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Friday, July 10, 2020


Courthouse
Published court appearances reflect the daily 10:00 a.m. criminal call and do not necessarily account for all felony proceedings heard that day. Fourth Judicial Circuit Court Judge Douglas Jarman presided over the following cases on July 10, 2020:
Friday, July 10, 2020

Police/Fire
Thursday, July 9, 2020

Courthouse
Published court appearances reflect the daily 10:00 a.m. criminal call and do not necessarily account for all felony proceedings heard that day. Fourth Judicial Circuit Court Judge Douglas Jarman presided over the following cases on July 9, 2020:
Thursday, July 9, 2020

Police/Fire
Wednesday, July 8, 2020

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Wednesday, July 8, 2020

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Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Courthouse
Published court appearances reflect the daily 10:00 a.m. criminal call and do not necessarily account for all felony proceedings heard that day. Fourth Judicial Circuit Court Judge Douglas Jarman presided over the following cases on July 7, 2020:
Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Courthouse
Published court appearances reflect the daily 10:00 a.m. criminal call and do not necessarily account for all felony proceedings heard that day. Fourth Judicial Circuit Court Judge Douglas Jarman presided over the following cases on July 6, 2020:
Monday, July 6, 2020

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Monday, July 6, 2020

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

Sometime between the evening hours of Sunday, June 21, 2020 and the morning of Monday, June 22, 2020, person or persons unknown made entry into Dairy Queen, located at 401 Springfield Road. While inside, the unknown subject or subjects took an undisclosed amount of money. There was damage done to a door while making entry. The total dollar amount of the theft and damage in unknown at this time.

Friday, July 3, 2020

Courthouse
Published court appearances reflect the daily 10:00 a.m. criminal call and do not necessarily account for all felony proceedings heard that day. Fourth Judicial Circuit Court Judge Christopher Matoush presided over the following cases on July 2, 2020:
Thursday, July 2, 2020

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Thursday, July 2, 2020

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Wednesday, July 1, 2020

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Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Courthouse
Published court appearances reflect the daily 10:00 a.m. criminal call and do not necessarily account for all felony proceedings heard that day. Fourth Judicial Circuit Court Judge Christopher Matoush presided over the following cases on June 30, 2020:
Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Courthouse
Published court appearances reflect the daily 10:00 a.m. criminal call and do not necessarily account for all felony proceedings heard that day. Fourth Judicial Circuit Court Judge Christopher Matoush presided over the following cases on June 29, 2020:
Monday, June 29, 2020

Police/Fire
Monday, June 29, 2020

Courthouse
Published court appearances reflect the daily 10:00 a.m. criminal call and do not necessarily account for all felony proceedings heard that day. Fourth Judicial Circuit Court Judge Christopher Matoush presided over the following cases on June 26, 2020:
Friday, June 26, 2020

Police/Fire
Friday, June 26, 2020

Courthouse
Published court appearances reflect the daily 10:00 a.m. criminal call and do not necessarily account for all felony proceedings heard that day. Fourth Judicial Circuit Court Judge Christopher Matoush presided over the following cases on June 25, 2020:
Thursday, June 25, 2020

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Thursday, June 25, 2020

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Wednesday, June 24, 2020

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Wednesday, June 24, 2020

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Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Court denies petition to postpone zoning board meeting
Judge Douglas L. Jarman of Montgomery County heard an emergency motion filed by Thomas Snyder, Jr., who is seeking to have a Christian County Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) meeting postponed for tonight. Following the 30-minute session of oral arguments, Judge Jarman retired to chambers to review documents filed in connection with the injunction.

Following his review, the Judge has denied the motion. The meeting will be held as scheduled tonight at 6:00 p.m. in Courtroom “A” of the Courthouse. The meeting is to begin the process of hearing text amendments to the county’s Wind Energy Conversion Systems ordinance. There are five amendments which have been filed. It is anticipated the meeting may run over several nights.

