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Grand jury returns indictments

Published: Friday, April 18, 2014 1:07 p.m. CST • Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014 1:10 p.m. CST

PRINCETON — The Bureau County grand jury returned the following indictments when it met in session April 11 at the Bureau County Courthouse in Princeton:

• Angela M. Janssen, 36, of Princeton and Ronald A. Hotchkiss, 44, of Princeton were indicted for the Class 4 felony offense of unlawful possession of a controlled substance, heroin. They are each accused of possessing less than one gram of heroin on March 20. An agent with the TRIDENT task force testified before the grand jury. Janssen is in custody with bond set at $15,000. Hotchkiss is in custody with bond set at $30,000.

• Matthew R. Batrowny, 27, of Aurora, Colo., was indicted for the Class 2 felony offense of unlawful possession with intent to deliver cannabis. He is accused of possessing with the intent to deliver to another person more than 500 grams but not more than 2,000 grams of cannabis on March 20. Illinois State Police Trooper John Morscheiser testified before the grand jury. Batrowny is free from custody, having posted 10 percent of a $25,000 bond.

• Nichols G. Agnello, 22, of Wappingers Falls, N.Y., was indicted for the Class 4 felony offense of unlawful possession of cannabis. He is accused of possessing more than 30 grams of cannabis on March 22. He is also accused of falsely reporting the crime of armed robbery on March 26. Illinois State Police Trooper John Morscheiser and Princeton Police Department Investigator John Shofner testified before the grand jury. Agnello is free from custody, having posted 10 percent of a $15,000 bond.

• Deandre M. Cooke, 18, of Davenport, Iowa, was indicted for the Class 3 felony of theft. She is accused of possessing more than $500 worth of property that she knew was stolen on March 25. Illinois State Police Trooper Nicholas Griggs testified before the grand jury. Cooke is is free from custody, having posted 10 percent of a $15,000 bond.

• Jennifer L. Doll, 24, of Spring Valley was indicted for the Class 3 felony offense of forgery. She is accused of forging a Spring Valley man's check without his permission on March 16. Spring Valley Police Officer Nick Smudzinski testified before the grand jury. Doll is in custody with bond set at $15,000.

• Steven C. Wetherbee, 26, of Aurora, Colo., was indicted for the Class 4 felony of unlawful possession of a controlled substance, heroin. He is accused of possessing less than 15 grams of heroin on March 26. Illinois State Police Trooper Nicholas Griggs testified before the grand jury. Wetherbee is free from custody, having posted 10 percent of a $30,000 bond.

• There was one suppressed case.

The indictments were presented to the grand jury by State's Attorney Patrick Herrmann, First Assistant State's Attorney Anthony Sciuto and Assistant State's Attorney Daniel Anderson. The indictments on Agnello and Doll were returned before Judge Marc Bernabei. The indictments on Janssen, Hotchkiss, Batrowny, Cooke, Wetherbee and the suppressed case were returned before Judge C.J. Hollerich.

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