JEFFERSON COUNTY ARREST REPORTS 08-05-2020

MT. VERNON, IL — On Wednesday, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests to WMIX/WDML News: 31-year-old Nathaniel Henschen of Dix was arrested by Jefferson County Sheriff’s for Retail Theft. 45-year-old Rayford Lacy of Markham was arrested for Felony Possession/Use of a Firearm. 22-year-old Gabriel Tolka of Mt. Vernon was arrested by Mt.…Read more…

It’s The Final Lap for the 2020 Census Count

MT. VERNON — Local officials are continuing to urge residents who have not filled out the census to do so as soon as possible. For Mt. Vernon residents, the $10 incentive is still available for those who fill out their census online. The city’s census liaison Lori Ulrich says the county is still well short…Read more…

Jefferson County Property Tax Bills to be Mailed in the Next Week

JEFFERSON COUNTY — Although delayed because of the coronavirus pandemic, 2019 real estate tax bills in Jefferson County will be mailed soon. Jefferson County Treasurer Bob Watt announced that the bills will be mailed by August 10th, the first installment of the bill is due September 10th, and the second installment will be due November…Read more…

16 New Cases of COVID-19 Reported in Jefferson County Tuesday

SOUTHERN ILLINOIS — Jefferson County health officials Tuesday morning reported 16 new lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 and new two deaths. According to the Jefferson County Health Department, the 16 new cases include 10 additional long-term care residents, bringing the facility total of positives to 13 residents and 6 staff members. Two residents of the facility also reportedly…Read more…

Centralia Man Facing Charges After Leading Wamac Police on Pursuit

MARION COUNTY — A 37-year-old Centralia man is facing two felony charges following his arrest over the weekend stemming from a pursuit with Wamac police. Pierre Wilmington was charged Monday morning in Marion County Court with Class 3 felony being a felon in possession of a firearm and Class 4 aggravated fleeing police. Wilmington allegedly took Wamac…Read more…

JEFFERSON COUNTY ARREST REPORTS 08-04-2020

MT. VERNON, IL — On Tuesday, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests to WMIX/WDML News: 48-year-old Vonna Lane of Mt. Vernon was arrested by The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office Monday for Violation of Bail Bond. 18-year-old Mt. Vernon resident Alexandra Stephens was arrested Monday by Mt. Vernon Police for Battery Causing Bodily…Read more…

Central City Man Charged After Disturbance Early Sunday Morning

MARION COUNTY — A 32-year-old Central City man has been charged with reckless discharge of a firearm in connection with an incident early Sunday morning when he allegedly fired a gun outside his home. According to police, Joshua Wood was involved in an argument with his girlfriend Sunday morning and after breaking her cell phone to prevent her from…Read more…

Domestic Disturbance Friday Night in Benton Leads to Man’s Arrest

BENTON — A Benton man is facing charges after Benton Police were sent to the 1000 block of North Fairland Street in reference to a domestic disturbance around 7:40 Friday night. According to a Benton Police press release, through investigation, police arrested 28-year-old Joshua C. Sims for aggravated battery, criminal damage to property and resisting a police…Read more…

Arkansas Man Sentenced to State Prison for July Incident at Marion Econo Lodge

WILLIAMSON COUNTY — A Nashville, Arkansas man pleaded guilty to domestic battery in Williamson County Court Friday and was sentenced to two years in state prison. According to Williamson County State’s Attorney Brandon Zanotti, 35-year-old Robert A. Jenkins was arrested by Marion Police on July 22 of this year after he struck his significant other in the face and…Read more…

Recent Rains Putting a Damper on Crop Progress

SOUTHEAST ILLINOIS — Recent rains haven’t helped crop conditions across southeast Illinois. Saline-Gallatin County Farm Bureau Manager Marisa Davis says the rain is coming a few weeks later than when it was most needed. Davis says as pleasant as the cool down we are in is for being outside, it is not necessarily the best…Read more…