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Hancock County Sheriff Office Arrest Man for Indecent Solicitation of a Child 8/10/18

On Friday, August 10, 2018 Dustin M. Armstrong, 33, of Warsaw, Illinois was arrested by the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office on a Hancock County arrest warrant for Indecent Solicitation of a Child. A joint investigation with DCFS and the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office revealed Armstrong had solicited photographs from a child under the age of 17. Bond was set at $15,000 (10% to apply). Armstrong posted bond and was released from the Hancock County Jail.

Indecent Solicitation of Child is a Class IV felony and is punishable up to 3 years in prison and fines up to $25,000. All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty.


Hancock County Sheriff's Office 7/30/18 - 8/5/18

Hancock County Sheriff Scott Bentzinger reports the following arrest for the week of July 30, 2018 through August 5, 2018

07/30/18

Devin W Schofield, age 24, of Carthage, IL was arrested and charged with Criminal Trespass. Schofield remains lodged in the Hancock County Jail in lieu of bail awaiting his next court appearance.

07/31/18

Christian D Walker, age 18, of Macomb, IL was arrested and charged with Possession of Cannabis. Walker was released after posting the required bond and given a future court date.

Kristen M Golliher, age 32, of Hamilton, IL was arrested and charged with Domestic Battery. Golliher was released after posting the required bond and given a future court date.

08/01/18

Kimberly N Smith, age 25, of Keokuk, IA was arrested and charged with Driving While License Suspended and No Valid Insurance. Smith was released after posting the required bond and given a future court date.

Sophia M Gregory, age 19, of Hamilton, IL was arrested on a Hancock County Warrant charging her with Failure to Appear / Failure to Pay on original charges of Unlawful Possession of Methamphetamine and Driving Under the Influence. Gregory was released after posting the required bond and given a future court date.

08/02/18

Phillip C Schulte, age 31, of Keokuk, IA was arrested and charged with Driving While License Revoked. Schulte was released after posting the required bond and given a future court date.

Octavious SD Whitaker, age 23, of Carthage, IL was arrested and charged with Driving While License Suspended, Possession of Controlled Substance, and Possession of a Tazer. Whitaker remains lodged in the Hancock County Jail in lieu of bail awaiting his next court appearance.

John L Peacock, age 28, of Carthage, IL was arrested and charged with Battery. Peacock remains lodged in the Hancock County Jail in lieu of bail awaiting his next court appearance.

James K Stroh, age 36, of Springfield, IL was arrested on a Hancock County Warrant charging him with Failure to Appear on original charges of Driving While License Suspended, No Valid Driver's License, and Operating Uninsured Vehicle. Stroh was released after posting the required bond and given a future court date.

08/03/18

Larry L Massey, age 25, of Keokuk, IA was arrested and charged with Driving While License Suspended. Massey was released after posting the required bond and given a future court date.

James RW Smith, age 18, of Carthage, IL was arrested and charged with Driving While License Suspended. Smith was released after posting the required bond and given a future court date.

John R Lay, age 27, of Hamilton, IL was arrested on a Hancock County Warrant charging him with Failure to Appear / Failure to Pay on original charges of Criminal Damage to Property and Arson. Lay was released after posting the required bond and given a future court date.

08/04/18

Joshua J Frakes, age 33, of Hamilton, IL was arrested and charged with Criminal Trespass to Residence. Frakes remains lodged in the Hancock County Jail in lieu of bail awaiting his next court appearance.

Kinzey L Kress, age 29,of Fort Madison, IA was arrested on a Hancock County Warrant charging him with Failure to Appear / Failure to Pay on original charges of Driving While License Suspended. Kress was released after posting the required bond and given a future court date.

08/05/18

Rickey D Taylor, age 49, of Basco, IL was arrested and charged with Driving While License Revoked. Taylor was released after posting the required bond and given a future court date.

ALL SUBJECTS ARE CONSIDERED INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY IN A COURT OF

LAW

 

Fulton County Sheriff's Report 7/27/18 - 8/2/18

Tickets

7/30/18

Emily M Trone

Rushville

Speeding

 

7/31/18

Gregory G Garrett

Cuba

Speeding

 

ARRESTS

7/27/18

Lonnie R Coulter, 51

Canton

Criminal Trespass to Residence

 

Lucinda M Barfield, 46

Vermont

Criminal Trespass to Residence

 

7/28/18

Michael T Gross, 22

Springfield

Failure to Appear

 

Jeremy D Mahr, 32

Canton

Criminal Trespass to Residence

 

Lucas A Swan, 25

Ipava

Obstructing Justice, Failure to Appear


Anthony L Mahr, 29

Canton

DUI

 

Justin R Vines, 27

Columbia, MO

Obstructing Justice, Possession of Hypodermic Needle, Obstructing Identification

 

7/30/18

James D Danz, 41

Canton

Domestic Battery

 

Michael A Davison, 42

Cuba

Failure to Appear

 

