For The Record

Fairbury Man Pleads No Contest to Assault in Local Restaurant

A Fairbury man who had previously pleaded Not Guilty to an assault in a local restaurant, changed his plea to No Contest.Rodrigo E Olivares-Morales, age 41, of Fairbury, appeared in Jefferson County Court on Wednesday, December 14, 2022. Linda Bauer was the presiding judge.Olivares-Morales is charged with third degree assault, a class 1 misdemeanor punishable by up to one year in jail and a $1,000 fine.Jefferson County deputies were called to the scene of a disturbance at a restaurant in Fairbury on August 27, 2022, shortly after 7 p.m., and the suspect was arrested. According to the Warrantless Arrest Affidavit, “the male (suspect) had gott...


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