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Richmond back in jail for four days

Jereme Richmond

Jereme Richmond

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Updated: April 17, 2013 2:38AM

Former Waukegan basketball star Jereme Richmond was sentenced Friday to four days in jail for probation violations.

Richmond, 20, was booked at the Lake County Jail after a court hearing before Judge John Phillips. Richmond will serve three days in jail — Friday to noon Sunday, Feb. 17.

He will report back to jail Friday, Feb. 22, and be released at noon Sunday, Feb. 24. He will have to serve an additional four days in jail if he does not have good behavior while he is in custody.

Richmond agreed with the sentence hammered out Friday by Phillips; Lawrence Wade, his lawyer; and Assistant State’s Attorney James Newman that modified the terms of Richmond’s existing probation conditions to allow him to take a job as a player for the Sauk Valley Predators semi-professional basketball team in Sterling, which is about 140 miles west of Waukegan.

He is allowed to travel to Sterling for practices three days a week. He must complete his treatment programs and abide by his 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. curfew when he is not at practice in Sterling. He is allowed to travel with the team for weekend basketball games starting March 9, but will have to report to probation upon return from the games for possible random drug testing.

“It’s going to be a pretty ambitious schedule for you ... you are going to Sterling three days a week and still make it to (treatment and probation). If you can do that, you can be successfully done with this case,” Phillips said.

Richmond is serving 18 months probation for an incident in August 2011 in which he brought a loaded gun to his ex- girlfriend’s house. He was ordered to attend domestic violence treatment, substance abuse treatment, abide by a curfew and not consume any drugs or alcohol.

Newman had filed a petition to revoke Richmond’s probation for several probation violations, including testing positive for marijuana last October, violating curfew and failing to attend treatment classes. Wade had previously stated that his client had most recently missed treatment due to a payment issue.

Wade said after the court hearing that Richmond was focused on getting to his games and was attending treatment.

“Everything is in place for a wonderful schedule. Before you know it, we’ll all be back here in July with a great termination date,” Wade said.

Richmond is due back in court July 23 when his probation is due to end.

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