Nicholas and Jennifer Edwards made their first appearance in Circuit Court on Tuesday. The husband and wife are charged with intent to distribute marijuana and felony child endangerment for having their 11-year-old son in the house while the couple used methamphetamine. Judge John Sampson set a $15,000 cash only bond on both of them. Each could receive up to 15 years in prison for the charges.
19-year-old Kristen Kline and 23-year-old Destiny Pyke both made their first appearances on burglary charges based on separate incidents. Kline was arrested in Florida and is charged with burglarizing a home in early 2009. Pyke was arrested after breaking into Quiznos on Saturday morning and taking cash from the register. Bail for both women was set at $10,000 cash. The penalty for burglary is a maximum 10 years in prison.
Judge Sampson also presided over a preliminary hearing for Tyler Feaster. Feaster is accused of third degree sexual abuse of a minor. According to testimony during the hearing, Feaster was in Wal-Mart in July 2009 when he slapped and 11-year-old girl on the bottom. Video surveillance captured Feaster entering the game room shortly after the victim and later running from the scene, getting in his vehicle and speeding away. Judge Sampson ordered Feaster bound over to District Court for trial. Feaster could receive up to 15 years in prison if he’s convicted. The next step will be an arraignment in 4th Judicial District Court.