Bureau County Courthouse

If you’ve been following the story of an abrupt resignation by Bureau County’s former public defender, there is a new twist.

A charge was filed in Bureau County Court Friday against 64-year-old Michael Henneberry of Walnut.  He’s accused of the misdemeanor crime of unlawful delivery of alcohol to a minor.  Court records don’t say what department investigated the case. Henneberry is due in court March 3rd.  Former La Salle County State’s Attorney Brian Towne has been assigned the case as a special prosecutor.

Henneberry meanwhile turned in a one-sentence resignation letter last Monday that gave no reason for stepping away.  Raymond Nolasco is now the acting public defender in Bureau County. 

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