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Public Record

  • Sheriff's Arrest Log Oct. 13, 2011

    • Melissa C. Stevens, 33, RR 1, Shobonier, was arrested on Oct. 10 on a charge of aggravated battery. She was turned over to the Illinois Department of Corrections.

    • Chuck A. Vinson, 23, 210 N. Locust St., Farina, was arrested on Oct. 10 on a charge of aggravated cruelty to animals. Bond was $20,000.

    • Danielle N. Harlan, 22, 1819 Spring St., Vandalia, was arrested on Oct. 10 on a charge of theft more than $500. No bond information was given.

  • Man acquitted at jury trial

    A Vandalia man charged with taking an exhaust fan from outside a downtown business was acquitted by a Fayette County jury earlier this week.
    After deliberating only a short time on Tuesday morning, the jury returned a not guilty verdict in the trial for Jeremiah R.L. Kenner.
    Kenner, 33, 318 N. Fifth St., was charged in March with theft more than $500. The charge alleged that Kenner stole an exhaust fan from outside Old Capitol View Restaurant and Lounge at 401 W. Gallatin St.

  • Sheriff's Arrest Log-OCt. 6

    • Scott P. White, 39, 106 S. Maple St., Mulberry Grove, was arrested on Oct. 4 for failure to appear in court on a misdemeanor charge and a small claims matter. Bond was $5,300.
    • Isa A. Abdur-Rahman, 37, Jamaica, N.Y., was arrested on Oct. 3 on charges of driving while his license is suspended and speeding. Bond was $1,500.
    • Marvin A. Rodriguez, 41, Castlerock, Colo., was arrested on Oct. 3 on a charge of driving while his license is suspended or revoked. Bond was $1,500.

  • Marriage Licenses-Sept. 29, 2011

    The following marriage licenses were issued recently by the office of Fayette County Circuit Clerk Terri Braun:
    Zachary Alan Guerrettaz
    Park City, Ky.
    Sara Doty White
    Park City, Ky.
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    Lynn Alexander Piper
    Brownstown
    Brenda Lee Shyemaker
    Brownstown
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    Ryan Michael Callahan
    Vandalia
    Katie Christine Etcheson
    Vandalia
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    Chad Ryan Lay
    Assumption
    Amelia Dawn Reed
    Ramsey
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    Jeffrey Wayne Hoffman
    Bingham

  • Two charged with break-in

    Two individuals have been charged in connection with a break-in at Brownstown Elementary School on Sept. 18.
    Michael A. White, 23, of Vandalia, has been charged with theft of more than $500.
    The charge, a Class 2 felony punishable by up to seven years in prison and/or a fine of up to $25,000, alleges that White stole electronics valued at between $500 and $10,000.
    Tiffany A. Hans, 20, of Vandalia, is charged with burglary for allegedly entering the school without authority.

  • Sheriff's Arrest Log-Sept. 25, 2011

    • Meghan R. Kessinger, 18, 204½ S. Broadway St., Herrick, was arrested on Sept. 27 on a charge of retail theft. Bond was $1,000.
    • Lisa B. Simmons, 45, 1210 W. Tower St., Vandalia, was arrested on Sept. 26 on charges of driving under the influence of alcohol and improper lane usage. Bond was $3,000, and she was released at the order of the state’s attorney’s office.

  • Local man acquitted of felonies

    A Vandalia man was acquitted of two felony charges and convicted of a misdemeanor offense in a jury trial recently in Fayette County.
    Christopher Glass, 28, 1304 W. Randolph St., was found not guilty of aggravated battery, a Class 2 felony, and domestic battery, a Class 3 felony, in a jury trial at the end of August.
    Glass was found guilty of battery, a Class A misdemeanor punishable by up to 364 days in jail.
    Glass was represented at trial by Troy G. Payne and Debora Niebrugge Reimers.

  • Marriage Licenses

    The following marriage licenses were issued recently by the office of Fayette County Clerk and Recorder Terri D. Braun:
    David Jeremy Rochkes
    Vandalia
    Doni Lynn Baker
    Vandalia
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    Matthew Warren Heiser
    Altamont
    Priscella Marie Carrell
    St. Elmo
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    Caleb Jacob Miller
    Brownstown
    Lisa Michelle Berger
    Brownstown
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    Benjamin Dale Timmermann
    Vandalia
    Kathleen Kim Doll
    Vandalia
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    Timothy Joseph Clark

  • Sheriff's Arrest Log

    • Stacie J. Willis, 42, 633 S. Front St., Ramsey, was arrested on Sept. 19 on charges of forgery and theft less than $500. She was released at the order of the state’s attorney’s office.
    • Veronica S. Taylor, 36, Effingham, was arrested on Sept. 19 on charges of driving while her license is suspended or revoked and speeding. Bond was $1,500.
    • Eric M. Sidwell, 20, 211 S. College St., Brownstown, was arrested on Sept. 19 for failure to appear in court. Bond was $5,000.

  • Marriage License

    The following marriage license was issued recently by the office of Fayette County Clerk and Recorder Terri D. Braun:

    Donald Ray VanHoose III
    Mulberry Grove
    Chastity Hope Capshew
    Mulberry Grove
    There was an error in the printing of this marriage license in last week's issue.
    We apologize for the error.