Five waive preliminary hearings in Grundy County Circuit Court

Crime and Courts

Preliminary hearings were waived by five defendants Tuesday in the Associate Division of Grundy County Circuit Court. All their cases, including some misdemeanor charges, are scheduled for tomorrow’s docket in Division One of circuit court.

Michelle Sue Curtis of Trenton is charged with felony possession of a controlled substance; misdemeanor possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, and a traffic offense – all from last August 28th.

Hayden Robert McGill of Trenton is charged with felony possession of a controlled substance, unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia, and two counts of property damage—all from March 18th.

Aaron Michael Perez of Trenton faces charges of unlawful exhibiting of a weapon; resisting or interfering with an arrest for a felony on February 27th.

Jonathan Bradley Woods of Trenton is charged with the March 24th felony possession of a controlled substance and four misdemeanors: possession of marijuana, unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia, resisting arrest, and operating a vehicle without a valid license. He’s also accused of failing to provide proof of financial responsibility.

Jerrid Steven Fox of Trenton is charged with first degree stalking February 27th.

Trenton resident Erin Nicole Gathercole pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of assault in the fourth degree stemming from a March 24th incident at Trenton. The original charge of burglary was amended by the prosecutor’s office. Per a plea agreement, Ms. Gathercole was sentenced to 13 days at the Grundy County Jail, then given credit for serving those days and released.

A resident of Galt, Jeffrey Dale Smalling, pleaded guilty to driving while his license was revoked or suspended April 13th. He was sentenced to 48 hours at the Grundy County Jail with the time to be served on a weekend May 4th to the 6th. Smalling is to pre-pay the boarding bill of $30.00 per day to the sheriff’s department.

Court costs also were assessed in the cases involving Smalling and Gathercole.