Union County State's Attorney's Office

Eleven Sentenced to Department of Corrections

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

March 1, 2015

Eleven Sentenced to Department of Corrections 

Union County State’s Attorney Tyler R. Edmonds announced the following sentences to the Illinois Department of Corrections:

James E. Hotchkiss (DOB 12/10/1966) of Craig Head City, Arkansas has been sentenced to six (6) years in the Illinois Department of Corrections after pleading guilty to one (1) count of Aggravated Driving a Vehicle While Under the Influence of Drugs, a Class X Felony.  Hotchkiss was arrested in June 2012 following a traffic stop on US Route 51 North by Union County Sheriff’s Deputies.

Amy M. Howell (DOB 12/2/1974) of Anna has been sentenced to two (2) years in the Illinois Department of Corrections after admitting a Petition to Revoke Probation for the original offense of Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance, a Class 4 Felony.  Howell was arrested in September 2014 by Union County Sheriff Deputies.

Robert A. Carmack (DOB 1/17/1979) of Anna has been sentenced to three (3) years in the Illinois Department of Corrections after pleading guilty to one (1) count of Aggravated Driving a Vehicle While Under the Influence of Drugs, a Class 4 Felony.  Carmack was arrested in January 2014 following a traffic stop on East High Street and Main Street in Anna by Union County Sheriff Deputies.

James D. Stewart (DOB 12/17/1964) of Chicago has been sentenced to one (1) year in the Illinois Department of Corrections after pleading guilty to one (1) count of Unlawful Transportation of Unstamped Cigarettes, a Class 4 Felony.  Stewart was arrested July 2014 as part of an investigation by the Attorney General’s Office.

Chester W. Morse (DOB 4/6/1977) of Anna has been sentenced to two (2) years in the Illinois Department of Corrections after admitting a Petition to Revoke Probation for the original offense of Domestic Battery, a Class 4 Felony.  Morse was arrested in October 2013 by Anna Police Officers.

Roger W. Pollard (DOB 6/9/1986) of Taylor Springs, Illinois has been sentenced to two (2) years in the Illinois Department of Corrections after pleading guilty to one (1) count of Aggravated Battery, a Class 3 Felony.  Pollard was arrested in November 2014 following an investigation by the Anna Police Department.

Larry L. Turner, Jr. (DOB 3/5/1987) of Anna has been sentenced to three (3) years in the Illinois Department of Corrections after admitting a Petition to Revoke Probation for the original offense of Unlawful Possession of Methamphetamine Manufacturing Materials, a Class 2 Felony.  Turner, Jr. was arrested in July 2013 by Anna Police Officers.

Aaron M. Pulliam (DOB 3/16/1994) of Tamms has been sentenced to four (4) years in the Illinois Department of Corrections after pleading guilty to one (1) count of Identity Theft, a Class 3 Felony.  Pulliam was arrested in July 2014 following an investigation by Jonesboro Police Department.

Dustin R. Haynes (DOB 10/22/1995) of Wolf Lake has been sentenced to fifty-four (54) months in the Illinois Department of Corrections after pleading guilty to one (1) count of Burglary, a Class 2 Felony.  Haynes was arrested in October 2014 following an investigation by the Anna Police Department.

Jessica R. Phillippe (DOB 7/25/1981) of Anna has been sentenced to three (3) years in the Illinois Department of Corrections after admitting a Petition to Revoke Probation for the original offense of Obstructing Justice, a Class 4 Felony.  Phillippe was arrested in January 2013 by Anna Police Officers.

Jonathan E. Merdith (DOB 10/31/1987) of Cobden has been sentenced to three (3) years in the Illinois Department of Corrections after pleading guilty to one (1) count of Aggravated Fleeing or Attempting to Elude a Peace Officer, a Class 4 Felony.  Merdith was arrested in March 2014 following an investigation by the Union County Sheriff’s Office.

Media: Please contact the Union County Sheriff’s Office at (618) 833-5500 for any available booking photographs.

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