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By Sandy Schroth

Trial delayed to March for county commissioner accused of theft


January 23, 2020

An Antelope County commissioner, who was set to face a jury of his peers in the Antelope County courtroom this month, more than a year after the alleged theft of county property, had his trial continued when he faced the Honorable Donna Taylor last week.

Eli Jacob, 66, of Clearwater, who is accused of taking a furnace from the Orchard county barn Jan. 1, 2019, appeared Jan. 15 for a pretrial hearing in the case.

Madison County Attorney Joseph Smith, as special prosecutor for Antelope County, told Taylor he now anticipates a two- to four-day trial with “a lot of witnesses.” He said one...

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