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Saturday, April 17, 2021


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Friday, April 16, 2021

Inmate found unresponsive at jail
TAYLORVILLE — On April 15, 2021 at approximately 4:52 p.m. an inmate at the Christian County Sheriff’s Office Jail was found unresponsive by a correctional officer, while completing a standard administrative procedure. Life saving measures were performed by the Jail nurse along with the correctional officers. The inmate was immediately transported to the Taylorville Memorial Hospital by ambulance. The inmate was pronounced deceased by medical personal at 6 p.m.
Friday, April 16, 2021

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Thursday, April 15, 2021

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Wednesday, April 14, 2021

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Wednesday, April 14, 2021

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

Sometime during the early morning hours of Saturday, April 10, 2021, an unknown vehicle struck a deer stand that was on the property of Route 29 Kustoms, located at 1110 North Cheney Street. The unknown vehicle then left the scene heading south on Cheney Street. The stand and moorings were damged. The total dollar amount of the damage unkown at this time.

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

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Tuesday, April 13, 2021

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Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Pana man guilty, aggravated fleeing
A jury deliberated 10 minutes before finding Brian M. Mahnke, Pana, guilty of aggravated fleeing or attempting to elude a peace officer, a Class 4 felony.

According to Shelby County State’s Attorney Nichole Kroncke, Mahnke failed to appear in court and the trial proceeded in his absence.

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

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Monday, April 12, 2021

Driver involved in deadly car crash posts bond
Robert R. Hodson, 46, Taylorville, has been released from Christian County Jail after posting $200,000 cash bond (10% cash applies). He was charged Friday with Aggravated Driving Under the Influence Involving Death, following a accident Thursday night in which two individuals were killed.
Monday, April 12, 2021

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Monday, April 12, 2021

Bond set for Hodson
On Friday, April 9, 2021, at approximately 1:00 p.m., Illinois State Police (ISP) Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) Zone 4 and ISP District 9 arrested Robert Hodson after being discharged from a local hospital.  

Hodson was charged with 625 ILCS 5/11-501(d)(1)(F) Aggravated Driving Under the Influence Involving Death (Class 2 Felony). The penalty for this offense carries a term of imprisonment not less than six years and not more than 28 years since it involved the death of more than one person. 

Saturday, April 10, 2021

Two killed in deadly crash on Ill. Rt. 48, alcohol involved
There was a two vehicle fatal crash on Illinois Route 48 near E 1550 N near Taylorville. The crash happened around 11:04 p.m. on April 8.

The driver of the first vehicle was Robert M. Hodson, a 46-year-old male from Taylorville, who was transported by ambulance to an area hospital with serious injuries. The second driver was a 19-year-old female from Taylorville who was pronounced deceased on scene. Identification is pending notification.

 A 19-year-old female passenger from Lafayette, Ind., was transported by ambulance to an area hospital with life-threatening-injuries. Identification withheld due to the severity of her injuries. The second passenger was an unidentified male who was pronounced deceased on scene.

Friday, April 9, 2021

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Thursday, April 8, 2021

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Wednesday, April 7, 2021

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Tuesday, April 6, 2021

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Monday, April 5, 2021

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Friday, April 2, 2021

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Thursday, April 1, 2021

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Wednesday, March 31, 2021

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Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Information sought in local hit and run accident
This week Crimestoppers is seeking information in regards to a hit and run that occurred in Taylorville.

At around 7:25 p.m. on Sunday, March 7, 2021, an unknown vehicle rear ended a vehicle near the intersection of Cherokee and Ash Streets. The suspect vehicle then left the scene heading northbound on Cherokee Street. The suspect vehicle is described as a gray SUV. The total dollar amount of the damage is unknown at this time.

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

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Tuesday, March 30, 2021

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Monday, March 29, 2021

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Monday, March 29, 2021

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Friday, March 26, 2021

Taylorville man charged with reckless homicide in Moultrie County
Moultrie County State’s Attorney Tracy Weaver has charged a Taylorville man with reckless homicide in connection with an August 2020 car-motorcycle accident.

According to the release from the state’s attorney’s office, Dylan Tucker, 25, was charged with one count of reckless homicide along with numerous traffic offenses from a traffic crash which happened Aug. 19, 2020. The accident happened at Moultrie County Road 400E and 2400N. Tucker is accused of driving at an excessive rate of speed and failed to stop at the intersection which resulted in a crash with a motorcycle driven by Michael Castelli, 52, of Lovington. Castelli died as a result of the accident.

Friday, March 26, 2021

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Thursday, March 25, 2021

Information sought in hit and run accident
This week Crimestoppers is seeking information in regards to a hit and run that occurred in Taylorville.

Sometime between 10:30 p.m. and 12:30 a.m. on Wednesday, March 17, 2021, an unknown vehicle struck a vehicle in the parking lot of the Funky Monkey Bar, located at 2100 West Spresser Street. The suspect vehicle then left the scene in an unknown direction. The victim’s vehicle suffered damage to the driver’s side of the vehicle. The total dollar amount of the damage is unknown at this time.

