Taylorville man sentenced to 5 years after pleading guilty to arson

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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.

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