Among several cases on Thursday, March 12, 2020, in Division One of Grundy County Circuit Court, prison sentences were hand down and several people were placed on probation.
Probation was revoked for Spickard resident Linda Sue Wilcox after she admitted to violations. The court set aside a previous “stay” on execution and ordered her to serve an original seven-year prison sentence. The court retains jurisdiction for 120 days. Her original charge was unlawful possession of a firearm in October of 2016.
Trenton resident Raul Barraza was sentenced to four years with the Department of Corrections when he pleaded guilty to a felony charge of driving while intoxicated which was amended to persistent offender. Execution of the sentence was suspended and Barraza was placed on five years probation. Conditions include 48 hours shock incarceration with credit given for time served; 480 hours of community service work; pay a recoupment fee of $170, and wear an electronic alcohol monitor for 90 days.
Desmond Alexander Calton pleaded guilty to assault in the fourth degree. The charge was amended to a misdemeanor. The imposition of sentence was suspended and Calton was placed on two years probation. Special conditions include ten days for shock incarceration; 40 hours community service work; $300 to the law enforcement restitution fund; and successful completion of an anger management program. Calton also was ordered to write a letter of apology. Regarding a traffic ticket, Calton pleaded guilty to an amended charge of defective equipment. He was fined $200.50.
Trenton resident Krystal Leanna Martin admitted to probation violations on a 2018 charge involving the delivery of a controlled substance. She had pleaded guilty in January to a drug possession charge from December. Sentencing took place Thursday on the possession charge and probation was revoked on the delivery charge. In both cases, Ms. Martin was sentenced to seven years with the Department of Corrections. Execution of the concurrent sentences was suspended and she was placed on probation for five years. Conditions include entering and successfully completing the third circuit treatment program.
A resident of Louisiana, Missouri, Timothy Johnson, pleaded guilty to a felony charge of non support of a minor. The imposition of sentence was suspended and Johnson was placed on five years probation. He’s to pay $400 per month in current support and $50 a month toward whats in arrears which will be considered by the court as restitution.
Justin Wayne Stephenson of Trenton pleaded guilty to a pair of felony stealing charges. The imposition of sentence was suspended and Stephenson was placed on five years probation. He’s to pay $935 restitution (minimum of $150 a month)
Admitting to probation violations was Shawn Alan Wells of Trenton. The court continued probation with Wells to complete court order sanctioned detentions. His original charge in Grundy County was property damage in the first degree.
Others who appeared for circuit court hearings Thursday and admitted violations of probation include Tonya Arlene Baumgartner of Spickard; Kristen Kay Hess of Meadville; and Jonah Newman of Trenton. Probation was continued for each defendant with additional conditions. Baumgartner is to serve 48 hours shock incarceration and continue with substance abuse counseling and submit to a monthly drug test. Hess is to complete the ninth circuit treatment program. Newman is to enter and complete the third circuit treatment program.
St. Joseph resident Kellie Sue Holtman of St. Joseph pleaded guilty to stealing a motor vehicle and amended misdemeanor charge of stealing from January 27th incidents. Sentencing in Grundy County Circuit Court is May 14th.
Another St. Joseph resident, John Wayne Rothwell saw his probation get re-instated. The court noted Rothwell has served 11 months prior to suspension. The remaining 49 months are to be concluded in April 2024. His original charge in Grundy County was a felony of passing a no account, bad check over $500 or more.