Nebraska man arrested for failing to appear in Grundy County


The Grundy County Sheriff’s Office reports the weekend arrest of a man in Nebraska after he failed to appear in circuit court in Trenton for sentencing on a drug case.

Fifty-two-year-old William James Fune of O’Neil, Nebraska was arrested in Lincoln County, Nebraska. He waived extradition to Missouri and was returned to Grundy County on Saturday.

Last August, Fune pleaded guilty to two counts of possession of a controlled substance stemming from an arrest in July. After his guilty plea August 10th, the court scheduled a pre-sentence assessment. Disposition of the cases was scheduled October 12th in Grundy County but Fune, the defendant, did not appear in the circuit court.  His court-appointed attorney then requested a continuance which was denied by the court. A failure to appear, a capias warrant was issued upon a request from the prosecuting attorney.

Bond for William Fune is $50,000 cash only with Fune now scheduled to appear May 10th in Division One of Grundy County Circuit Court.