Union County State's Attorney's Office

Jury Finds Anna Man Guilty of Threatening Police Officer and Resisting Arrest

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November 15, 2017

Jury Finds Anna Man Guilty of Threatening Police Officer and Resisting Arrest

Union County State’s Attorney Tyler R. Edmonds announced today that Roderick Lynn Hileman (DOB 06/24/1969) of Anna, Illinois was found guilty today after a three (3) day jury trial on three (3) counts of Obstructing a Peace Officer, one (1) count of Escape, and one (1) count of Aggravated Assault, all Class A Misdemeanors.  In the early morning hours of July 20, 2015, Hileman threatened an Anna Police Officer in the parking lot of an Anna business.  Hileman then pulled away from police as he was being arrested and fled on foot.  He was arrested following a brief foot pursuit.  A sentencing hearing has been set for November 30, 2017 at the Union County Courthouse in Jonesboro.  The Class A Misdemeanors carry a maximum penalty of one year in jail.  The case was prosecuted by Assistant State’s Attorney Daniel Klingemann and Assistant State’s Attorney Katherine Bray.

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

Four Sentenced to Prison

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November 13, 2017

Four Sentenced to Prison

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

Kyle Andrew Wills (DOB: 08/15/1988) of Wolf Lake, Illinois has been sentenced to concurrent four (4) years in the Illinois Department of Corrections with an impact incarceration recommendation after pleading guilty to one (1) count of Residential Burglary (Class 1 Felony) and one (1) count of Aggravated Possession of a Stolen Firearm (Class 1 Felony) and will serve a two (2) year period of Mandatory Supervised Release (formerly known as Parole).  Wills was arrested in February 2017 following an investigation by the Union County Sheriff’s Office.

Melissa Kay Smith-Shadowens (DOB: 03/31/1984) of Cobden, Illinois has been sentenced to concurrent thirty (30) months in the Illinois Department of Corrections after pleading guilty to one (1) count of Forgery (Class 3 Felony) and one (1) count Unlawful Possession of Methamphetamine (Class 3 Felony) and will serve a one (1) year period of Mandatory Supervised Release (formerly known as Parole).  Smith-Shadowens was arrested in June 2017 on the Unlawful Possession of Methamphetamine and in July 2017 on the Forgery following an investigation by the Union County Sheriff’s Office / Union County Drug Task Force.

Edward Robert Vincent III (DOB: 11-21-1989) of Carlinville, Illinois has been sentenced to eighteen (18) months in the Illinois Department of Corrections after pleading guilty to one (1) count of Driving While License Revoked (Class 4 Felony) and will service a one (1) year period of Mandatory Supervised Release (formerly known as Parole).  Vincent was arrested in September 2016 following a traffic stop conducted by a Union County Sheriff’s Deputy.

Jordan Lynn Johnson (DOB: 05/13/1994) of Jonesboro, Illinois has been sentenced to eighteen (18) months in the Illinois Department of Corrections after pleading guilty to one (1) count of Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance (Class 4 Felony) and will serve a one (1) year period of Mandatory Supervised Release (formerly known as Parole).  Johnson was arrested in July 2017 following a traffic stop conducted by the Illinois State Police.

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

Carbondale Man Sentenced to Prison for Burglary

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October 31, 2017

Carbondale Man Sentenced to Prison for Burglary

Union County State’s Attorney Tyler R. Edmonds, acting as special prosecutor in Jackson County, announced today that Dayshawn Michael Holmes (DOB 04/01/1997) of Carbondale, Illinois has been sentenced in the Circuit Court of Jackson County to three (3) years in the Illinois Department of Corrections on one (1) count of Burglary, a Class 2 Felony.  Holmes will also serve a two (2) year period of Mandatory Supervised Release (formerly known as Parole).

Holmes was arrested in July 2017 following an investigation by Carbondale Police.  Holmes burglarized a vehicle in the 800 block of West Main Street in Carbondale.

Media: Please contact the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office at (618) 684-2177 for any available booking photographs.

