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The Daily Register - Harrisburg, IL
  • Meth, burglary sentences handed down Tuesday

  • Saline County States Attorney Michael J. Henshaw Tuesday announced three meth-related sentences and one residential burglary sentence in Saline County.
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  • Saline County States Attorney Michael J. Henshaw Tuesday announced three meth-related sentences and one residential burglary sentence in Saline County.
    Curtis Lyle Goolsby
    Curtis Lyle Goolsby, 23, of Eldorado was sentenced Tuesday in Saline County Circuit Court by Judge Walden E. Morris to 10 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections with two years of mandatory supervised release and costs.
    Goolsby pled guilty to the offense of residential burglary, a Class 1 Felony, according to a release from the Saline County State’s Attorney’s Office.
    Nathan Dale Behrens
    Nathan Dale Behrens, 24, Eldorado was sentenced by Morris to four years in the Illinois Department of Corrections, one year of mandatory supervised release and costs.
    Behrens pled guilty to the offense of possession of methamphetamine and aggravated battery — in violation of probation — both Class 3 Felonies. The investigation was led by the Sheriff's Department. On Feb. 28 deputies responded to a report of an ongoing domestic dispute in Eldorado. During the investigation it was learned that Behrens had an outstanding warrant for his arrest. He was arrested and subsequent to the arrest a syringe loaded with methamphetamine was found in his car, according to the release. Assistant State's Attorney Jason A. Olson led the successful prosecution of the case.
    Megan R. Mitchell
    Megan R. Mitchell, 26, Harrisburg was sentenced Tuesday by Morris to five years in the Illinois Department of Corrections and one year mandatory supervised release and costs. Mitchell pled guilty to the offense of unlawful possession of methamphetamine and manufacturing materials for methamphetamine a Class 2 Felony.
    The investigation was led by the Harrisburg Police Department. On April 13 officers responded to a report of theft at the Harrisburg Citgo of one can of Johnson's Starting Fluid. The investigation led to the discovery of Mitchell who had several of the ingredients to manufacture meth. During an interview conducted after Mitchell was read her Miranda rights she admitted the materials were going to be used to manufacture meth later that night. Assistant State's Attorney Jason A. Olson led the successful prosecution of the case.
    Abby R. Robinson
    Abby R. Robinson, 24, Rosiclare was sentenced to eight years in the Illinois Department of Corrections, 2 years mandatory supervised release and costs. Robinson pled guilty to the offense of unlawful participation in methamphetamine manufacturing, a Class 1 Felony. On Jan. 4, 2012, an information was filed charging Robinson with unlawful participation in methamphetamine manufacturing, a Class 1 Felony.
    Robinson was originally sentenced to a term of 48 months probation but she violated her probation.
    The investigation was led by the Galatia Police Department. On Dec. 31, 2011, an officer stopped a vehicle in which Robinson was a passenger. During the course of the traffic stop an active methamphetamine lab was located in the car.
    Page 2 of 2 - Assistant State's Attorney, Jason A. Olson led the successful prosecution of the case.
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