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Gun Found Behind Refrigerator Leads to Arrest

David Loren Ebke, 60, of Fairbury, appeared in Jefferson County Court on Wednesday, November 30, 2022, via webcam in the custody of the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office. Linda Bauer was the presiding judge.Ebke is charged with possession of a firearm by a prohibited person, a class 1D felony, which carries a mandatory three-year minimum and 50-year maximum prison sentence. He is also charged with possession of a controlled substance, a class 4 felony, and possession of drug paraphernalia, an infraction.At approximately 11:40 a.m., on November 16, 2022, deputies with the Sheriff's office were asked to assist the probation office with a searc...


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