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Friday, December 6, 2019

Trials set for two in Walmart heist
Two co-defendants will face jury trial on Mar. 2, 2020, at 8:30 a.m., following hearings in Christian County Court this morning. Marvin L. Bailey, 19 and Cierra S. Little, 33, both of St. Louis, Mo. are both charged with burglary and theft between $10,000 and $100,000 at the Taylorville Wal-Mart on Nov. 21, 2019. Three people are accused in the incident in which it is alleged almost $15,000 in Apple cell phones and watches were taken from the Taylorville store.
Friday, December 6, 2019

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Wednesday, December 4, 2019

TPD investigating death of 34 year old Taylorville man
On Monday, December 2, 2019, Taylorville Police responded to a check welfare call at the residence in the 800 Block of East Stevenson.
Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Bond set at $800,000 for Charles R. Hays
On November 27, 2019 at approximately 10:45 p.m. members of the Taylorville Police Department while conducting narcotic enforcement conducted a traffic stop which led to the arrest of Charles R. Hays, 42 years of age of Langleyville.
Tuesday, December 3, 2019

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Wednesday, November 27, 2019

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Tuesday, November 26, 2019

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Monday, November 25, 2019

Two more defendants appear in court in Walmart heist
Two more defendants in a suspected burglary and theft at the Taylorville Wal-Mart appeared before Judge Christopher Matoush Friday afternoon. Cierra S. Willis, 33 and Mario O. Dickson, 19, both from St. Louis, had bond set at $100,000 (10% cash applies).
Monday, November 25, 2019

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Monday, November 25, 2019

SUV crashes into home; woman killed
An 87-year-old woman is dead after her Decatur house erupted in fire when an SUV crashed into it and ruptured a gas line.
Saturday, November 23, 2019

Information sought in Taylorville burglary
This week Crimestoppers is seeking information in regards to a burglary that occurred in Taylorville.

Sometime between Saturday, November 16, 2019 and Sunday, November 17, 2019, person or persons unknown made entry into a garage located at 909 West Vandeveer Street. While inside, the unknown subject or subjects took numerous tools. This includes, 6 socket sets and an impact driver.  The total dollar amount of the theft is estimated at over $2000.

Saturday, November 23, 2019

Suspect in custody from gun shot incident on Tuesday
Taylorville Police Chief Dwayne Wheeler said authorities have in custody a suspect in those reported shots fired near Hershey Tower on Tuesday night. Wheeler said the suspect is a 16-year-old male from Springfield.

Wheeler said he was taken into custody Thursday night about 11:00 without incident in Springfield. At the time of his arrest, he had in his possession two hand guns, one which was believed to have been the one fired on Tuesday. The gun has been sent to the crime lab for forensic analysis. The suspect could be facing charges for aggravated discharge of a firearm.

Friday, November 22, 2019

Three from St. Louis charged in Walmart heist
Three St. Louis, Mo. residents face charges in Christian County Court of burglary and theft between $10,000 and $100,00, after one of the trio entered Taylorville Wal-Mart and made off with nearly $15,000 in merchandise. The theft occurred during the late evening hours of Wednesday night into early Thursday morning.

One of the defendants, Marvin L. Bailey, 19, appeared before Judge Christopher Matoush Friday morning and his bond was set at $100,000. In information filed with the court, Bailey is accused of walking into the Taylorville Wal-Mart on Thursday, having a crow bar underneath his jacket.

Friday, November 22, 2019

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Thursday, November 21, 2019

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Thursday, November 21, 2019

Shots fired near Hershey Tower on Tues. night
The Taylorville Police Department is still investigating a report of shots being fired near Hershey Tower on Tuesday evening. Taylorville Police Chief Dwayne Wheeler called the incident a “Bona fide shooting.”
Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Possible meteor outburst Thursday brief but incredibly intense
Scientists are predicting a rare meteor outburst this week that may be brief but incredibly intense.

A brilliant flurry in the sky near the Unicorn constellation is expected Thursday night over the eastern half of North America and all South America. The action should unfold early Friday morning over the western portions of Europe and Africa.

