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Beard given multiple year prison term

Thirteen years in the Illinois Department of Corrections is what Circuit Judge Michael P. McCuskey handed down as Robert L. Beard’s sentence for numerous burglaries.
Beard, 32, of Toulon was given the maximum number of years called for under a joint county negotiated plea deal, and matched what State’s Attorney James D. Owens suggested for six burglaries of businesses in Stark County.  There also was a count (each) of attempted burglary and possessing a stolen debit card of another person from Stark County.

Rynearson has charge reclassified to lower felony

A Kewanee man, Anthony E. Rynearson, 38, listened in Stark County Circuit Court Friday that State’s Attorney James D. Owens has reclassified the felony charge against him from Class 3 to Class 2, a less severe felony.
As a result, Rynearson now faces a maximum penalty of two to five years in prison, a $25,000 fine and one year of parole.

Man from Bradford faces three misdemeanors

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A Bradford man who allegedly committed three Class A misdemeanors on February 19 was arraigned in Stark County Circuit Court Friday.
Dale Robertson Weir, Jr., 23, appeared before Circuit Judge Michael P. McCuskey and was told there was probable cause in the cases Weir faces, which are domestic battery, battery and resisting arrest by a police officer.

Hawley claims private counsel to be hired

Peter A. Hawley, 37, of Wyoming made a first appearance Friday before Circuit Judge Michael P. McCuskey without counsel.
Hawley said he was employed by Rumbold and Kuhn when McCuskey inquired if he was employed and able to hire private counsel.

Beard burglary sentencing tomorrow

Robert L. Beard, 32, of Toulon appears Tuesday before Circuit Judge Michael P. McCuskey in Stark’s courtroom to learn his fate for numerous burglaries he committed and pled guilty to last month.

Beard will be in Stark County Circuit Court to be sentenced to prison on 12 counts of burglary from Stark and Marshall Counties, plus two other Stark counts – one for attempted burglary and one for illegally possessing the debit card of individual from Stark County.