Mill Creek Man Sentenced to Prison for Sex Abuse

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October 10, 2017

Mill Creek Man Sentenced to Prison for Sex Abuse

Union County State’s Attorney Tyler R. Edmonds announced today that Jeremy McCormick (DOB 11-25-1979) of Mill Creek has been sentenced to three (3) years in the Illinois Department of Corrections to one (1) count of Aggravated Criminal Sexual Abuse, a Class 2 Felony.  McCormick will serve a two (2) year period of Mandatory Supervised Release and must register as a sex offender for life.  McCormick committed an act of sexual penetration with a 16 year old minor in June 2016. McCormick was arrested in October 2016 as part of an investigation by the Illinois State Police.

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

Seven Sentenced to Prison

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October 4, 2017

Seven Sentenced to Prison

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

Tiffany B. Townley (DOB 10/14/1989) of Buncombe has pleaded guilty for her role in an April 2017 home invasion and robbery in Dongola.  Townley has been sentenced to fourteen (14) years in the Illinois Department of Corrections after pleading guilty to one (1) count of Home Invasion, a Class X Felony and will serve three (3) years of Mandatory Supervised Release (formerly known as Parole).  Townley was arrested in June 2017 following an investigation by the Union County Sheriff’s Office.

Matthew P. Wettig (DOB 01/29/1989) of Anna has been sentenced to four (4) years in the Illinois Department of Corrections with an impact incarceration recommendation after pleading guilty to one (1) count of Residential Burglary, a Class 1 Felony, and two (2) counts of Burglary, both Class 2 Felonies.  Wettig will serve a two (2) year term of Mandatory Supervised Release (formerly parole).  Wettig was arrested in August 2017 following an investigation by Anna Police.

Rosa M. Parks (DOB 02/02/1979) of Anna has been sentenced to four (4) years in the Illinois Department of Corrections after pleading guilty to one (1) count of Unlawful Possession of Methamphetamine, a Class 3 Felony.  Parks will serve a one (1) year Mandatory Supervised Release (formerly parole).  Parks was arrested in July 2017 following a traffic stop by Illinois State Police.  Parks was also sentenced to concurrent sentence four (4) years in the Illinois Department of Corrections after admitting a Petition to Revoke Probation for the original offense of Burglary, a Class 2 Felony.

Andrew James Quintana (DOB 09/16/1963) of Anna has been sentenced to concurrent three (3) year terms in the Illinois Department of Corrections after pleading guilty to Violation of Sex Offender Registration Act – Failure to Report Annually, a Class 2 Felony.  Quintana also admitted to a Petition for Revocation of Probation for the Original Offense of Violation of Sex Offender Registration Act – Failure to Report Annually, a Class 3 Felony, in a separate case.  Quintana will serve a two (2) year term of Mandatory Supervised Release (formerly parole).  Quintana failed to report to the Union County Sheriff’s Office to update his annual registration in June 2017 as required by the Illinois Sex Offender Registration Act.

Edward E. Pearl (DOB 08/02/1951) of McClure has been sentenced to two (2) years in the Illinois Department of Corrections after pleading guilty to one (1) count of Driving While Licensed Revoked, a Class 3 Felony.  Pearl will serve a one (1) year term of Mandatory Supervised Release (formerly parole).  Pearl was arrested in September 2016 following a traffic stop by Anna Police.

Troy L. Guynn (DOB 09/19/1976) of Anna has been sentenced to one (1) year in the Illinois Department of Corrections after pleading guilty to one (1) count of Driving While License Revoked, a Class 4 Felony.  Guynn will serve a one (1) year term of Mandatory Supervised Release (formerly parole).  Guynn was arrested in August 2017 following a traffic stop by Cobden Police.

Marin F. Amesquita (DOB 10/28/1979) of Cobden has been sentenced to one (1) year in the Illinois Department of Corrections after pleading guilty to one (1) count of Driving While License Revoked, a Class 4 Felony.  Amesquita will serve a one (1) year term of Mandatory Supervised Release (formerly parole).  Amesquita was arrested in April 2017 following a traffic stop by Cobden Police.

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

Union County State’s Attorney Elected to Board of Governors

PRESS RELEASE
October 2, 2017

Union County State’s Attorney Elected to Board of Governors

Union County State’s Attorney Tyler R. Edmonds was elected to the Board of Governors of the Illinois State’s Attorneys Appellate Prosecutor during a Board Meeting held in Springfield on September 27, 2017.

