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Stacey Hawkins Pleads Not Guilty – Demands Jury Trial –

October 19, 2016   ·   1 Comments

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PARIS, IL. (ECWd) –

On October 18, 2016, Edgar County Corrections Officer, Stacey Hawkins, entered a plea of not guilty and demanded a jury trial.

She was charged with Domestic Battery and Aggravated Assault stemming from an incident on September 5th, where she allegedly made physical contact of an insulting or provoking nature, striking him in the face, and allegedly placed him in reasonable apprehension of receiving battery while she was armed with a deadly weapon, a splitting maul.

Both would be Class A Misdemeanors if found guilty.

Incidentally, she has yet to be “arrested” or ordered to post any bail or released without any bail at all. We have found no evidence of an arrest warrant issued in this case.

Public records here:

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  1. Pete Malloy says:

    The offenses for which she has been charged (Class A Misdemeanors)require her to be fingerprinted and photographed at time of arrest or charging. According to your report, she has been charged. As soon as she was formally charged, she should have been directed by the judge (pursuant to request of state’s attorney) to report to the sheriff’s office for said processing.

    5 ILCS 140/2.15 requires law enforcement to release / disclose arrestee identifying information no later than 72 hours after (arrest).

    There is a subsection that allows for with holding that identifying info if it is determined that release would endanger the safety of law enforcement or correctional personnel or any other person.
    IS THAT A FACE BOOK SELFIE ? KIND OF HARD TO ARGUE THAT RELEASE OF PERSONAL INFO WOULD ENDANGER HER SAFETY WHEN SHE HAS / HAD PHOTO OF HERSELF – IN UNIFORM – ON FACE BOOK.

    20 ILCS 2630/5 (a): “All policing bodies of this State shall furnish to the Department, daily, in the form and detail the Department requires, fingerprints and descriptions of people who are arrested on charges of violating any penal statute of this State for offenses that are classified as felonies and Class A or B misdemeanors…” (“Department” = IL State Police Bureau of Identification)

    I believe this is also covered in IL Supreme Court Rules re Media Access to Law Enforcement Arrest Information.

    ALSO: 750 ILCS 60/ Sec.303 (a) and 304 (a) (1 – 7) et al require a comprehensive / detailed police report to be completed on any Domestic Battery (Domestic Violence) offense. Several observations, actions of law enforcement are required to be documented on said report.

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