Grand Jury Decides No True Bill In The Death Of Jefferson County Inmate

FAIRBURY –  On Tuesday, June 12th, Jefferson County District Court Judge Rick Schreiner, called a grand jury to investigate the circumstances surrounding the death of 61-year-old Mark Scheetz of Fairbury on May 11th.    Special Prosecutor Jeff Goltz presented the evidence regarding the death of Scheetz while in the custody of the Jefferson County Jail.

In early May Scheetz was found unresponsive in his cell and later pronounced dead after what was described as a heart attack.

The jury concluded that there had been no criminal conduct on the part of any individual as to the death of Scheetz.   The Grand Jury returned what is called a “No True Bill” and issued a report containing their findings.

Deputies had arrested  Scheetz on May 5 in Endicott after someone reported an assault. The deputies booked him into the county jail in Fairbury, suspecting him of attempted murder, terroristic threats, and assault.

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