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, Sept. 17, the 260th day of 2014. There are 105 days left in the year. 1864 -- 150 years ago: We are told league merchants have paid no attention to the prohibition on selling ammunition, but continue to sell just as before the order was issued. 1889 -- 125 years ago: The Rev. R.F. Sweet, rector of Trinity Episcopal Parish, left for the East to visit his boyhood home in Boston before attending the general convention of the Episcopal Church in New York. 1914 -- 100 years ago: Dr. E.A. Anderson was named to succeed Dr. E.L. Kerns as head physician of the Modern Woodmen of America, and moved to Rock Island from Holdingford, Minn. 1939 -- 75 years ago: One week late, because of the outbreak of war, Dr. E.L. Beyer resumed his work as professor of romance languages at Augustana College. Dr. and Mrs. Beyer left Germany on the last train to the Belgian border. 1964 -- 50 years ago: Employees in Turnstyle stores in Moline and Davenport will vote Oct. 2 in an election set up by the Chicago regional office of the National Labor Relations Board. Employees will vote either for the Retail Clerk International or for no union. 1989 -- 25 years ago: Rock Island High School is considering a step to help teen moms stay in school and get their diploma. The school board is expected to vote tonight on instituting an on-site child care center.