15 Years Ago
1997 – After deliberating for about 30 minutes, a Fayette County jury found Kelly McGinnis of Greenville guilty. McGinnis, who previously was sentenced to 60 years in prison for murdering Greenville Tom Meyer, was charged with armed violence after shooting up the office of Vandalia Attorney Larry LeFevre.
Rob Blackerby resigned from the chief deputy position with the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff Michael D. Kleinik announced that he would not fill the vacancy.