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Hebron Man Sentenced in Jefferson and Thayer Counties

Joseph S. Martin, age 22, of Hebron, was sentenced in Jefferson County Court on Wednesday, June 16, 2022. Linda Bauer was the presiding judge.Martin was charged with shoplifting, a class 1 misdemeanor that carries a possible penalty of one year in jail and a $1,000 fine.He was accused of taking items from the Walmart in Fairbury without paying. The total estimated value was $883.42. All items were recovered at the scene.The defendant pleaded No Contest. In accordance with a plea agreement, both the State and defense agreed to a joint-recommendation of a fine only.The defendant’s attorney, Benjamin Murray, noted that Martin cooperated with st...

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