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Grand jury returns indictments

Published: Monday, Feb. 18, 2013 3:03 p.m. CDT • Updated: Monday, Feb. 18, 2013 3:21 p.m. CDT

PRINCETON —A Bureau County grand jury heard the following cases on Feb. 8 at the Bureau County Courthouse in Princeton:

• Dean W. Blair, 20, of DePue was indicted for the Class 3 felony of unlawful possession of a weapon by a felon. He is accused of possessing a .17 caliber rifle at a residence in DePue on Jan. 24. Blair is not allowed to possess firearms because he was convicted of felony theft in 2012 in Bureau County. Chief Deputy Tim Trevier with the Bureau County Sheriff’s Department testified before the grand jury. Blair is in custody with bond set at $25,000.

•  Adam S. Budde, 32, of Princeton was indicted for the Class 3 felony of theft. He is accused of stealing more than $300 from a Princeton business on Nov. 26, 2012. Investigator John Shofner with the Princeton Police Department testified before the grand jury. Budde is free from custody, having posted 10 percent of a $20,000 bond.

• Thomas M. Madsen, 46, of Princeton was indicted for the Class 3 felony of theft. He is accused of obtaining control of $1,200 from a Putnam County man by deception on June 16, 2012. Investigator John Shofner testified before the grand jury. Madsen is in custody, with bond set at $30,000.

• Curt A. Koehler, 49, of Oglesby was indicted for the Class 4 felony of aggravated fleeing or attempting to elude a police officer. He is accused of trying to elude a Spring Valley Police officer on Feb. 4, and committing two traffic violations in the process of trying to elude Officer Adam Curran. Koehler is free from custody, having posted 10 percent of a $25,000 bond.

• There was one suppressed case.

The cases were presented to the grand jury by Bureau County State’s Attorney Patrick Herrmann, First Assistant State’s Attorney Anthony Sciuto and Assistant State’s Attorney Daniel Anderson. The indictments on Blair and Madsen were returned before Circuit Judge Marc Bernabei. The indictments on Budde, Koehler and one suppressed case were returned before Associate Circuit Judge C.J. Hollerich.

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