Sheridan Man Admits to Violating Terms of His Bond

On January 5, 40-year-old Jedediah Franks failed to appear for a pretrial conference in Fourth Judicial District Court in Sheridan. In August of 2022, Franks was arrested and charged with three counts of felony drug possession.  A bench warrant was issued for his arrest after he failed to appear for the January 5 hearing and he was taken into custody after he was arrested on January 12 for property destruction. Franks is currently serving a 60-day jail sentence that was imposed by Circuit Court Judge Shelly Cundiff for the property destruction charge.

Thursday in District Court, a hearing was held to address the State’s petition to forfeit the defendant’s bond and revoke his order of release for violating the terms and conditions of his bond that were set last summer in Circuit Court for the drug possession charges.

Franks, at the order to show cause hearing Thursday, admitted to the State’s allegations that he violated terms of his bond by not complying with high level drug testing at the Sheridan County Justice Office and for leaving treatment prematurely at Volunteers of America in December of 2022. District Court Judge Darci Phillips revoked Franks’ bond and reset the bond at $5,000 cash only. Judge Phillips said a new date for a pretrial conference and trial would be scheduled in the immediate future.

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