Five have cases bound over to Division One of circuit court in Trenton

Crime and Courts

Five defendants Tuesday waived preliminary hearings in the Associate Division of Grundy County Circuit Court. Each of the cases was bound over to future dates for arraignments in Division One of the circuit court.

Matthew John Woody of Trenton has six felony counts. These include two counts for unlawful use of a weapon, possession of a controlled substance, assault in the third degree, escape or attempted escape from confinement, as well as resisting and/or interfering with an arrest for a felony.

Multiple charges are listed for Mark Romesburg of Trenton. Two of them are felony counts: attempted tampering with a witness in a felony prosecution and second-degree burglary. Misdemeanor cases that were certified to the higher court include two counts of passing bad checks, violation of an order of protection for an adult, second-degree property damage, and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia.

Daniel Earl Webster the fourth of Milan on first-degree child molestation, Kelsi Anne McDaniels of Newton, Iowa on third-degree domestic assault and David Troy Gathercole of rural Trenton on failure to register as a sex offender.

William Edwards Grimes the fourth of Trenton pleaded guilty to an amended charge of stealing for an incident March 13th. A plea agreement was accepted on the misdemeanor charge. Grimes was sentenced to 60 days at the Grundy County Jail. He was given credit for serving 25 of those days. Judge Steven Hudson then suspended the remaining days and placed Grimes on one-year probation. Grimes is required to donate $100 to the Grundy county law enforcement fund and to pay restitution of $578 to the prosecuting attorney’s office.

Mercer resident, Nicole Danielle Weese pleaded guilty to a charge of second degree tampering with a motor vehicle April 18th. On a plea agreement accepted by the court, she was sentenced to 19 days in the Grundy County Jail. Credit was given for serving the time and she was released.

Trenton resident Jeffery Paul Hanna pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of fourth-degree assault—a misdemeanor. Hanna was sentenced to 28 days in the Grundy County Jail and given credit for serving those days and released. A plea agreement was accepted by the associate circuit court.