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CHARLESTON -- A woman was ordered to pay for damaging a vehicle but could have no record of a conviction in connection with the incident.

Amanda S. Daily, 33, whose most recent address in court records is 1509 Champaign Ave., Mattoon, pleaded guilty to a property damage charge alleging she damaged the vehicle on June 24.

With the agreement in her case, Daily was sentenced to two years of second chance probation. The sentence allows for no record of a conviction if completed successfully.

The charge against Daily was a felony because the reported amount of damage to the vehicle was more than $500. Terms of her sentence included payment of $1,100 in restitution.

Other probation requirements included an evaluation for counseling and no contact with the vehicle's owner. Jail time was ordered but stayed, meaning Daily won't have to serve it if she follows her sentence's other requirements.

Coles County Circuit Judge Brien O'Brien sentenced Daily by accepting the plea agreement that State's Attorney Brian Bower and Public Defender Anthony Ortega recommended.

In other cases in court recently, O'Brien also accepted guilty pleas from:

  • Travis H. Spence, whose address on record is 8104 N. County Road 1880E, Charleston, to a misdemeanor domestic battery charge alleging he hit and grabbed a woman on July 19.

A felony charge alleging Spence had methamphetamine on Dec. 14 was dismissed and he was sentenced to two years of probation. A misdemeanor drug paraphernalia possession charge in connection with the Dec. 14 incident was also dismissed.

Probation terms included evaluations for substance abuse treatment and other counseling, including specific domestic abuse counseling. Spence also received a week in jail with more time stayed and was ordered to pay about $1,600 in fines and court fees.

O'Brien accepted a plea agreement that Assistant State's Attorney Joy Wolf and defense attorney Stephen Friedel recommended.

  • Jennifer D. Waldrop, 32, for whom records list an address of 1120 West St., Charleston, to a methamphetamine possession charge alleging she had the drug on Dec. 17.

Waldrop was placed on probation for 2 1/2 years, the longest probation term possible for the conviction. Terms included a substance abuse treatment evaluation, about $2,000 in fines and fees and stayed jail time.

Wolf and Ortega recommended the plea agreement.

  • Brooke L. Griffin, 24, for whom records show addresses in Charleston, Mattoon and Paris, to a charge of driving while license revoked or suspended alleging she drove without a valid license on May 12.

The charge was a felony because Griffin has a prior conviction for the offense and she was sentenced to two years of probation that included about $600 in fines and stayed jail time. A misdemeanor marijuana possession charge was dismissed.

Assistant State's Attorney Daniel Guido and Ortega recommended the plea agreement.

  • Christina J. Koester, 32, whose address on record is in Tuscola, to a theft charge alleging she stole merchandise from the Charleston Walmart on Dec. 12.

The charge was a felony because of a prior conviction and terms of Koester's two-year probation sentence included a substance abuse evaluation, about $500 in fines and stayed jail time.

Assistant State's Attorney Tom Bucher and Assistant Public Defender Jesse Danley recommended the agreement.

  • Raymond York Jr., 28, for whom records list an address in Riverdale, to a charge of driving while license revoked in connection with a traffic stop on Illinois Route 16 near Mattoon on Nov. 2, 2016.

The charge was a felony because of prior convictions and terms of York's two-year probation sentence included two months in jail with day-for-day reductions for good behavior.

Guido and Danley recommended the plea agreement.

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