Carbondale woman found guilty of violating 'no stalking, no contact' order | Crime
CARBONDALE, IL (KFVS) - A Carbondale woman has been found guilty by a Jackson County, Illinois jury of two counts involving a violation of a court "No-Stalking - No Contact" order.
According to Jackson County State's Attorney Michael C. Carr, Martha Schouest-Donvito, 50, was convicted after a jury trial on Monday, Feb. 4. The court order prohibited contact with her neighbors. Each count is a class 4 felony and carries a maximum potential sentence of up to three years in prison.
Carr says the evidence at the trial established that on Feb. 26, 2012, the Carbondale Police Department responded to the area of South Giant City Road and Meadowbrook Lane about a complaint that Shouest-Donvito was yelling threats and obscenities at her neighbors. After officers determined that there were orders against Shouest-Donvito which prohibited any contact with those neighbors, she was arrested.
According to Carr, the jury deliberated less than one hour.
Sentencing has been set for March 27 at 10:30 a.m. The defendant's bond was revoked following trial and she remains in the Jackson County Jail pending the sentencing hearing.
The investigation was conducted by the Carbondale Police Department. Assistant State's Attorney Penny J. Pierson was responsible for the prosecution of this case.
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