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Fairbury Man Charged With Assault, Strangulation

John W. Goosman, 60, of Fairbury, appeared in Jefferson County Court on Wednesday, December 15. Linda Bauer was the presiding judge.Goosman is charged with assault by strangulation, a class 3A felony punishable by three years in prison, nine to 18 months of post-release supervision and a $10,000 fine. He is also charged with third degree domestic assault, a class 1 misdemeanor that carries one year in jail and a $1,000 fine.Goosman was arrested on November 24 of this year after Jefferson County Deputies responded to a report of a disturbance at a residence in Fairbury.Goosman requested court-appointed counsel and attorney Matthew Kosmicki wa...


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