The last of three Pekin men, charged with causing extensive damage to Lakeside Cemetery in Pekin, was sentenced Tuesday to five years in prison. 23 year old Tyler Bee received prison time instead of probation because he was already on probation from a 2011 aggravated battery case at the time of his arrest for this crime. The judge, however, recommended Bee for boot camp which could shorten his prison stay. Bee, Robert Buley and Jordan Goodwin were each charged with criminal damage to property. The trio was accused of vandalizing nearly one hundred headstones in the cemetery. Buley and Goodwin have already been sentenced to probation for their part in the crime. All three will be back in court Friday to determine what they owe in restitution.
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