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Court Call for Monday, May 6, 2013

Published: Monday, May 6, 2013 1:15 a.m. CDT • Updated: Monday, May 6, 2013 5:36 p.m. CDT

LEE COUNTY

Wednesday

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, on July 18 and killed him during a struggle. 

On the docket: Hearing on motion to toss statements made to police and evidence gathered at the scene.

Thursday

SEXUAL ASSAULT CASE: Damien J. Bell, 19, of Aurora; charged with predatory criminal sexual assault of a child younger than 13, two counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse with a weapon, and aggravated sexual abuse of a child 13 to 17.

Police said they were contacted in November by the parents of a 13-year-old girl who said Bell sexually abused her. Police say Bell also abused a 7-year-old girl in October.

On the docket: Status hearings in both cases.

SEX ABUSE/SEX ASSAULT CASE: Douglas P. Delhotal, 54, 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.

SEX ABUSE CASE: Nikos M. Kastrinsios, 41, 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 2010, and that a search of his home turned up child pornography.

On the docket: Status hearing.

SEX ABUSE CASE: George M. Munnich, 55, of Ashton; charged with aggravated criminal sexual abuse. Prosecutors say Munnich fondled a girl younger than 18 on Dec. 20, 2009. 

On the docket: Pretrial conference. 

THEFT CASE: Robert A. Lambert, 31, of Kewanee; charged with theft. Deputies say they caught Lambert and another man hauling a John Deere Gator stolen from a Geneseo dealership in April 2012. A Gator used to break into Northland Mall in Sterling and haul away an ATM was stolen from the same dealership that April, investigators say.

On the docket: Plea.

HEROIN/DRUG CONSPIRACY CASE: Heather Wilcox, 29, of Dixon; charged with possession of a controlled substance. Wilcox was one of four women Dixon police arrested March 1 for possession of various drugs.

On the docket: Pretrial conference.

DOMESTIC BATTERY/CRIMINAL DAMAGE TO PROPERTY CASES: Andrew C. Fassler, 41, of Dixon; charged with aggravated domestic battery. Police say Fassler threw his then 9-year-old son down the stairs and broke his arm on Oct. 1, 2009. He’s also charged with criminal damage to property and battery, both misdemeanors. Police say that he got into a fight with a man in front of his house on May 9, 2011, took a camera off the man’s neck and threw it into a wooded area.

On the docket: Pretrial conferences in both cases.

THEFT CASE: Andrew S. Daniels, 20, of Dixon; charged with two counts each of felony and misdemeanor theft. Police say Daniels stole numerous items, including fuel tanks and car motors, throughout the county in January. 

On the docket: Pretrial conference. 

CHILD ABUSE CASE: Naylor L. Rice, 19, of Dixon; charged with aggravated battery of a child, aggravated domestic battery, and criminal sexual abuse, a misdemeanor. Police say Rice broke the arm of a 1-year-old girl Dec. 31 when he grabbed and pulled her. Police also say Rice had sex with the girl’s mother, who is 15.

On the docket: Pretrial conference.

BURGLARY CASE: Ethan Seidel, 23, of Rock Falls; charged with burglary. Police say he and two other men broke into Cash for Gold in Dixon and stole a safe on April 19, 2012.

On the docket: Plea. 

HOME INVASION CASE: David A. Jones, 38, 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 after people inside locked themselves in another room. 

On the docket: Pretrial conference.  

COCAINE CASE: Pedro Ocampo, 31, of Mount Morris; charged with four counts of unlawful possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver within 1,000 feet of a church, unlawful possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, and unlawful possession of a controlled substance.

Police say they found about 6.5 grams of cocaine with a street value of between $400 and $500 on Ocampo during a traffic stop on Aug. 15, 2010.

On the docket: Pretrial conference.

THEFT CASE: Michelle A. Kemp, 49, of Dixon; charged with forgery and theft. Police say Kemp, a former manager for a now-closed real estate office, wrote nearly $50,000 in checks between October 2005 and August by forging the name of the owner.

On the docket: Pretrial conference. 

DRUG CASE: Edward A. Lane, 54, of Dixon; charged with two counts each of delivery of a controlled substance within 1,000 feet of a park; delivery of a controlled substance within 1,000 feet of a church; delivery of a controlled substance within 1,000 feet of a school; delivery of a controlled substance and possession of a controlled substance, and one count of misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. 

Police say Lane sold cocaine to a police informant several times in June 2010.

On the docket: Pretrial conference.

COCAINE CASE: Laurie L. Moser, 50, of Dixon; charged with possession of cocaine. Police say a search of her Chicago Avenue home on Oct. 21, 2011 turned up nearly 3 pounds of marijuana, about a gram of cocaine, smoking pipes and guns. The cocaine belonged to Moser, the other items belonged to her son, Dustin L. Jones, 29, police say.

On the docket: Pretrial conference.  

ROBBERY/BATTERYCASE: Patrick M. Linscott, 24, of Dixon; charged with robbery and aggravated battery; and Karl E. Ketchum III, 17, of Dixon, charged with aggravated robbery, robbery, and aggravated battery. 

Police say Linscott, Ketchum, a woman and another man battered a drug dealer and hit him with a car on Aug. 31.

On the docket: Pretrial conferences.

MARIJUANA CASE: Rudolph Sikkelerus, 59, 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 inside his trailer at Woodhaven Lakes in Sublette on Sept. 11, 2012.

On the docket: Pretrial conference.

WINNEBAGO COUNTY

Thursday

WRONGFUL DEATH LAWSUIT: The parents of Jade Garza and Hannah Kendall are suing Monsanto, ComEd, farm owners Virginia and Donald Matthews, Kevin Larkey, who leased the farm, and labor contractor R&J Enterprises in the July 25, 2011 deaths of the 14-year-old Sterling girls, who were electrocuted when they came in contact with an irrigation system while detasseling in a field in Tampico. 

On the docket: Status hearing.

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