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Archive for the ‘Police /Legal’ Category

New “Monticello Flag” Flying at Half-Mast, Honoring Passing of Local Law Men

Tuesday, June 16th, 2015

imageThe new “Monticello flag” at City Hall is flying at half-mast, due to the recent deaths of two local law enforcement officers, who served the city of Monticello.  (more…)

DC “Shooter Drill” Shows Strengths & Weaknesses

Tuesday, May 26th, 2015

imageAt 1 pm, Friday afternoon,  a pre-planned ” active shooter” tok place at Drew Central Middle School.

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Appeals Court Denies Victoria Pedraza’s Appeals, Inclucing “Sex Offender” Status

Tuesday, April 7th, 2015
Victoria Pedraza leaving Courthouse after her 20 year sentence for Permitting Abuse of a Minor, which led to the death of her Daughter.

Victoria Pedraza leaving Courthouse after her 20 year sentence for Permitting Abuse of a Minor, which led to the death of her Daughter.

In July of 2013, Victoria Pedraza pled guilty in Drew County Circuit Court to permitting abuse of a minor, in the death of her 2 year old daughter, Aubriana Coke. She was sentenced to serve 5 – 20 years in ADC.

She has appealed, arguing that the circuit court judge erred by (1) requiring her to register as a sex offender, (2) engaging in inappropriate conduct during her sentencing trial, and (3) not disqualifying himself from presiding over her sentencing trial (which was held with a jury).
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Search Warrant Leads to Parolee’s Arrest

Monday, February 23rd, 2015

imageAccording to Lt. Jason Akers of the Tenth Drug Task Force, a recent search warrant was executecd and led to the arrest of a Monticello man and the confiscation of an estimated 100 bags and individual rocks of crack cocaine, along with several ounces of marijuana and packaging material.

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Boat Builder found Guilty of 12 Counts of Theft of Property over $1,000, Get 12 Years Probation

Friday, February 6th, 2015

imageLocal Businessman’s Jury Trial for 12 Counts of “Theft of Property”
Business Owner’s Jury Trial -11 am Update
Business Owner’s Jury Trial -1 pm Update
Business Owner’s Jury Trial – 2:30 Update
Defendant Takes the Stand – 4:30 Update
Trial Still in Progress –7:45 Update
Jury Trial – 8:30 Update
9:30 pm Jury Trial Update – The Jury Has Reached a Verdict
Jury Report –11:15 PM Update
Jury Announces Sentence, Minutes before Midnight

Search for Missing Man Now in 2nd Week

Wednesday, January 14th, 2015

ASP helicopterimageThe Drew County Sherrifs department is continuing their search for  Barry Harmon.

Harmon is a white male, around 35 years old, 5 feet 10 inches, and has red hair, He last seen January 6, in the Coleman area, when he went into the woods, apparently hunting.

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Wife Goes to Prison – Husband Goes to Jail

Monday, September 29th, 2014


Wednesday night, the Drew County Sheriff’s Office received a report that Angela Cessor (who was supposed to turn herself to be sent toADC had cut her GPS ankle monitor and was attempting to flee.

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Police Pursuit Crosses County Line, Twice

Saturday, September 6th, 2014

imageimageLast Friday at approximately 5:40 PM Sheriff Mark Gober was traveling down Highway 172 when he observed a white Chevrolet Dually pickup parked partially in the northbound lane with the rear of the vehicle in the grass and the front of the vehicle touching the center line of the highway. As Sheriff Gober approached the vehicle it began traveling northbound.

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Williams Sentenced to Life in Prison, Plus 20 Years for First Degree Murder & Abuse of Corpse

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014

WilliamsMurder Trial Underway
Jury Selected for Murder Trial
Prosecution Opening Statement
Defense’s Opening Argument
Investigator’s Testimony
Testimony of Williams Telling where the Body was Buried
Video of Interview is Shown & Its Testimony
Psychologist Testifies Defendant “Feigning Psychosis” – End of a Day Update
Prosecution Rests Case in Williams Murder Trial
Defense Rests without Williams Testifying in his own Defense in Murder Trial
Prosecution’s Closing Argument
Murder Case Goes to the Jury
Jury Verdict is In……
Williams Previously Convicted of Manslaughter & Attempted Murder
Jury Returns in 8 Minutes with Max Sentence

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