It was a busy day in White County Court on Wednesday. According to States Attorney Denton Aud, a preliminary hearing was held for 18 year old Harold Artice Ivy, after which the Court found probable cause to bind him over for trial. More evidence is being collected and reviewed before additional charges will be filed against Ivy in the death of Toby Sanders.
24 year old Zachary Shock made an appearance Wednesday afternoon on a bond hearing, where he waived his right to the hearing and will be in White County Court next for a preliminary hearing on July 30th.
Two individuals were sentenced to Illinois Department of Corrections custody as a result of plea deals as well.
35 year old Alyssa Slankard of Carmi received a five year term on a charge of Burglary. Slankard will be under mandatory supervised release for two years following incarceration. Judge T Scott Webb also ordered Slankard to pay court costs and restitution. The case was investigated by the Carmi Police Department and Public Defender Brian Shinkle represented Slankard.
28 year old Brandon Keown of Carmi received a four year sentence on a charge of unlawful use of property and a four year sentence for possession of ammunition by a felon. The two sentences will run concurrently, and Keown will be under supervised release for two years. Carmi Police investigated the case, and Keown was represented by Carmi attorney Jonathan Turpin. Judge Webb presided over the case, and also ordered Keown to pay court costs.