Mahurin sentenced in October 2016 theft case

Friday, May 12, 2017

Jason Mahurin appeared in court May 10, 2017, with counsel Taylor Sloan and entered a plea of guilty to charges brought against him by an Alma resident in October of 2016. Court records show that the court, having found a factual basis for the plea, accepted the plea and found Mahurin guilty beyond a reasonable doubt and, at the recommendation of the state, sentenced him to six months in the Lafayette County Jail. Execution of the six months sentence was suspended and Mahurin was placed on probation for two years under the supervision of Central States Mental Health Consultants, subject to conditions as set out in the Order of Probation, which includes two days shock incarceration in the Lafayette County Jail commencing on the day of sentencing. Mahurin was then placed in the custody of the Lafayette County Sheriff.

Mahurin, former Pastor of New Life Church in Concordia, was arrested by the Alma Police Department Sunday, Oct. 23, 2016 on a class A misdemeanor charge of theft/stealing. According to a probable cause statement at the time, on Saturday, Oct. 22, an Alma woman contacted the Alma Police Department. She said she had given Mahurin a check for $4,000 May 30 to purchase roof replacement materials so he could conduct a roof replacement at her residence. The repairs, materials, or a refund of any money never materialized. Mahurin eventually was arrested on charges of stealing/theft.

According to Lafayette County Prosecuting Attorney Kristin Hilbrenner, Mahurin had paid an undisclosed amount in restitution to the victim prior to his guilty plea.

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