Union County State's Attorney's Office

Marion Man Sentenced to Prison for Stolen Vehicle

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August 30, 2018

 

Marion Man Sentenced to Prison for Stolen Vehicle

 

Union County State’s Attorney Tyler R. Edmonds announced today that James Robert Webb, Jr. (DOB 09/14/1967) of Marion, Illinois has been sentenced to six (6) years in the Illinois Department of Corrections after pleading guilty to one (1) count of Unlawful Possession of a Stolen Motor Vehicle, a Class 2 Felony. Webb will serve a three (3) year period of Mandatory Supervised Release. Webb was sentenced as a Class X offender based upon prior criminal history. Webb was arrested in September 2016 following an investigation conducted by Anna Police. Herrin Police Department assisted in the investigation.

 

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

Mulkeytown Man Sentenced to 50 years for Predatory Criminal Sexual Assault of a Child

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August 3, 2018

Mulkeytown Man Sentenced to 50 years for Predatory Criminal Sexual Assault of a Child

Union County State’s Attorney Tyler R. Edmonds announced today that Curtis Edward Carr (DOB 12/10/1980) of Mulkeytown, Illinois has been sentenced to a total of fifty (50) years in the Illinois Department of Corrections on two (2) counts of Predatory Criminal Sexual Assault of a Child, both Class X Felonies.  Carr must serve 85 percent of the sentence and will also serve three (3) years to life of Mandatory Supervised Release (formerly known as Parole).  Carr will also have to register as a sex offender for life.

Carr was found guilty in May 2018 by a Union County jury following an eight (8) day trial.  In July 2013, Carr sexually assaulted a 12 year old girl in a vehicle parked at a residence in rural Jonesboro.  Carr was a friend of the young child’s family.  Evidence presented at trial also showed that Carr later sexually assaulted another young girl in the State of Maryland after developing a relationship with her family.  Carr also engaged in online grooming of another young girl in the State of Ohio.

After the sentencing, State’s Attorney Edmonds said “This sentence means the public will be safe from a serial child predator.  The convictions and sentence were only possible because the survivor of this horrible crime mustered the courage to come forward.  This case should also remind the public that child sex assault is often committed by a person who knows the child and has trust with the child or the child’s family.”

The case was investigated by the Illinois State Police and the victim was interviewed at the Two Rivers Child Advocacy Center in Anna.  The following agencies also assisted in the investigation and prosecution: Franklin County Sheriff’s Office, Franklin County State’s Attorney’s Office, Union County Sheriff’s Office, Amherst (Ohio) Police Department, Lorain County (Ohio) Prosecutor’s Office, Maryland State Police, Franklin-Williamson County Child Advocacy Center, Children’s Medical and Mental Health Resource Network and the Southeast Missouri Network Against Sexual Violence.  State’s Attorney Edmonds added “I also want to again thank the many partner agencies in Southern Illinois and across the nation for their assistance in investigating this case and protecting the public from a child sexual predator.”

The case was prosecuted by State’s Attorney Tyler R. Edmonds and Assistant State’s Attorney Heather Heaslett.

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

Cobden Man Sentenced to Prison for Methamphetamine Delivery

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July 20, 2018

Cobden Man Sentenced to Prison for Methamphetamine Delivery

Union County State’s Attorney Tyler R. Edmonds announced today that Larry R. Tellor (DOB 01/14/1981) of Cobden has been sentenced to forty-two (42) months in the Illinois Department of Corrections after pleading guilty to one (1) count of Unlawful Delivery of Methamphetamine, a Class 2 Felony.  Tellor will serve a two (2) year period of Mandatory Supervised Release.  Tellor was arrested in February 2018 following an investigation conducted by the Union County Sheriff’s Office / Union County Drug Task Force.

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

Union County State’s Attorney Tyler R. Edmonds Re-Elected to Board

Press Release
July 2, 2018

Union County State’s Attorney Tyler R. Edmonds was re-elected to the Board of Governors of the Illinois State’s Attorneys Appellate Prosecutor during a quarterly Board Meeting held in Chicago on Wednesday, June 27, 2018.

As the only Union County State’s Attorney ever to serve on the Board of Governors, State’s Attorney Edmonds represents Union County and 36 other counties in the Fifth Appellate Court District, the largest in the state.

The Appellate Prosecutor is the primary agency that represents the People of the State of Illinois in all criminal appeals outside of Cook County and acts as Special Prosecutor at the trial level when appointed by the Court.

As such, the Appellate Prosecutor handles thousands of cases each year from drug offenses to murder.

After his re-election victory, State’s Attorney Edmonds said, “I am deeply appreciative of the honor shown me by my colleagues, and, as always, I will continue to focus all my efforts to serve the People of Union County and the State of Illinois.”

