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Judge orders probation in battery case

December 20, 2012
A 22-year-old Elkhorn man, who was involved in a fight where another person was stabbed, pleaded guilty Dec. 13 to a felony charge of substantial battery. Cole Sorg, 110 North Lincoln St., was sentenced to three years of probation. As a condition of his probation he must serve six months in jail with work release privileges. He also was ordered to pay $28,632 in restitution, a total shared with several other co-defendants.
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Alleged bank robber may change plea

December 20, 2012
A man accused of robbing the People's Bank in Sugar Creek Township in August is scheduled for a February court hearing to change his plea. Robert C. Lynn, 29, Lake Ivanhoe, faces federal charges of armed bank robbery and use of a firearm during a violent crime. If convicted, Lynn faces up to life in prison. Federal court documents indicate that Lynn may face additional bank robbery charges in Illinois.
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Woman charged after house fire

December 20, 2012
A 21-year-old Bloomfield woman faces a felony charge after she set the rear of her home on fire by igniting a backpack owned by her child's father. Destiny C. Jones, W273 Circle Dr., faces felony charges of second-degree recklessly endangering safety and a misdemeanor charge of negligent handling of burning material. If convicted of both counts, she faces up to 10 years and nine months imprisonment and $35,000 in fines.
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Grandma faces embezzlement charge

December 20, 2012
ELKHORN — A 75-year-old Delavan woman faces a felony charge after she allegedly stole $16,628 from the East Delavan Union Cemetery Association. Sandra A. Behn, 706 Faryl Ave., No. 12, has been charged with theft from a business setting. If convicted, she faces up to 10 years imprisonment and $25,000 in fines. Behn had been the treasurer of the association since 2006.
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