11 waive preliminary hearings in Tuesday session of Grundy County court

Crime and Courts

Preliminary hearings were waived by 11 defendants during Tuesday’s session in the Associate Division of Grundy County Circuit Court. Two others appeared for probation violation hearings with two others entry guilty pleas.

Bound over to future appearances in Division One of Circuit Court were Bryce Raylan Farmer, Mickeal Dale Hogan, Kandi Lea Johnson, Steven Kyle Johnson, Justin Lee Kleihauer, Shanail Lynn Kleihauer, and William Pouder, all of Trenton. Others whose cases move on to Division One include Ricky Gene Banner and Thomas Nakona Miller both of Milan; Ismael Garcia Toris of Newtown; and Donna Lynn Zeigler of Chillicothe. The felony charges are varied and cash bonds were re-set for each.

Among other cases: Bobbie Jo Dunkin of Trenton admitted the allegation of a probation violation. On a plea agreement, probation was revoked and she was sentenced to 20 days confinement at the Grundy County Jail on original charges of resisting or interfering with an arrest as well as driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Other cases were continued until November 27th that accuse Bobbie Jo Dunkin of driving while revoked or suspended as well as no proof of insurance.

During another hearing, Thomas Kopp of Lexington admitted allegations of probation violation. Per a plea agreement, the court set a sentencing date of January 8th for Kopp. His original charge was a misdemeanor of non-support.

Two Trenton residents pleaded guilty and were sentenced to jail time in separate cases.

The amended information filed by the state charges Bryant Olen Ellis with assault in the fourth degree. On a plea agreement, Ellis was sentenced to 16 days confinement at the Grundy County jail, then given credit for serving those days. Ellis is to pay $100 to the Grundy county law enforcement fund.

James Steven Ewing of Trenton, on a plea agreement, was sentenced to eight days confinement in the Grundy County jail, then given credit for serving those days. His original charge was supplying liquor to a minor.