• Tyler Johnson, 34, address listed in court records as Du Quoin, is incarcerated for unlawful use of weapons. The charge stems from his alleged involvement in an armed robbery of Staples in Carbondale in November. His attorney, Jackson County public defender Margaret Degan, said she is viewing the investigation from other crimes committed in Missouri. Additionally, she is waiting on a doctor to examine Johnson and determine his sanity and mental fitness at the time of the offense. Johnson also gave Degan permission in open court to hand over letters written by him and addressed to her and a paralegal to the doctor. Degan said she believes this will help his case.


• Christian Reichert, 25, no address listed, is incarcerated for cannabis trafficking more than 5,000 grams, a Class X felony, and conspiring to deliver cannabis of more than 5,000 grams, a Class 1 felony. He allegedly stored more than 5,000 grams of cannabis at a rental on Power Plant Road in Williamson County with intent to distribute between January 2015 and July 2016. Reichert’s new attorney, Aaron Hopkins, confirmed he received all discovery on Jan. 5 and is continuing to review it. He said he will probably have it reviewed in 21 days and asked for a status hearing in March. Hopkins also filed a motion to reduce bond, which will be heard on Feb. 16. Judge Ralph Bloodworth said Friday he expects a jury trial sometime in late April or May.


• Kaelan Posey, 25, of Carbondale is incarcerated on charges of unlawful use of weapons by a felon after an incident in February. Degan said the court is still waiting on a doctor’s report to determine Posey’s mental fitness at the time of the offense. A status hearing has been scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 16.



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