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January jury trial set for county commissiner accused of theft

 

October 24, 2019

Sandy Schroth

(l-r): Antelope County Commissioners Eli Jacob, Dean Smith and Charlie Henery conduct business during a Sept. meeting. Jacob will face a jury of his peers in January, in a case where he is accused of taking a furnace from the Orchard county barn.

An Antelope County commissioner will face a jury of his peers in the county courtroom in January, more than a year after the alleged theft of county property.

Eli Jacob, 66, of Clearwater, who is accused of taking a furnace from the Orchard county barn last January, faced the Honorable Donna Taylor last Wednesday for a pretrial hearing in the case.

Madison County Attorney Joseph Smith, as special prosecutor for Antelope County, told Taylor he anticipates a two-day trial, possibly three days, dependent on how long jury selection takes. He said he had been notified by the defense attorney of...



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