Union County State's Attorney's Office

Five Sentenced to Prison

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

April 3, 2013

Five Sentenced to Prison

Union County State’s Attorney Tyler R. Edmonds announced today that the following individuals have been sentenced to the Illinois Department of Corrections:

Aubrey W. Beene (DOB 07/18/1978) of Cobden, Illinois has been sentenced to ten (10) years in the Illinois Department of Corrections on one (1) count of Unlawful Participation in Methamphetamine Production, a Class X Felony.  Beene was arrested on February 5, 2013 as Union County Sheriff’s Deputies served a search warrant at his residence at 130 Hughey Lane in rural Cobden.

Brian A. Taylor (DOB 07/25/1974) of Marble Hill, Missouri has been sentenced to three (3) years in the Illinois Department of Corrections on one (1) count of Solicitation, a Class 3 Felony.  Taylor was arrested in May 2012 after a Union County Sheriff’s Office investigation showed that he had transported a developmentally disabled man to an Anna retailer and persuaded the man to purchase pseudoephedrine pills.  Taylor intended to use the pills for the manufacture of methamphetamine.

Melissa L. Dawson (DOB 01/07/1973) of Jonesboro, Illinois has been sentenced to five (5) years in the Illinois Department of Corrections on one (1) count of Conspiracy to Participate in Methamphetamine Production, a Class 1 Felony.  Dawson was arrested in October 2012 following an investigation by the Union County Sheriff’s Office.

Jesus R. Aguirre (DOB 04/28/1969) has been sentenced to five (5) years in the Illinois Department of Corrections on one (1) count of Unlawful Possession of Methamphetamine with Intent to Deliver, a Class 1 Felony and one (1) count of Aggravated Driving a Vehicle While Under the Influence of Alcohol, a Class 2 Felony.  Aguirre was arrested on suspicion of DUI in January 2013 by Union County Sheriff’s Deputies.  He was subsequently found to be in possession of a quantity of methamphetamine.

Dustin R. Haynes (DOB 10/22/1995) of Wolf Lake, Illinois has been sentenced to five (5) years in the Illinois Department of Corrections on one (1) count of Aggravated Battery, a Class 3 Felony and five (5) years in the Illinois Department of Corrections on one (1) count of Burglary, a Class 2 Felony.  The sentences will run concurrently and the defendant is eligible for the impact incarceration program.

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

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