Troy man sentenced to IDOC for Clinton County string of three-county thefts

CLINTON COUNTY — A 32-year-old Troy, Illinois man was sentenced Thursday in Clinton CountyCourt to 8-years in prison after he pleaded guilty in two separate cases to felony theft charges.

Steven Herling
(Source: Madison County)

Steven J. Herling currently in the Illinois Department of Corrections after he was sentenced in Madison County to 7-years in prison for a series of burglaries committed with his brother Joseph in 2016.

Steven Herling was also sentenced in December 2016 in Washington County Court to 6-years after he pleaded guilty to Class 1 felony unlawful possession of more than 3 stolen vehicles or vehicle parts.

He and his brother Joseph Herling were arrested in August 2016 after the two men had been targeting ATV-type vehicles, lawn equipment, and chainsaws in the three county region.

Herling was sentenced Thursday to 8-years on each of the three counts against him in Clinton County, all to be served concurrently.