A North Fairfield man who didn't appear for his final pretrial hearing this week showed up the following day and entered a guilty plea.
Raymond Caudill Jr., 43, of 100 S. Main St., Lot 42, pleaded guilty Wednesday to possession of heroin for an Oct. 29 incident. He faces six to 12 months behind bars when he is sentenced May 21 in Huron County Common Pleas Court.
Court administrator Linda Stower explained what happened with Caudill after Judge Jim Conway issued a warrant for the defendant's arrest Tuesday.
"He was told that the warrant was there. He thought it (the hearing) was the next day," Stower said.
Caudill conferred with his attorney, Huron County Public Defender David Longo, and advised he would be coming into court.
"His bond was reinstated and away he went," Stower said.
A Huron County sheriff's deputy patted down Caudill when came to the courtroom in plain clothes. The defendant, who earlier posted a $5,000 bond, is subject to random drug screens.