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

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Tuesday, June 23, 2020

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Monday, June 22, 2020

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Saturday, June 20, 2020

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Friday, June 19, 2020

Information sought in Taylorville vehicle theft
This week Crimestoppers is seeking information in regards to a vehicle theft that occurred in Taylorville.
Friday, June 19, 2020

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Thursday, June 18, 2020

Courthouse
Thursday, June 18, 2020

TPD rounds up drug offenders
On Tuesday, the Taylorville Police Department —in conjunction with the Christian County Sheriff’s Office, the Illinois State Police, and federal law enforcement agents— took action on a six-month campaign designed to help clean up Taylorville’s drug problem.

In one fell swoop, eighteen people were arrested for various drug charges Tuesday.

James Assad Jr, 22, Taylorville, was arrested for delivery of methamphetamine; Christopher R. Barnes, 33, Owaneco was arrested for aggravated delivery of methamphetamine; Adam Bolfing, 31, Taylorville was arrested for delivery of methamphetamine; Richard E. Busboom, 24, Taylorville, was arrested for delivery of methamphetamine; Dane Austin, 57, Taylorville, for possession of methamphetamine; Patricia Delahunt, 51, Taylorville, for possession of methamphetamine; Ashely Dodd, 39, Taylorville, for delivery of methamphetamine; Chism L. Haworth, 38, Taylorville, for delivery of methamphetamine; Rebecca Ittenbach, 40, Taylorville, for possession of methamphetamine; Wesley S. Kibodeaux, 38, Taylorville, for delivery of methamphetamine; Shawna Matthews, 48, Taylorville, for possession of methamphetamine; Zachary Morrisey, 30, Taylorville, for delivery of methamphetamine; Jason Newberry, 48, Taylorville, for possession of methamphetamine; Jacob A. Samson, 35, Taylorville, for manufacture/delivery of a controlled substance; Jillian C. Schull, 31, Kincaid, for delivery of methamphetamine; Shilo Thomas, 22, Taylorville, for delivery of methamphetamine; and Erica L. Wessling, 31, Taylorville, for delivery of methamphetamine.

Warrants for methamphetamine delivery are still our for three more individuals who, as of press time, had not yet been taken into custody. They are: Amanda Binkley, 31, Taylorville; Kristopher G. Coy, 34, Taylorville; and Jerry W. Riggs, 30, Taylorville.

The press release indicated that a search warrant was also conducted on a “known drug house” in the 1100 block of West Rich Street.

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

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Tuesday, June 16, 2020

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Tuesday, June 16, 2020

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Tuesday, June 16, 2020

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Monday, June 15, 2020

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Monday, June 15, 2020

Crimestoppers
TAYLORVILLE — This week Crimestoppers is seeking information in regards to a theft that occurred in Taylorville.
Saturday, June 13, 2020

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Friday, June 12, 2020

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Friday, June 12, 2020

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Thursday, June 11, 2020

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Thursday, June 11, 2020

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Wednesday, June 10, 2020

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Wednesday, June 10, 2020

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Tuesday, June 9, 2020

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Tuesday, June 9, 2020

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Monday, June 8, 2020

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Monday, June 8, 2020

CC Public Defender's office has new assistant
The Christian County Public Defender’s Office now has an assistant. Edward “Ed” Brandt, 39, of Springfield began his duties on May 26, 2020. The office is led by Tiffany Senger, who was appointed Public Defender earlier this year.

Brandt received his law degree from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale, in 2011. He received his Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign in 2005. Brandt worked as an Assistant State’s Attorney, Chief of the Juvenile Division, in Sangamon County from 2011 until 2019. A native of Champaign, he is married and has one daughter with a son due to be delivered any day now.

“I had thought about doing defense work and heard about this opening,” Ed said. “I interviewed with Tiffany (Senger) and she and I really got along. The COVID-19 pandemic slowed things down and I got a delay in starting.”

