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Fairbury Man Accused of Assault and Child Neglect Pleads Not Guilty

Nathan W. Smith II, age 22, of Fairbury, has pleaded Not Guilty in Jefferson County Court on Wednesday, July 27, 2022. Linda Bauer was the presiding judge.Smith, along with another defendant, Alexis Trimble, age 21, is charged with child neglect by allegedly failing to remove a minor from witnessing domestic assault. The child was uninjured.The pair are also charged with domestic assault.Both charges are class 1 misdemeanors that carry up to one year in jail, a $1,000 fine or both with no minimum.The alleged incident occurred on February 14 of this year.The defendants were assigned separate attorneys. Smith is represented by Benjamin Murray....

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