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Joel Lundry sentenced, given probation

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Joel Leon Lundry, 32, of Salem has received a fine and probation, after reaching a plea agreement in a criminal case, for allegedly arranging for his vehicle to be burned so he could collect insurance on it.

During the Dec. 5 session of Fulton Circuit Court, Lundry pleaded guilty to Attempted Theft by Deception.

In return, Prosecutor Dwayne Plumlee filed notice that he would not prosecute previously filed charges of Arson and Filing a False Police Report.

Judge Tim Weaver sentenced Lundry to 36-months of probation, and ordered him to pay a $2500 fine and $420 in court costs and fees.

Lundry's burned-out truck was found on the Sturkie bridge. An investigation revealed that Lundry had approached several people about burning the truck for him in a plot to collect insurance money.

The plea agreement was apparently made possible by Lundry's agreement to make restitution to the Shelter Insurance Company in the amount of $5,252.67.

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