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Fairbury Man Pleads Not Guilty To Online Threats

Jordan J. Pingel, 21, of Fairbury, pleaded Not Guilty to terroristic threats in Jefferson County Court on Wednesday, December 15 Linda Bauer was the presiding judge. The defendant is represented by Public Defender Scott GroppTerroristic 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.According to the Warrantless Arrest Affidavit, Jefferson County Deputies received a report that Pingel allegedly sent a threatening message via Facebook Messenger at approximately 4:43 p.m. on November 17 of this year, which read, “Mf shut up inless (sic) you want that heat idc wh...


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