Stories from intrepid reporters attending the Illinois Press Foundation Journalism Workshop at Eastern Illinois University
By Natalie Vaughan
Laquesha Thadison, 28, pleaded guilty to a class four felony on June 17, 2015
Thadison, a resident on the 2600 street of Vaulter Drive in Champaign, was charged with retail theft in Champaign County. Prior to her retail theft charge, Thadison had been charged with forgery.
On February 15th of this year, Thadison was caught shoplifting at Meijer. Thadison attempted to steal several items but was stopped by an officer on her way out. She returned some items but managed to flee the scene before being taken into custody.
Thadison was located and arrested on March 14, 2015.
Thadison was sentenced to court on June 18th, where she pleaded guilty to the charge of retail theft, a class four felony.
Judge Heidi Ladd agreed on a bargain that Thadison will have thirty months of probation, sixty days in a correctional center, pay all due fines, give sample of DNA, and take an online course.
On July 14th at 8:30 a.m. Thadison has to turn herself in to serve her 60 days in the correction center.