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A Murphysboro woman is going to prison after she violated the terms of her probation on a 2017 charge of reckless discharge of a firearm.

According to a news release from Jackson County State's Attorney Michael Carr, Chelsea Jo Beasley, 26, was sentenced last week to serve 18 months in Illinois Department of Corrections after she failed to comply with the terms of her probation. She got 30 months of probation after she pleaded guilty this past March to a Class 4 felony charge of reckless discharge of a firearm.

Carr's release says that in October of 2017, Beasley shot at her next-door neighbor's parked car while she was high on meth and experiencing paranoia. She thought people outside her bedroom window were conspiring to kill her, so she took a loaded 12-gauge shotgun from her grandfather's bedroom, stepped outside, and fired at her neighbor's car, according to the release.

Her probation was revoked this past November. Beasley was also sentenced last year to complete substance abuse treatment and pay restitution for damage she caused to the vehicle.

— The Southern

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