Ogburn sent to jail

CLINTON — A Morrison, Illinois, man was ordered to serve 45 days in the Clinton County Jail for violating probation.

Brent S. Ogburn, 41, appeared last week in Clinton County District Court for a probation revocation hearing. Ogburn stipulated to violating probation and he was found in contempt of court. District Court Judge Mark Lawson ordered Ogburn to serve 45 days in the Clinton County Jail, with credit for time served. Ogburn was ordered to make restitution and pay court-appointed attorney fees not to exceed $150. He was ordered to pay $10 in jail fees for each day of incarceration. The amounts were ordered to be paid at the rate set by Ogburn's probation officer until they are paid. Lawson ordered Ogburn to remain on probation thereafter.

Ogburn in November 2017 appeared in Clinton County District Court for sentencing for count one, felon in possession of a firearm and count three, possession of methamphetamine. District Court Judge Joel Barrows on count one ordered a five-year prison sentence be suspended. A $750 fine was suspended. Ogburn was placed on probation pending good behavior to the Seventh Judicial District Department of Correctional Services for three years unless sooner released by the court.

Barrows on count three ordered a 180-day jail sentence, with credit for time served, be suspended. Ogburn was placed on probation for one year. A $315 fine was suspended. Ogburn's driver's license was suspended for 180 days.

The sentences were ordered to run concurrently. Conditions of probation imposed included Ogburn obtaining mental health and substance abuse evaluations and successfully completing any recommended treatment, not possessing, consuming or having alcohol or illegal substances and being subject to random and unannounced testing and maintaining employment.

According to the affidavit stemming from the original charges, at 12:39 a.m. April 20, 2017, officers were dispatched in reference to a suspicious truck. The complainant said the vehicle was running and had been parked for over two hours.

The officer, once at the truck, observed Ogburn slumped over in the driver's seat. The officer looked through the windows with a flashlight and shined the light on Ogburn's face. Ogburn did not move. The officer, for his and Ogburn's safety, opened the door and turned the truck off. Ogburn stirred awake. The officer identified himself, and Ogburn was asked to step out of the vehicle. The officer, as Ogburn stepped out of the vehicle, observed a heavy, square object appearing to weigh down the front of his sweatshirt. The officer believed it was a handgun and Ogburn was placed into handcuffs. The officer removed a loaded, holstered Springfield XDS.

Ogburn was transported to the Clinton County Jail. A corrections officer during the booking process located a small bag of suspected methamphetamine.