Man on community control faces new charge


By Nick Walton - nwalton@civitasmedia.com



A man convicted of a felony drug charge earlier this year now faces a new felony charge for possession of a firearm.

Nolan J. Nickerson, 19, of Cable, was indicted last week on one count of having weapons while under disability, a third degree felony, with a specification for forfeiture of a weapon while under disability.

Nickerson was one of three people indicted in April, stemming from a March drug raid the Urbana Police Division conducted at an Urbana residence. Nickerson pleaded guilty to a fifth degree felony aggravated possession of drugs charge in June and was placed on community control for two years in August.

A notice of supervision violation filed on Nov. 23 states conditions of community control ordered Nickerson to not purchase, possess, own, use or have under his control any firearms or ammunition.

The grand jury indictment contends Nickerson was in possession of a Taurus 140 G2 handgun with magazines.

Hearing continued in golf course break-in

A hearing for one of two co-defendants charged with breaking into golf courses locally was continued to next week.

During a final pre-trial conference Monday for Skyler L. Reisinger, the hearing was continued to Dec. 13 after the court was informed that the parties have discussed a resolution but have not been able to reach an agreement.

Reisinger, 19, and co-defendant Joshua R. Blakely, 18, are both charged with four counts of breaking and entering and one count each of safecracking, grand theft when the property is a firearm or dangerous ordnance, receiving stolen property, theft and possessing criminal tools.

The charges against the co-defendants stem from multiple break-ins at Champaign County golf courses between Aug. 15 and Sept. 7.

Also during Monday’s hearing, the court found Reisinger guilty of violation a bond condition of electronic monitoring and house arrest. Judge Nick Selvaggio said the bond violation would be taken into consideration as a sentencing factor in the event that Reisinger is found guilty in the case.

A final pre-trial conference for Blakely is scheduled for Dec. 12.

Both co-defendants have also been indicted in Logan County related to similar activity against golf courses in Logan County.

By Nick Walton

nwalton@civitasmedia.com

Nick Walton can be reached at 937-652-1331 Ext. 1777 or on Twitter @UDCWalton.

Nick Walton can be reached at 937-652-1331 Ext. 1777 or on Twitter @UDCWalton.