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Mother of Deceased St. Elmo Infant Arrested
Written by Clyde Barr Monday, 10 February 2014 12:19
24-year-old Heaven Davis of St. Elmo was arrested Friday, January 31, and charged in Fayette County with endangering the life or health of the child.
Davis is the mother of deceased infant one-year-old, Addison Scott.
The information accompanying the charge alleges that Davis allowed her child to be placed in circumstances that led to her death.
Fayette County Police Reports 2-11-14
Written by Administrator Friday, 07 February 2014 09:25
Tom W. Phillips, 50, RR 2, Brownstown, was arrested on January 31 on a charge of harassment by telephone. Bond was $1,500.
Harvey L. Newburn, 31, Altamont, was arrested on January 30 on an Effingham County warrant for the charges of speeding and aggravated fleeing from police. Bond was $30,000.
Christopher T. Weber, 28, 311 N. Main St., St. Elmo, was arrested on January 29 for failure to appear in court on a charge of aggravated criminal sexual abuse. Bond was $2,500, and he was released at the order of a judge.
Stetson W. Stokes, 22, 13 Oak Grove Lane, Brownstown, was arrested on January 29 for failure to appear in court on a small claims matter. Bond was $200 cash.
Jerry L. Karnes, 32, 410 S. College St., Brownstown, was arrested on January 29 for failure to appear in court in Fayette and Shelby counties. Bond was $7,000.
MABAS Asks Residents to Use Caution When Heating Your Homes
Written by Administrator Monday, 03 February 2014 12:07
On behalf of ALL Fire Chiefs from fire departments and fire districts across MABAS Division 54 (Counties of Effingham, Jasper, Fayette, Cumberland, Shelby, and Richland), we are asking the public to use caution in heating their homes, barns/sheds, and businesses during these extreme cold weather conditions.
The use of candles, heating sources and makeshift cooking methods can significantly increase the chances of a fire occurring.
The brutally cold weather that we have been experiencing brings a unique set of circumstances that can enhance the possibility of residential, rural, and business fires.
Brad Ledbetter Seeking County Sheriff's Nomination
Written by Clyde Barr Tuesday, 28 January 2014 08:27
Retired Illinois State Police Master Sergeant Brad Ledbetter is among the latest to enter the Republican race for sheriff in Fayette County.
Ledbetter, a native of Brownstown, has more than two and a half decades of experience in law enforcement Ledbetter got into the race on the last day to file.
Fayette County Police Reports 1-28-14
Written by Administrator Monday, 27 January 2014 15:02
Wyatt A. Summann, 19, and Justin P. Fields, 22, both of 336 Wasser Drive, Brownstown, were arrested on January 18 on a charge of aggravated assault. Bond was $1,000 for each of them.
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