FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

August 5, 2016

Six Sen­tenced to Prison

Union Coun­ty State’s Attor­ney Tyler R. Edmonds announced the fol­low­ing sen­tences to the Illi­nois Depart­ment of Corrections:

Fran­cis­co Pacheco (DOB 12/08/1980) of Grand Tow­er, Illi­nois has been sen­tenced to six­ty-six (66) months in the Illi­nois Depart­ment of Cor­rec­tions after plead­ing guilty to two (2) counts of Domes­tic Bat­tery, both Class 4 Felonies.  Pacheco was arrest­ed in April of 2016 fol­low­ing an inves­ti­ga­tion by the Union Coun­ty Sheriff’s Office.  The Two Rivers Child Advo­ca­cy Cen­ter in Anna, Illi­nois facil­i­tat­ed the inter­views of the minor witnesses.

Rusty W. Lee (DOB 05/13/1989) of Don­go­la, Illi­nois has been sen­tenced to forty-four (44) months in the Illi­nois Depart­ment of Cor­rec­tions after plead­ing guilty to two (2) counts of Domes­tic Bat­tery, both Class 4 Felonies.  Lee was arrest­ed in April 2016 fol­low­ing an inves­ti­ga­tion by the Union Coun­ty Sheriff’s Office.

Christo­pher B. Hicks (DOB 08/29/1991) of Cob­den, Illi­nois has been sen­tenced to five (5) years in the Illi­nois Depart­ment of Cor­rec­tions after plead­ing guilty to Unlaw­ful Pos­ses­sion of Con­trolled Sub­stance with Intent to Deliv­er, a Class 1 Felony.  Hicks was arrest­ed in June 2016 by the Anna Police at a res­i­dence where he was found to be in pos­ses­sion of LSD pack­aged for deliv­ery.  Union Coun­ty Drug Task Force assist­ed with the investigation.

Richard L. Bowen (DOB 06/28/1988) has been sen­tenced to two (2) years in the Illi­nois Depart­ment of Cor­rec­tions after plead­ing guilty to Theft, a Class 3 Felony.  Bowen was arrest­ed in Feb­ru­ary 2011 fol­low­ing an inves­ti­ga­tion by the Union Coun­ty Sheriff’s Office.  Bowen took elec­tron­ics from a home on Lick Creek Road in rur­al Union Coun­ty in August 2010

Jessie L. Grif­fin (DOB 10/18/1958) of Tamms, Illi­nois has been sen­tenced to two (2) years in the Illi­nois Depart­ment of Cor­rec­tions after plead­ing guilty to Dri­ving While License is Revoked, a Class 4 Felony.  Grif­fin was arrest­ed in July 2016 fol­low­ing a traf­fic stop by the Anna Police.

Nathan M. Cohoon (DOB 08/10/1989) of Vien­na, Illi­nois has been sen­tenced to two (2) years in the Illi­nois Depart­ment of Cor­rec­tions after plead­ing guilty to Unlaw­ful Pos­ses­sion of Metham­phet­a­mine, a Class 3 Felony.  Cohoon was arrest­ed in March 2016 fol­low­ing a traf­fic stop by Illi­nois State Police.