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Fellows pleads guilty to felony

Published: Friday, Sept. 21, 2012 1:55 p.m. CDT

PRINCETON — Michael E. Fellows, 49, of Prophetstown has been sentenced to three years in the Illinois Department of Corrections after pleading guilty in Bureau County Court to the Class 4 felony of driving while license revoked/subsequent offense.

Fellows entered his guilty plea Sept. 6 before Associate Circuit Judge C.J. Hollerich. In addition to the prison sentence, Fellows was also ordered to pay $404 in court costs. The Bureau County sentence will run consecutive to a three-year sentence imposed in Whiteside County in February 2012 for aggravated driving under the influence and driving while license revoked/subsequent offense.

Fellows was represented in Bureau County Court by Public Defender Michael Henneberry. Prosecuting the case was State's Attorney Patrick Herrmann.

On Feb. 14, 2012, an Illinois State trooper observed a vehicle committing a traffic violation. Upon stopping the vehicle, Fellows was found to have a revoked license since 1991 for a driving under the influence conviction. The Illinois Secretary of State records indicated Fellows had been previously convicted of driving while license revoked in 1995 in Whiteside County. The charge against Fellows was elevated to a Class 4 felony on April 20, 2012.

Fellows has two prior convictions for delivery of a controlled substance; one conviction for unlawful restraint and three previous convictions for driving while license revoked/ subsequent offense.

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