November 9, 2017

Steeleville man sentenced in Randolph County court

A Steeleville, IL man was sentenced late last month in Randolph County court in Chester.

21 year old Jonathon Cobb pled guilty to the offense of Failure to Register as a Sex Offender before Judge Richard Brown.

Randolph County States Attorney Jeremy Walker reports as the result of a plea agreement, Cobb was placed on conditional discharge for a period of two years.

During the plea, Cobb admitted to not changing his registration within three days of a move to a different address in Steeleville on March 20, 2017.

The Steeleville Police Department handled the investigation in this matter.

"Mr. Cobb appeared to be bouncing back and forth between two addresses in Steeleville," said Walker, "and got caught not keeping the correct address up to date. While a serious offense, without numerous violations and/or other aggravating factors, typically DOC is not the outcome we fight for. However, if Mr. Cobb violates again in the next two years, he would be facing the new charge and a re-sentencing on this matter between 2-5 years in DOC. Therefore, there is motivation to get compliant, and stay compliant."