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Fairbury Man Pleads No Contest to Assault

After negotiating a plea agreement, a Fairbury man pleaded no contest to assault.Seth W. Johnson, age 37, appeared in Jefferson County District Court on Thursday, January 5, 2022. David J.A. Bargen was the presiding judge.Johnson was originally charged with terroristic threats, a class 3A felony, punishable by up to three years in prison and 18 months of post-release supervision, as well as domestic assault, a class 1 misdemeanor punishable by up to one year in jail and a $1,000 fine.In accordance with a plea agreement, the defendant pleaded no contest to a single charge of assault.Johnson's arrest stemmed from an incident that occurred on M...

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