Quennel A. Cheek, 24, of Fort Leonard Wood, pleaded guilty on July 9 before Associate Circuit Judge Greg Warren to a Class B felony charge of sale of a controlled substance accusing him of selling more than 5 grams of marijuana on Sept. 19, 2006, to an undercover Missouri State Highway Patrol officer. Warren set his bond at $15,000 cash-only and scheduled the case for a July 16 preliminary hearing. Cheek waived the July 16 preliminary hearing and Warren bound the case over to circuit court for an Aug. 6 arraignment.


Terry T. Pearson, 31, of Waynesville, appeared July 15 with the public defender for a preliminary hearing before Associate Circuit Judge Colin Long on a Class C felony charge of possession of a controlled substance accusing him of possessing heroin on Dec. 21, 2007, and being a prior offender and persistent offender having been convicted of first-degree sexual assault in a 1995 Pulaski County case and of assault, armed criminal action and unlawful use of a weapon in a 1998 Pulaski County case. Prosecutors presented evidence; Pearson and his attorney presented no evidence. Long found probable cause to believe that Pearson may be guilty of a felony and bound the case over to circuit court for an Aug. 6 arraignment.


Adam Francisco, 24, of Laquey, appeared July 15 with the public defender for a preliminary hearing before Long on a Class C felony charge of forgery accusing him of writing a false postal money order on April 2. Prosecutors presented evidence; Francisco and his attorney presented no evidence. Long found probable cause to believe that Francisco may be guilty of a felony and bound the case over to circuit court for an Aug. 6 arraignment.


Jennifer L. Null, 26, of Dixon, appeared July 15 with the public defender for a preliminary hearing before Long on two Class C felony charges of passing bad checks accusing her of writing checks drawn on a Nullma Enterprises account at Community Bank of Dixon to Hocker Oil on July 2, 2007, for $21,657.80, and to MFA on Sept. 18, 2007, for $7,747.53, knowing there were insufficient funds in the account. Prosecutors presented evidence; Null and her attorney presented no evidence. Long found probable cause to believe that Null may be guilty of felonies and bound the case over to circuit court for an Aug. 6 arraignment.


Cheryl Lynn Hardin, 33, of St. Robert, appeared July 15 with her attorney, James Thomas, for a preliminary hearing before Long on a Class C felony charge of child abuse accusing her of inflicting cruel and inhuman punishment between Feb. 3 and Feb. 5 on a child less than 17 by causing a posterior dislocation of the child’s left elbow that required surgery. Prosecutors presented evidence; Hardin and her attorney presented no evidence. Long found probable cause to believe that Hardin may be guilty of a felony and bound the case over to circuit court for an Aug. 6 arraignment.


Keith William Gentry, 34, of Fulton, appeared July 15 with the public defender before Long for a preliminary hearing on two Class D felony charges of criminal nonsupport accusing him of failing to provide adequate financial support for his son from January 2006 to May 2006, in October 2006, and from August 2007 to January 2008. Prosecutors presented evidence; Gentry and his attorney presented no evidence. Long found probable cause to believe that Gentry may be guilty of felonies and bound the case over to circuit court for an Aug. 6 arraignment.


Sherman M. Hachtel, 54, of Devil’s Elbow, appeared July 15 with the public defender before Long for a preliminary hearing on a Class B felony charge of first-degree arson accusing him of knowingly damaging a rear porch of a mobile home in Grandview Trailer Court on June 21 by starting a fire when a person was present in the home, placing the person in danger of death or serious injury, and noting that Hachtel is a prior arson offender who previously pleaded guilty to first-degree arson in a different Pulaski County case. Prosecutors presented evidence; Hachtel and his attorney presented no evidence. Long found probable cause to believe that Hachtel may be guilty of a felony and bound the case over to circuit court for an Aug. 6 arraignment.


Michael K. Johnson, 22, of St. Robert, waived a July 15 preliminary hearing before Long on two Class B felony charges of possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute accusing him of possessing cocaine and heroin on March 26. Long bound the case over to circuit court for an Aug. 6 arraignment.


David H. Holmes, 31, of St. Robert, waived a July 15 preliminary hearing before Long on a Class C felony charge of statutory rape accusing him of having sexual intercourse with a person less than 17 between Jan. 1, 2007 and March 12, 2008. Long bound the case over to circuit court for an Aug. 6 arraignment.


Roger Perkins, 18, of Fort Smith, Ark., waived a July 15 preliminary hearing before Long on a Class C felony charge of first-degree tampering accusing him of possessing a black 1995 Dodge Avenger on May 2 without the consent of the owner. Long bound the case over to circuit court for an Aug. 6 arraignment.


Carl Wyant, 18, of Richland, waived a July 15 preliminary hearing before Long on a Class C felony charge of first-degree tampering accusing him of possessing a black 1995 Dodge Avenger on May 2 without the consent of the owner. Long bound the case over to circuit court for an Aug. 6 arraignment.


