For The Record

Fairbury Man Charged with Terroristic Threats and Violating Protection Order

Nicholas S. Heitman, age 36, of Fairbury, appeared in Jefferson County Court via webcam from the Jefferson County law Enforcement Center on Wednesday, April 13, 2022. Linda Bauer was the presiding judge.Heitman was arraigned on charges of terroristic threats and violating a protection order. Terroristic threats is a class 3A felony punishable by three years in prison, nine to 18 months of post-release supervision and a $10,000 fine. Heitman was previously convicted of violating a protection order on March 16, 2012, in Lancaster County. The prior conviction makes this charge a class 4 felony, punishable by two years in prison, nine to 12 mont...


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