Officials expected plea agreements in two Shelby County Circuit Court cases on Monday morning, but neither materialized. One case involved identity theft of a local businessman and the other was a shooting incident in Windsor.
Robert A. Fraker, 62, of Windsor was to appear in court with a plea according to the docket, but only his lawyer, William Farr, appeared. State's Attorney Gina Vonderheide told the Daily Union that the plea was not yet reached and will be set for another date. A pre-trial hearing was set for June 19 at 10:30 a.m.
Fraker was arrested and charged with aggravated battery with a firearm and attempted murder for a shooting in September, according to police. Windsor police say Fraker shot another Windsor man in the lower abdomen during an altercation Saturday, September 15 at 7:14 p.m. in the 1000 block of Indiana Ave.
Authorities have not identified the man who was shot.The man was listed in stable condition after the incident at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana, according to authorities.
Fraker was identified by an eyewitness and was located in the 1100 block of Maine Street, and police allegedly recovered a firearm in Fraker's vicinity, according to Windsor Police Chief J.T. Boyer. Boyer said the two men have had a long-going feud, and "one finally succumbed."
"I've been with the police department for six years and lived in Windsor for 24, and I don't think there has ever been a shooting," Boyer said.
Shelby County Sheriff's Office, Moultrie County Sheriff's Office, Findlay Police Department and the Illinois Department of Natural Resources Conservation Police were assisting Windsor Police Department in the investigation.
Fraker made his first appearance in Shelby County Court on Monday. A judge scheduled a status hearing for Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. Bail has been set at $500,000, according to court records. Fraker remains in custody.
The other expected plea on Monday was for identity theft.
Anna R. Reed of Shelbyville was to be in court on Monday, June 3, with her attorney, Public Defender Brad Rau, for a possible plea agreement on a charge of aggravated ID theft no less than $10,000 and no more than $100,000 for unauthorized use of his credit card number.
"We are negotiating a plea and are working towards a resolution, but we are not there yet," said Rau. "We'd like to set it on the trial calendar and ask for a pre-trial date. If we reach an agreement we can always advance the date."
The next date pre-trial date was set for July 31 at 10 a.m. with the trial set for the August trial calendar, Aug.12.
Last December information was that identity theft was perpetrated against a downtown businessman. Authorities alleged that made purchases on the credit card belonging to Wallace S. Robinson.
Capital One provided police with records detailing fraudulent transactions over several months totaling $21,284.46, according to the report.
Robinson told police that Reed worked for him at his shop, Corner Copy. According to the police report, Robinson said he had tried to use his credit card and it was denied, which prompted him to call the credit card company, Capital One. Robinson told police that Reed could have gained access to his credit card during the time she was in the business, the police report said.
Shelbyville Police Officer Eric Culberson arrested Reed on November 4 after the complaint was filed. She is not in custody.