Keithsburg Man Sentenced To Four Years DOC Plus Ordered To Pay $8,500 In Burglary & Animal Cruelty Case

A Keithsburg man has been sentenced to four years in prison and ordered to pay over $8,500 in fines and restitution in separate burglary and animal cruelty cases.  37 year old Richard Carle pled guilty today in Mercer County Circuit Court to a Class 2 felony and two Class 4 felonies. The sentence includes $930.15 in restitution for vet fees and another $5,250 to Schone’s Friendship Farm. A fine of $2,500 was also assessed.  Carle must surrender to Mercer County authorities July 27th to be transferred to the Illinois Department of Corrections.