Immediately after the election results, Appellate Prosecutor Director Patrick J. Delfino stated, “This is a well-deserved victory for State’s Attorney Edmonds and the People of the State of Illinois. He is a superior prosecutor with exceptional legal skills and a deep, comprehensive knowledge of the law. I look forward to his continued outstanding work on our Board.”

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For further information please contact:

Patrick J. Delfino
Director
(217) 782-1628
pdelfino@ilsaap.org

Anna Man Sentenced to Prison for Aggravated Battery of Police Officer

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June 5, 2018

Anna Man Sentenced to Prison for Aggravated Battery of Police Officer

Union County State’s Attorney Tyler R. Edmonds announced today that James William Dukes (DOB 09/25/1988) of Anna has been sentenced to three (3) years in the Illinois Department of Corrections with an impact incarceration recommendation on one (1) count of Aggravated Battery, a Class 2 Felony.  Dukes will serve a two (2) year period of Mandatory Supervised Release.  In July 2017, Anna Police responded to a disturbance in the 400 block of West Jefferson Street.  After being arrested, Dukes spit on an Anna Police Officer.  Dukes was also sentenced to a concurrent three (3) years in the Illinois Department of Corrections after admitting to a Petition for Revocation of Probation for the original offense of Theft, a Class 4 Felony.  Dukes was placed on probation in March 2017 for stealing items from an Anna church in February 2017.  Probation was revoked based upon the new offense.

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

Five Sentenced to Prison

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May 9, 2018

Five Sentenced to Prison

Union County State’s Attorney Tyler R. Edmonds announced the following sentences to the Illinois Department of Corrections:

Koby S. Broadway (DOB: 06/18/1996) of Anna, Illinois has been sentenced to four (4) years in the Illinois Department of Corrections after pleading guilty to one (1) count of Unlawful Possession of a Stolen Firearm (Class 2 Felony) and one (1) count of Residential Burglary (Class 1 Felony).  He will also serve a two (2) year Mandatory Supervised Release.  Broadway was indicted on the firearms offense after an investigation by the Illinois State Police found he took a pistol from a vehicle parked at a Dongola residence in July 2016.  Broadway was indicted on the Residential Burglary charge after an investigation by the Union County Sheriff’s Office showed he burglarized a residence near Ware in May 2017.

Cody J. Shulda (DOB: 12/11/1992) of Johnston City, Illinois has been sentenced to thirty (30) months in the Illinois Department of Corrections after admitting to a Petition to Revoke Probation for the original offense of Possession of Burglary Tools (Class 4 Felony) and will serve a period one (1) year Mandatory Supervised Release.  Shulda was arrested in October 2016 following an investigation by the Union County Sheriff’s Office.  Shulda was found to be in possession of burglary tools including night vision goggles and crow bars, near a residence in rural Cobden.  He was resentenced to prison after failing to comply with the terms of his probation.

Larry Steven Negrete (DOB: 11/08/1969) of Anna, Illinois has been sentenced to two (2) years in the Illinois Department of Corrections after pleading guilty to one (1) count of Unlawful Possession of Methamphetamine (Class 3 Felony) and after admitting to a Petition to Revoke Probation for the original offense of Unlawful Purchase of Methamphetamine Precursors (Class 4 Felony).  Negrete was charged in both cases following investigations by the Union County Sheriff’s Office.

James Douglas Cable (DOB: 09/27/1971) of Indiana has been sentenced to eighteen (18) months in the Illinois Department of Corrections after pleading guilty to Obstructing Justice (Class 4 Felony) and will serve a one (1) year Mandatory Supervised Release.  Cable furnished false information to a Union County Sheriff’s Deputy during a February 2018 investigation.

Matthew Eric Otten (DOB: 03/18/1985) of Jonesboro, Illinois was sentenced to thirty (30) months in the Illinois Department of Corrections after pleading guilty to one (1) count of Aggravated Identity Theft (Class 3 Felony) and will serve a one (1) year Mandatory Supervised Release.  Otten was arrested in April 2018 following an investigation by the Union County Sheriff’s Office.

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

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Indiana Man Sentenced to Prison for Counterfeit Money

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April 25, 2018

Indiana Man Sentenced to Prison for Counterfeit Money

Union County State’s Attorney Tyler R. Edmonds announced today that Bryce Robert Blair (DOB 06-01-1984) of Newburgh, Indiana has been sentenced to four (4) years in the Illinois Department of Corrections on one (1) count of Forgery, a Class 3 Felony.  He will also serve a one (1) year period of Mandatory Supervised Release (formerly known as Parole).  Blair was arrested by Anna Police in March 2018 at an Anna motel after he was found to be in possession of multiple pieces of counterfeit money.

