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Trial of Springfield man delayed after he asks for a lawyer

Trial of Springfield man delayed after he asks for a lawyer

2 days, 13 hours ago by Scott Hardy

Bradley Yohn had been defending himself

The trial of a Springfield, Illinois man, indicted on charges after a November incident where a victim was kidnapped and her home broken into, has been delayed after he changed his mind about representing himself.

Bradley Yohn was in Adams County Circuit Court Tuesday for the start of his trial. Yohn has been representing himself, but decided Tuesday that he now wants to have an attorney. The trial has been delayed, and a hearing was set for July 6th. Yohn and a co-defendant, Karen Blackledge, were both charged with two Class X counts of Home Invasion, along with counts of aggravated Kidnapping, Aggravated Vehicular Hijacking, Residential Burglary and Aggravated Criminal Sexual Assault. Yohn was also indicted on four counts from a mid-October incident. Yohn's accused of kidnapping a woman in her car on November 9th, then forcing her to go back to her home on North Bottom Road. The home was robbed and the victim was also attacked. He and Blackledge were arrested the next day in Springfield, Illinois by U.S. Marshals. Blackledge has been sentenced to 40 years in prison after pleading Guilty to two Class X counts.

Yohn's in the Adams County Jail on nearly $16 million bond.

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