For The Record

Fairbury Man Charged with Assault

On Wednesday, June 9, 21-year-old Fairbury resident Derek Johnson appeared in court for arraignment via webcam. Linda Bauer was the presiding judge.Johnson is charged with assault in the third degree, which is a Class 1 misdemeanor carrying up to one year in jail and/or a $1,000 fine.Johnson requested court appointed council before entering a plea.Public Defender Scott Gropp was assigned to the case.Johnson could not post bond, so a reconnaissance bond was set at $5,000 on the condition he does not make contact with the alleged victim.The alleged event took place on June 1.


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