Blakely gets jail time for break-ins


The second of two men who pleaded guilty to breaking into golf courses in Champaign County was ordered to serve jail time this week as part of a community control sentence.

Joshua R. Blakely, 19, was placed on community control for five years Monday and will serve the first 60 days of the sentence in the Tri-County Regional Jail.

Blakely and co-defendant Skyler L. Reisinger, 19, pleaded guilty in December to four counts of breaking and entering and one count of grand theft when the property is a firearm or dangerous ordnance charges stemming from multiple break-ins at Champaign County golf courses between Aug. 15, 2016, and Sept. 7, 2016.

Reisinger was also placed on community control for five years, including a 60-day jail sentence on Jan. 11.

In addition to Champaign County, both co-defendants were indicted for similar conduct at golf courses in Logan and Clark counties.

As part of community control, Blakely is ordered to perform 500 hours of community service with 100 hours to be completed per year and to be completed by Dec. 25, 2022.

Blakely was ordered to write apology letters to Lakeland Golf Course, Indian Springs Golf Club and the Urbana Country Club. He was prohibited from having contact with these golf courses and prohibited from engaging in any activity on a public or private golf course while on community control.

Starting on March 23, Blakely is to observe a curfew of 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. until March 23, 2018. He was also ordered to not have contact with specific individuals as ordered by the court.

In addition to a $250 fine, Blakely was ordered to pay his share of $7,778.99 in joint restitution the co-defendants are paying.

If community control is revoked, Blakely faces a 21-month prison sentence.


By Nick Walton

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Nick Walton can be reached at 937-652-1331 Ext. 1777 or on Twitter @UDCWalton.

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