7/31/18

Ashley N Morse, 28

Lincoln

Failure to Appear

 

8/1/18

David I Thompson, 26

Canton

Failure to Appear

 

8/2/18

Brooke L McBride, 33

Canton

Contempt of Court

 

Joseph K Simpson, 27

Bushnell

Failure to Appear

 

Todd L Bushong, 44

Astoria

Obstructing Justice, DWLR, Failure to Appear


 

ANYONE ARRESTED IS PRESUMED INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY IN COURT


Schuyler County Sheriff Report 7/24/18 - 7/30/18

Schuyler County Sheriff Bill Redshaw reports the following action in Schuyler County for the week of 7/24/18 - 7/30/18

 

7/24/18

Aspen Schlieper of Meridosia was cited for speeding 51mph in a 35 mph zone

 

7/25/18

Joao Bento of Portland, Maine was involved in an accident on IL RT 103 & US Highway 24.  Bento was driving a 2008 Infiniti.  Bento was traveling Northwest when the driver stated he just lost control of the vehicle.  The vehicle left the roadway on the right side and struck the end of the guardrail and continued down the guardrail until its passenger side tire got wedged underneath the guardrail.  A citation was issued.

 

An accident was reported on RT 103 near US Hwy 24.  Taljar Limbolo of Springfield was driving a 2000 Ford van when he rear-ended a 2012 Hyundai Sedan driven by Cindy Quintana of Beardstown.

 

7/27/18

Juveniles were cited for Unlawful Consumption of Alcohol by a minor

 

7/28/18

An ATV accident was reported near Guinea Rd. South of HWY 101 near Brooklyn.  2 subjects were seriously injured and were airlifted from the scene

 

 

3 animal complaints were reported and handled

9 verbal warnings were given

2 motor assists were conducted

2 warrants were executed

2 summons were served

1995 miles were patroled

30 business and person property checks were conducted

Schuyler County jail housed an average of 17 inmated for the week


Hancock County Sheriff's Office Reckless Discharge of Firearms Arrest

July 29, 2018

Sheriff Scott Bentzinger reports that on July 29, 2018 at about 12:05am, Hancock County deputies responded to the area of 90 N Co Rd 830 (Tioga), Hancock County, for the report of a man shooting a handgun from a residential front porch. The report further stated that the man had fired the gun numerous times into the air and over several area homes.

Deputies spoke with witnesses in the area and learned that James “Mat” Mason, 27 year old, from Tioga, was the man seen firing the handgun. Deputies made contact with Mason and placed him under arrest for Reckless Discharge of a Firearm. Deputies further collected several firearms as evidence and safekeeping from Mason's residence.

Mason was lodged at Hancock County Jail on the Class 4 Felony charge. Mason remains in jail awaiting a bond hearing. Hancock County Sheriff's Office was assisted by Hamilton and Warsaw Police Departments.

All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.


Fulton County Sheriff's Report 7/13/18 - 7/27/18

ARRESTS

 

7/13/18

Paul E Putney, 34

Canton

Aggravated DWLR, Failure to Appear, DWLR

 

7/14/18

Clay S Chatten, 25

Farmington

Failure to Appear

 

Robin E Bowler, 34

Canton

Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

 

7/15/18

Audrey L Hertel, 40

Canton

Failure to Appear

 

Terry A Volk, 47

Table Grove

Domestic Battery x2

Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Possession of Cannabis

 

7/16/18

Christina L Barclay, 47

Canton

Disorderly Conduct

 

Dakota C Ramey, 25

Lewistown

Interfere with Report of Domestic Violence, Criminal Damage to Property, Aggravated Domestic Battery

 

7/17/18

Tammi J Cattron, 36

Ellisville

DWLR/S

 

7/18/18

Greg A Malott, 40

Vermont

Violate Order of Protection

Donald H Friday, 22

Farmington, AR

Burglary Warrant

 

Stevie M Jordan, 61

Canton

Possession of Controlled Substance

 

Dena M Thompson, 50

Kilbourne

Failure to Appear

 

7/19/18

Brooke L McBride, 33

Canton

Contempt of Court

 

7/20/18

Devyn J Graham, 25

Havana

Failure to Appear

 

Douglas L Burks, 55

Canton

Failure to Appear

 

Beau AShymansky, 19

Farmington

Aggravated Battery

 

Dallas M Biswell, 19

Canton

Possession of Liquor by Minor

 

Chad W McCallister, 41

Canton

Failure to Appear

 

7/22/18

Leslie A Shoen, 52

Canton

Failure to Appear

 

Kara N Wolfe, 28

Canton

Theft

 

Jennifer L Barrick, 38

Cuba

Domestic Battery

7/23/18

Paul M Messer, 39

Lewistown

Criminal Damage to Property

 

7/24/18

Cody S Harper, 26

Farmington

Unlawful Delivery of Cocaine

Unlawful Delivery of Methamphetamine

 

