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home : news : court & crime January 18, 2020

Information sought in Taylorville burglary
This week Crimestoppers is seeking information in regards to a burglary that occurred in Taylorville.
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Two arrested for possession of meth
TAYLORVILLE — Members of the Community Action Team (CAT) conducted a narcotic search warrant at 717 W. Poplar Street, Taylorville.
Saturday, January 11, 2020

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TAYLORVILLE — This week Crimestoppers is seeking information in regards to a hit and run that occurred in Taylorville.
Friday, January 10, 2020

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Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Local man convicted of aggravated domestic battery
A 42-year-old Taylorville man was found guilty of one count of aggravated domestic battery Tuesday evening, following a two-day long trial in Christian County Circuit Court. Ronald E. Nigh was found guilty of aggravated domestic battery/strangle, in that during the battery of his wife, Marshalle Nigh, he strangled the victim. On a second charge of aggravated domestic battery, he was found not guilty.
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Taylorville man's federal pornography trial delayed
A Federal trial for Todd M. England, 46, of Taylorville, has been delayed until February, following a motion filed on behalf of the defendant. England was indicted on a two-count information in Federal court on Oct. 29, 2019, charged with possession of child pornography.
Saturday, January 4, 2020

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Friday, January 3, 2020

Information sought in vehicle burglaries
This week Crimestoppers is seeking information in regards to a series of vehicle burglaries that occurred in Taylorville.
Friday, January 3, 2020

Herpstreith bond set at $1-million
Accused murderer Michaela L. Herpstreith, 21, of Taylorville, was back in Christian County Circuit Court on Friday and bond in the case was set at $1,000,000.

On Thursday, probable cause was found in the case. Herpstreith faces two counts of first degree murder in connection with the stabbing death of Jason R. Bright, 40, of Taylorville, on New Year’s Eve in Taylorville.

Friday, January 3, 2020

Suspect at large after high-speed chase
Just before 6:00 p.m. Thursday night, a still unidentified driver was clocked by Edinburg police doing 91 miles per hour on Illinois Route 29, headed toward Taylorville.

As Edinburg police attempted to initiate a traffic stop, the scenario quickly turned into a high-speed chase. Taylorville police aided in the pursuit once the vehicle reached the northern edge of Taylorville.

Friday, January 3, 2020

Hearing Friday for woman accused of first degree murder
A bond hearing for Michaela L. Herpstreith, 21, of Taylorville, will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday in Christian County Circuit Court. Resident Christian County Judge Brad Paisley found probable cause in the matter during today’s court session.

Herpstreith faces two counts of first degree murder in connection with the death of Jason R. Bright, 40, of Taylorville, on New Year’s Eve in Taylorville. The victim died of a stab wound to the chest according to autopsy findings released today by Christian County Coroner Amy Calvert-Winans.

Thursday, January 2, 2020

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Tuesday, December 31, 2019

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Friday, December 27, 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 James L. Roberts presided over the following cases on Dec. 27, 2019:
Friday, December 27, 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 Joel J. C. Powless presided over the following cases on Dec. 26, 2019:
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Thursday, December 26, 2019

Information sought in local theft
TAYLORVILLE — This week Crimestoppers is seeking information in regards to a theft that occurred in Taylorville.
Tuesday, December 24, 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 Martin Siemer presided over the following cases on Dec. 23, 2019:
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Friday, December 20, 2019

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Friday, December 20, 2019

Fisher arrested for aggravated battery
On Wednesday, December 18, 2019, Taylorville Police Department conducted a traffic stop on the 500 Block of Cottage in Taylorville. Taylorville Police arrested Trae Fisher, 18-year-old, of Taylorville.
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Wednesday, December 18, 2019

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Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Information needed in Pana fairgrounds theft
This week Crimestoppers is seeking information in regards to a theft that occurred in Pana.
Wednesday, December 18, 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 Dec. 13, 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 Dec. 12, 2019:
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Wednesday, December 11, 2019

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Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Information sought in criminal damage
This week Crimestoppers is seeking information in regards to criminal damage that occurred in Taylorville.

Sometime during the early morning hours of Sunday, December 1, 2019, person or persons unknown spray painted the bleacher area of the Hafliger Baseball Field located inside Manners Park. There were several areas of the bleachers spray painted with words and pictures. The total dollar amount of the damage is unknown at this time.

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

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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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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

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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.
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Wednesday, November 27, 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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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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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.

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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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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:
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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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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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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.
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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:
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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:

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