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Grand jury returns indictments against 13

Published: Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012 3:24 p.m. CST

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The Grand Jury of the Grundy County Circuit Court met Nov. 7 and came back with the following indictments:

• Emmanuel Esparza, 25, of Calumet Park, was indicted on an Oct. 29 charge of unlawful possession of a controlled substance, a Class 4 felony. According to the indictment, Esparza unlawfully possessed a substance containing alprazolam.

Deputy Brett Black of the Grundy County Sheriff’s Department testified.

• Nathanial J. Tvrz, 19, of 303 W. North Street, was indicted on a Sept. 21 through Sept. 22 charge of theft, a Class 3 felony. Tvrz allegedly stole rolls of wire valued at over $500 from AT&T, Inc., the indictment stated.

Det. Eric Werden of the Morris Police Department testified.

• Sherwin J. Heyward, 40, of St. George, S.C., was indicted on Oct. 18 charges of unlawful possession of cannabis, a Class 2 felony, and unlawful possession of cannabis with intent to deliver, a Class 1 felony. According to the indictment, Heyward allegedly possessed between 2,000 and 5,000 grams of a substance containing cannabis and had intent to deliver.

Sandro Keo, 31, of Fresno, Calif., who was arrested during the same incident, was indicted on the same charges.

Director Vic Markowski of the Metropolitcan Area Narcotics Squad testified.

• Christina L. Eddy, 35, was indicted on a July 24 charge of driving with a revoked license, a Class 4 felony. She allegedly drove while her licensed was revoked and had a least one prior violation of that, the indictment said. Her current revocation was for driving under the influence.

Morris Police Department Officer Derek Zumbahlen testified.

• Daniel J. Ottney, 47, of Petaluma, Calif., was indicted on an Oct. 8 charge of unlawful possession of a controlled substance, a Class 4 felony. He allegedly possessed a substance containing heroin, the indictment stated.

Illinois State Police Trooper Ken Gurney testified.

• William J. Bonner, 26, of Chicago, was indicted on an Oct. 5 charge of unlawful possession of methamphetamine, a Class 3 felony. According to the indictment, he possessed less than 5 grams of a substance containing methamphetamine.

Dept. Sean Wojtczak of the Grundy County Sheriff’s Department testified.

• Patrick S. Irwin, 38, of Streator, was indicted on a Sept. 25 charge of unlawful possession of cannabis, a Class 3 felony. Irwin allegedly possessed between 30 and 500 grams of a substance containing cannabis, the indictment said, and he also had one previous conviction in Grundy County.

Illinois State Police Trooper Ken Gurney testified.

• Mitchell T. Leake, 20, of Verona, was indicted on four Aug. 28 charges of aggravated leaving the scene of an accident involving personal injury. Two of the charges were listed as being a Class 2 felony, while two were listed as Class 4 felonies.

According to the indictment, on Aug. 28, Leake was involved in an accident in the 2400 block of Oakland Circle in Morris where he failed to stop and report the incident to law enforcement in a timely manner.

He was also indicted on an Aug. 28 charge of reckless driving, a Class A misdemeanor. According to the indictment, Leake allegedly drove with willful and wanton disregard for safety of persons or property. Officer Paul Burke of the Morris Police Department officer testified.

• Rodney A. Kerr, 52, was indicted on Sept. 29 charges of driving under the influence of alcohol, a Class 2 felony, driving under the influence of alcohol, a Class 4 felony and Driving with a revoked license, a Class 4 felony.

According to the indictment, Kerr allegedly drove under the influence with at least two prior violations of DUI and while driving with a revoked license. He had at least one prior violation of driving with a revoked license, and his license was revoked for driving under the influence.

Deputy Darren Roach of the Grundy County Sheriff’s Department testified.

• Phillip O. Fox, 52, was indicted on an Oct. 10 charge of driving with a revoked license, a Class 4 felony. According to the indictment, he had at least four prior violations of the charge and his license was revoked for driving under the influence of alcohol.

Sgt. Sean Beeler of the Minooka Police Department testified.

• Eric A. Hale, 37, was indicted on an Oct. 19 charge of driving with a revoked license, a Class 4 felony. According to the indictment, Hale had at least one prior violation and his license was revoked for driving under the influence of alcohol.

Sgt. Sean Beeler of the Minooka Police Department testified.

• Boyd L. Hatfield, 40, was indicted on a Sept. 29 charge of driving with a revoked license, a Class 4 felony.

He had at least five prior violations and his license was revoked for driving under the influence of alcohol, the indictment stated.

A Morris Police Department officer testified.

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