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Jeffery receives prison sentence

Published: Friday, Nov. 8, 2013 2:59 p.m. CDT • Updated: Friday, Nov. 8, 2013 2:59 p.m. CDT

PRINCETON — Bo W. Jeffery, 19, of Wyanet has received a prison sentence after pleading guilty to four felonies on Nov. 1.

Jeffery was sentenced by Circuit Judge Marc Bernabei to two years in the Illinois Department of Corrections for the Class 3 felony of theft, with credit given for county jail time served from May 21 to July 9. He was also ordered to pay $750 in fines, fees and costs and $505 in restitution from his bond. Jeffery was also sentenced on the three Class 2 felonies of possession of a stolen vehicle to four years on each count, with those terms to be served consecutively and also consecutive with the Class 3 felony sentence. For the Class 2 felony conviction, he was also ordered to pay fines, fees and costs totaling $2,457 within six months of his release from the Illinois Department of Corrections. Jeffery was given credit for county jail time from July 13 to July 29.

The court did find Jeffery meets eligibility requirements and is approved for placement in the Impact Incarceration Program for both felony cases. The Impact Incarceration Program is a boot camp-style program intended for non-violent offenders. If the defendant successfully completes the program, his prison sentence is considered served. If the defendant does not complete the program, he serves his prison sentence as ordered.

On May 17, Jeffery committed felony theft when he exerted unauthorized control of $505 from a family member at a time when Jeffery was invited as a guest into the family member’s residence. On April 27, Jeffery possessed a 2006 Chevrolet Malibu knowing it to have been stolen. On May 13, he possessed a 2013 Mazda 6 knowing it to have been stolen. On May 18, he possessed a 1994 Chevrolet Cavalier knowing it to have been stolen. The Bureau County Sheriff’s Department investigated both cases in which Jeffery was a suspect. Jeffery admitted to the theft of money and to the theft of the motor vehicles. These were Jeffery’s first felony convictions. He was convicted of the Class B misdemeanor of telephone harassment in 2012 in Bureau County.

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