August 18 incident.

Michael Mccormick, 66 of Wilsonville, is charged with driving on a suspended license in connection with an August 23 incident.

DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE FILED

  • Diana Aubin versus Richard Aubin
  • Katherine Laslie versus Jared Gamble
  • Katelyn Banister versus Adam Banister
  • Clayton Heimlich versus Emily Hohn

MARRIAGE LICENSES

  • Alexander Dawson and Emily Turner, both of Carlinville
  • Larry Lehman and April Ewin, both of Gillespie
  • Blake Stone and Ryleigh Hinkle, both of Bunker Hill
  • Wayne White and Lauren Bennett, both of Raymond
  • Blake Bertolino and Taylor Jenkins, both of Girard
  • Michaela Potthast of Alhambra and Trevor Straeter of Pocahontas
  • Hannah Wilton of Carlinville and Nicholas Ondes of Mount Olive
  • Shawn Schultze and Pamela Czarnecki, both of Bunker Hill
  • Brock Bell of Delavan and Cara Emery of Carlinville

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Cases filed during August 13-19, 2023. Visit the “Court News” category under the “Community News” tab for other editions. 

FELONIES

Michael Wallace, 46 of Bunker Hill, is charged with domestic battery in connection with an August 13 incident. The charge was elevated to a felony due to a prior conviction of the same offense.

Dillon Weaver, 25 of Carlinville, is charged with aggravated robbery with a firearm, theft, and aggravated assault with the use of a deadly weapon in connection with an August 11 incident.

Justin Howerton, 27 of Carlinville, is charged with violating the sex offender registration in connection with a July 25 incident.

Dustin Thompson, 29 of Hillsboro, is charged with residential burglary and theft of between $500 and $10,000 in connection with a June 21 incident. He was also charged with possession of meth in connection with an April 5 incident.

Roy Glasco, 28 of Carlinville, is charged with aggravated driving under the influence of alcohol with a suspended or revoked license, operating an uninsured motor vehicle, two counts of improper lane usage, transportation of alcohol as a driver, improper turn signal, five counts of disregarding a stop sign, aggravated driving under the influence of alcohol with no valid insurance, aggravated fleeing, driving with a revoked/suspended license, two counts of driving under the influence of alcohol, and driving on a suspended license in connection with an August 14 incident.

Kathryn Ayers, 51 of Gillespie, is charged with two counts of theft in connection with a June 26 incident. The charges were elevated to felonies due to prior convictions of the same offense.

Frederic Skinner, 19 of Carlinville, is charged with two counts of theft in connection with events taking place on August 4 and August 6. The charges were elevated to felonies due to prior convictions of the same offense.

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Rowan Cook, 21 of Staunton, was charged with possession of meth and possession of a controlled substance in connection with a February 5 incident.

Thomas Ray, 43 of Staunton, was charged with possession of meth in connection with a February 26 incident.

Amanda French, 36 of Mount Vernon, is charged with possession of a controlled substance in connection with a November 6, 2022, incident.

Jordan French, 30 of Mount Vernon, is charged with possession of meth in connection with a November 6, 2022, incident.

MISDEMEANORS

Mark Bersch, 66 of Carlinville, is charged with resisting a peace officer and criminal trespassing in connection with a June 30 incident.

Brayden Parker, 19 of Gillespie, is charged with disorderly conduct in connection with a July 6 incident.

Dominic Parker, 22 Gillespie, is charged with disorderly conduct in connection with a July 6 incident.

Brett Bilbruck, 18 of Hettick, is charged with disorderly conduct in connection with a July 1 incident.

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Christine Wolf, 48 of Mount Olive, is charged with littering in connection with a June 26 incident.

Denzell Drew, 26 of Affton, MO, is charged with possession of 30 to 100 grams of cannabis, driving on a revoked license, unlawful possession of cannabis as a driver, and window treatment on driver and adjacent driver windows in connection with a May 6 incident.

TRAFFIC

Erick Streeter, 52 of Saint Louis, MO, is charged with driving on a suspended license in connection with an August 12 incident.

Adam Bray, 42 of Carlinville, is charged with driving on a revoked license in connection with an August 11 incident.

Kimberley Nicaise, 33 of Carlinville, is charged with driving on a suspended license and operating an uninsured motor vehicle in connection with an August 14 incident.

David Ragusa, 40 of East Alton, is charged with driving on a revoked license, leaving the scene, failing to give notice of a crash, operating an uninsured motor vehicle, improper lane usage, and failing to reduce speed in connection with an August 11 incident.

Jennifer Turley, 42 of Virden, is charged with driving on a revoked license and operating an uninsured motor vehicle in connection with an August 8 incident.

Jalisa Gray, 34 of Saint Louis, MO, is charged with speeding 26-34 mph over the limit and violating a child restraint in connection with an August 13 incident.

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Frank Napoli, 51 of Oak Forest, is charged with driving on a revoked license, illegal transportation of alcohol, and driving 15-20 mph above the limit in connection with an August 12 incident.

Cody Wiseman, 21 of East Alton, is charged with driving with a canceled/revoked/suspended registration and operating an uninsured motor vehicle in connection with an August 11 incident.

Jakob Barton, 25 of Jerseyville, is charged with speeding 26-34 mph over the limit in connection with an August 10 incident.

Danielle Green, 24 of Elkville, is charged with speeding 26-34 mph over the limit and operating an uninsured motor vehicle in connection with an August 14 incident.

Melissa Brooks, 38 of Benbrook, TX, is charged with driving on a suspended license and improper lane usage in connection with an August 14 incident.

Sagyndyk Keldibaev, 59 of Forest Hills, NY, is charged with not obtaining a CDL license while operating a vehicle requiring a CDL license and having an unpaid fee for being over the registered weight in connection with an August 15 incident.

Toni Portis, 27 of Chicago, is charged with driving on a suspended license in connection with an August 16 incident.

Zaur Buzoev, 36 of Renton, WA, is charged with not obtaining a CDL license while operating a vehicle requiring a CDL license and having an unpaid fee for being over the registered weight in connection with an August 16 incident.

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Rysbek Koichiev, 38 of Renton, WA, is charged with not obtaining a CDL license while operating a vehicle requiring a CDL license and having an unpaid fee for being over the registered weight in connection with an August 16 incident.

Jennifer Pickett, 41 of Gillespie, is charged with reckless driving in connection with an August 9 incident.

DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE FILED

  • Jennifer Davis versus Ronald Davis Jr.
  • Suzanne Dzafic versus Bernhard Dzafic Jr.
  • Skyelissa Ellsworth versus Corylee Ellsworth
  • Patricia Burger versus Ricky Burger

MARRIAGE LICENSES

  • Joshua Bale-Eiskant and Rebecca Brown, both of Virden
  • Bre Garner and Nicolas Emery, both of Carlinville
  • William Worley and Ashley Rayburn, both of Staunton
  • James Comerford and Maria Winnett, both of Virden

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Staunton man found guilty of criminal sexual assault

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A verdict was rendered on Tuesday in about 35 minutes for a Staunton man who was found guilty of criminal sexual assault.

Dillard Dehart Jr., 66 of Staunton, was charged with the offense on February 17, 2022, after his niece had accused him of the offense and had secretly recorded parts of the offense.

The secretly recorded videos were played for the jury, according to Macoupin County State’s Attorney Jordan Garrison who called multiple witnesses and tried the case.

Sentencing for Dehart Jr. is set for October 4, 2023.

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