CHARLESTON — A man was sentenced to prison for one of the recent methamphetamine charges against him and was also ordered to repay money he was accused of stealing from a 79-year-old man.
Dayton L.H. Ellison, 24, for whom records show a Mattoon address, received a three-year prison sentence under a deal in which he pleaded guilty to a methamphetamine possession charge.
Dayton L.H. Ellison, 23, of Mattoon was charged with methamphetamine possession and aggravated assault.
The charge accused Ellison of having the drug on June 11. Case records say police discovered the methamphetamine in his possession while trying to arrest him on a pending warrant.
Other charges were dismissed, including a charge of financial exploitation of an elderly person, but Ellison was ordered to pay $4,000 in restitution in connection with that case.
Records case indicate that Ellison wrote checks to himself on the man's account.
The dismissed charges also included two other methamphetamine charges and an aggravated assault charge that accused Ellison of driving a vehicle while Mattoon police were trying to remove him from it on Sept. 19.
Coles County Circuit Judge James Glenn sentenced Ellison and agreed to recommend him for a prison system drug treatment program.
It will be up to prison officials whether to admit Ellison but the judge's recommendation was needed for him to be considered. Glenn based the sentence on a plea agreement that State's Attorney Jesse Danley and defense attorney Stephen Friedel recommended. In other cases, Glenn also accepted guilty pleas from: Dylan J. Jennings, 40, whose address on record is in Mattoon, to a methamphetamine possession charge accusing him of having the drug on Dec. 6. A charge accusing Jennings of also having methamphetamine on Aug. 16 was dismissed and he received the maximum probation term possible, 2 1/2 years. Terms of the sentence included an evaluation for substance abuse treatment and other counseling and a requirement that Jennings follow its recommendations. Glenn accepted a plea agreement that Assistant State's Attorney Maggie Crisman-Wilson and defense attorney Todd Reardon Jr. recommended. Christopher J. Cararra, 32, for whom records show an address in Plainfield, to a domestic battery charge accusing him of grabbing a woman at her Charleston residence on Oct. 27. The charge was a felony because Cararra has a prior conviction for the offense and he was placed on probation for two years. Terms included a treatment evaluation to address substance abuse and domestic violence. Danley and Reardon recommended the plea agreement. Destiny A. Stephenson, 23, for whom records show addresses in Charleston and in Harvey, to an aggravated battery charge accusing her of hitting a Charleston police officer on July 31. Stephenson was sentenced to two years of second chance probation, which can result in no record of a conviction if completed successfully. Crisman-Wilson and defense attorney Tyler Weaver recommended the plea agreement.
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Amber Ixtepan received the maximum probation term possible, four years, when she pleaded guilty to a methamphetamine delivery charge in connection with her arrest in Mattoon on Oct. 16 of last year.
Malcolm T. Hoskins, 18, was charged with burglary and possession of another's credit card.
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Ryan M. Wallace, 36, was arrested on a preliminary charge of aggravated assault at 1:52 a.m. in the 1700 block of Walnut Avenue. The arrest occurred after police conducted a well-being check on him at a family member's request.
Mitchell D. Heaton pleaded guilty to a charge of failure to register as a sex offender that accused him of not notifying police of the Facebook account he established under a false name. Heaton, 29, for whom records show addresses in Charleston and in Mattoon, was sentenced to three years in prison for the conviction that could have brought a prison term of three to 14 years.
Yacub K. Koger, 46, whose address on record is in Mattoon, formerly of Chicago, pleaded guilty to a charge of possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver that accused him of having cocaine planned for sale on June 27.
Michael C. Cowger, 39, whose current address on record is in Moweaqua, formerly of Mattoon, pleaded guilty to residential burglary and methamphetamine possession charges.
Joshua D. Foss, 41, for whom court records show a Mattoon address, entered a not guilty plea to a bribery charge that accuses him of trying to bribe a jury on behalf of a DUI suspect.
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Dale E. Jenkins Jr., 40, for who court records show addresses in Charleston and Casey, was one of
three people arrested in connection with burglaries and wire thefts.
Brian D. Abel, who pleaded guilty to a home invasion charge in connection with the incident on Aug. 19, was sentenced to prison after he admitted forcing his way into a rural Mattoon home and attacking a woman there.
Corey A. Galbreath, 40, of rural Ashmore, was arrested for methamphetamine possession and other offenses after a police chase in Charleston and rural Coles County late Friday.
Samantha J. Smith, 31, for whom court records show a Charleston address, pleaded guilty to a charge of possession of methamphetamine manufacturing materials.
Robert E. Hallowell, 47, of Charleston, was arrested after an officer stopped Hallowell for a traffic violation near the intersection of Reynolds Drive and West Polk Avenue. A police dog alert led to a search during which methamphetamine and other drug items were found.
Joshua Snyder, 35, for whom records show a Sullivan address, was accused of breaking into a home about a mile northeast of Humboldt on May 9. The conviction was the second in the same week for Snyder, who also pleaded guilty to a burglary charge in Moultrie County.
Jon Alier, 39, for whom records show a Mattoon address, is charged with aggravated criminal sexual assault.
Brett A. Magana, 22, pleaded guilty to a methamphetamine possession charge that accused him of having the drug on July 14.
Dillon Collier is charged with reckless discharge of a firearm, accused of driving the vehicle "with the knowledge and consent" of another man's plans to shoot at a house.
Dylan Shull was charged with aggravated discharge of a firearm, which accuses him of firing a gun at a house, knowing there were people inside.
