Crime and Courts

Four face judge in Associate Division of Grundy County court

A Trenton resident has waived preliminary hearings on several felony charges. Misdemeanor cases have been certified to be heard in a higher court. Cody James Burchett of Trenton appeared yesterday in the Associate Division of court. Charges include assault in the third degree: special victim; attempted tampering with a witness in a felony prosecution; as […]

Crime and Courts

Prison sentences handed down in Division One of Grundy County court

Numerous cases were processed Thursday in Division One of the Grundy County Circuit Court. Bobby Dean Morgans the second of Trenton has been sentenced to prison for theft of a county ambulance, a burglary, and probation violations. Morgans admitted to the violations and probation was revoked. A previously suspended sentence was set aside and a […]

Court Gavel and Scales

Trenton man has probation revoked during court appearance

Following a probation violation hearing, the original probation was revoked, jail time imposed and another probation established for court cases involving William Nicholas Griffin of rural Trenton. Griffin, in Associate Division of circuit court, admitted to the allegations of violation. The court revoked probation and Griffin was sentenced to 60 days confinement at the Grundy […]

Crime and Courts

Five have cases bound over to Division One of circuit court in Trenton

Five defendants Tuesday waived preliminary hearings in the Associate Division of Grundy County Circuit Court. Each of the cases was bound over to future dates for arraignments in Division One of the circuit court. Matthew John Woody of Trenton has six felony counts. These include two counts for unlawful use of a weapon, possession of a […]

Prison Sentence

Princeton woman sentenced to 14 years in death of Kimberly Hertzog and injury to family

A Princeton woman, 29-year-old Valerie Robinson, has been sentenced to 14 years in prison for her involvement in a traffic accident last year in Mercer County that claimed the life of another Princeton woman and injured two family members. Sentencing was yesterday in Division One of the Grundy County Circuit Court before special judge Steve Hudson. In […]

Jail Time

Trenton teen sentenced to jail time for trepassing

19-year-old Isaac Wattenbarger of Trenton pleaded guilty to misdemeanor first-degree trespassing in the Associate Division of Grundy County Circuit Court. Wattenbarger was sentenced to 28 days in the Grundy County Detention Center, but given credit for already serving those days. Wattenbarger received 33 days in the Grundy County Detention Center when he did not have […]

Inmate causes incident in Livingston County courtroom after being sentenced to 9-years in prison

The Livingston County Sheriff’s Office was charged with having 19 detainees in court, on June 14. With the help of Daviess-Dekalb County Regional Jail, there were 3 transport vans of detainees as well as a handful of jail staff to assist the deputies and sheriff with court and detainee security. Jefferson O. Patton, 34, who […]

Crossroads Correctional Center

Death of inmate at Crossroads in Cameron to be investigated

The death of a 49-year-old inmate at Crossroads, the state’s maximum-security prison in Cameron on Friday, May 6, is under investigation. Timothy Adams was pronounced dead at 12:13 p.m. Friday in the Crossroads Correctional Center. Adams was serving a life sentence for being an accessory to first-degree murder and an accessory to armed criminal action. […]

St. Joseph teen sentenced to life in prison for Grandparent’s murders

(St. Joseph News Press) – After listening to some five hour of testimony, Circuit Judge Patrick Robb sentenced Joseph Johnson, 16, to life in prison for the murder of James Johnson, his grandfather and adopted father. For the murder of Beverly Johnson, his grandmother and adopted mother, Johnson received a second life sentence to be […]

Court News

Circuit Court news from Grundy County

In the Associate Division of Grundy County Circuit Court, 41-year old Toby Street of Trenton has waived a preliminary hearing and was bound over to Division 1 of Circuit Court on charges accusing felony possession of methamphetamine and possessing numerous smoking devices, intended to be used with methamphetamine.  A charge accusing Street with misdemeanor passing […]