Hassan Grimes, the Delaware County man accused of in Wayne on May 6, is out on bail and failed to make a court appearance in front of Judge James Bradley at the Delaware County Court of Common Pleas in Media, earlier today.
During today's proceedings Lopez Thompson, Grimes' attorney, filed a motion to withdrawal as council, stating non-payment as his reason. Bradley granted the motion. A second attorney, Mark Walker, then took over the case, trying unsuccessfully to withdrawal as council, as well.
According to ADA Erica Parham, Walker entered his motion of appearance just yesterday.
Walker attributed Grimes’ failed appearance to a miscommunication on his behalf.
Judge James Bradley ordered a bench warrant, but held off on issuing it until noon.
According to ADA Parham, Grimes did appear before the 12 p.m. deadline, and no warrant was issued.
Travis Robinson, President of the Delaware County office of The Bail Bonds Company in Media also spoke during today's proceedings, requesting that Grimes be re-arrested, stating that he was already in violation of his bail.
When asked for elaboration during a phone conversation later in the day, Robinson said that Grimes had “made promises that he has not made good on” and prior to today's reappearance, had recenty become non-responsive to communications via phone and text.
Grimes was released from custody on September 2, on a $150,000 bond, posted by Robinson's company and was said to have promised the title to a Maserati to the bondsman in order to secure a loan to pay for his bail. He has yet to make any payment towards the bail, or his attorney.
Barring any bail violations or attorney’s motions to withdrawal from the case, Grimes is set to appear again before Judge Bradley on November 14, at 9 a.m.