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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Central District of Illinois

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Southeastern Illinois Man Enters Guilty Plea, Sentenced For Misdemeanor Trespass And Damage To Property

Springfield, Ill. – A southeastern Illinois man, Jordan L. Clark, 23, of Marshall, Ill., appeared in federal court this afternoon and pled guilty to misdemeanor charges of trespassing and damage to property of the National Park Service on Jan. 18, 2014.  U.S. Magistrate Judge Byron Cudmore sentenced Clark to time served and ordered that Clark pay restitution in the amount of $3,000. 

Clark, who was living temporarily in the 800 block of North 6th Street, in Springfield, was charged in an information filed today by the U.S. Attorney’s Office.  Clark admitted that on Jan. 18, 2014, he trespassed upon property of the National Park Service, specifically the Abraham Lincoln Home, and that he caused damage to the property by forced entry and damage to interior structures causing flooding.  Clark was arrested on Jan. 18, on the property of the National Park Service.

The National Park Service investigated the incident.  The government was represented by Assistant U.S. Attorney John E. Childress. 

Updated June 22, 2015