Several face judge in Tuesday session of Grundy County court

Crime and Courts

Three defendants waived preliminary hearings during Tuesday’s session of Associate Division, Grundy County Circuit Court.

Two men from Chicago, are to appear in Division One of Circuit Court on felony charges of fraudulently attempting to obtain a controlled substance at a Grundy County business on January 28th.

George Ernie Almond had his case moved to Thursday’s session of circuit court while Pierre Celestine is to be in circuit court March 12th. Celestine also is charged with a misdemeanor, possession of marijuana/synthetic cannabinoid of 10 grams or less- as a prior drug offense. Celestine is free on bond while Almond remains in custody.

A Trenton resident, Raul Barraza, is charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated, a felony. He is scheduled to appear in circuit court March 12.

Spickard resident Terry Lee Duncan pleaded guilty to violating a protection order for an adult, a misdemeanor. He was sentenced to serve 15 days in the Grundy County Detention Center, with credit given for time served. Duncan was fined $150. He’s also to pay $150 to the Law Enforcement Restitution Fund and court costs. Duncan was ordered to have no contact with the victim, and the court outlined the procedure for the defendant to obtain his personal property.

Trenton resident Albert Lee Hines pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge from December 13th of driving while intoxicated. On a plea agreement, Hines

was fined $300. He’s to pay court costs, $100 to the Law Enforcement Restitution Fund and $98 recoupment of funds to the Highway Patrol. Hines also pleaded guilty to speeding and was fined $60.50 and to a seat belt violation and was fined $10 plus court costs.

Spickard resident Juan Gallegos Junior pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor count of tampering with a utility meter in Trenton August 1st. He was fined $100, another $100 to the Law Enforcement Restitution Fund ordered to pay $402 in restitution, a $75 administrative fee to the prosecutor’s office, plus the court costs.