For The Record

Fairbury Man Accused of Assault Arrested After Failing to Appear for Court

James E. Jacobson, 55, of Fairbury, appeared in Jefferson County Court via webcam on Wednesday, November 30, 2022, in the custody of the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office. Linda Bauer was the presiding judge.Jacobson has two pending cases, for which he was scheduled to appear in court in September of this year. He failed to appear and the judge issued warrants for his arrest.The defendant had signed a citation promising to appear for court.At that time, Public Defender Scott Gropp indicated he had not had any recent contact with his client. County Attorney Joseph Casson told the court, “My understanding is he’s moved to Hebron.”The defendant...


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