Saturday, June 6, 2020

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Friday, June 5, 2020

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Friday, June 5, 2020

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Thursday, June 4, 2020

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Thursday, June 4, 2020

Information sought in local vehicle theft
Sometime during the overnight between Wednesday, May 20, 2020 and Thursday, May 21, 2020, an unknown subject took a vehicle from 608 North Silver Street. The vehicle, a maroon 2014 Chevy Silverado, was later recovered in Stonington. There were items taken from the vehicle. No damage was made during entry. The total dollar amount of the theft and the damage is unknown at this time.
Thursday, June 4, 2020

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Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Pana Shell station employee faces battery charges
An employee of the Pana Shell gas station at 215 E. First St., is facing misdemeanor assault and battery charges after an incident on Monday night at the station.

According to a press statement from Pana Police Chief Daniel Bland, Harsher Singh, has been given a notice to appear in court for battery/battery without injury following the incident.

Wednesday, June 3, 2020

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Wednesday, June 3, 2020

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Tuesday, June 2, 2020

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Tuesday, June 2, 2020

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Monday, June 1, 2020

Courthouse
Published court appearances reflect the daily 10:00 a.m. criminal call and do not necessarily account for all felony proceedings heard that day. Fourth Judicial Circuit Court Judge Christopher Matoush presided over the following cases on May 29, 2020:
Saturday, May 30, 2020

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Friday, May 29, 2020

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Friday, May 29, 2020

2 arrested, possession, intent to deliver
In the past week, the Taylorville Police Department (TPD) has had two teenagers overdose and thankfully survive on a drug called the “HULK.”

TPD learned that this drug was a benzodiazepine (Xanax) allegedly mixed with what was possibly Fentanyl.  TPD began scouring through social media accounts and spoke to several individuals who were friends with the two teenagers who overdosed.  With the help of citizens and interviews TPD was able to locate the source. 

Thursday, May 28, 2020

Police/Fire
Thursday, May 28, 2020

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

Sometime between Saturday, May 16, 2020 and Wednesday, May 20, 2020, person or persons unknown made entry into a storage unit, located at the Extra Shed Storage Facility. While inside, the unknown subject or subjects took multiple items, including a Huffy bicycle, a 42’ TV, and army uniforms. Several of the items had been brought back by a veteran from Afghanistan. The lock on the unit had been cut off while making entry. The total dollar amount of the theft and the damage is unknown at this time.

Thursday, May 28, 2020

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Wednesday, May 27, 2020

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Wednesday, May 27, 2020

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Monday, May 25, 2020

Information sought in local criminal damage
This week Crimestoppers is seeking information in regards to a criminal damage that occurred in Taylorville.
Saturday, May 23, 2020

One hospitalized after violent downtown brawl
Taylorville Police Chief Dwayne Wheeler says there was a chaotic and violent brawl in downtown Taylorville Thursday night that sent one to the hospital.

According to Wheeler, a fight between five men broke out on the east side of the Taylorville square at approximately 9:30 p.m.

Wheeler says that four men —Anthony R. Chavez, 24, of Taylorville; Alfred R. Compian, 19, of Taylorville; Steven S. Frost, 23, of Taylorville; and Caleb T. Barrows of Taylorville— were wielding hammers when they approached Trevor A. Durbin,  20, of Taylorville.

Friday, May 22, 2020

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Friday, May 22, 2020

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Thursday, May 21, 2020

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Wednesday, May 20, 2020

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Wednesday, May 20, 2020

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Tuesday, May 19, 2020

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Tuesday, May 19, 2020

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Monday, May 18, 2020

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Monday, May 18, 2020

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Friday, May 15, 2020

Information sought in local burglary
This week Crimestoppers is seeking information in regards to a burglary to a vehicle that occurred in Taylorville.
Thursday, May 14, 2020

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Wednesday, May 13, 2020

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Wednesday, May 13, 2020

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Tuesday, May 12, 2020

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Tuesday, May 12, 2020

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Monday, May 11, 2020

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Monday, May 11, 2020

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Saturday, May 9, 2020

Courthouse to keep cautionary procedures in place until May 31
Out of an abundance of caution and in response to the recent outbreak of COVID-19, the Fourth Judicial Circuit is amending its procedures in an attempt to reduce the possibility of spreading the disease.
Saturday, May 9, 2020

