Richmond complying with bond conditions
By Beth Kramer firstname.lastname@example.org January 7, 2013 8:32PM
Updated: February 9, 2013 6:03AM
A judge’s final warning seems to have sunk in for former Waukegan basketball star Jereme Richmond.
Richmond, 20, was before Lake County Circuit Judge John Phillips for a status hearing Monday to ensure the Waukegan resident was still in compliance with terms of his probation.
Richmond is serving 18 months probation for an incident in which he brought a loaded handgun to his ex-girlfriend’s home in August 2011. An aggravated battery charge was dropped against Richmond in exchange for his guilty plea. Police said he threatened to use the gun against the woman and her family.
Richmond was ordered to attend domestic violence treatment. He previously failed to show up for a treatment session. He also tested positive for having cannabis in his system in October, authorities said.
Bond was revoked and Richmond spent a few days in jail. He was warned to stay in compliance with all the terms of his probation.
Prosecutor James Newman said Monday that Richmond tested negative for drugs at his latest random test and that he was attending treatment.
“Let’s stay in compliance,” Phillips told Richmond. “If there’s any issues, I want to know. Everybody wants you to succeed.”
Richmond is due back in court March 12.
Richmond helped lead the Waukegan Bulldogs to two state Final Four appearances. He played basketball at University of Illinois. He declared for the NBA draft, but was not picked up.