CAMBRIDGE -- Henry County Circuit Court Judge Ted Hamer found probable cause Monday to believe Jerry Nanninga, 20, of Kewanee, committed a felony.
He originally was charged with two counts of Class 4 aggravated driving under the influence after a single-vehicle accident May 20 near U.S. 34 and Illinois 17 south of Kewanee. Trooper Shawn Veryzer testified that Mr. Nanninga hit a guardrail and landed in a ditch and a breath test showed his blood alcohol level at .111.
On July 2, charges of Class X felony possession with intent to deliver 20 to 50 pills containing a substance known as ecstasy and Class 1 felony possession of 20 to 50 pills containing a substance known as ecstasy were filed against Mr. Nanninga.
Trooper Veryzer said officers doing inventory after the accident heard a rattle in a box of slugs and found 47 pills that field-tested positive for the substance known as ecstasy.
Today is Wednesday, April 23, the 113th day of 2014. There are 252 days left in the year.
1864 — 150 years ago: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses. 1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000. 1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city. 1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association. 1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College. 1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.