Associate Division of Grundy County Circuit Court busy on Tuesday

Crime and Courts

Four defendants have waived preliminary hearings in the Associate Division of the Grundy County Circuit Court.

Those with cases bound over to Thursday’s docket involve Dorothy Kathryn Archuleta of Trenton, Thomas James Lund of Princeton, and Lila Lea Combs of Trenton. A case involving Scotty Curtis of Altamont, who faces three counts of non-support, was moved to the November 16 session of the circuit court.

Dorothy Archuleta faces a felony charge of possession of a controlled substance.

In another case, she was sentenced to 47-days in the Grundy County Jail on each of two misdemeanor charges: possession of marijuana and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia. She was given credit for serving 35 days and remanded to jail to serve the remaining dozen days. A plea agreement was involved in these cases.

Thomas Lund is charged with a felony of operating a vehicle on the highway without a valid driver’s license—third or subsequent offense. Two other traffic cases were certified to the higher court for disposition.

Lila Combs is charged with felony possession of a controlled substance. Two misdemeanor charges: unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia and peace disturbance were certified to be heard in Division One of Circuit Court.

Brandon Keith Kleihauer of Trenton pleaded guilty to an amended charge of misdemeanor peace disturbance. He was sentenced to 15 days in the Grundy County jail and given credit for time served and released. A plea agreement was involved.

A Galt resident, Eric Ward Lovett, pleaded guilty to a charge of non-support. On a plea bargain, two other counts were dismissed. Imposition of sentence was suspended and Lovett was placed on two years probation under the supervision of the child support office.

A probation violation hearing was held for Dusty Lee Updegraff of St. Joseph. He admitted violations of probation and the court revoked the initial probation and sentenced him to one year in the Grundy County Jail. The court then suspended execution of sentence and placed Updegraff on two years probation under the supervision of child support enforcement. His original charge was non-support.

Hamilton resident Michael Elliott-Logan Grim pleaded guilty to charges of driving while intoxicated. He was fined $300 and ordered to pay $240 in recoupment fees plus court costs.