TAYLORVILLE — Published court appearances reflect the daily 10:00 a.m. criminal call and do not necessarily account for all felony proceedings heard that day. Christian County Resident Judge Brad Paisley from the Fourth Judicial Circuit presided over the following cases, which were heard on November 16, 2023:
- Derrick L. Covington, 22CF66. (aggravated driving while going twenty-one miles over the speed limit/ served 168 days in jail with credit for 84 and 30 days of home confinement, serving eighteen months of probation; Driving on a suspended license/ dismissed by motion of the state.) The defendant appeared by notice for a petition to revoke hearing. The petition to revoke hearing has been rescheduled for January 18, 2024.
- James G. Tirpak, Jr. 22CF80. (Criminal sexual assault of a family member who is under the age of eighteen.) Pre-trial was continued to January 11, 2024.
- Robert A. Stivers, 16CF42. (Aggravated battery of a victim thirteen years of age or younger causing a permanent disability/ guilty, merged with other offense; two counts of murder with a strong probability that killing or injuring the victim was known/ one count dismissed by the state, Serving fifty years in the department of corrections and has credit for 769 days served.) There was a status hearing on a petition and matters have been extended to January 18, 2024.
- Jahquel D. Pearsall, 23CF18. (Burglary/ charge amended or reduced; burglary without causing damage.) Pre-trial has been continued to December 21, 2023
Jeremy T. Stark, 22CF201. (Two counts for aggravated battery in a public place; criminal damage in an amount ranging between $10K-$100k.) A status hearing on a treatment court referral has been scheduled for December 21, 2023.
Published court appearances reflect the daily 10:00 a.m. criminal call and do not necessarily account for all felony proceedings heard that day. Christian County Resident Judge Brad Paisley from the Fourth Judicial Circuit presided over the following cases, which were heard on November 17, 2023.
- Kyle T. Adler, 23CF95. (Aggravated battery of a peace officer; domestic battery causing bodily harm.) The defense made two motions. One to removed monetary release and another for furlough to treatment. The pre-trial hearing will be on the motions Nov. 21, 2023.
- Bradley P. Graham, 23CF86. (Drug induced homicide.) The defense made motions to modify bond restriction and a furlough to attend familiar funeral services. Bond will not be modified, but the defendant will be released on furlough with conditions to attend a familiar funeral service from Nov. 18, 2023 at 4 p.m. to Nov. 19, 2023 at 6 p.m. when he is to turn himself in with the jail. The defense also motioned for a 402 conference which will be on December 12, 2023 at 8:45 p.m.
- Daniel C. Jacobs, 23CF153. (An estimated $500 to 10l worth of criminal damage to property.) The defendant not present due to illness and issued notice to appear for a hearing on December 15, 2023.
- Edward J. Schroder. 23CF34. (Forgery, make, or altering a document.) The status hearing has been continued to December 14, 2023.
- Dustin M. Shook 23CF157. (Aggravated battery in a public place.) The defense waved preliminary hearing and pre-trial was scheduled for January 19, 2024.
- Michael L. Droke, 21CF322, 23CF149, (Meth delivery in an amount under five grams/ 180 days in jail with credit for 129 served, two years of probation; meth delivery in an amount between five to fifteen grams/ dismissed by motion of the state; aggravated fleeing from the police while going twenty-one miles over the speed limit; aggravated battery of a peace officer; delivery of five or less grams of meth; aggravated assault of a peace officer, firefighter, or emergency worker.) There negotiated plea for cases 21CF322 and 21CF149. The defendant will plea guilty and serve seven years concurrent at a rate of fifty percent for the cases, receive credit for time served and supervised release for one year when released from custody.