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Dunehew sentenced to prison

Published: Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014 1:34 p.m. CDT • Updated: Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014 1:36 p.m. CDT

PRINCETON — A Princeton man has been sentenced to the Illinois Department of Corrections after pleading guilty in Bureau County Court to the Class 1 felony of residential burglary.

Joshua B. Dunehew, 26, entered his guilty plea on Feb. 13 before Associate Circuit Judge C.J. Hollerich. In addition to receiving a six-year prison term, Dunehew was ordered to pay fines, fees and court costs totaling $942 and to pay restitution totalling $449.

Dunehew was represented in court by Assistant Public Defender Eric May. Prosecuting the case was State’s Attorney Patrick Herrmann.

This is Dunehew’s first felony conviction. He has prior misdemeanor offenses of battery, theft and unlawful possession of cannabis.

On July 20, 2013, a Princeton man reported his unlocked residence had been entered, and someone had removed a 2-foot-by-2-foot safe. Following an investigation by the Princeton Police Department, Dunehew became a suspect and was arrested approximately one hour later in Rock Falls. The safe was in Dunehew’s possession.

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