The Associate Division of Grundy County Circuit Court was rather busy in its latest session.
28 year old Daniel Harding, with addresses listed at Trenton and Chillicothe, said he could not pay fines, court costs, and recoupment fees totaling $1,150 in connection with 3 cases. Judge Steve Hudson converted the amount owed to 116 days in the Grundy County Detention Center.
Harding, last November, had pleaded guilty to driving while intoxicated and operating a vehicle without a valid license---both in May of last year. Harding, in June of last year, pleaded guilty to misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia in November of 2012. He still owed the fines, court costs, and fees on those charges so he was given the jail time when he appeared in court yesterday.
19 year old Colin Ferguson of Trenton admitted violating his probation. The probation was revoked and Ferguson was sentenced to 4 months in the Grundy County Detention Center. However, he was given credit for already serving that amount of time in the Department of Correction on an unrelated charge.
34 year old Philip Burgess of Trenton waived a preliminary hearing and was bound over to Division I of Circuit Court on an amended charge accusing him with driving while under the influence of drugs in March. The charge says Burgess twice previously pleaded guilty to driving while intoxicated---once in Grundy County and the other time in Boone County---both in 1998.
The charge also says Burgess pleaded guilty to possession of ephedrine in Buchanan County in 2003 and pleaded guilty in Grundy County in 2010 to distribution of a controlled substance near a school.
Two other charges against Burgess have been certified to be heard in Division I of Grundy County Circuit Court. Burgess is accused of authorizing another person to operate a motor vehicle without maintaining financial responsibility, and speeding 77 in a 60 zone, both in March of this year.
34 year old Jesse Richmond IV of Spickard waived a preliminary hearing and was bound over to Division I of Grundy County Circuit Court on a charge accusing him with possession of drug paraphernalia with intent to introduce methamphetamines into the body in July.
The charge noted Richmond pleaded guilty to possessing a controlled substance in Grundy County in 2012 and pleaded guilty to tampering in Ray County in 2002.
46 year old David Wilson of Trenton waived a preliminary hearing and was bound over to Division I of Grundy County Circuit Court on an amended charge of check forgery. Authorities allege 5 checks totaling $146 were forged. They say the checks were from a
checking account belonging to 3 other persons. The charge notes Wilson previously pleaded guilty to driving while intoxicated in Clay County in 2009.