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Grand jury returns indictments

PRINCETON — A Bureau County grand jury returned two indictments when it met in session May 9 at the Bureau County Courthouse in Princeton.

• Lindsey J. Deery, 37, of Ohio, Ill., was indicted for the Class 3 felony of theft. She is accused of obtaining $1,039 by means of deception from the school district where she was employed. This alleged act occurred on May 13, 2011. Investigator Gary Becket testified before the grand jury. Deery is free from custody, having posted 10 percent of a $15,000 bond.

• Ashley L. Dominic, 28, of LaSalle was indicted for the Class 2 felony of unlawful delivery of a controlled substance, heroin. She is accused of delivering less than one gram of heroin to another person on March 20. An agent with the TRIDENT task force testified before the grand jury. Dominic is currently in custody, with bond set at $25,000.

The cases were presented to the grand jury by State’s Attorney Patrick Herrmann. The indictment on Deery was returned before Circuit Judge Marc Bernabei. The indictment on Dominic was returned before Associate Circuit Judge C. J. Hollerich.

Indictments are only accusations against the defendants, who are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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