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Fairbury Man Pleads Not Guilty to Trespassing

Michael Brent Woolard, 48, of Fairbury, appeared in Jefferson County Court via webcam from the Jefferson County Jail on Wednesday, January 11, 2023. Linda Bauer was the presiding judge.Woolard is charged with second degree criminal trespass, a class 2 misdemeanor punishable by six months in jail and a $1,000 fine.On December 20, 2022, at approximately 3:41 a.m., deputies with the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office responded to a report of someone trying to break into a residence in Fairbury. According to the arrest affidavit, the occupants indicated Woolard was present without permission. Woolard was arrested at the scene.The defendant pleade...


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