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Traffic Court

Manlius man sentenced six years for vehicle theft

PRINCETON — A Manlius man was sentenced on March 14 to serve six years in the Illinois Department of Corrections for unlawful possession of a stolen a vehicle that had been taken from Nebraska.

According to a release issued by the Bureau County State’s Attorney’s Office, Ezekiel L. Benavidez, 30, admitted to stealing the vehicle. The owner of the vehicle, a man from Steward, Neb., reported it stolen on Jan. 11. The vehicle was later located in Manlius, and Benavidez was charged with unlawful possession of a stolen vehicle, a Class 2 felony.

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