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Two sentenced in Jackson and Rock County courts

Two individuals were sentenced recently in local Fifth District Courts, in cases previously reported on by The Globe.

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WORTHINGTON — Two individuals were sentenced recently in local Fifth District Courts, in cases previously reported on by The Globe.

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Anthony Hemphill, 26, of Jackson, was sentenced in Jackson County Fifth District Court on Sept. 13. Hemphill was issued a summons to appear in court in April, following a September 2021 incident, where he faced charges of ineligible firearm possession . Hemphill had a prior felony conviction making him unable to possess a firearm or ammunition.

Having entered a guilty plea, he was convicted on one count of ineligible persons in possession of a firearm, a felony-level offense. He has been sentenced to 60 months in a correctional facility, with 120 days credit for time served.

In Rock County Fifth District Court, Edgerton resident Kane Stoel, 19, was sentenced on Sept. 26, having entered a plea of guilty. Stoel was charged with a felony count of fleeing a peace officer in a motor vehicle after an April 19 incident.

Stoel also faced two misdemeanor charges for traffic violations, both of which were dismissed per the plea agreement.

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He was convicted on the charge of fleeing a peace officer, but granted a stay of imposition. If two years of supervised probation is successfully completed, charges will be downgraded to a misdemeanor conviction.

Stoel’s sentencing also includes payment of a $1,000 fine.

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Emma McNamee joined The Globe team in October 2021 as a reporter covering Crime & Courts, Politics, and the City beats. Born and raised in Duluth, Minn., McNamee left her hometown to attend school in Chicago at Columbia College. She graduated in 2021 with a degree in Multimedia Journalism, with a concentration in News & Feature Writing and a minor in Creative Writing.
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