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Assault Suspect To Claim Self Defense

Tyler Scott Will, 23, of Fairbury, appeared in Jefferson County Court on February 2, 2022, in the custody of the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office. Linda Bauer was the presiding judge.Will is represented by Public Defender Scott Gropp, who told the judge, “My client, he intends to raise a self defense claim.”The defendant is charged with second degree assault, a class 2A felony punishable by up to 20 years in prison, and use of a deadly weapon to commit a felony, a class 2 felony that carries a minimum of one and a maximum of 50 years in prison.On January 7 of this year, Jefferson County Deputies were dispatched to a residence in Fairbury, r...

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