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 Tuesday, March 11, the 70th day of 2014. There are 295 days left in the year. 1864 -- 150 years ago: Much damage is being done by hogs that are running at large about town. The marshal will take them up and sell them if their owners do not contain them. 1889 -- 125 years ago: George Newberry, Daniel Strecker, Al Webb and James Dixon returned from a voyage down the Mississippi River as far as Memphis, Tenn., on a flat. 1914 -- 100 years ago: Augustana College was put out of the running for the state collegiate basketball title when defeated by Millikin. The Viking lineup included Sten, Samuelson and Swanbeck, forwards, and Holtgren, Johnson and Berg, guards. 1939 -- 75 years ago: The coronation of Pope Pius XII and preliminary ceremonies were broadcast by WHBF on the Mutual Radio Network. 1964 -- 50 years ago: Reactivation of a portion of the J.I. Case Co, plant in Rock Island as a supplier for component parts for the firm's manufacturing centers at Racine, Wis., or Burlington, Iowa, is under consideration. 1989 -- 25 years ago: Downtown Moline business owners will have a chance to help shape the city's future through a survey being done by the Bi-State Metropolitan Planning Commission.