John A. Neel, 33, of Ashley, was arrested and charged with aggravated domestic battery stated to have occurred on April 11, after he allegedly strangled a member of his household or family. At a June 14 court appearance, he appeared with counsel, and on a motion of the state, the charge against him was amended to domestic battery, a class A misdemeanor. The defendant plead guilty to the amended charge. He was sentenced to 24 months of conditional discharge, had a fine levied against him, and was ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $140.
Joshua T. Fieber, 22, of Nashville, was arrested and charged with burglary, a class two felony, and with resisting a peace officer and criminal trespass to a motor vehicle, both class A misdemeanors, after he allegedly broke into a GMC pickup truck belonging to another individual with the intent to commit theft, and fled from a Nashville Police Officer after being ordered to stop. At a court appearance on Nov. 5, Fieber appeared with counsel and per plea negotiations, plead guilty to the trespassing charge, with the other two counts dropped (nolle prosequi). He was sentenced to 12 months of court supervision, and was assessed fines and costs totaling $750. He was ordered to have no contact with the victims.
Shane M. Whipple, 37, of Okawville, was arrested on August 20, and was charged with disorderly conduct, after he allegedly threw a chair at the side of his neighbors’ residence in a manner as to alarm and disturb them. On November 11, Whipple appeared in the custody of the Sheriff’s Dept. in court, and waived his right to counsel. Per plea negotiations, Whipple plead guilty to the charge and fines and costs totaling $150 were assessed.
The case of Donna Theobald versus Richard Theobald, heard in court on November 4, resulted in a judgment for the dissolution of marriage. An agreement as to assets and debts was filed.