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Felony cases result in jail, prison sentences

Published: Tuesday, July 2, 2013 9:00 a.m. CDT

Grundy County State’s Attorney Jason Helland last week released the following information on felony dispositions during the month of June.

Joe Budnick, 29, of Aurora, pleaded guilty to possession of a stolen motor vehicle, a Class 2 felony, and was ordered to serve 180 days in jail and was placed on three years of conditional discharge.

John Patton, 42, of Angel Fire, N.M., pleaded guilty to unlawful possession of more than 5,000 grams of cannabis, a Class 1 felony, and was sentenced to four years in the Illinois Department of Corrections. In addition, Patton was ordered to pay a $2,000 drug assessment and a $100 lab fee.

John Rodgers, 39, of Mor-ris, pleaded guilty to aggravated battery to a police officer, a Class 2 felony, and was sentenced to 60 days in the county jail and placed on two years of conditional discharge. Rodgers was also ordered to surrender his FOID card.

Andrew Viles, 28, of Morris, pleaded guilty to burglary, a Class 2 felony, and was sentenced to 12 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections and ordered to pay $761 in restitution.

Shawn Yancey, 27, of Chicago, pleaded guilty to possession of more than 100 grams, but less than 400 grams of cocaine, a Class 1 felony, and was sentenced to six years in the Illinois Department of Corrections. In addition, Yancey was ordered to pay a $2,000 drug assessment, a $1,000 fine, and a $100 lab fee.

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