In White County Court Monday morning, two Carmi residents received sentences in Illinois Department of Corrections custody according to States Attorney Denton Aud.
25 year old Michelle Neaveill was sentenced to five years in prison on one count of retail theft. As a part of the plea agreement, two other charges of retail theft were dismissed. Following incarceration, Neaveill will be under mandatory supervised release for one year, and in addition to being ordered to pay all mandated fines, fees, costs, and assessments, was ordered to make restitution to her victims.
20 year old James Stevens was sentenced to a three year prison term on one count of domestic battery and an additional three year sentence on a charge of possession of methamphetamine. The two sentences will run concurrently, and Stevens was recommended for the Impact Incarceration Program.
Stevens was originally on probation for the two offenses, but that was revoked after an arrest in April for criminal trespass and possession of methamphetamine.
The Carmi Police Department investigated both cases. Judge T Scott Webb was the sentencing judge in both cases, and both Neaveill and Stevens were represented by Public Defender Brian Shinkle.