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By Sandy Schroth

Antelope County commissioner to be sentenced for misconduct


March 12, 2020

An Antelope County commissioner, who was set to face a jury of his peers in the Antelope County courtroom later this month, more than a year after an alleged theft of county property, pleaded no contest to an amended complaint when he faced the Honorable Donna Taylor last Wednesday.

Eli Jacob, 66, of Clearwater, who is accused of taking a heating unit from the Orchard county barn Jan. 1, 2019, appeared March 4 for a pretrial hearing in the case.

Madison County Attorney Joseph Smith, as special prosecutor for Antelope County, told Taylor a plea agreement had been reached. Terms of the agree...

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