Urbana man pleads guilty to locking up wife against her will


Sixty-nine-year-old, Vernon Norman of Urbana accepted a plea agreement from the Champaign County State's attorney Tuesday morning.

He admitted to felony unlawful restraint, while prosecutors dropped a domestic battery charge. Norman will be on probation for 30 months, with 68 days jail time already served.

Police say he locked his wife up in a bedroom for months and wouldn't let her leave.

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