For The Record

Fairbury Man Pleads Not Guilty to Assault in Local Restaurant

Rodrigo E. Olivares-Morales, age 41, of Fairbury, pleaded not guilty to assault in Jefferson County Court on Wednesday, October 19, 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 gotten into a verbal argument with the restaurant owner and then proceeded to throw two punches at the o...


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