He is the only Union County State’s Attorney ever elected to the Board of Governors and will represent the Fifth Appellate District which consists of 37 counties.  He previously served for nearly three years as an appointed At-Large Board Member.

The primary mission of the Appellate Prosecutor is to be the attorney for the People of the State of Illinois in all criminal appeals outside of Cook County, prosecute drug cases upon request, serve as Special Prosecutor when appointed by the Court, and to serve as the training agency for all state prosecutors.

The Appellate Prosecutor handles thousands of criminal cases across the State every year ranging from armed robberies to murders.

After the election results were announced, State’s Attorney Edmonds said, “I consider it a great honor to be elected by my peers in the Fifth Appellate District, and I welcome this opportunity to continue my service to the Board of Governors and to the People of Union County and the State of Illinois.”

Appellate Prosecutor Director Patrick J. Delfino stated, “I have worked closely with State’s Attorney Edmonds and am proud to congratulate him on his well-deserved victory.  He is an outstanding prosecutor with superior trial and administrative skills, and I look forward to his continued exceptional service on the board.”

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For further information please contact:
Patrick J. Delfino
Director
(217) 782-1628
pdelfino@ilsaap.org

Dongola Man Sentenced to Prison for Methamphetamine Offenses

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September 19, 2017

Dongola Man Sentenced to Prison for Methamphetamine Offenses

Union County State’s Attorney Tyler R. Edmonds announced today that Derek S. Goolsby (DOB 10/17/1982) of rural Dongola has been sentenced to concurrent three (3) year terms in the Illinois Department of Corrections for two methamphetamine offenses.  Goolsby pleaded guilty to Possession of Methamphetamine, a Class 3 Felony and also admitted to a Petition for Revocation of Probation for the Original Offense of Possession of Methamphetamine, a Class 2 Felony in a separate case.  Goolsby will serve a two (2) year term of Mandatory Supervised Release (formerly parole).

Goolsby was found to be in possession of methamphetamine following a traffic stop by Cobden Police in March 2016 and placed on probation in June 2016.  Goolsby was again found to be in possession of methamphetamine in August 2017 following a traffic stop by Anna Police.

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

Anna Man Sentenced to Prison for Burglary

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September 19, 2017

Anna Man Sentenced to Prison for Burglary

Union County State’s Attorney Tyler R. Edmonds announced today that Daniel Jacob Bible (DOB 08/29/1983) of Anna, Illinois has been sentenced to forty-two (42) months in the Illinois Department of Corrections on one (1) count of Burglary, a Class 2 Felony.  Bible will also serve a two (2) year period of Mandatory Supervised Release (formerly known as Parole).

Bible was found guilty in June 2017 by a Union County jury following a two day trial.  Bible entered into a private office at a Jonesboro business with the intent to commit a theft in January 2017.  The case was investigated by the Jonesboro Police with assistance from the Union County Sheriff’s Office.

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

Anna Man Sentenced to Prison for Home Invasion

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September 14, 2017

Anna Man Sentenced to Prison for Home Invasion

Union County State’s Attorney Tyler R. Edmonds announced today that Braedon R. Smalley (DOB 12/20/1988) of Anna has pleaded guilty for his role in an April 2017 home invasion and robbery in Dongola.  Smalley has been sentenced to fourteen (14) years in the Illinois Department of Corrections after pleading guilty to one (1) count of Home Invasion, a Class X Felony and will serve three (3) years of Mandatory Supervised Release (formerly known as Parole).  Smalley was arrested in June 2017 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.

Anna Woman Sentenced to Prison for Burglary

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September 1, 2017

Anna Woman Sentenced to Prison for Burglary

Union County State’s Attorney Tyler R. Edmonds announced today that Samantha Jo Stanton (DOB 03/17/1993) of Anna has been sentenced to three (3) years in the Illinois Department of Corrections after pleading guilty to Burglary, a Class 2 Felony.  Stanton will also serve a two (2) year term of Mandatory Supervised Release (formerly parole).  Stanton was arrested in October 2016 following an investigation by the Union County Sheriff’s Office.  Stanton stole checks from the residence of an elderly man in rural Anna and then used the stolen checks to purchase items from an Anna retailer.

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

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