January jury trial set for county commissiner accused of theft
October 24, 2019
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...