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Court Call for Monday, Dec. 3, 2012

Published: Monday, Dec. 3, 2012 1:15 a.m. CDT • Updated: Monday, Dec. 3, 2012 11:07 a.m. CDT

LEE COUNTY

Wednesday

BATTERY CASE: Christopher C. Owens, 20, of Dixon; charged with aggravated arson. Police say Owens beat up a Dixon man on Sept. 20 outside an apartment building where a fire later was set. Owens was charged the next day with aggravated battery. He was charged Oct. 11 with arson and the battery charge was dropped. 

On the docket: Status hearing.

Thursday

SEX ABUSE/EXPLOITATION CASE: Christopher S. Brown, 19, of Amboy. Brown, a registered sex offender, is charged with three counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse and one count of sexual exploitation. Police say he engaged in sexual acts with a 13-year-old girl between May and July, at least twice in front of an 11-year-old girl. 

He also is charged with two counts of misdemeanor tattooing the body of a minor in an unrelated case. Police say he tattooed two 16-year-old girls on Aug. 17. 

On the docket: Pretrial conference in both cases. 

RECKLESS DISCHARGE CASE: Daniel M. Cornelius, 33, of Dixon; charged with reckless discharge of a firearm. Police say Cornelius fired a 12-gauge shotgun in the air after confronting a newspaper carrier on Aug. 14.  On the docket: Pretrial conference. 

SEX ABUSE/SEX ASSAULT CASE: Douglas P. Delhotal, 53, of Dixon; charged with three counts of criminal sexual assault and six counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse. Police say he molested a 13-year-old girl several times between November 2009 and January 2010.

On the docket: Pretrial conference.

CHILD BATTERY CASE: Eric L. Ellis, 28, of Dixon; charged with aggravated battery of a child and aggravated domestic battery. Police say that Ellis punched a 2-year-old girl in the stomach Aug. 2 and that her injuries required surgery.

On the docket: Pretrial conference.

SEX ASSAULT CASE: Russell A. Frey, 36, of Dixon; charged with two counts of predatory criminal sexual assault. Police say Frey had sex with a 12-year-old girl in late January and again in February.

On the docket: Pretrial conference.

BATTERY/INVOLUNTARY MANSLAUGHTER CASE: Charles T. George, 35, of Dixon; charged with two counts of aggravated battery of a child, aggravated domestic battery, and involuntary manslaughter. Police say George shook his 3-month-old daughter, Tamari, in September 2010. The girl died several days later from blunt-force trauma to the head.

On the docket: Pretrial conference.

HOME INVASION CASE: David A. Jones, 37, of Dixon; charged with home invasion and criminal trespass to a residence and misdemeanor unlawful use of a weapon and criminal damage to property. Police say Jones went into a Dixon home through an unlocked window on July 28, found an ax and chopped through a door of a room where people had locked themselves in.

On the docket: Pretrial conference.

SEX ABUSE CASE: Nikos M. Kastrinsios, 40, of Dixon; charged with aggravated criminal sexual abuse and possession of child pornography. Police say that Kastrinsios had oral sex with a boy younger than 17 in December 2011, and that a search of his home turned up child pornography.

On the docket: Pretrial conference.

ARMED ROBBERY CASE: Donte Myles, 25, of Chicago; charged with armed robbery. Police say Myles robbed a woman at knifepoint April 2 and took more than $1,000. 

On the docket: Pretrial conference.

CREDIT CARD CASE: Holly E. Sheley, 34, of Oregon; charged with unlawful use of a credit card. Police say Sheley stole a Franklin Grove man’s credit card in September 2011 and used it to buy items in local stores and online.

On the docket: Pretrial conference.

MARIJUANA CASE: Rudolph Sikkelerus, 58, of Elmwood Park; charged with unlawful production of marijuana plants and possession of between 30 and 500 grams of marijuana. Police say they found 45 plants and 35.8 grams of marijuana on his property and in his trailer at Woodhaven Lakes in Sublette. 

On the docket: Pretrial conference.

DOMESTIC BATTERY CASE: Moses D. Spears, 28, of Dixon; charged with aggravated domestic battery, felony and misdemeanor domestic battery, and interfering with the reporting of domestic violence, also a misdemeanor. Police say Spears hit and choked his girlfriend on March 1, and grabbed the phone when she tried to call police.

On the docket: Pretrial conference.

MURDER CASE: Matthew W. Welling , 32, of Amboy; charged with first-degree murder and two counts of home invasion. Police say Welling pushed his way into the home of Delmar Leroy Daniels, 79, and killed him during a struggle. 

On the docket: Pretrial conference.

WHITESIDE COUNTY

Thursday

SHOOTING CASE: Octavius L. Zackery, 35, of Sterling; charged with aggravated battery with a  firearm, aggravated discharge of a firearm, aggravated unlawful use of weapons, and misdemeanor possession of a firearm without a Firearm Owner’s Identification Card. Police say Zackery shot a 29-year-old Sterling man in the hip during a heated argument on Nov. 17. 

On the docket: Preliminary hearing.

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