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

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Tuesday, November 19, 2019

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Monday, November 18, 2019

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Monday, November 18, 2019

Crimestoppers
TAYLORVILLE — This week Crimestoppers is seeking information in regards to a theft that occurred in Taylorville.
Saturday, November 16, 2019

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Friday, November 15, 2019

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Thursday, November 14, 2019

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Wednesday, November 13, 2019

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Wednesday, November 13, 2019

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Tuesday, November 12, 2019

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Tuesday, November 12, 2019

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Published court appearances reflect the daily 10:00 a.m. criminal call a do not necessarily account for all felony proceedings heard that day. Fourth Judicial Circuit Court Judge Christopher Matoush presided over the following cases on Nov. 8, 2019:
Friday, November 8, 2019

Friday, November 8, 2019

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Published court appearances reflect the daily 10:00 a.m. criminal call a do not necessarily account for all felony proceedings heard that day. Fourth Judicial Circuit Court Judge Christopher Matoush presided over the following cases on Nov. 7, 2019:
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Monday, November 4, 2019

Information sought in Taylorville criminal damages
This week Crimestoppers is seeking information in regards a criminal damage that occurred in Taylorville.
Saturday, November 2, 2019

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Thursday, October 31, 2019

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Thursday, October 31, 2019

England pleads not guilty to child porn charges
Todd M. England, 46, of Taylorville, pled not guilty in Federal court in Springfield during his initial appearance on Tuesday to two counts of possession of child pornography before Magistrate Judge Tom Schanzle-Haskins. England is free on a $10,000 recognizance bond.
Thursday, October 31, 2019

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Tuesday, October 29, 2019

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Monday, October 28, 2019

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Monday, October 28, 2019

Information sought in Taylorville burglary
This week Crimestoppers is seeking information in regards to a burglary and criminal damage that occurred in Taylorville.
Saturday, October 26, 2019

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Tuesday, October 22, 2019

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Published court appearances reflect the daily 10:00 a.m. criminal call a do not necessarily account for all felony proceedings heard that day. Fourth Judicial Circuit Court Judge Christopher Matoush presided over the following cases on Oct. 22, 2019:
Tuesday, October 22, 2019

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Published court appearances reflect the daily 10:00 a.m. criminal call a do not necessarily account for all felony proceedings heard that day. Fourth Judicial Circuit Court Judge Christopher Matoush presided over the following cases on Oct. 21, 2019:

Monday, October 21, 2019

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Friday, October 18, 2019

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Wednesday, October 16, 2019

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Wednesday, October 16, 2019

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Published court appearances reflect the daily 10:00 a.m. criminal call a do not necessarily account for all felony proceedings heard that day. Fourth Judicial Circuit Court Judge Christopher Matoush presided over the following cases on Oct. 15, 2019:
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Monday, October 14, 2019

Information sought in Taylorville criminal damages
This week Crimestoppers is seeking information in regards to a criminal damage that occurred in Taylorville.
Saturday, October 12, 2019

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Thursday, October 10, 2019

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Wednesday, October 9, 2019

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Wednesday, October 9, 2019

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Tuesday, October 8, 2019

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Monday, October 7, 2019

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Published court appearances reflect the daily 10:00 a.m. criminal call a do not necessarily account for all felony proceedings heard that day. Fourth Judicial Circuit Court Judge Christopher Matoush presided over the following cases on Oct. 7, 2019:
Monday, October 7, 2019

Information sought in criminal damage
TAYLORVILLE — This week Crimestoppers is seeking information in regards to a criminal damage that occurred in Taylorville.
Saturday, October 5, 2019

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Friday, October 4, 2019

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Published court appearances reflect the daily 10:00 a.m. criminal call a do not necessarily account for all felony proceedings heard that day. Fourth Judicial Circuit Court Judge Christopher Matoush presided over the following cases on Oct. 4, 2019:
Friday, October 4, 2019

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Thursday, October 3, 2019

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Published court appearances reflect the daily 10:00 a.m. criminal call a do not necessarily account for all felony proceedings heard that day. Fourth Judicial Circuit Court Judge Christopher Matoush presided over the following cases on Oct. 3, 2019:
Thursday, October 3, 2019

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Wednesday, October 2, 2019

YMCA theft investigation ongoing; all interviews have been completed
The investigation into the theft of money from the Christian County YMCA is still ongoing . An internal investigation utilizing an outside forensic auditor is nearing the end and the investigation will continue to move forward.
Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Taylorville man is arrested for meth
On Monday, September 30, 2019 at approximately 9:45 a.m., members of the Taylorville Police Department Community Action Team and patrol executed a narcotic search warrant at 408 S. Cherokee, Taylorville, Ill.

