MATTOON — A Mattoon man was arrested Wednesday on preliminary charges alleging solicitation to commit murder and conspiracy to commit murder.
According to a news release from the Mattoon Police Department, the charges allege that Cody D. Cordes, 28, solicited another person to engage in the robbery and murder of at least two individuals at a residence in Champaign, where heroin sales occur. Cordes planned the robbery and murder of a heroin dealer in Champaign with the intent to gain drugs, cash, and more firearms. Cordes conspired with another person to engage in the crimes.
Police say Cordes was taken into custody at 5:13 p.m. in the 3800 block of Marshall Avenue in Mattoon after obtaining a shotgun to use in the killings.
Cordes was taken to the Coles County Jail. Mattoon authorities said Champaign authorities were notified of the location of the drug house as well as the identity of one of the intended victims.
Preliminary charges are subject to review by the state's attorney's office.
Garza, Maria N.
Maria N. Garza was charged with criminal damage to property, criminal trespass to land, and disorderly conduct.
Howlett, Michael R., Jr.
Michael R. Howlett, Jr. was charged with criminal sexual assault for engaging in sex acts with a minor, possession of methamphetamine and possession of a controlled substance in a penal institution, and threatening the life of a police officer after being arrested.
Jimmy S. Derixson, 42, of Mattoon was also arrested for failing to register as a sex offender
Conrad, Aaron M.
Aaron M. Conrad, 32, was arrested on preliminary charges of domestic battery, interfering with the reporting of domestic violence, unlawful restraint, and resisting/obstructing a police officer.
Hall, Quentin O.
Hall was arrested and placed in the Coles County jail. The state's attorney's office has charged him with manufacturing "ecstasy" pills.
Hamilton, Anthony K.
Hamilton has been charged with possession of methamphetamine and meth manufacturing materials.
Floyd, Benjamin J.
The Coles County State's Attorney's Office charged Floyd with home invasion with a dangerous weapon, home invasion that caused injury, aggravated battery with a victim older than 60, and violation of bail bond.
Ted A. Morecraft, 48, whose address on record is in Mattoon, pleaded guilty to a burglary charge that accused him of breaking into and stealing from the building in southwest Coles County on Aug. 28.
Brenton P. Gossard, 35, whose address on record is in Windsor, pleaded guilty to a charge in relation to his reportedly sharing nude photos of a woman on social media without her consent.
Sean A.O. Watson, 26, for whom records show a Mattoon address, pleaded guilty to a charge of violation of the violent offenders against youth registration act.
Stephens, Larry K.
Larry K. Stephens, 50, was arrested on charges of possession of methamphetamine and resisting a police officer, and for an active Coles County probation violation warrant on a 2018 meth possession charge.
Coles Court court records show Chandra Olalde was charged with possession of methamphetamine and possession of a controlled substance.
Brandon A. Larsen, 30, pleaded guilty to a charge of possession of methamphetamine with intent to deliver that resulted from the discovery of the drugs on Aug. 31, 2017.
McCray-Kyse, Rodge J.
Harley V. Runner, 28, for whom court records list a Mattoon address, entered the pleaded guilty to a charge that accused him of grabbing a woman by her neck on Jan. 15.
Dustin S. Brady, 29, of Mattoon was charged with meth possession and firearm possession by a felon.
Seth A. Ryan, 19, was charged with sexual abuse and is also accused of communicating with a minor and other bond violations, according to a news release from Charleston police.
Jemal M. Hancock, 27, was arrested after the incident in the 900 block of Fourth Street and Coles County court records show that Hancock has been charged with aggravated discharge of a firearm in connection with the incident and is scheduled for a court appearance on Jan. 13.
Kinsel was arrested on suspicion of domestic battery in connection with the incident in the 2200 block of Prairie Avenue. Court records show Kinsel has been charged with a felony domestic battery offense and has a court hearing scheduled for Jan. 13.
George A. Reid, 28, of Chicago was arrested on in connection with the incident at the residence in the 1800 block of South Ninth Street and has been charged with home invasion and other offenses, according to a news release from Mattoon police.
Bailey R. Hutchinson, 18, whose address on record is in Mattoon, pleaded guilty to a charge of possession of a stolen firearm. With the agreement in his case, he was placed on probation for two years.
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.
McGrew III, Keith
Keith McGrew III has been charged with first-degree murder in connection with the May 17 shooting death in Mattoon of 29-year-old Mark Currie.
Givins, Stephanie E.
Stephanie E. Givins was sentenced to four years in prison for her conviction for possession of methamphetamine with intent to deliver, a charge to which she
pleaded guilty in August.
Monica Gray was sentenced to prison for having methamphetamine in Mattoon.
Courtney Ray received a prison sentence for stealing merchandise from the Mattoon Walmart.