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Sullivan sentenced in White County Court Monday

sullivan-charla-11-24-16In White County Court Monday, Judge T. Scott Webb sentenced 40 year old Charla Beth Sullivan of Carmi to four years in prison on one count of theft in relation to the August burglary of the Hank and Donna Matz residence following a two and a half hour hearing.

According to States Attorney Denton Aud, after incarceration, Sullivan will be under mandatory supervised release for one year, and was ordered to pay all mandatory fines, fees, costs, and assessments in addition of restitution in the amounts of $4930 to Donna Matz and $1050 to Midwest Cash.

During the hearing, Aud called Donna Matz and Grayville Police Chief Roy Mann to the stand, while defense attorney Roger White called Sullivan’s mother to testify.  It was revealed that while Sullivan did not enter the Matz property during the burglary, she did take possession of stolen jewelry from Greg Keller, and used her ID to pawn stolen property at Midwest Cash.

The White County Sheriff’s Department handled the investigation.

Aud stated on the verdict, “Ms. Sullivan has received a sentence to the Illinois Department of Corrections that is close to the maximum allowed under the law, which is without a doubt an appropriate sentence when considering the circumstances surrounding the offense and the character, history, and conduct of the defendant, Charla Beth Sullivan. The Matz family has my deepest sympathy for their loss of Hank and the loss of their time that they should have had to grieve his passing. White County Sheriff Doug Maier’s department has done an outstanding job on these cases.”