Unfortunately, I couldn't make it to Danbury Superior Court, but according to the recent write-up on the case by the News-Times, I didn't miss that much since Grant failed to appear in court, which was a BIG mistake.
In a bit of irony, Troy Grant failed to appear Friday at a hearing on his defense attorney's motion to withdraw from the case in which the beleaguered former youth counselor faces multiple charges of sexual assault.
Grant, 41, had pleaded not guilty to the charges and was free on bail, but when he didn't show up to court on Friday the judge raised his bond to $750,000 from $300,000 and issued a rearrest order, according to Grant's lawyer, James Diamond.
"He (Grant) failed to appear in court. His bond was called and forfeited," Diamond said. "The motion would not be heard."
In the motion he filed at Danbury Superior Court, Diamond said his attorney-client relationship with Grant had "broken down irretrievably." He also claimed his client had "failed to honor the retainer agreement."
Grant not showing up in court today was idiotic to say the least. Now his bond is increased to a quarter million dollars and the judge issued his re-arrest. Given the time he faces if convicted, and the fact that his attorney wants nothing to do with him, lets just say that 2011 isn't going well for Grant.
02.05.10: VIDEO: Interview with Pathway Danbury Exe. Dir. Troy Grant
02.11.10: Court increase bond, places conditions to protect victims
02.18.10: Warrant paints a disturbing picture; Grant admits having sexual relations with victim
09.23.10: Grant rejects plea offers
12.09.10 Attorney wants off Grant case