Effingham Daily News, Effingham, IL

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December 15, 2012

Effingham County grand jury hands down indictments

EFFINGHAM — Two middle-aged women facing methamphetamine possession charges in separate cases were among several people indicted by an Effingham County grand jury this week.

Deborah S. Rogers, 46, of Wheeler, was indicted on one count of unlawful possession of methamphetamine, a Class 3 felony punishable by up to five years in prison.

Rogers is accused of possessing less than 5 grams of meth on Dec. 3. She has been ordered to appear in court at 10:30 a.m. Dec. 20. She is free on $4,000 bail.

Also indicted by the grand jury this week on meth charges was Kimberly A. Childress, 49, of Charleston. Childress is also accused of possessing 5 grams of meth on Dec. 2. Her pretrial is set for 11 a.m. Jan. 17, while jury selection is set for 8:30 a.m. Feb. 11. She is free on $2,500 bail.

Both women could face up to five years in prison for their respective offenses.

In a light month, the grand jury also indicted:

* Justin Pocrnich, 27, Effingham, possession of a controlled substance, a Class 3 felony. Pocrnich is accused of possessing heroin on Aug. 14. A warrant has been issued and bond has been set at $30,000.

* Stephen A. Green, 30, Albany, N.Y., unlawful possession of cannabis, a Class 4 felony. Green is accused of possessing between 30 and 500 grams of cannabis on Nov. 13. He is free on $1,500 bail, but a bond forfeiture hearing is set for 9 a.m. Jan. 10.

* Carly D. Bowman, 21, Effingham, aggravated DUI while license revoked, a Class 4 felony. Bowman is accused of driving a 2003 Pontiac under the influence on Nov. 19 while her license had been revoked for a previous DUI. She has been ordered to appear in court at 9 a.m. Dec. 31.

* Dillion A. Hille, 18, Sigel, aggravated discharge of a firearm, a Class 1 felony. Hille is accused of firing a gun in the direction of a semitrailer that he knew to be occupied on Nov. 24. His preliminary hearing is set for 10 a.m. Dec. 18. He is free on $7,500 bail.

* Jerry D. Bowers, 43, Barnhill, retail theft, a Class 3 felony. Bowers is accused of stealing a tiller and snow blower from the Effingham Rural King between March 1 and Oct. 29. He has been ordered to appear in court at 9 a.m. Dec. 21. He is free on $1,000 bail.

* Shawn C. Nettleton, 34, Geff, retail theft, a Class 3 felony. Nettleton is accused of stealing a tiller and snow blower from the Effingham Rural King between March 1 and Oct. 29. He has been ordered to appear in court at 9 a.m. Dec. 21. He is free on $1,000 bail.

* Eric M. Sidwell, 21, Brownstown, retail theft, a Class 4 felony. Sidwell is accused of stealing a bottle of vodka from Lions Liquors in Effingham on Oct. 29, after a previous retail theft conviction in a 2011 case. A warrant has been issued and bail has been set at $3,000.

* Jeremy S. Eastep, 23, Effingham, leaving the scene of a personal injury accident, a Class 4 felony. Eastep is accused of failing to remain at the scene of an accident in which a passenger was injured on Dec. 8. His preliminary hearing is set for 11 a.m. Dec. 17. He is free on $1,000  bail.

* Dakota P. Koester, 17, Mason, theft, a Class 3 felony. Koester is accused of stealing an ATV on or about Nov. 6. A warrant has been issued and bond has been set at $15,000.

* Ryan A. Deters, 23, Effingham, driving while license suspended, a Class 4 felony. Deters is accused of driving a 1998 Chevrolet on Ford Avenue in Effingham on Oct. 22 while his license was suspended and he was eligible for a monitoring device driving permit. He has been ordered to appear in court at 10 a.m. Dec. 20.

Bill Grimes can be reached at 217-347-7151, ext. 132, or at bill.grimes@effinghamdailynews.com.

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