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 Saturday, April 19, the 109th day of 2014. There are 256 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: Miss McCorkindale has opened millinery rooms over Gimbel's dry goods store, where she offers a choice lot of millinery goods, which she will manufacture to order. 1889 -- 125 years ago: The little South Park Presbyterian chapel celebrated it first Easter decorated with flowers for an afternoon worship service attended by a large congregation. 1914 -- 100 years ago: The Wennerberg Chorus of Augustana College has returned from a 2,000-mile tour in the Eastern states and Illinois. 1939 -- 75 years ago: Col. Charles Lindbergh has stated that he is convinced that Germany's air force is equal to the combined sky fleets of her potential European foes. 1964 -- 50 years ago: Small gas motors may be permitted on boats in the lake to be built in Loud Thunder Forest Preserve. The prospect was discussed yesterday at a meeting of the Rock Island County Forest Preserve Commission. 1989 -- 25 years ago: The annual Dispatch/Rock Island Argus Spelling Bee continues to be a family tradition. Ed Lee, an eighth-grader at John Deere Junior High School, Moline, is the 1989 spelling bee champion from among 49 top spellers in Rock Island, Henry and Mercer counties. He advances to the competition in Washington, D.C. Runnerup was Ed's sister, Susan.