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The text you provide indicates that the defendant was refunded the amount posted for bail, released "on their own recognizance" (their voluntary compliance) and permitted to leave the county/state.
This would indicate that there was a resolution in mind.
However, based on what you posted, the case would still be open.
There is no indication that the case was closed.
Okay - so it sounds like the cased would be closed then, correct?
If it were closed, it would state the disposition and it does not.
On the other hand,
it does not indicate that there was a subsequent hearing or that a bench warrant was issued for failure to appear.
Thus, it's a better than 50/50 flip that the case has been closed and is not on the current docket.
No judge would allow a criminal case to remain pending for five years.
So, while the entry is incomplete, my interpretation is that it is closed.
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