Digital Access

Digital Access
Access saukvalley.com from all your digital devices and receive breaking news and updates from around the area.

Home Delivery

Home Delivery
Local news, prep sports, Chicago sports, local and regional entertainment, business, home and lifestyle, food, classified and more! News you use every day! Daily, Daily including the e-Edition or e-Edition only.

Text Alerts

Text Alerts
Choose your news! Select the text alerts you want to receive: breaking news, prep sports scores, school closings, weather, and more. Text alerts are a free service from SaukValley.com, but text rates may apply.

Email Newsletters

Email Newsletters
We'll deliver news & updates to your inbox. Sign up for free e-newsletters today.
The Holiday Gift Auction is Live! Click here and bid now on great local gifts!
Local

Sterling man gets 13-year sentence for stealing scrap metal

Steven K. Argraves
Steven K. Argraves

MORRISON – A Sterling man with a history of felony burglaries was sentenced Wednesday in Whiteside County Court to 13 years in prison for stealing scrap metal.

Steven K. Argraves, 40, who was given credit for 88 days served, also will be subject to 3 years of supervised release. He also was convicted of burglary in 1994 and 1998.

Police say Argraves and Terry G. Gibbs, 35, of Rock Falls, stole the scrap metal from a rural Sterling business in January and sold it.

The owner of the stolen motors and copper spotted the items the next day at nearby Cimco Recycling. The two garnered $600 for the scrap, court records say.

Gibbs also pleaded guilty to felony burglary and was sentenced April 12 to 14 years in prison, but a motion to vacate the judgment and sentence and withdraw the guilty plea was filed April 17. A hearing has been set for May 15 on that motion.      

Loading more