FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Decem­ber 21, 2012

Anna Sen­tenced to 7 Years for Escape and Retail Theft

Union Coun­ty State’s Attor­ney Tyler R. Edmonds announced today that Mark C. Cole (DOB 09-06-1973) of 313 Church Street in Anna has been sen­tenced to sev­en (7) years in the Illi­nois Depart­ment of Cor­rec­tions for Escape, a Class 2 Felony.  Cole was charged with Escape after he briefly ran from Union Coun­ty Sheriff’s Deputies in Octo­ber 2012.  Cole was in cus­tody at the time and fled on foot while being trans­port­ed from a court appear­ance.  Cole was also sen­tenced to a con­cur­rent term of six (6) years for Retail Theft, a Class 4 Felony.  Cole was arrest­ed on that charge in Octo­ber 2012 by the Anna Police Depart­ment after tak­ing mer­chan­dise from an Anna retailer.

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