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The Daily Register - Harrisburg, IL
  • Three sentenced in burglary, meth-related cases

  • Three area people received significant sentences in Saline County Court Wednesday.
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  • Three area people received significant sentences in Saline County Court Wednesday.
    Saline County State's Attorney Mike Henshaw said Thursday that Adam Robert Evans, 27, Centralia was sentenced on May 8 in Saline County Circuit Court by Judge Walden E. Morris to 11 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections and two years of mandatory supervised release and costs. Evans pled guilty to the offense of residential burglary, a Class 1 Felony.
    On July 25, 2011, an information was filed charging Evans with residential burglary. The investigation was led by the Saline County Sheriff's Office.
    On July 22, 2011, Saline County deputies responded to an assist call from the Illinois State Police regarding a person traveling from Hamilton County south on state Route 142 in a red Ford Ranger. Deputies located the vehicle at 10 Francis Road, Eldorado. Deputies apprehended Evans and learned he had entered the home at 10 Francis Road and was in the process of burglarizing the home.
    Jason D. Pinkston, 30, Harrisburg was sentenced eight years in the Illinois Department of Corrections, two years mandatory supervised release and costs. Pinkston pled guilty to the offense of unlawful possession of methamphetamine precursor, a Class 2 Felony.
    On August 24, 2012, an information was filed charging Pinkston with the offense. Class 2 Felonies are punishable by a term of incarceration from three to seven years in the Illinois Department of Corrections and a $25,000 fine. However, due to Pinkston's previous criminal history he was eligible for an extended term sentence of seven to 14 years and a $25,000 fine. The investigation was led by the Harrisburg Police Department. On Aug. 23, 2012, Pinkston was arrested on an outstanding arrest warrant for failure to appear. During a subsequent search of the vehicle several items used in the manufacture of methamphetamine were located inluding pseudoephedrine pills.
    Abby R. Robinson, 24, Harrisburg was sentenced to eight years and two years of mandatory supervised release and costs. Robinson pled guilty to the offense of unlawful possession of meth manufacturing material, a Class 2 felony.
    On Dec. 4, 2012, an information was filed charging Robinson with the offense. Class 2 Felonies are punishable by a term of incarceration from three to seven years in the Illinois Department of Corrections and a $25,000 fine. However, due to Robinson's previous criminal history she was eligible for an extended sentence of seven to 14 years and a $25,000 fine. The investigation was led by the Harrisburg Police Department.
    On Nov. 27, 2012, Harrisburg Police were dispatched to assist in serving a parole warrant at 600 Granger St., Harrisburg. Officers were granted consent to search the house. During the search officers located lithium batteries, ammonium nitrate, liquid fire, salt, Coleman fuel, lye, coffee filters and several generator batteries. Each of these items being consistent with the manufacture of meth.
    Assistant State's Attorney Jason A. Olson led the successful prosecutions in all three cases.
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