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Clay County States Attorney Joel Powless has issued a statement regarding the sentencing of 28-year-old Mick J. Hunter, of Olney, in Clay County Court yesterday.

Hunter appeared in Court yesterday, and admitted the allegations of the Petition to Revoke Probation filed on June 4th. Judge William Robin Todd then resentenced him for the offense of Deceptive Practice, which is a class 4 Felony. The Court imposed a sentence of 18 months in the Illinois Department of Corrections, followed by a one-year period of mandatory supervised release.

The allegation was that between August 10th and August 15th, 2017, Hunter, with the intent to defraud the Clay City Knappmart, knowingly delivered fourteen bank checks from a closed bank account. Hunter was placed on probation for his offense; however, while on probation, Hunter tested positive for Methamphetamine.

Powless explained that when an individual fails to comply with the terms of probation, and the probationary period is revoked by the Court, the person is then resentenced. The Court may impose any sentence that is provided by statute for that particular class of crime.