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Sanden sentenced on multiple charges

Published: Friday, Feb. 21, 2014 2:22 p.m. CDT • Updated: Monday, Feb. 24, 2014 9:47 a.m. CDT

PRINCETON — Adam S. Sanden, 22, of Manlius has entered guilty pleas to multiple criminal charges in Bureau County Court.

On Feb. 11, Sanden entered a guilty plea to the Class 4 felony of resisting a peace officer. He was placed on three years TASC (Treatment Alternatives for Safe Communities) probation with the condition he follow all recommendations of mental health, alcohol and drug counseling. He was also ordered to pay fines, fees and court costs totaling $1,067, as well as a $25 monthly probation fee and to serve six months in the Bureau County Jail.

On Feb. 11, Sanden also entered guilty pleas to charges of resisting a peace officer on Feb. 26, 2012; criminal trespass to property on Sept. 2, 2012; and to criminal trespass to state-supported property on Nov. 6, 2012. He was sentenced to serve 90 days in the Bureau County Jail concurrently on those offenses.

Sanden also entered a guilty plea to the charge of driving under the influence of intoxicating compounds on Feb. 12, 2012. He was placed on two years court supervision and ordered to pay fines, fees and court costs totalling $1,500 and to attend counseling.

Dismissed were charges of unlawful possession of cannabis and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia occurring on Feb. 12, 2012; driving under the influence of drugs on Feb. 26, 2012; unlawful possession of cannabis and resisting a peace officer on Sept. 2, 2012; and resisting a peace officer on Nov. 6, 2012.

These are Sanden’s first criminal offenses and convictions.

Sanden was represented in Bureau County Court by Assistant Public Defender Eric May and LaSalle attorney Douglas Kramarsic. Prosecuting the case was State’s Attorney Patrick Herrmann. Hearing the case was Associate Circuit Judge C.J. Hollerich.

On Jan. 31, 2013, based on a psychiatric evaluation, Sanden had been found to be unfit to stand trial and was placed in custody of the Department of Human Services for psychiatric treatment. Sanden was found to be fit for trial on Sept. 17, 2013, after that treatment.

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