FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Decem­ber 5, 2017

Four Sen­tenced to Prison

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

Gina D. Sum­mers a/k/a Gina D. Cox (DOB: 05/13/1969) of Mar­i­on, Ken­tucky has been sen­tenced to five (5) years in the Illi­nois Depart­ment of Cor­rec­tions after plead­ing guilty to one (1) count of Con­tin­u­ing Finan­cial Crimes Enter­prise (Class 1 Felony) and will serve a two (2) year peri­od of Manda­to­ry Super­vised Release (for­mer­ly known as Parole).  Sum­mers wrote eight (8) sep­a­rate fraud­u­lent checks from an account that did not exist, payable to a local busi­ness over an eigh­teen (18) month peri­od dur­ing and between the months of Decem­ber 2013 and Octo­ber 2014.  The case was inves­ti­gat­ed by the Anna Police.

Robert E. Lutz (DOB: 12/30/1956) of Anna, Illi­nois has been sen­tenced to six (6) years in the Illi­nois Depart­ment of Cor­rec­tions after plead­ing guilty to one (1) count of Finan­cial Insti­tu­tion Fraud (Class 1 Felony) and will serve a two (2) year peri­od of Manda­to­ry Super­vised Release (for­mer­ly known as Parole).  Lutz wrote mul­ti­ple checks payable to local busi­ness­es with­in an eigh­teen (18) month peri­od dur­ing and between the months of Feb­ru­ary 2016 and July 2016 know­ing the checks to be fraud­u­lent.  Lutz was arrest­ed in Sep­tem­ber 2016 fol­low­ing an inves­ti­ga­tion by the Union Coun­ty Sheriff’s Office.

Nicholas D. Hor­ton (DOB: 06/30/1993) of Don­go­la, Illi­nois has been sen­tenced to six (6) years in the Illi­nois Depart­ment of Cor­rec­tions after plead­ing guilty to one (1) count of Unlaw­ful Pos­ses­sion of Metham­phet­a­mine (Class 1 Felony) and will serve a three (3) year peri­od of Manda­to­ry Super­vised Release (for­mer­ly known as Parole).  Hor­ton was arrest­ed in Novem­ber 2017 fol­low­ing a traf­fic stop con­duct­ed by Jones­boro Police.  Hor­ton was sen­tenced as a Class X offend­er based upon pri­or crim­i­nal history.

Joshua S. Farn­er (DOB: 10/01/1985) of Mar­i­on, Illi­nois has been sen­tenced to six (6) years in the Illi­nois Depart­ment of Cor­rec­tions after plead­ing guilty to one (1) count of Aggra­vat­ed Pos­ses­sion of a Stolen Firearm (Class 1 Felony) and will serve a two (2) year peri­od of Manda­to­ry Super­vised Release (for­mer­ly known as Parole).  Farn­er took pos­ses­sion of mul­ti­ple firearms from a rur­al Union Coun­ty res­i­dence in August 2014.  The case was inves­ti­gat­ed by the Union Coun­ty Sheriff’s Office.

Media: Please con­tact the Union Coun­ty Sheriff’s Office at (618) 833‑5500 for any avail­able book­ing photographs.