Farina Man Sentenced After Court Outburst

(VANDALIA, IL) — Following an outburst Tuesday in Fayette County Court a 35-year-old Farina man was sentenced to 4-years in the Illinois Department of Corrections on a felony charge of criminal damage to government property. Darrell K. Moulton reportedly requested both fitness and psychiatric evaluations in court Tuesday, which were both denied when his defense attorney said neither were justified. Moulton, who was in court for sentencing, reportedly became combative, began cursing, and attempted to leave the courtroom. He allegedly would not cooperate or obey verbal orders and had to be physically restrained by the court bailiff. Court adjourned for 5-10 minutes to allow Moulton time to calm down but when he returned to court he allegedly became disruptive again and began yelling. He was advised he would not be allowed to participate in his sentencing and a defense motion for a continuance was denied. The jail administrator was then sworn in and testified before Moulton was sentenced to 4-years in prison and 1-year mandatory supervised release upon completion of his prison term. He was ordered to pay $984 in restitution to the Fayette County Jail and was given credit for 373 days served in jail. Moulton had pleaded guilty to the charges in May in exchange for a lesser charge of criminal damage to government property, and a 2016 charge of Class X felony kidnapping in a separate case being dismissed. He was in jail on the charge he had kidnapped his 9-year-old son in 2016 when he was charged in February with criminal damage to the jail. Moulton and his son were the focus of an Amber Alert and hours later were discovered in a rural area of Fayette County just south of Vandalia. Moulton was arrested and taken to the Fayette County Jail with bail set at $500,000. Following his plea agreement his bail was lowered to $30,000 plus $2,000.