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Harvard man sentenced to one year of jail for burglary charges

Thirty-two-year-old Harvard, Illinois resident Nathaniel Clem, who broke into some businesses in Eau Claire County, was sentenced to one year of imprisonment and three years on probation for a felony count of burglary on Friday, August 5 in Eau Claire County Court.

Judge Michael Schumacher said the imprisonment term of Clem – who was on his way to Lake Superior when he committed the burglaries on March 8, 2016, and was detained at Eau Claire County Jail since his arrest – will be waived if he completed his probation.

Thomas Starr, Clem’s legal counsel, said his client has “accepted that he has messed up and he messed up big time”.

Eau Claire County Assistant District Attorney Ellen Anderson, for her part, said, “It is very unusual to take responsibility like this defendant has taken.”

Twenty-year-old Neillsville in Clark County, Wisconsin resident Jessica Hackett, Clem’s co-defendant, was sentenced Monday, August 8 for one count of burglary.

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