Sex Crime

Harrison County man arrested, bond revoked for failure to appear on child sex charges

The Grundy County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a Hatfield man in Harrison County Monday on a capias warrant for failure to appear in court on several felony sex-related charges. Forty-one-year-old Michael John Welling has been charged with three counts of first-degree child molestation, first-degree statutory rape—sexual intercourse with a person less than 14 […]

Crime and Courts

Judge Thomas Alley has busy docket in Division One of Grundy County court

Several defendants were placed on probation when they appeared Thursday before Judge Thomas Alley in Division One of the Grundy County Circuit Court. Trenton resident Erick James Wattenbarger received two prison terms when he pleaded guilty. Execution of the sentences was stayed and he was placed on five years probation. The sentences issued were six […]

Sex Crime

Harrison County man granted change of venue on child molestation, rape and incest charges

A Hatfield man facing child molestation, statutory sodomy, statutory rape, and incest charges has been granted a change of venue in Circuit Court Division One. Court information shows the venue for 41-year-old Michael John Welling was changed from Harrison County to Grundy County. Online information indicates a pre-trial conference is scheduled December 13th. Welling has […]