CHARLESTON -- A man received the maximum probation term possible when he admitted having a medication without a prescription and contact with a woman with an order of protection against him.
Timothy L. Hutchinson, 66, for whom court records list an address of 500 Polk Ave., Charleston, pleaded guilty to a charge of possession of a controlled substance alleging he had a prescription painkiller on Aug. 1.
Hutchinson also pleaded guilty to a violation of an order of protection charge, a felony because of a prior domestic battery conviction. He was accused of having contact with the woman, also on Aug. 1.
Charges alleging order of protection violations on Nov. 7 were dismissed and Hutchinson was placed on probation for 2 1/2 years.
Terms included no contact with the woman, an evaluation for substance abuse treatment and payment of about $2,000 in fines and court fees. Jail time was stayed, meaning Hutchinson won't have to serve it if he follows requirements.
Coles County Circuit Judge Brien O'Brien sentenced Hutchinson by accepting the terms of a plea agreement that Assistant State's Attorney Joy Wolf and Assistant Public Defender Jesse Danley recommended.
In other cases in court recently, O'Brien also accepted guilty pleas from:
- Geremy Exchevarrja-Ortolaza, 35, whose address on record is 2514 Buxton Drive, Apt. 115, Mattoon, to a misdemeanor charge of unlawful use of weapons.
Exchevarrja-Ortolaza was arrested on Sept. 30 for reportedly firing a gun outside the Local on 45 tavern in Mattoon.
A felony charge of reckless discharge of a firearm was dismissed and he was ordered to pay about $2,000 in fines and court fees. Jail time was also included but stayed.
O'Brien accepted a plea agreement that Assistant State's Attorney Tom Bucher and defense attorney Todd Reardon recommended.
- Christy J. Worthey, 28, whose most recent address on record is 1609 Piatt Ave., Mattoon, to a methamphetamine possession charge alleging she had the drug on Nov. 15.
Worthey was placed on probation for two years with terms including a substance abuse treatment evaluation, about $2,000 in fines and fees and stayed jail time.
The prosecution also agreed to not seek revocation of the probation sentence she received for an obstructing justice conviction. In that case, Worthey was accused of lying to police about a robbery that took place in October of last year.
Wolf and Public Defender Anthony Ortega recommended the plea agreement.
- Kelsey R. Massengill, 27, whose address on record is in Toledo, to a charge of possession of a controlled substance alleging she had heroin in Charleston on Feb. 21.
Massengill received two years of first offender probation, a sentence that can result in no record of a conviction if completed successfully. Terms included a treatment evaluation, about $1,700 in fines and fees and stayed jail time.
State's Attorney Brian Bower and Ortega recommended the plea agreement.