Grundy County Circuit Court News for June 15

Crime and Courts

Additional cases have been processed in the Associate Division of the Grundy County Circuit Court. 

Charges against Brandon Bolander of rural Trenton were reduced to misdemeanor assault in the fourth degree. He pleaded guilty and the imposition of sentence was suspended and Bolander was placed on two years probation and ordered to make a $100 donation to the Grundy County Law Enforcement Fund. A plea agreement was involved.

Timothy Lynn Johnson of rural Trenton had a sentence suspended in favor of two years probation on a charge of driving while intoxicated. Among conditions is the donation of $100 to the Grundy County Law Enforcement Fund. Other cases involving criminal nonsupport were continued to next month in the associate division.

Charges filed against Phillip Booth of Trenton were reduced to misdemeanor harassment in the second degree to which he pleaded guilty. He was sentenced to jail for 60 days – with the court noting 18 days have been served. Execution of the balance of the sentence was suspended and Booth was placed on two years probation.

On a plea agreement, Kenton Graham Whitt of Trenton pleaded guilty to driving while intoxicated. Imposition of sentence was suspended and Whitt received two years of probation. Among conditions is a recoupment fee of $107 and a donation of $100 to the law enforcement fund. Related to that arrest, Whitt also pleaded guilty to traffic charges that were careless and imprudent driving involving an accident and he was fined $75 and $10 for a seat belt violation.

Laredo resident Jesse James Southwick was sentenced to 23 days in jail and given credit for serving the time. He was charged with assault in the fourth degree.

In a felony case, William Nicholas Griffin of Trenton yesterday waived a preliminary hearing on charges of child molestation in the second degree. The case was bound over to Division One of the circuit court for an arraignment. Mercer County Judge Matthew Krohn presided in the Grundy County associate division case.