Jake E. Tucker, age 27, of Taylorville, was arrested for possession of methamphetamine and on a warrant for dangerous drugs out of Shelby County. According to TPD, Taylorville citizens provided helpful information leading to the arrest. 

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

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Monday, September 30, 2019

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Published court appearances reflect the daily 10:00 a.m. criminal call a do not necessarily account for all felony proceedings heard that day. Fourth Judicial Circuit Court Judge Christopher Matoush presided over the following cases on Sept. 30, 2019:
Monday, September 30, 2019

Information sought in criminal damages in Taylorville
This week Crimestoppers is seeking information in regards to criminal damage that occurred in Taylorville.
Saturday, September 28, 2019

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Thursday, September 26, 2019

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Wednesday, September 25, 2019

16-year-old Pana teen charged in school threat
A 16-year-old male Pana juvenile is being held in the Madison County Juvenile Detention Center following an alleged threat he made against another Pana High School student on Monday.

In a statement from Pana Police Chief Daniel Bland, the police were contacted by Pana High School staff and made aware of a threat by a male juvenile student who possibly threatened to bring a shotgun to the school and carry out a shooting.

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

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Published court appearances reflect the daily 10:00 a.m. criminal call a do not necessarily account for all felony proceedings heard that day. Fourth Judicial Circuit Court Judge Christopher Matoush presided over the following cases on Sept. 24, 2019:
Tuesday, September 24, 2019

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Monday, September 23, 2019

TPD CAT Team arrests four on drug charges
On Saturday, September 21, 2019 at approximately 9:40 a.m. members of the Taylorville Police Department Community Action Team and patrol executed a search warrant at 512 White Street, Taylorville, Ill.  

The following were arrested James Lunsford, 51, of Taylorville for Possession of Methamphetamine, Jason Newberry, 47 of Taylorville for Possession of Methamphetamine, Matthew Wade Bottoms, 33 of  Taylorville for Possession of Methamphetamine and Violation of Sex Offender Registry and Krystal L. Huckstadt, 34, off Taylorville for Possession of Methamphetamine and Violation of Sex Offender Registry. 

Monday, September 23, 2019

Information sought in local burglary
TAYLORVILLE — This week Crimestoppers is seeking information in regards to a burglary that occurred in Taylorville.
Saturday, September 21, 2019

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Saturday, September 21, 2019

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Published court appearances reflect the daily 10:00 a.m. criminal call a do not necessarily account for all felony proceedings heard that day. Fourth Judicial Circuit Court Judge Christopher Matoush presided over the following cases on Sept. 20, 2019:
Friday, September 20, 2019

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Thursday, September 19, 2019

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Court appearances
Published court appearances reflect the daily 10:00 a.m. criminal call a do not necessarily account for all felony proceedings heard that day. Fourth Judicial Circuit Court Judge Christopher Matoush presided over the following cases on Sept. 19, 2019:

Thursday, September 19, 2019

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Tuesday, September 17, 2019

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Monday, September 16, 2019

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Monday, September 16, 2019

Information sought in Taylorville burglary
This week Crimestoppers is seeking information in regards to a burglary that occurred in Taylorville.
Saturday, September 14, 2019

Morrissey takes plea deal in Presnell murder case
Quinton L. Morrissey, 20, of Pana, was due for jury trial in the 2017 murder of Stephan Presnell, 59, of Lake Pana. Instead, during a hearing before Judge Christopher Matoush, he pled guilty to Count III, second degree murder without reason. He was sentenced to 20 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections.

Counts I and II, aggravated battery with intent to do great bodily harm and first degree murder with strong possibility of death or injury, were dismissed as part of the negotiated settlement.

Friday, September 13, 2019

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Thursday, September 12, 2019

Local man arrested for predatory sexual assault
On September 11, 2019 at approximately 5 p.m. Taylorville Police arrested Kaleb A. Vaughn, 21 years old from Taylorville without incident.
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