For The Record

Fairbury Man Charged with Assault Reaches Plea Agreement

Tyler Scott Will, 23, of Fairbury, appeared in Jefferson County District Court on Wednesday, April 28, 2022, in the custody of the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office. Julie D. Smith was the presiding judge.Will was originally 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, responding to a report of an assault. According to the Warrantless Arrest Affidavit, “The reporting par...


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