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Gun Found Behind Refrigerator Leads to Criminal Charges

David Loren Ebke, 60, of Fairbury, was arraigned in Jefferson County Court on Wednesday, December 14, 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.On November 16, 2022, deputies with the sheriff's office were asked to assist the probation office with a search of Ebke's place of res...


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