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From State's Attorney Jonathan Wright

January felony cases

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[January 31, 2013]  Lincoln Daily News received the following news release from Jonathan C. Wright regarding the disposition of felony cases on the January 2013 jury calendar:


On January 24, 2013, Judge William Yoder accepted a partially negotiated plea involving multiple charges against Joshua Robbins. Pursuant to the partially negotiated plea agreement, Joshua Robbins pled guilty to Aggravated Battery, a class 3 felony. Robbins committed the offense on March 2, 2012 when he struck Brittany Spears, who was pregnant at the time, in the face with his fist. In consideration of that plea, the State dismissed a charge of Domestic Battery and Violation of Bail Bond. The case is set for a Sentencing Hearing on March 12, 2013 at 11:00 a.m.

On January 28, 2013, Judge William Yoder accepted a fully negotiated plea sending Jake Snyder of the 500 block of 2nd Street, in Lincoln, to the Illinois Department of Corrections (IDOC) for a third time. Snyder will spend three years in IDOC for committing the offense of Unlawful Use of a Weapon by a Felon. Snyder committed the offense on January 5, 2013 at 5:50AM when he attacked a couple at the intersection of 1st Street and Jefferson Street, Lincoln, by striking both individuals in the head with a metal pipe. Neither victim suffered serious injury, but one victim did have a laceration on his head and a laceration on his left hand. Snyder will also spend one additional year in IDOC for committing the offense of Retail Theft. On November 9, 2012, Snyder took approximately $170.00 of merchandise from Wal-Mart without paying for the merchandise. At the time of both offenses, Snyder was on Probation for Aggravated Battery and Criminal Damage to Government Property. Snyder was given credit for 26 days that he has spent in the Logan County jail.

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On January 28, 2013, Judge William Yoder sentenced Derrick Sims of the 800 block of East 81st Street, Chicago, for violating his probation, sending Sims to the Illinois Department of Corrections (IDOC) for three years, which was the maximum possible sentence. In 2010, Sims committed and pled guilty to Criminal Trespass to Residence and was given an opportunity for rehabilitation by being placed on probation. Sims violated his probation by committing the offenses of Unlawful Possession of Cannabis and Aggravated Robbery in Cook County.

Jonathan C. Wright
Logan County State's Attorney

[Text copied from file received from Jonathan C. Wright, Logan County state's attorney]

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