Ace Mohr, 25, Carthage, who is charged with armed robbery, assault, domestic assault and probation violations associated with all of those, at one time was defended by high-priced criminal attorneys.
A review shows that he no longer can afford those high-priced lawyers and he qualifies for a public defender.
And therein lies the catch.
Online court records indicate his case is a bit too much for an overloaded public defender system:
Mohr was encouraged to hire a private lawyer - the kind the report says he cannot afford. Online court records indicate the Jasper County Prosecuting Attorney's office is seeking jail time for Mohr.
However, the Public Defender's office notified Defendant that they currently lack sufficient resources to represent the Defendant
Faced with that problem, Judge Joseph Hensley continued the case, setting the next hearing for January 2.
Mohr is being held in the Jasper County Jail on no bond, according to the jail roster.
For his latest charges, Mohr allegedly beat a Carthage man with brass knuckles and stole his wallet, phone and watch on October 27.
At the time the Carthage Police Department arrested him, Mohr was already awaiting trial on a felony domestic assault charge.
At the time of all of the alleged crimes, Mohr was on probation after pleading guilty earlier this year to felony receiving stolen property and heroin trafficking charges.