Former Illini Jereme Richmond Violates Parole, Sent Back To Jail
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(WSCR) Former Illini standout Jereme Richmond was on his way back to Lake County Jail on Thursday after officials said he violated several conditions of his probation, reports indicate.
Richmond was on probation for a January guilty plea on charges of unlawful use of a weapon.
The Tribune reports Richmond tested positive for marijuana use on Oct. 19, failed to comply with a 6 a.m.-6 p.m. curfew and did not attend orientation for domestic violence treatment.
Assistant State’s Attorney Jim Newman asked Judge John Phillips to revoke Richmond’s probation and force him to serve the remainder of his sentence in jail.
“One of the most important things of any probation is that you follow through with treatment,” Newman said. “He’s not following through with that treatment. There’s also some substance abuse issues.”
The 20-year-old Richmond left the University of Illinois following his freshman season after an unsuccessful attempt to play professionally. In August of 2011, he was arrested and accused of punching his girlfriend and threatening her family with a gun. Richmond pled guilty on the weapon charge and was sentenced to 18 months of probation.
Richmond’s attorney asked that the judge allow his client to be kept out of jail and held on a 24-hour curfew. The judge ordered Richmond to spend the weekend in jail, with a final decision coming on Monday.