Union County State's Attorney's Office

Cobden Man Pleads Guilty to Reckless Homicide in Connection with Fatal Interstate 57 Crash

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

August 9, 2011

 

Cobden Man Pleads Guilty to Reckless Homicide

in Connection with Fatal Interstate 57 Crash

 

Union County State’s Attorney Tyler R. Edmonds announced today that Daniel J. Bible (DOB 08-29-1983) of 401 Appleknocker Street, Apartment 104, in Cobden, entered a plea of guilty today to one count of Reckless Homicide, a Class 3 Felony.  A sentencing hearing has been set September 20 before Presiding Judge Mark Boie at the Union County Courthouse in Jonesboro.  Bible faces a maximum sentence of ten (10) years in prison.  Bible was indicted by a Union County Grand Jury in April following a March 23, 2011 traffic crash on Interstate 57 that resulted in the death of an Anna man.

 

Bible was taken into custody on the evening of April 15, 2011 in Marion by Marion Police and Illinois State Police.  He is currently being held at the Jackson County Jail on $150,000 bond.

 

Charges were filed following an investigation by the Illinois State Police, Union County State’s Attorney’s Office and Union County Coroner’s Office.

 

The Union County State’s Attorney’s Office reminds the public that charges are not evidence of guilt.  A defendant is presumed innocent and is entitled to a fair trial in which the government has the burden of proving guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

 

Media: Please contact the Union County Sheriff’s Office at (618) 833-5500 for any available booking photographs.

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