Taylorville man sentenced to 5 years after pleading guilty to arson
TAYLORVILLE - A Taylorville man has been sentenced to five years in prison after pleading guilty to a 2015 arson charge.
According to information obtained through judici.com, Nicholas Steele, 29, entered a guilty plea to arson on March 1, 2016. Steele will receive 301 days of credit for time already served.
Additionally, Steele also entered a guilty plea to a charge of escape from a penal institution, in connection with a June 2015 incident. Steele received another five-year prison sentence for this charge, which must be served consecutively to the sentence he received in the arson charge.