Meth manufacturer granted a continuance

Staff Writer
Aledo Times Record

The attorney for Charles Peacock, 22, of Matherville, was granted a continuation of his client's pre-trial on a petition to revoke probation during a hearing Monday (April 4) in Mercer County Circuit Court. The pre-trial will now be Monday, April 11.

Peacock pleaded guilty in December of last year to a Class-1 felony of meth manufacturing. He was sentenced to three years of probation after the prosecution asked him to be sent to prison for eight years.

State's attorney Greg McHugh's Feb. 4 motion to have the judge reconsider the sentence was denied.

On March 7, Mercer County deputies arrested Peacock for being in violation of his probation for having contact with Erica Sandusky, his co-defendant.

Sandusky, 24, Matherville, had been wanted for failure to appear on a charge of methamphetamine manufacturing. A press release issued Monday evening, April 4, by Mercer County Crime Stoppers said Sandusky is now in custody. She is due to be in court this (April 5) afternoon.