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The charges stem from an incident that happened with Elisa Baker in 2010. Elisa's nephew and niece accused Adam of assaulting them and trying to run them over with his car when he was collecting money from the family members.
The judge dismissed the communicating threats charges after reviewing the evidence, but convicted Adam Baker on the assault charge and sentenced him to 30 days in jail.
Shell Pearce, Adam's attorney, appealed the conviction, sending the case to superior court.
Baker is out on his original bond from the assault charge. A date has not yet been set for a trial on the case of any of the remaining worthless check charges.
Shell said it could be weeks or even longer before the case could be heard again.
Baker and his attorney's had hoped Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) would lift the detainer put in place to keep him in the country, but it seems Adam won't be heading back to Australia any time soon.
Zahra's cremated remains are in her father's care and Adam plans to take her back to Australia for a proper burial.
Baker met with prosecutors in Catawba County Court Wednesday afternoon to work out the deal.
The charges had nothing to do with the murder and dismemberment of Zahra Baker. His wife Elisa pled guilty to second degree murder in that case last year, and on that day authorities cleared Adam of any wrongdoing in that.
"We have no credible evidence that links Adam Baker to this crime," officials said.
There are many who don't believe that.
"I still think he had something to do with it, yes," one person said.
Others say if he's not to be charged, let him go home.
"Man needs to take his daughter and bury her," said another.
Adam has spent a lot of time at the spots where Zahra's remains were recovered, including the memorial on Christie Road in Granite Falls.
Zahra's cremated remains are in her father's care and Adam plans to take her back to Australia once the charges against him are taken care of.
Any sentence she gets in those cases will have to be served before she serves the 14-18 years for killing Zahra.
It means while Adam is looking at freedom, Elisa could be staring at 30 years or more behind bars.