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DCSO Is Offering Prescription Delivery

Monday, February 15th, 2021

DCSO LOGOSheriff Mark Gober has asked us to announce that his department is offering free prescription pick up and delivery to Drew County residents, due to the ice and snow.

Call the sheriffs office at 367-6211, to make arrangements.

Ice, Temps & Trees Continue to Fall

Friday, February 12th, 2021
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This huge tree fell across Highway 425 South, near the overpass, blocking four lanes of traffic, early Thursday afternoon. MPD and ARDOT responded to open the roadway. With more below-freezing temperatures and precipitation forecast, more trees are expected to fall. Please drive safely!

 

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Marquis Martin Reported Missing, 1 Year Ago, Today: Case Remains Unsolved

Tuesday, February 9th, 2021
Image from a year ago, showing Marquice Martin missing. His body was recovered one month later.

Image from a year ago, showing Marquis Martin missing. His body was recovered one month later.

Marquis Martin, a 27-year-old Wilmar man, went missing a year ago today. Marquis was an employee of Drew Central Schools, as well as McDonald’s.

Marquis’ remains were located on March 9, north of Wilmar.

The investigation and search for Marquis’ killer(s) has never led to an arrest of a suspect(s).

MLive spoke to Prosecuting Attorney Thomas Deen,  who confirmed the he recently spoke to investigators on the case, including discussion of their most recent interviews.  Deen wanted to assure the county that the case is still being investigated, although he hasn’t  received the official case file.

MLive is planning 2 other interviews, today, in relation to the murder of Marquis Martin.

 

DCSO Statement on Passing of AC Simpson

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2021

AC SimpsonIt is with great regret and sadness that we inform you of the passing of our friend and colleague Sgt. AC Simpson, Jr.

AC was full time with the Drew County Sheriff’s Department since August 2001however, his career began as an auxiliary deputy in 1985.  

The family of AC will be honoring his requesttherefore, there will be no funeral service.

We will continue to lift AC’s entire family up in prayer.

He will truly be missed by his family, friends, this department and this community.  

Sheriff Mark Gober

Update – Double Shooting in Monticello, Tuesday Night.

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2020

Shooting

 

According to Monticello Police Chief Jason Akers, The Monticello Police Department is investigating a shooting incident that occurred at a residence on Willis Street last night where two people were injured due to the gunfire. Both of the injured persons were sent to Drew Memorial and transferred to other facilities and at last report were in stable condition. (more…)

David Menotti Named MPD Officer of the Year

Thursday, December 17th, 2020

David MenottiPatrol Officer David Menotti was selected by Chief Jason Akers as Officer of the Year.

Officer Menotti led the department in significant arrests. Chief Akers said Officer Menotti is consistent, professional and is always wanting to learn. He’s definitely got a bright future in law enforcement.

Officer Menotti is a veteran of the Air Force who has served in several overseas deployments and was recently promoted to Master Sergeant in the Air Force Reserves. His dedication to his county and the citizens of Monticello is unmatched.

Dispatch SGT. Kim Johnson Named MPD Dispatcher of the Year

Thursday, December 17th, 2020

663C99D0-A89A-4273-8C66-D8D88A629E7E Ms. Johnson served as a dispatcher for Dermott Police Department prior to coming on board in Monticello.

Chief Akers said that Ms. Johnson’s experience, her ability to deal with the public and her professionalism are some of the factors that make her an asset to the citizens of Monticello.

 

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