Court News

Judge Peace hands down several prison sentences during busy session of Division One of Grundy County court

Several prison terms were announced Thursday by Presiding Judge Jack Peace in Division One of the Grundy County Circuit Court. Following a hearing, probation was revoked for Ricky Eugene Shoemaker of Trenton stemming from several previous charges. For distribution, delivery, or manufacture of a controlled substance, Shoemaker was sentenced to ten years with the Department […]


Princeton teen makes Division One court appearance on manslaughter charge

A Princeton teenager has pleaded not guilty to charges stemming from an accident last October 8th that claimed the life of Lineville resident Saige Boswell. Seventeen-year-old Elijah Charles Mandich of Princeton appeared Wednesday in Division One of Mercer County Circuit Court. He is charged with involuntary manslaughter in the first-degree.  The defendant’s request to modify the cash bond […]

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Princeton teen waives preliminary hearing on charge of involuntary manslaughter

A Princeton teenager has waived a preliminary hearing in Mercer County Circuit Court on charges stemming from an accident last October that claimed the life of a Lineville resident. Seventeen-year-old Elijah Charles Mandich of Princeton appeared Tuesday before Mercer County Associate Judge Matthew Krohn. The case, with a felony charge of involuntary manslaughter in the […]

Jose Lopez Swearing in at Mercer County

Grundy County deputy, Jose Lopez, accepts position with Mercer County Sheriff’s Department

Judge Jack Peace swore in the Mercer County Sheriff’s Office’s newest deputy Monday. Jose Lopez served more than three years as a deputy sheriff for the Grundy County Sheriff’s Office and also served on the Grundy County Crisis Intervention Team. Lopez received his law enforcement training while serving in the Military Police in the United […]

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Settlement approved in wrongful death case filed by Michael and Sherry Knapp

A settlement was approved in a wrongful death case in Grundy County Circuit Court Division One. Michael and Sherry Knapp of Trenton filed legal documents September 18th seeking a settlement with the company that insured the sports utility vehicle involved in a four-person fatality accident. Judge Jack Peace found Tuesday that the wrongful death settlement […]

Court News

Judge Jack Peace revokes probation and imposes prison time for several defendants in circuit court

Judge Jack Peace revoked probation for several individuals, imposing prison time in the latest session of circuit court at Trenton. 31-year old Ricky Shoemaker, with addresses in Trenton and Mercer, pleaded guilty to drug charges and was sentenced to 19 years in prison. That’s in addition to a 10-year prison sentence he received in Mercer […]