Thursday, March 25, 2021

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Wednesday, March 24, 2021

TPD arrests two on drug and weapons charges
The Taylorville Police Department (TPD) initiated an investigation into an alleged narcotic location on the 900 Block of W. Rich Street. TPD had received complaints from neighbors about traffic in and out of the location frequently. TPD began to look into the location and observed the same. TPD is responsible for quality of life for our families, and living next to or around that area was an issue that needed to be addressed, TPD Chief Dwayne Wheeler stated.  

 On March 22, 2021, TPD was able to obtain a search warrant at that location after a series of events and resources. TPD initiated the warrant late into the night. This investigation is continuing and other co-conspirators are being investigated.

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

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Tuesday, March 23, 2021

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Tuesday, March 23, 2021

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Monday, March 22, 2021

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Friday, March 19, 2021

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Thursday, March 18, 2021

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Thursday, March 18, 2021

Information sought in Taylorville theft
TAYLORVILLE — This week Crimestoppers is seeking information in regards to a theft that occurred in Taylorville.
Thursday, March 18, 2021

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Wednesday, March 17, 2021

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Wednesday, March 17, 2021

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Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Suspect arrested after Pana shooting
The Illinois State Police and the Pana Police Department responded to a call of shots fired at 200 North 2375 East Road at approximately 9:57 a.m. Sunday morning.

According to the police report, a 17-year-old male victim was shot during an altercation and was transported to an area hospital. The victim was listed in serious condition, according to the report.

Monday, March 15, 2021

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Saturday, March 13, 2021

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Thursday, March 11, 2021

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Wednesday, March 10, 2021

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Tuesday, March 9, 2021

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Monday, March 8, 2021

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Saturday, March 6, 2021

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Court appearances
Published court appearances reflect the daily 10:00 a.m. criminal call and do not necessarily account for all felony proceedings heard that day. Christian County Resident Judge Brad Paisley presided over the following cases on Mar. 5, 2021:

Friday, March 5, 2021

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Friday, February 26, 2021

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Monday, February 22, 2021

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Monday, February 22, 2021

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Published court appearances reflect the daily 10:00 a.m. criminal call and do not necessarily account for all felony proceedings heard that day. Christian County Resident Judge Brad Paisley presided over the following cases on Feb. 19, 2021:
Friday, February 19, 2021

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Thursday, February 18, 2021

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Thursday, February 18, 2021

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Wednesday, February 17, 2021

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Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Information sought in Taylorville burglary
This week Crimestoppers is seeking information in regards to a burglary that occurred in Taylorville.
Tuesday, February 16, 2021

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Friday, February 12, 2021

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Thursday, February 11, 2021

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Thursday, February 11, 2021

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Wednesday, February 10, 2021

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Tuesday, February 9, 2021

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Tuesday, February 9, 2021

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Monday, February 8, 2021

Information sought in Taylorville burglary
TAYLORVILLE — This week Crimestoppers is seeking information in regards to a burglary that occurred in Taylorville.
Saturday, February 6, 2021

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Friday, February 5, 2021

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Friday, February 5, 2021

Coroner completes several death investigations
CHRISTIAN COUNTY — Christian County Coroner, Amy Calvert-Winans has completed investigations on several area deaths.
Friday, February 5, 2021

TPD arrest subject on possession of child pornography charges
TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville Police Department Detective Unit conducted an investigation alleging that a subject possessed child pornography.
Friday, February 5, 2021

Macon Co. Sheriff's Office confirms fatal train accident
On February 3, 2021 at approximately 3:50 p.m. the Macon County Sheriff’s Office was alerted to a train accident in which a pedestrian was struck by a train. Deputies responded to the 500 block of North Railroad Avenue in Blue Mound, Illinois to discover a southbound Norfolk Southern train had struck a 53 year old female pedestrian.
Thursday, February 4, 2021

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Thursday, February 4, 2021

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Wednesday, February 3, 2021

Tuesday, February 2, 2021

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Monday, February 1, 2021

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Court appearances
Published court appearances reflect the daily 10:00 a.m. criminal call and do not necessarily account for all felony proceedings heard that day. Christian County Resident Judge Brad Paisley presided over the following cases on Feb. 1, 2021:

Monday, February 1, 2021

Seeking information on burglary in Taylorville
This week Crimestoppers is seeking information in regards to a burglary that occurred in Taylorville.

Sometime between Friday, January 22, 2021 and Monday, January 25, 2021, person or persons unknown made entry into an apartment located at 220 East Franklin Street.  While inside, the unknown subject or subjects took a Playstation 4 and a 43” TV. There did not appear to be any damage made during entry. The total dollar amount of the theft is unknown at this time.

Friday, January 29, 2021

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Thursday, January 28, 2021

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Wednesday, January 27, 2021

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Tuesday, January 26, 2021

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Monday, January 25, 2021

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Monday, January 25, 2021

Meeting notices
Saturday, January 23, 2021

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Published court appearances reflect the daily 10:00 a.m. criminal call and do not necessarily account for all felony proceedings heard that day. Christian County Resident Judge Brad Paisley presided over the following cases on Jan. 22, 2021:
Saturday, January 23, 2021

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Published court appearances reflect the daily 10:00 a.m. criminal call and do not necessarily account for all felony proceedings heard that day. Christian County Resident Judge Brad Paisley presided over the following cases on Jan. 22, 2021:
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Tuesday, January 19, 2021







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