The most serious charge against Bailey Hutchinson is possession of a stolen firearm, which can bring a prison sentence of three to seven years. He is also charged with burglary, for which a two- to five-year prison sentence is possible.
Aaron M. Dalby, 44, has been charged with home invasion, reportedly breaking into a Charleston home and attacking a man, according to police.
Matthew C. Bushman, 36, of Mansfield was charged with forgery and obstructing justice.
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Jenny Lyly Le, 25,
was arrested on drug charges after a search of her Charleston apartment.
Tony Hawkins, 50, was found guilty of sexual assault charges that require a prison sentence of six to 60 years.
Cari S. Emberton, 48, was arrested after drugs were found at a Charleston residence
Jared Colbert, 26, of Mattoon was charged with aggravated domestic battery.
Dayton L.H. Ellison, 23, of Mattoon was charged with methamphetamine possession and aggravated assault.
Steven D. Strong, 55, was sentenced to 4 ½ years in prison on a charge of possession of methamphetamine with intent to deliver.
Lonnie W. Sowell, 57, for whom court records list an address in Paris, pleaded guilty to a charge of possession of methamphetamine with intent to deliver and was sentenced to eight years in prison.
Garrett J. Howlett, 29, of Charleston was charged with methamphetamine offenses.
Ian C. Conley, 39, of Charleston was charged with methamphetamine offenses.
Paige N. Kearney, 20, of Windsor was charged with methamphetamine offenses.
Tabatha L. Munds, 22, of Paris was charged with a felony theft offense and was released from jail on bond.
Paul B. Pupa, 55, for whom court records list an address in Chicago, pleaded guilty to a theft charge that accused him of stealing from Prairie State Bank & Trust in Charleston on Jan. 17, 2018.
Billy J. Cripe, 30, for whom records show addresses in Charleston and Decatur, pleaded guilty to a theft charge in connection with the Sept. 9, 2017 incident.
Cody D. Ackerman, 30, for whom record show a Champaign address, was charged with forgery and theft offenses, according to Coles County court courts.
Rashad L. Weekly, 25, of Charleston was charged with aggravated domestic battery.
John Staudinger, 29, of Charleston was charged with residential burglary and identity theft.
Christopher A. Luth, 22, of Charleston was charged with possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and obstructing justice.
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Christa L. Connour, 30, was charged with aggravated battery in connection with the incident, according to Coles County court records.
Alfred Jerry, 27, of Charleston was charged in a federal indictment of obstruction of commerce by robbery, as well as brandishing a firearm in furtherance of a robbery, and possession of a firearm by a felon.
Maliq A. Scott, 20, of Charleston was charged in connection with the death of Paul T. Frailey, a 25-year-old Mattoon man who
died at his residence on March 4.
Willie A Simpson, 22, of Springfield was charged with home invasion, armed robbery, and aggravated battery with a firearm.
Ricketts, 64, whose most recent address on record is in the state of Kansas, received a three-year prison sentence for not reporting to the Coles County jail as required on July 25.
Kenneth Lowe, 46, of Altamont was charged with felony drug offenses.
Kayla Henry, 28, of Charleston was charged with methamphetamine intent to deliver.
Breanna Rhodes, 23, for whom records show a Mattoon address, pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor battery charge.
Zachary Riley, 24, of Mattoon pleaded guilty to a charge of possession with intent to deliver as well as a charge accusing him of having a firearm during a drug trafficking crime.
Kenneth W. Moultrie, 23, of Charleson received a six-year prison term for his conviction for possession of a weapon by a felon, a case in which he was accused of
having several guns at his residence on May 27.
Blake A. Hampton, 23, for whom court records list an address in Mattoon, pleaded guilty to a methamphetamine possession charge.
Jeremy Pieper, 37, for whom court records show an address in Mattoon, pleaded guilty to a methamphetamine delivery charge.
Ricky Curtis, 40, for whom court list an address in Mattoon but also in Chicago, received the prison time for 2016 and 2017 drug delivery and possession charges to which he pleaded guilty in 2018.
Coles County charges against Frank E. Shaffer III, 39, for whom court records list addresses in Casey and in Texas, were dismissed in favor of the federal case, in which he and other suspects are accused of trafficking the drug to Illinois from Texas.
James Miller, 56, of Terre Haute, Ind., was charged with aggravated driving under the influence of alcohol.
Trenten McGee, 30, for whom court records show an address in Charleston, pleaded guilty to charges of domestic battery, aggravated fleeing or attempting to elude police, and possession of a stolen vehicle.
Misti Campos, 27, for whom court records list an address in Colorado Springs, Colo., pleaded guilty to a methamphetamine delivery charge and was sentenced to six years in prison.
Steven Cannon, 22, of West Siloam Springs, Okla., was arrested by the Coles County Sheriff's Office after they learned he was wanted in Oklahoma.
James Brian Brigham, 49, for whom court records show a rural Ashmore address, was charged with disorderly conduct, a felony offense, and drug possession and domestic battery.
Nathan Kirkley, 25, for whom records show an address in Gays, was taken into federal custody after he and a woman were arrested on suspicion of methamphetamine distribution at a Mattoon motel.
Raymondo Jones, 18, for whom court records show an address in Charleston, pleaded guilty to a charge of attempted home invasion in connection with the
Sept. 16 incident at a residence on Jackson Avenue in Charleston.
Richard L. Coffey, 34, of Mattoon was charged with aggravated criminal sexual assault and aggravated restraint.
Anthony Hensley, 37, for whom records show addresses in Mattoon, pleaded guilty to a felony theft charge.
Barry Wolfe, 54, pleaded guilty to sexual assault charges.