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Grundy County felony dispositions announced

Published: Thursday, June 5, 2014 9:09 p.m. CDT

MORRIS – Grundy County State’s Attorney Jason Helland released the following felony dispositions. The state’s attorney’s office often reaches plea agreements in cases following careful consideration of the nature of the charges, facts of the case, consultation with the crime victim, review of the offender’s criminal history, and weighing aggravating and mitigating factors, according to a news release from Helland’s office. The state’s attorney’s office makes no representation as to the accuracy of such information. In all cases, the official records of the court clerk should be consulted for confirmation.  

• Jacob Conley, 22, of Gardner, pleaded guilty to burglary, a Class 2 felony, and was sentenced to six years in the Illinois Department of Corrections. Conley must serve three years of mandatory supervised release upon his completion of the prison sentence.

• Matthew Darling, 19, of Joliet, pleaded guilty to theft of more than $500 but less than $10,000, a Class 3 felony, and was placed on two years probation. Darling was ordered to serve four days in the county jail and perform 30 hours of community service. He also must pay about $800 in court costs and fees.

• Jacob Demos, 19, of Braidwood, pleaded guilty to theft of more than $500 but less than $10,000, a Class 3 felony, and was on two years of probation. He also must pay about $500 in court costs and fees, and perform 30 hours of community service. Demos served six days in jail.

• Ruben Escobedo, 44, of Chicago, pleaded guilty to possession of more than 15 grams but less than 100 grams of cocaine, and was sentenced to six years in the Illinois Department of Corrections. Escobedo was ordered to pay more than $3,000 in assessments, court costs and fees.

• Justin Fox, 20, of Lockport, pleaded guilty to theft of more than $500 but less than $10,000, a Class 3 felony, and was placed on two years probation and ordered to serve four days in jail. Fox also must perform 30 hours of community service and pay more than $900 in fines, court costs and fees.  

• Arica Gignac, 18, of Diamond, pleaded guilty to theft of more than $500 but less than $10,000, a Class 3 felony, and was placed on two years probation, and ordered to perform 30 hours of community service. Gignac also must report for periodic drug testing, complete substance abuse counseling and obtain employment. Gignac has to pay about $1,000 in fines, court costs and fees.

• Lonnell Jones, 41, of Toledo, Ohio, pleaded guilty to the unlawful possession of more than 2,000 grams but less than 5,000 grams of cannabis, a Class 1 felony, and was sentenced to four years in the Illinois Department of Corrections. Jones also must pay more than $4,000 in assessments, court costs and fees.

• Darrell Lobb, 26, of Morris, pleaded guilty to burglary, a Class 2 felony, and was sentenced to five years probation and ordered to serve 180 days in jail.

• Matthew Roberts, 20, of Lockport, pleaded guilty to theft of more than $500 but less than $10,000, a Class 3 felony, and was placed on two years of probation. Roberts served four days in jail and must perform 30 hours of community service. Roberts must pay more than $800 in court costs and fees.

• Michael Smith, 40, of Minooka, pleaded guilty to aggravated battery to a police officer, a Class 2 felony, and aggravated DUI, a Class 4 felony, for committing a DUI while not having a valid driver’s license. Smith was placed on two years probation and ordered to serve six days in jail. Smith must attend a victim impact panel, complete substance abuse counseling and pay about $2,500 in fines, court costs and fees.

• Jozef Tobias, 19, of Shorewood, pleaded guilty to theft of more than $500 and less than $10,000, a Class 3 felony, and was placed on two years of probation. Tobias must pay about $1,000 in fines, court costs and fees, submit to random drug testing and complete 30 hours of community service.

• Francisco Xolio, 36, of Morris, pleaded guilty to two counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse and was sentenced to serve 12 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections. Xolio was ordered to pay more than $900 in sexual assault fine and sex offender fines, as well as court costs. Xolio will be required to register as a sex offender for life upon completion of the prison sentence.

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