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Illinois Valley men indicted on gun-related charges

NT Staff

PRINCETON — Angel E. Moreno, 20, of Spring Valley was indicted this week by a Bureau County grand jury on a charge of involuntary manslaughter.

The Class 3 felony is punishable by up to 2-5 years in prison.

He is accused of recklessly discharging a firearm and unintentionally causing the death of Kyle Zinser on Jan. 4 in a residence in Spring Valley. Zinser died from a wound to the leg, according to Bureau County Coroner Janice Wamhoff.

Officer Adam Curran of Spring Valley Police Department testified before the grand jury in the Moreno case. Moreno was in custody in Bureau County Jail this week, with bond set at $50,000.

* Joshua E. Nelson, 19, of La Salle was indicted on a charge of home invasion, a Class X felony carrying a mandatory prison sentence of 6-30 years.

He is accused of entering a Spring Valley residence on Dec. 19 while armed with a firearm and threatening the imminent use of force against an occupant of the residence.
Curran testified before the grand jury. Nelson was in custody this week with bond set at $100,000.

* Michael V. Lupo, 18, of Spring Valley was indicted on the Class 3 felony charge of retail theft.

He is accused of removing more than $300 worth of merchandise from a Princeton business on Dec. 5. Investigator John Shofner of Princeton Police Department testified before the grand jury. The defendant was in custody this week with bond set at $15,000.

* Kelsey C. Johnson, 19, of La Salle was indicted on a Class 4 felony charge of unlawful possession of a controlled substance (heroin) on Jan. 2. The charge is punishable by a maximum of 1-3 years in prison. Officer Mark Olszewski of DePue Police Department testified before the grand jury. Johnson was in custody this week with bond set at $10,000.

There were four suppressed cases.

The indictments on Nelson, Lupo and Johnson and the four suppressed indictments were returned before Associate Circuit Judge C.J. Hollerich. The indictment on Moreno was returned before Circuit Judge Marc Bernabei.

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