Union County State's Attorney's Office

Four Sentenced to Prison

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.

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