Israel D. Richardson, currently incarcerated at the Plainfield Correctional Facility, apparently has asked the court to allow him to represent himself instead of having a court-appointed attorney. Richardson is charged with dealing meth, a B felony; and the D felonies of possession of 2 or more chemical reagents/precursors with intent to manufacture a controlled substance and illegal possession of a syringe, a D felony. The court declined the request and instead appointed Richardson his fourth public defender, Brad Kage. Richardson had also objected to the prosecutor filing a habitual felony offender notice last month. A hearing was set for Sept. 18 for this issue.