Friday, December 13, 2019

Hemp farm theft charges dismissed against 3 in Kenosha County

From The Journal

KENOSHA — Charges against three people accused of stealing what they believed was marijuana from a Randall hemp field were dismissed Wednesday, but the state may seek new charges.
Twin brothers Nathanial and Jordan Teddick, 22, of Salem Lakes, and Parker Stanton, 22, of Fox Lake, Ill., were charged with criminal damage to property and theft in September.
According to a criminal complaint, two of the men, Jordan Teddick and Stanton, were found in the Randall hemp field at 3 a.m. on Sept. 15 carrying an empty suitcase and duffle bag.
The pair were discovered by the property owner and two employees who had been watching the field because of past thefts and were held at gunpoint until deputies arrived.
Nathanial Teddick was arrested nearby, having dropped the other two off at the field.
The state charged the three with felonies, saying the value of the hemp in the field was over $2,500.
At a preliminary hearing in November, Court Commissioner Larry Keating ruled that there was not enough evidence that a felony was committed and dismissed the felony charges, but found there was probable cause that the three had committed misdemeanors.
On Wednesday, the prosecution asked to dismiss the cases without prejudice, indicating they may file new charges against the three.
A felony bail jumping charge against Jordan Teddick remains on file. He was charged with felony bail jumping because he had attempted to pick up belongings from his brother’s home after their initial arrest for the alleged hemp damage.
Three other people were also charged with a separate theft from the same hemp farm. Charges against those three remain in force.

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