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Friday, May 8, 2020

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Friday, May 8, 2020

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Thursday, May 7, 2020

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Thursday, May 7, 2020

Local 'smash and grab' suspects arrested
On April 2, 2020, at approximately 1:20 am TPD responded to an alarm at the Mach 1 gas station, located at Illinois Rt. 29 and Illinois Rt. 104. The alarm was for front counter motion. 
Thursday, May 7, 2020

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

Sometime between Friday, May 1, 2020 and Sunday, May 3, 2020, person or persons unknown made entry into the concession stand located on the Taylorville High School Football Field. The unknown subject or subjects damaged a door on the building to make entry. Nothing appeared to have been taken at this time. The total dollar amount of damage is unknown at this time.

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Police/Fire
Monday, May 4, 2020

Edinburg woman killed in one-car crash Saturday night
One person was killed and three others were injured in a one-car accident at 11:59 p.m. on Saturday, May 2. Deputy Christian County Coroner Austin Peters identified the victim as 35-year-old Michelle White. She died of blunt force trauma due to the accident according to the Deputy Coroner.
Monday, May 4, 2020

Crimestoppers: Information sought in several vehicle thefts
TAYLORVILLE — This week Crimestoppers is seeking information in regards to a several vehicle thefts that occurred in Taylorville.
Thursday, April 30, 2020

Local lawyers discuss obstacles they've encountered during 2020 pandemic
TAYLORVILLE — The COVID-19 emergency is effecting almost every walk of life and it is no different for local attorneys. In observance of Law Day, three local attorneys - Dennis Atteberry, Nathan Frisch and John McWard - related how their practices have been challenged during the past two months. They agreed closed courthouses, inability to speak face-to-face with clients and delays in cases are just a few of the roadblocks they are facing.
Thursday, April 30, 2020

Now hiring: Court reporter shortage in Illinois
TAYLORVILLE — The State of Illinois is in crisis mode when it comes to court reporters. There has been a definite decline in numbers and it’s only going to get worse in the next ten years, as the average age of a reporter is 52 years old.
Thursday, April 30, 2020

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Monday, April 27, 2020

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Friday, April 24, 2020

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Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Information sought in local vehicle theft
This week Crimestoppers is seeking information in regards to a vehicle that occurred in Taylorville.
Wednesday, April 22, 2020

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Tuesday, April 21, 2020

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Monday, April 20, 2020

Two arrested for arson in Pana house fire
CHRISTIAN COUNTY — As a result of a criminal investigation conducted by the Christian County Sheriff’s Office and the Illinois State Fire Marshal Office, Eric J. Klein (age 40) from rural Pana and Leanna M. Grissom (age 39) from Pana have been arrested for Arson.
Saturday, April 18, 2020

Police/Fire
Friday, April 17, 2020

Two charged with arson in Pana residential fire Thurs.
PANA — Firemen from Pana and five other local fire departments fought a fire in the Pana Lake area on Thursday afternoon, into Thursday evening.
Friday, April 17, 2020

Assumption man charged, illegal firearms possession
SPRINGFIELD — An Assumption man, Randall R. Burrus, 50, made his initial appearance in federal court via teleconference on Thursday, Apr. 16, following his arrest on Wednesday, Apr. 15. Burrus is charged in a criminal complaint with possession of a firearm by a felon and with possession of a firearm after conviction for misdemeanor domestic violence.
Friday, April 17, 2020

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Thursday, April 16, 2020

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Thursday, April 16, 2020

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Wednesday, April 15, 2020

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Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Information sought in local vehicle burglary
This week Crimestoppers is seeking information in regards to a vehicle burglary that occurred in Taylorville.
Wednesday, April 15, 2020

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Tuesday, April 14, 2020

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Monday, April 13, 2020








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