Trial continued for man accused of violating order of protection for teen who drowned

Gage Patterson
Posted: Jan. 15, 2020 12:01 am Updated: Jan. 15, 2020 11:51 pm

QUINCY -- The trial of a Quincy man accused of violating an order of protection for the Quincy teenager who drowned last October has been delayed a month.

Court records show that Gage L. Patterson appeared Wednesday in Adams County Circuit Court for a status hearing in his three cases, including one where he faces two counts of armed criminal violence, one count of home invasion and two counts of aggravated domestic battery after he allegedly beat Kaylee Mehochko on July 25. His case was continued to the March jury trial docket.

Patterson, 21, also faces one count of aggravated domestic battery from May and another unrelated case.

He pleaded not guilty to all of the charges in August.

Patterson had been out on a $5,000 treatment bond since September when on Oct. 27, the car that 16-year-old Mehochko was driving went into a pond at a Sherman golf course in Sangamon County. Patterson, who was a passenger in the vehicle, escaped to safety.

An order of protection was in place at the time. Patterson faces one count of violation of an order of protection in Sangamon County.

Patterson is set to return to court in Adams County on Feb. 7 for pending motions. A status hearing is set for Feb. 19.

He is being held in the Adams County Jail on $600,000 bond.