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

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Anna Man Sentenced to Prison for Failure to Register as Sex Offender

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April 24, 2018

Anna Man Sentenced to Prison for Failure to Register as Sex Offender

Union County State’s Attorney Tyler R. Edmonds announced today that Randy Allen Otten (DOB 10-30-1981) of Anna has been sentenced to three (3) years in the Illinois Department of Corrections on one (1) count of Failure to Report Change of Address regarding sex offender registration, a Class 2 Felony.  He will also serve a two (2) year period of Mandatory Supervised Release (formerly known as Parole).  Otten moved into an Anna residence in November 2017 and failed to update his sex offender registration with local law enforcement.  This is Otten’s second violation of the Sex Offender Registration Act.  The case was investigated by the Anna Police Department

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

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State’s Attorney Releases 2017 Annual Report

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April 23, 2018

State’s Attorney Releases 2017 Annual Report

Union County State’s Attorney Tyler R. Edmonds announced today the release of the State’s Attorney’s Office 2017 Annual Report.  Highlights of the report include:

  • 3980 total cases filed; 307 felonies filed; 47 sentenced to Prison
  • Collected over $285,000 in fines and fees from criminal defendants including over $68,000 in restitution to crime victims
  • Provided services and assistance to 767 crime victims
  • Office expenditures over $5,000 under budget

The report also includes a variety of information regarding case filings and outlines the structure, staffing and funding of the office.  The Annual Report may be accessed in PDF format on the Union County State’s Attorney website at www.unioncountyil.gov/sa

A copy of the Annual Report is attached to this release. 

State’s Attorney calls for Funding of Kids’ Programs to Prevent Crime

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April 20, 2017

State’s Attorney calls for Funding of Kids’ Programs to Prevent Crime
Joins Law Enforcement Leaders to meet with Illinois Lawmakers in Springfield


Union County State’s Attorney Tyler R. Edmonds joined prosecutors, police chiefs and sheriffs from throughout Illinois this week to meet with leaders in Springfield about investing in research proven programs for kids that prevent crime.

“Law enforcement throughout Illinois recognizes that the best way to prevent crime is to invest in youth to help steer them toward a good start in life” Edmonds said.  “These programs save taxpayer money and strengthen families and communities making us all safer.”

The group met with several legislators including House Minority Leader Jim Durkin, Senate President John Cullerton, Senate Minority Leader Bill Brady, Senator Dale Fowler and Senator Paul Schimpf.

The law enforcement leaders represented over 300 law enforcement leaders who are members of Fight Crime: Invest in Kids Illinois, an anti-crime organization that advocates for evidence-based investments in programs for kids that are proven to cut crime and violence including

  • Redeploy Illinois – which provides intensive pre-trial and probation services for juvenile offenders and significantly reduces recidivism.
  • Early Childhood Education – high-quality pre-school programs can dramatically reduce future crime by giving kids a good academic and social start.
  • Teen REACH – after-school programs representing safe and educational alternatives to the streets. Thousands of at-risk youth benefit from safe spaces during the “prime time for juvenile crime.”
  • Home Visiting Programs – help for the new parents of at-risk infants and toddlers, reducing child abuse and neglect, among other positive results.

Edmonds and other law enforcement leaders also released a report on the severity of the opioid epidemic in Illinois, and evidence-based prevention efforts that can be a key component of the response to that epidemic.  The report,Stopping the Opioid Crisis Begins at Home”, highlights the role of home visiting programs — voluntary programs in which nurses or other trained professionals coach at-risk parents during pregnancy or during the first three years of a child’s life — in reducing Adverse Childhood Experiences.  Individuals who experienced several Adverse Childhood Experiences are significantly more likely to misuse or become addicted to opioids later in life. Prevention efforts targeted at reducing these experiences are necessary to reducing opioid abuse.  The law enforcement leaders of Fight Crime: Invest in Kids are prioritizing anti-opioid efforts because of the scope of the problem in Illinois: the state saw a 76 percent increase in opioid overdose deaths from 2013 to 2016, and the rate of babies born with opioid withdrawal — also known as Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome —increased 53 percent from 2011 to 2016.

The law enforcement leaders of Fight Crime: Invest in Kids emphasized that evidence-based prevention programs were just part of a multi-pronged approach, which includes law enforcement efforts to put dealers behind bars, direct addicts to treatment, save lives through the use of naloxone, and take action in the courts.   “There’s certainly no single solution to the opioid crisis,” Edmonds said. “But we’re here today to say: Our approach is incomplete and insufficient if it doesn’t include appropriate attention to prevention, and the role of proven early childhood investments.”

State’s Attorney Edmonds serves as co-chair of Fight Crime: Invest in Kids, the state office of a national, non-profit, bipartisan, anti-crime organization of more than 5,000 police chiefs, sheriffs, prosecutors, leaders of law enforcement organizations, and victims of crime.  It has over 300 members in Illinois.

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