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CHARLESTON -- A recent methamphetamine possession that was a violation of a woman's probation led to it being revoked and her being resentenced to prison.

Jackie S. Claypool, 42, of Charleston, admitted to petitions to revoke her probation sentences, including one she received in January for a theft conviction.

Claypool also admitted violating terms of the probation sentence she received in June for a stolen vehicle conviction. In that case, she was resentenced to seven years in prison.

She also received a prison term of five years with her resentencing for the theft conviction but the two prison sentences will run at the same time.

A methamphetamine possession charge accusing Claypool of having the drug on April 1 was dismissed. She admitted that crime was a probation violation but she no longer faced additional prison time, up to 10 years, for that offense.

In the earlier cases, Claypool was accused of having a stolen vehicle in May 2017 and stealing merchandise from the Mattoon Walmart in July. She received 2 1/2-year probation sentences for each of those convictions.

Coles County Circuit Judge James Glenn sentenced Claypool by accepting the terms of an agreement that Assistant State's Attorney Joy Wolf and Assistant Public Defender Stephanie Corum recommended.

In other cases in court recently, Glenn accepted guilty pleas from:

  • Keith A. Schoreck, 30, of Charleston, to a burglary charge accusing him of a role in the Dec. 14 break-in of the WLBH radio station building near Mattoon.

An obstructing justice charge alleging Schoreck lied to police about his involvement in the burglary was dismissed and he was placed on probation for 2 1/2 years.

Terms of the sentence included an evaluation for substance abuse treatment and payment of $1,000 in fines and along with other court fees.

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Jail time was stayed, which means Schoreck won't have to serve it now but some or all of it could be ordered later as a sanction in case of violations.

Glenn accepted a plea agreement that Wolf and defense attorney Todd Reardon recommended.

A co-defendant, Scott B. Hawkins, 46, of Charleston, also received a 2 1/2-year probation sentence when he pleaded guilty in August.

  • Bryan M. Leonard, 45, of Charleston, to charges of violation of an order of protection and property damage.

Leonard was sentenced to two years of probation. The charges accused him of having contact with a woman who had an order in place against him and damaging a door, both on Feb. 2 of last year.

Probation terms included evaluations for substance abuse treatment and other counseling and stayed jail time.

Assistant State's Attorney Tom Bucher and Public Defender Anthony Ortega recommended the plea agreement.

A charge of possession with intent to deliver was dismissed and McGrath was sentenced to two years of first offender probation. It allows for no record of a conviction if completed successfully.

Bucher and defense attorney Sean Britton recommended the plea agreement.

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Contact Dave Fopay at (217) 238-6858. Follow him on Twitter: @FopayDave

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Dave Fopay is a reporter for the JG-TC who covers Coles County, the local court system, Charleston schools and more.

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