MAN WANTED IN WILLIAMSON COUNTY ON SEXUAL ASSAULT CHARGE

HERRIN, IL — The Herrin Police Department in conjunction with the Williamson County Sheriff’s Department is asking for the public’s help in locating Juan Antonio Ortiz. Please notify your local police department with any information regarding Ortiz’s whereabouts, but do not approach the subject as he should be considered dangerous.Read more…

PD release name of dead man found in former Motel Marion site

MARION, IL — The Marion Police Department has released the name of a Marion man found dead at the former site of the Motel Marion earlier this week. Police say the Williamson County Coroner’s Office Thursday positively identified the dead man’s remains as 51-year-old Russell W. Bozarth. The coroner’s findings indicate that foul play is not suspected.…Read more…

Road Closures set for Mt. Vernon in late June

MT. VERNON, IL — Road closures are planned in the coming days for two areas of Mt. Vernon. The first will take place on South 10th Street Monday, June 21st at 8am and finish on Friday, June 25th at 7pm; while the other will be on Broadway Street and Main Street Monday, June 28th at…Read more…

Mt. Vernon man one of two sentenced this month for rural burglary

JEFFERSON COUNTY, IL — A 40-year-old Mt. Vernon man was sentenced Wednesday in Jefferson County Court on a residential burglary charge as a part of an investigation into a break-in on E. Cedar Hills Rd in rural Mt. Vernon. Michael Upton was actually arrested Wednesday by the Mt. Vernon Police Department for Driving While License…Read more…

JEFFERSON COUNTY ARREST REPORTS – JUNE 11TH, 2021

MT. VERNON, IL — On Friday, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office along with the Mt. Vernon Police Department reported the following arrest(s) to WMIX/WDML News; 32-year-old Brandon Fitzpatrick of Mt. Vernon was arrested Thursday by the Mt.Vernon Police Department for Contempt of Court. 37-year-old Jessica Ridgeway of Nason was arrested Thursday by the Jefferson County…Read more…

Centralia man wanted in connection with domestic battery turns himself in

CENTRALIA, IL — A 34-year-old Centralia man wanted in connection with a domestic battery incident Wednesday night has reportedly turned himself in to the Marion County Jail. According to the Centralia Police Department, Michael Kretzer was being sought on charges of aggravated domestic battery and aggravated fleeing and eluding police. Kretzer fled in his Jeep…Read more…

JEFFERSON COUNTY ARREST REPORTS – JUNE 10TH, 2021

MT. VERNON, IL — On Thursday, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office along with the Mt. Vernon Police Department reported the following arrest(s) to WMIX/WDML News; 39-year-old Benjamin Smith of Mt. Vernon was arrested Wednesday by the Mt. Vernon Police Department for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. 19-year-old Guy Twiggs of Mt. Vernon was arrested Wednesday by…Read more…

CENTRALIA MAN FOUND UNFIT TO STAND TRIAL IN SWORD ASSAULT ON BROTHER

CENTRALIA, IL — A 48-year-old Centralia man has been found mentally unfit to stand trial in a Marion County Court case accusing him of multiple charges stemming from an altercation with his brother earlier this year that reportedly involved a baseball bat and a sword. Dewayne Whipple is charged with multiple felony and misdemeanor charges…Read more…

JEFFERSON COUNTY ARREST REPORTS – JUNE 9TH, 2021

MT. VERNON, IL — On Wednesday, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office along with the Mt. Vernon Police Department reported the following arrest(s) to WMIX/WDML News; 24-year-old Stephanie Stumbaugh of Mt. Vernon was arrested Tuesday by the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office for Violation of Bail Bond. 33-year-old Sylvia Kibler of Bonnie was arrested Tuesday by the…Read more…