Albert L. Anderson, 42, of Waynesville, waived a July 15 preliminary hearing before Long on a Class C felony charge of possession of a controlled substance accusing him of possessing more than 35 grams of marijuana on May 9. Long bound the case over to circuit court for an Aug. 6 arraignment.


Eric Von Swingle, 32, of St. Robert, waived a July 15 preliminary hearing before Long on a Class C felony charge of child abuse accusing him of inflicting cruel and unusual punishment on a child less than 17 on March 24 by striking the child about his left eye and throwing a toy object at the child with such force that the part of the toy shattered, causing three cuts around the child’s eyelid and eyebrow, causing the eye to swell shut and causing a possible fracture in the left cheekbone. Long bound the case over to circuit court for an Aug. 6 arraignment.


Randy Lee Mace, 45, of St. Robert, waived a July 16 preliminary hearing before Warren on a Class D felony charge of attempted second-degree domestic assault accusing him of attempting to cause serious physical injury to a woman with whom he lived by repeatedly kicking her in the head on July 8. Warren bound the case over to circuit court for an Aug. 6 arraignment and retained jurisdiction under local court rules.


Jeffrey D. Elliott, 27, of Waynesville, waived a July 16 preliminary hearing before Warren on a Class C felony charge of second-degree assault of a law enforcement officer accusing him of taking off his gloves on April 26, throwing them on the ground, stepping toward a Waynesville policeman in an aggressive manner, and attacking the officer from behind while he was attempting to handcuff another person, fighting with the officer to the point that the officer’s weapon dislodged from its holster, and trying to punch the officer about the face and head to the point that he suffered injuries to his neck, left shoulder and knees. Warren bound the case over to circuit court for an Aug. 6 arraignment.


Marlin D. Elliott, 61, of Waynesville, waived a July 16 preliminary hearing before Warren on a Class C felony charge of second-degree assault of a law enforcement officer accusing him of approaching a Waynesville policeman in a threatening manner on April 26 while his hands were digging in his belt area, kicking the officer in the leg or groin area while the officer was attempting to handcuff him, grabbing the officers’ arms and knocking him to the ground, and causing injuries to the officer’s neck, shoulder and knees. Warren bound the case over to circuit court for an Aug. 6 arraignment.


Lindy L. McKinnon, 47, of Waynesville, appeared July 16 with her attorney, John Williams, for a preliminary hearing before Warren on a Class B felony charge of sale of a controlled substance accusing her of selling methamphetamine to an undercover Missouri State Highway Patrol trooper on Jan. 6, 2006. Prosecutors presented evidence; neither the defendant nor her attorney presented evidence. Warren found probable cause to believe she may be guilty of felony and bound the case over to circuit court for an Aug. 6 arraignment.


Emilie Toole, 23, of St. Robert, waived a July 17 preliminary hearing before Warren on a Class B felony charge of sale of a controlled substance accusing her of selling more than 5 grams of marijuana to an undercover Missouri State Highway Patrol trooper on Sept. 19, 2006. Warren bound the case over to circuit court for an Aug. 6 arraignment.


Timothy James Hodge, 20, of St. James, waived a July 17 preliminary hearing before Long on two Class D felony charges of criminal non-support accusing him of failing to provide adequate financial support for his child between July 2006 and July 2007. Long bound the defendant over to circuit court for an Aug. 6 arraignment.


David H. Lee, 59, of Waynesville, pleaded innocent on July 21 to three felony charges of forcible rape, armed criminal action and forcible sodomy accusing him of using forcible compulsion and a deadly weapon to rape a woman and have deviate sexual intercourse with her on July 19, having previously been convicted of armed criminal action in an October 2003 case in Oklahoma. Associate Circuit Judge Greg Warren set his bond at $100,000 cash-only and scheduled a July 30 preliminary hearing.


Laquwan J. Lewis, 17, of Richland, pleaded innocent on July 24 to a Class C misdemeanor charge of third-degree assault, a Class B misdemeanor charge of disturbing the peace and a second-degree trespass charge accusing him of entering a home in Richland on the evening of July 21 and threatening to cause serious physical injuries to the man and woman who lived in the home. Warren set his bond at $2,500 with a professional bail bondsman allowed and scheduled a July 30 preliminary hearing.


Vincent E. Redden, 45, of Richland, pleaded innocent on July 24 to a Class C misdemeanor charge of third-degree assault, a Class B misdemeanor charge of disturbing the peace and a second-degree trespass charge accusing him of entering a home in Richland on the evening of July 21 and threatening to cause serious physical injuries to the man and woman who lived in the home. Warren set his bond at $2,500 with a professional bail bondsman allowed and scheduled a July 30 preliminary hearing.