FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

May 9, 2018

Five Sen­tenced to Prison

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

Koby S. Broad­way (DOB: 06/18/1996) of Anna, Illi­nois has been sen­tenced to four (4) years in the Illi­nois Depart­ment of Cor­rec­tions after plead­ing guilty to one (1) count of Unlaw­ful Pos­ses­sion of a Stolen Firearm (Class 2 Felony) and one (1) count of Res­i­den­tial Bur­glary (Class 1 Felony).  He will also serve a two (2) year Manda­to­ry Super­vised Release.  Broad­way was indict­ed on the firearms offense after an inves­ti­ga­tion by the Illi­nois State Police found he took a pis­tol from a vehi­cle parked at a Don­go­la res­i­dence in July 2016.  Broad­way was indict­ed on the Res­i­den­tial Bur­glary charge after an inves­ti­ga­tion by the Union Coun­ty Sheriff’s Office showed he bur­glar­ized a res­i­dence near Ware in May 2017.

Cody J. Shul­da (DOB: 12/11/1992) of John­ston City, Illi­nois has been sen­tenced to thir­ty (30) months in the Illi­nois Depart­ment of Cor­rec­tions after admit­ting to a Peti­tion to Revoke Pro­ba­tion for the orig­i­nal offense of Pos­ses­sion of Bur­glary Tools (Class 4 Felony) and will serve a peri­od one (1) year Manda­to­ry Super­vised Release.  Shul­da was arrest­ed in Octo­ber 2016 fol­low­ing an inves­ti­ga­tion by the Union Coun­ty Sheriff’s Office.  Shul­da was found to be in pos­ses­sion of bur­glary tools includ­ing night vision gog­gles and crow bars, near a res­i­dence in rur­al Cob­den.  He was resen­tenced to prison after fail­ing to com­ply with the terms of his probation.

Lar­ry Steven Negrete (DOB: 11/08/1969) of Anna, Illi­nois has been sen­tenced to two (2) years in the Illi­nois Depart­ment of Cor­rec­tions after plead­ing guilty to one (1) count of Unlaw­ful Pos­ses­sion of Metham­phet­a­mine (Class 3 Felony) and after admit­ting to a Peti­tion to Revoke Pro­ba­tion for the orig­i­nal offense of Unlaw­ful Pur­chase of Metham­phet­a­mine Pre­cur­sors (Class 4 Felony).  Negrete was charged in both cas­es fol­low­ing inves­ti­ga­tions by the Union Coun­ty Sheriff’s Office.

James Dou­glas Cable (DOB: 09/27/1971) of Indi­ana has been sen­tenced to eigh­teen (18) months in the Illi­nois Depart­ment of Cor­rec­tions after plead­ing guilty to Obstruct­ing Jus­tice (Class 4 Felony) and will serve a one (1) year Manda­to­ry Super­vised Release.  Cable fur­nished false infor­ma­tion to a Union Coun­ty Sheriff’s Deputy dur­ing a Feb­ru­ary 2018 investigation.

Matthew Eric Otten (DOB: 03/18/1985) of Jones­boro, Illi­nois was sen­tenced to thir­ty (30) months in the Illi­nois Depart­ment of Cor­rec­tions after plead­ing guilty to one (1) count of Aggra­vat­ed Iden­ti­ty Theft (Class 3 Felony) and will serve a one (1) year Manda­to­ry Super­vised Release.  Otten was arrest­ed in April 2018 fol­low­ing an inves­ti­ga­tion 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.