Last updated: August 13. 2014 1:01AM - 1400 Views
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Morgan County



• Brett M. Bratsch, 19, of 1558 Illinois Route 78 North was arrested about 4:30 a.m. Tuesday on a Cass County warrant accusing him of failing to appear in court on a speeding charge.


Jacksonville Police


• A Jacksonville man was arrested on a number of charges late Monday after a woman reported being choked and then dragged by her hair along College Street.

Gary E. Tribble, 45, of 1930 Rolf Road was arrested about 11 p.m. after a traffic stop in the 500 block of West State Street.

Minutes earlier, a woman had reported being choked, dragged by her hair and knocked to the ground in the 200 block of West State Street. Witnesses said the assailant got into a truck and took off.

Tribble was arrested on charges of domestic battery as well as driving with a revoked license and a Morgan County warrant accusing him of failing to appear in court on charges of driving under the influence and driving while license suspended.

• A Jacksonville man was arrested on charges of resisting or obstructing a peace office and possession of a controlled substance about 8:30 a.m. Tuesday.

According to police, Eric J. Davis, 25, of 413 N. Prairie St., No. 4, resisted police trying to control him after answering a report about a disturbance in the 300 block of North Clay Street. After being detained, police said they found a controlled substance in his possession.

• Luke R. Kennedy, 29, of 1124 W. College Ave. was arrested about 1:30 p.m. Tuesday on a charge of harassment though electronic device.

• Jeana M. Odegard, 43, of 605 Jordan St., Apt. 3, was arrested about 5:35 p.m. Tuesday on a Morgan County warrant accusing her of failing to appear on charges of counterfeiting and forgery.


• A resident of the 1200 block of West Walnut Street told police she saw someone break into her vehicle at 4 a.m. Tuesday and then run into the bushes. Two necklaces, two rings and a Link card were taken.


• Someone threw an object through the window of a home in the 800 block of Hardin Avenue about 3:30 a.m. Tuesday. Damage was estimated at $150.

• Police received a report of someone firing a gun about 4:55 p.m. in the 1000 block of East Morton Avenue. Police Sergeant Olivia Mefford said that there were conflicting reports and the incident was still under investigation.

Cass County



• Robert C. Workman, 51, of 331 N. 4th St. in Chandlerville was booked into Morgan County Jail about 5:10 p.m. Tuesday on a charge of driving on a revoked or suspended license.

Greene County



• Jennifer M. Kania, 33, of White Hall turned herself in at the Greene County Sheriff’s Department about 9:50 p.m. Monday on a Greene County warrant accusing her of failing to appear in court.

Schuyler County



• Charles R. Miller, 33, of Plymouth was arrested about 9 p.m. Aug. 4 on charges on unlawful restraint and domestic battery.

According to Sheriff Don Schieferdecker, deputies were called to Miller’s home on Rural Route 3 near Brooklyn. When Sgt. Kevin Murray and Chief Deputy Jeff Boyd arrived, witnesses said there was an argument among Miller and several people at the house and that a female juvenile had been punched. As several people tried to leave, they were pinned in by a pickup truck and another vehicle and kept from doing so.

Miller was released from the Schuyler County Jail after posting $10,000 bail. He is scheduled to appear in court Sept. 3.


— Compiled by David C.L. Bauer and Cody Bozarth

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