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Public Record

  • Sheriff's Arrest Log

    • Ashley N. Getz, 31, Pana, was arrested on July 1 on charges of aggravated driving under the influence of alcohol, illegal transportation of alcohol, failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident and endangering the life and health of a child. Bond was $10,000.
    • Alex R. Blackwell, 23, 1729 W. Madison St., Vandalia, was arrested on July 1 on a charge of retail theft. Bond was $5,000.
    • Gary W. Fickes, 46, 927 W. Edwards St., Apt. AE, Vandalia, was arrested on July 1 on a charge of disorderly conduct. Bond was $1,200.

  • Sheriff's Arrest Log

    • Sarah R. Allen, 35, Pana, was arrested on June 26 on a charge of home invasion. Bond was $40,000.
    • Krysta B. Tish, 35, 1000 N. Maple St., St. Elmo, was arrested on June 26 on a charge of domestic battery. No bond amount was listed.
    • A St. Elmo youth was arrested on June 25 for failure to appear in court. No bond amount was listed.
    • Kody D. Nees, 28, Pana, was arrested on June 25 for failure to appear in court. Bond was $7,500.

  • Sheriff's Arrest Log

    • Kaleb W. McCormick, 24, 903 N. Main St., Fillmore, was arrested on June 19 for failure to appear in court. Bond was $22,500.
    • Caleb L. Dean. 27, 518 W. Edwards St., Vandalia, was arrested on June 18 on a charge of driving while his license is suspended or revoked. Bond was $1,500.
    • Neil A. Flach, 28, Neoga, was arrested on June 18 on charges of driving while his license is suspended or revoked, operation of an uninsured motor vehicle and illegal use of a cell phone/texting. Bond was $1,500.

  • Coroner's Report

    Fayette County Coroner David Hejl submitted the following report for May to the Fayette County Board:
    • May 7-13 – 1 coroner cases; 80 miles driven; 2 cremation permits; and permit revenue, $100.
    • May 14-20 – 2 coroner cases; 1 autopsy; 113 miles driven; 2 cremation permits; and permit revenue, $100.
    • May 21-27 – 1 coroner case; 1 autopsy; 44 miles driven; 1 cremation permit; and permit revenue, $50.
    • May 28-June 3 – No coroner cases or autopsies; 1 cremation permit; and permit revenue, $50.

  • Sheriff's Report

    Fayette County Sheriff Chris Smith submitted the following report for May to the Fayette County Board:
    Public safety
    • 927 incident reports.
    • 24,423 patrol miles.
    • Citations issued: 87. Revenue: traffic tickets, $6,518.59; and criminal DUIs, $9.913.90.
    • Process service – 55 civil process/summonses; and 82 warrants.
    Jail
    • 145 new inmates/bookings.
    • 143 inmates released.
    • 169 pretrial inmates.
    • Average inmate pretrial confinement days-36.

  • Sheriff's Arrest Log

    • Anthony W. Brown, 20, Effingham, was arrested on June 10 on a charge of possession of methamphetamine. No bond information was listed.
    • Tony L. Krueger, 22, 522 N. Superior St., Ramsey, was arrested on June 11 for failure to appear in court. Bond was $7,500.
    • Matthew A. Neumann, 39, 1500 N. Sixth St., Vandalia, was arrested on June 10 on a charge of battery. Bond was $1,500.
    • Nicholas J. Hefley, 36, Hillsboro, was arrested on June 9 on a charge of driving under the influence of alcohol. Bond was $3,000.

  • Sheriff's Arrest Log

    • Bradley J. Ulery, 19, 207 E. Third St., Ramsey, was arrested on June 4 on a charge of no valid driver’s license. Bond was $1,500.
    • Lawrence M. Simpson II, 46, 1858 Old Park Ave., Mulberry Grove, was arrested on June 4 on a charge of driving while his license is suspended or revoked. No bond information was listed.
    • Joseph L. Durmm, 41, 921 N. 880 St., Shobonier, was arrested on June 4 on a charge of disorderly conduct. Bond was $1,500.

  • Sheriff's Arrest Log

    • Tyler R. Forbes, 31, 1331 W. St. Clair St., Vandalia, was arrested on May 28 on a charge of theft up to $300. Bond was $1,500.
    • Tasia L. Lee, 29, Indianapolis, Ind., was arrested on May 28 on charges of no driver’s license and speeding. Bond was $1,500.
    • Desiree N. Baumann, 30, 1529 W. Madison St., Vandalia, was arrested on May 27 on charges of assault and disorderly conduct. Bond was $1,500.
    • Steven B. Beasley, 35, Mt. Carmel, was arrested on May 27 on a charge of driving under the influence of alcohol. Bond was $3,000.

  • Marriage Licenses

    The following marriage license applications were filed in the office of Fayette County Clerk and Recorder Vicky Conder:
    Ivan Lee Ray
    Vandalia
    Jessica Ann Boelling
    Vandalia
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    Clint Anthony Evans
    Brownstown
    Rachel Faye Graves
    Brownstown
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    Larry Scot Rubin
    San Antonio, Texas
    Leigh Ann Wieda
    San Antonio, Texas
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    Curtis Michael Frailey
    Brownstown
    Gabrielle Alexis Moore
    Brownstown

  • Sheriff's Arrest Log

    • Jason L. Bolyard, 43, 313 N. Fourth St., Vandalia, was arrested on May 21 for failure to appear in court. Bond was $15,000, and he was released at the order of a judge.
    • James W. Berner, 37, 811 S. Front St., Ramsey, was arrested on May 20 on charges of methamphetamine possession, drug paraphernalia possession and criminal trespass. Bond was $30,000.