Union County State's Attorney's Office

Grand Jury Returns Indictments Against 14 Individuals

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

August 8, 2013

Grand Jury Returns Indictments Against 14 Individuals

Union County State’s Attorney Tyler R. Edmonds announced today the Union County Grand Jury has returned indictments against the following individuals:

Anthony T. Sample (DOB 06/30/1977) of Jackson, Missouri, Wesley M. Jones, III (DOB 11/30/1984) of Cape Girardeau, Missouri, Jenna A. Young (DOB 07/07/1986) of Oak Ridge, Missouri, and Lakisha S. Bernachi (DOB 04/29/1994) of Cape Girardeau, Missouri, have each been charged with one (1) count of Home Invasion, a Class X Felony and one (1) count of Armed Robbery, a Class X Felony.  All four are alleged to have entered a residence in Anna, Illinois while armed with a taser on July 10, 2013.  All four were arrested by law enforcement.  Sample, Jones, and Young are currently being held at the Jackson County Jail in Murphysboro, Illinois.  Sample and Jones are being held on seventy-five thousand dollar ($75,000.00) bond and Young is being held on fifteen thousand dollar ($15,000.00) bond.  Sample, Jones, and Young are set to appear on August 20, 2013 for a Bond Hearing and Bernachi is set to appear on August 20, 2013 for an Arraignment at the Union County Courthouse.

Melissa M. Zamora (DOB 11/14/1980) of Murphysboro, Illinois, and James A. Schott (DOB 04/07/1967) of Murphysboro, Illinois, have each been charged with one (1) count of Unlawful Participation in Methamphetamine Production, a Class 1 Felony and one (1) count of Unlawful Possession of Methamphetamine, a Class 3 Felony.  The two are alleged to have engaged in the manufacture of less than 15 grams of methamphetamine near Wolf Lake, Illinois.  They are both also alleged to have been in possession of methamphetamine.  Both were arrested on July 15, 2013 in the Shawnee National Forest Pine Hills area by Forest Service Officers and Union County Sheriff Deputies and are both being held at the Jackson County Jail in Murphysboro, Illinois on one hundred thousand dollar ($100,000.00) bond.  Zamora is set to appear on August 13, 2013 for Pre-trial at the Union County Courthouse.  Schott is set to appear on September 17, 2013 for Pre-trial at the Union County Courthouse.

Larry L. Turner, Jr. (DOB 03/05/1987) of Anna, Illinois has been charged with one (1) count of Unlawful Possession of Methamphetamine Manufacturing Materials, a Class 2 Felony and one (1) count of Unlawful Possession of Methamphetamine, a Class 3 Felony.  Turner is alleged to have been in possession of methamphetamine and methamphetamine precursors.  Turner, Jr. was arrested on July 18, 2013 by Anna Police Officers following a traffic stop at Davie Street and Lafayette Street in Anna, Illinois.

Steven L. Minton (DOB 03/26/1988) of Evansville, Indiana, and Jesse A. Ireland (DOB 02/13/1993) of Evansville, Indiana, have each been charged with one (1) count of Unlawful Possession of Stolen Vehicle, a Class 2 Felony.  Both are alleged to have stolen a vehicle from an Anna residence in July 2013.  Both were arrested by an Anna Police Officer and Union County Sheriff Deputies and are being held at the Jackson County Jail in Murphysboro, Illinois on twenty-five thousand dollar ($25,000.00) bond.  Both are set to appear in court on August 13, 2013 at the Union County Courthouse.

Freddy Morse, Jr. (DOB 10/01/1973) of Anna, Illinois, and Danny J. Cook (DOB 01/29/1964) of Anna, Illinois, have been charged with one (1) count of Unlawful Participation in Methamphetamine Production, a Class X Felony.  The two are alleged to have engaged in the manufacture of more than 400 grams of methamphetamine in Anna, Illinois.

Tabitha L. Barlow (DOB 01/24/1990) of Anna, Illinois, has been charged with one (1) count of Unlawful Possession of Methamphetamine, a Class 3 Felony.  Barlow is alleged to have been in possession of methamphetamine.  All three were arrested on July 9, 2013 at an Anna residence by Union County Sheriff Deputies and are being held at the Jackson County Jail in Murphysboro, Illinois.  Morse is held on one hundred thousand dollar ($100,000.00) bond and is set to appear on August 20, 2013 for a Bond Hearing. Cook is being held on seventy-five thousand dollar ($75,000.00) bond and set to appear on August 13, 2013 for a Bond Hearing.  Barlow is being held on five thousand dollar ($5,000.00) bond and set to appear on September 10, 2013 for a Status Hearing at the Union County Courthouse.

Larry J. Lindsey (DOB 12/25/1954) of Anna, Illinois has been charged with one (1) count of Aggravated Domestic Battery, a Class 2 Felony and one (1) count of Resisting a Peace Officer, a Class 4 Felony.  Lindsey is alleged to have committed bodily harm to a family member in July 2013.  Lindsey was arrested by an Anna Police Officer and is being held at the Jackson County Jail in Murphysboro, Illinois on ten thousand dollar ($10,000.00) bond.  Lindsey is set to appear on September 17, 2013 for a Fitness Hearing at the Union County Courthouse.

Chester W. Morse (DOB 04/06/1977) of Anna, Illinois has been charged with two (2) counts of Domestic Battery, both Class 4 Felonies.  Morse is alleged to have caused bodily harm to a household member in July 2013.  Morse was arrested by an Anna Police Officer.  Morse is set to appear on October 1, 2013 for Pre-trial at the Union County Courthouse.

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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