Court no-shows result in warrant arrest

From Local Sources

FERDINAND — Police brought a man to jail Thursday on a warrant related to his failure to appear in cases related to misdemeanor counts of driving while suspended (prior).

Court records indicate Alan D. Bleemel Jr., 26, 633 W. Ninth St., Ferdinand, was charged with misdemeanor driving while suspended after traffic stops by Indiana State Police Jan. 7 and by the Ferdinand Police Department Feb. 13. A warrant was issued in Dubois Superior Court after Bleemel failed to appear for initial hearings in the cases.

The Ferdinand Police Department took Bleemel into custody on the active warrant and he was booked into the Dubois County Security Center at 4:08 p.m. Thursday.

During a court appearance Friday, a preliminary plea of not guilty was entered on Bleemel’s behalf and his request for pauper counsel was granted. The court set his next appearance for June 4 and set bond at $1,000 cash only ($500 for each case).

Bleemel remains lodged in the security center.

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