JEFFERSON COUNTY ARREST REPORTS – OCTOBER 27TH, 2021

MT. VERNON, IL — On Wednesday, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office along with the Mt. Vernon Police Department reported the following arrests to WMIX/WDML News; 21-year-old Travon Mainer of Mt. Vernon was arrested Tuesday by the Mt. Vernon Police Department for Violation of Bail Bond. This information comes directly from the daily booking report at…Read more…

Mt. Vernon man shot when trying to escape custody at Jefferson County Courthouse

MT. VERNON, IL — Illinois State Police is investigating an officer-involved shooting Tuesday afternoon at the Jefferson County Courthouse. According to preliminary information from the Illinois State Police in charge of the investigation, a Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office correctional officer was transporting Fredrick Goss, a 55-year-old male inmate, to the courtroom for a jury trial. While in the…Read more…

JEFFERSON COUNTY ARREST REPORTS – OCTOBER 26TH, 2021

MT. VERNON, IL — On Tuesday, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office along with the Mt. Vernon Police Department reported the following arrests to WMIX/WDML News; 21-year-old Kevin Dudley of Mt. Vernon was arrested Monday by the Jefferson County Sheriff’s office for Possession of Meth. 45-year-old Alexsis Garcia of Mt. Vernon was arrested Monday by the…Read more…

ROAD CLOSURE FOR VETERANS MEMORIAL DRIVE STARTS WEDNESDAY

MT. VERNON, IL — The section of Veterans Memorial Drive from 34th Street to Plum Avenue will be closed to all thru traffic.  Local traffic will have access from either the east or west  of the exact project location which will be approximately  750 feet  east of 34th street.  A detour identified by signage will…Read more…

JEFFERSON COUNTY ARREST REPORTS – OCTOBER 25TH, 2021

MT. VERNON, IL — On Monday, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office along with the Mt. Vernon Police Department reported the following arrests to WMIX/WDML News; 50-year-old Bobby Coleman of Mt. Vernon was arrested Friday by the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office on a Probation Violation. 26-year-old Jeffery Haremski of Herrin was arrested Friday by the Mt.…Read more…

Considerable damage to Salem Village Garden after weekend fire

SALEM, IL — An early morning fire caused considerable damage to a Salem restaurant on West Main Street Sunday. According to the Salem Fire Department, a Marion County Sheriff’s deputy first noticed flames coming from the roof of the Village Garden Restaurant around 1:30 a.m. Sunday. Upon their arrival, Salem firefighters notices flames showing from the northeast…Read more…

PINCKNEYVILLE MAN PLEADS IN NASHVILLE DRUG STORES ROBBERIES

NASHVILLE, IL — A 41-year-old Pinckneyville man was sentenced Friday in Washington County Court to 5 years in prison after he pleaded guilty to a Class 3 felony charge of possessing methamphetamine. In addition to the meth charge, Herman Sims was originally charged with two Class 2 felony counts of burglary and three misdemeanor counts of theft…Read more…

TWO INJURED IN ROLLOVER CRASH FRIDAY AFTERNOON IN WAYNE COUNTY

WAYNE COUNTY, IL — Two people were injured in a Friday afternoon crash in Wayne County. According to Illinois State Police, 46-year-old Gregory D. Bergfeld of Teutopolis was driving a truck hauling a trailer northbound on Wayne County Highway 1 just north of Wayne County Road 1975 East when he lost control and went off the roadway…Read more…

Mt. Vernon man sentenced to 60 years in prison for July shooting

MT. VERNON, IL — A 45-year-old Mt. Vernon man will likely spend the rest of his life in prison after he was sentenced Thursday in Jefferson County Court to multiple decades in connection with a double shooting last summer. Alvin C. Smallwood was sentenced to 60 years in prison on two Class X armed violence charges along…Read more…