Sigel Resident Pleads Guilty to Lesser Charge in Discharge of Firearm Case

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Published on March 15 2013 7:46 pm
Last Updated on July 14 2013 4:07 pm
Written by Greg Sapp

Sigel resident Dillion Hille has pleaded guilty to a count of possession of a firearm and has been sentenced to probation plus fines.

The 18-year-old Hille was arrested last November for discharging a firearm off an interstate overpass.  A motorist on the interstate notified Illinois State Police who arrested Hille after locating him later that evening.

Hille was originally charged with a felony count of aggravated discharge of a firearm.  In court Thursday, he pleaded guilty to the misdemeanor charge of possessing the weapon in exchange for probation.

Hille must also make restitution of almost $9,000 for the incident.  No one was injured in the incident.