On January 23rd, 26 year old Dylan Rees of Carmi was sentenced to four years in the IDOC for Aggravated Battery, a class 3 felony. Rees had previously been placed on probation in 2020 following an investigation by the Carmi Police Department. Following his probation being revoked, Reese was sentenced to the Illinois Department of Corrections at the conclusion of a contested sentencing hearing. Reese was represented by Public Defender Brian Shinkle, Judge T. Scott Webb was the presiding judge, and Assistant State’s Attorney Chris Neal represented the State of Illinois during the sentencing hearing.
Wednesday, Joshua Pollard, 21, of Carmi, was sentenced to three years in the IDOC plus four years of Mandatory Supervised Release for Stalking, a class 4 felony. Pollard had previously pled guilty to the offense on April 19th of 2021 with no sentencing hearing set due to him being placed on Second Chance Probation in a separate felony case. Due to issues with noncompliance, he was sentenced in this case with a recommendation for the Impact Incarceration Program, also known as Boot Camp. Pollard was represented by Public Defender Myra Yelle-Clark, Judge T. Scott Webb was the presiding judge, and State’s Attorney Denton Aud prosecuted the case. The Carmi Police Department was the investigating agency.
And on Thursday, 33 year old Kiefer Best of Norris City was sentenced to six years with one year of MSR for Possession of Methamphetamine, a class 2 felony, and another six years in the IDOC for Possession of Meth, a class 3 felony. Best had previously been on probation in 2018, however due to violations that included a new offense of possession of meth, his probation was revoked with a new sentence entered in the 2018 case as well as an agreed sentence being entered in the 2021 case. Best was recommended to participate in the Impact Incarceration Program with the sentences to run concurrently to one another. Best’s cases were investigated by the White County Sheriff’s Department and the Norris City Police Department. He was represented by Attorney David Lawler, Judge T. Scott Webb was the presiding judge, and State’s Attorney Denton Aud prosecuted the case.