RIDGWAY--After months of delays, and several bench warrants being issued, Jessica Mead, 28, of Hornell NY, will finally face an Elk County Jury for her upcoming trial on DUI and related charges.
Back on May 26, Elk County Courthouse geared up for the scheduled one-day jury trial of Jessica L. Mead. The jury of 12 regular and two alternates arrived well before the scheduled 9 a.m. start of the trial and gathered in the deliberation room off the Main Courtroom in the Elk County Courthouse on Main Street in Ridgway. Courtroom staff and lawyers for both the prosecution and defense were ready, as were witnesses, the arresting officers, and expert witnesses. All was in order for the trial to begin on time, except the defendant, who never showed up for the trial.