A Trenton woman, accused of taking funeral expense donations for her own personal use, has been placed on probation. 34 year old Elizabeth Glass appeared in the associate division of Grundy county circuit court.
Upon a plea bargain, felony charges were reduced to misdemeanor receiving stolen property. She then pleaded guilty to the lesser charge. Judge Steve Hudson sentenced Ms. Glass to 60 days at the Grundy County Jail. Execution of the sentence was suspended and she was placed on two years probation.
Court costs also were assessed. Authorities said the theft of U-S currency between August 1st of last year and January 24th this year, involved donations made to defray costs of a funeral for Justin McKnight of Trenton.
Three defendants waived preliminary hearings yesterday in the associate division.
18 year old Justin Kleihauer of Trenton is charged with felony possession of a controlled substance identified as alprazolam on January 7th.
29 year old Zachary Wilson of Humphreys faces charges of criminal non support.
30 year old Haley White of Trenton is charged with first degree property damage in connection with alleged damage to a car owned by Rachel Franklin on January 31st.
Each of the three defendants was bound over to Division One of Grundy County Circuit Court. Kleihauer is to appear today while the next court dates for Wilson and Ms. White are June 12th.
Imposition of sentence was suspended for 17 year old Brittney Dyer of Leisure Lake. She was found guilty last month during a trial before Judge Hudson on charges of second degree property damage. That was in connection with an incident November 28th that involved windows being damaged at 401 Monroe in Trenton, property of Marilyn Blakesley.
Judge Hudson yesterday followed the recommendation of the prosecutor to suspend sentencing and placed Ms. Dyer on two years probation plus the payment of court costs. Judgement had been taken under advisement.