A 24-year-old field organizer for the Democrat Party Of Wisconsin will be extradited any day now after a court hearing today. Leedom has been in the Kenosha County Jail since February 11. Nick Leedom, of Kenosha, absconded from Lake County, Illinois authorities when he skipped a court date for a serious felony case. Illinois issued a warrant for Leedom’s arrest on November 4, 2022. A warrant for his arrest was previously issued on September 16, 2022, but was quashed the same day. This usually happens when a defendant is late to court.
Kenosha Police arrested Leedom on February 11, 2023 and took him to jail on the Illinois warrant. He was holding on a temporary cash bail of $150,000 (Illinois is a 10% State). Today, however, Kenosha County Circuit Court Judge Gerad Dougvillo revoked Leedom’s bond and order Leedom to be extradited to Illinois to face trial.
Leedom appeared in court today without attorney. The Wisconsin Public Defender’s Office says that he makes too much to qualify for a state-appointed lawyer. Leedom decided against challenging the extradition. Judge Dougvillo told Leedom that he can expect to be extradited today or tomorrow to the Lake County, IL jail.
According to the charging documents obtained from Lake County Circuit Court, Leedom was pulled over in Winthrop Harbor on May 15, 2022. He was driving his Blue 2004 Nissan Sentra eastbound on 9th st from Sheridan Rd in the Village. There was absolutely nothing legal about what he was doing. His license plates were expired, his license was suspended, he failed to surrender his license to the State after it was suspended, and he was driving without insurance. He was also in possession of open alcohol while driving. When police searched his vehicle, they found 1.3 grams of cocaine and a scale with cocaine residue on it. Unbelievably, he was also able to catch charges for possession of cannabis and THC cartridges in a state where those items are legal. The drug must be under a half ounce, and be in dispensary containers.
Leedom has a history of crack cocaine use. In 2019, he was found with a crack pipe his vehicle and was charged with felony attempted possession of cocaine. He got plea deal where the felony was dismissed.
According to Leedom’s Facebook Page, he is friends with failed Sheriff Candidate James Simmons and County Board Supervisor, convicted drug user, and drunk driver Andy Berg.
KCE reached out to the Wisconsin Democrat Party who had “no comment.”