Trevor L Kimbro, 23

Astoria

Aggravated Battery

 

Lori D Lutz, 40

Lewistown

Resist Peace Officer, Aggravated Assault

 

Jason A Keime, 33

Lewistown

Aggravated Battery, Domestic Battery, Resist Peace Officer

 

7/25/18

Robert L Dieterich, 28

Canton

Warrant x2, Contempt of Court

 

Kory A Monroe, 22

Avon

Contempt of Court

 

Heath L Smith, 38

Mechanicsville, IA

Possession of Methamphetamine, Aggravated Fleeing or Eluding Officer

 

7/26/18

Michael M Overend, 30

Canton

Aggravated Battery

 

ANYONE ARRESTED IS PRESUMED INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY IN COURT


Hancock County Sheriff's Office 7/23/18 - 7/29/18

Hancock County Sheriff Scott Bentzinger reports the following arrest for the week of July 23, 2018 through July 29th, 2018

07/23/18

Heather L Zuirblis, age 38, of Carthage, IL was arrested and charged with Driving While License Suspended. Zuirblis was released after given a Notice to Appear at a future court date.

07/24/18

Macayla A Schweitzer, age 19, of Fort Madison, IA was arrested and charged with Driving While License Suspended, No Valid Drivers License, and Obstructing Justice. Schweitzer was released after posting the required bond and given a future court date.

07/25/18

Matthew W Sprague, age 41, of Hamilton, IL was arrested and charged with Resisting a Police Officer and Felony Possession of Cannabis. Sprague remains 1 Hancock County Jail in lieu of bail awaiting his next court appearance.

Joseph L Smeltser Jr., age 27, of Hamilton, IL was arrested on a Hancock County Warrant charging him with 2 county of Domestic Battery and Aggravated Assault. Smeltser was released after posting the required bond and given a future court date.

07/26/18

Drake A Schofield, age 27, of Carthage, IL was arrested on a Hancock County Warrant charging him with Unlawful Violation of an Order of Protection. Schofield was released after posting the required bond and given a future court date.

07/27/18

Joshua G Burgess, age 33, of Carthage, IL was arrested and charged with Domestic Battery. Burgess was released after posting the required bond and given a future court date.

Shelby K Kelly, age 23, of Keokuk, IA was arrested on a Hancock County Warrant charging him with Failure to Appear on original charges of Unlawful Possession of Methamphetamine. Kelly remains lodged in the Hancock County Jail in lieu of bail awaiting his next court appearance.

07/28/18

Gregory A Shoup, age 35, of Carthage, IL was arrested and charged with Disorderly Conduct. Shoup was released after posting the required bond and given a future court date.

Miranda M O'Day, age 23, of Alexandria, MO was arrested on a Hancock County Warrant charging her with Failure to Appear on original charges of Unlawful Consumption of Alcohol. O'Day was released after posting the required bond and given a future court date.

07/29/18

James M Mason, age 27, of Mendon, IL was arrested and charged with Reckless Discharge of a Firearm. Mason remains lodged in the Hancock County Jail in lieu of bail awaiting his next court appearance.

Duane M Quesenberry, age 54, of Carthage, IL was arrested and charged with Driving While License Expired. Quesenberry was released after posting the required bond and given a future court date.

ALL SUBJECTS ARE CONSIDERED INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY IN A COURT OF

LAW.

 

Schuyler County Sheriff Report 7/17/18 - 7/24/18

Schuyler County Sheriff Bill Redshaw reports the following action in Schuyler County for the week of July 17, 2018- July 24, 2018

7/18/2018

Frederick Potter of Quincy was cited for Speeding 74mph in 55mph zone.

Shandler Williams of Astoria was driving a 1996 GMC Sierra when she veered into the other lane of traffic and hit Rylee Strode of Browning, Strode was driving a 1986 Ford Pickup. Williams was cited for driving on Wrong Side of Roadway & Driving While License Suspended, there were no injuries.

7/19/2018

Wesley Rensch of Littleton was cited for Speeding 74mph in a 55mph zone

7/21/2018

Cited Daniel Fowler of Tacoma, WA for Speeding 70mph in a 55mph zone

7/22/2018

Yancee Bell of Nauvoo was cited for Speeding 72mph in a 55mph zone and Operating an Uninsured Vehicle

7/23/2018

Austin Goldizen of Plymouth was cited for Expired Registration & Child Under 16 with no Seatbelt

Leonard Allen of Rushville was cited for Speeding 70mph in a 55mph zone

 

2 Warrants were executed

3 Summons were served

9 Verbal Warnings were given

1 Written Warning was issued

4 Request to assist other agency’s

7 animal complaints were filed

32 Business and Personal Property checks were conducted

1963 miles were patrolled

All persons are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law

 

Hancock County Sheriff's Office 7/16/18 - 7/22/18

Hancock County Sheriff Scott Bentzinger reports the following arrest for the week of July 16th, 2018 through July 22nd, 2018

07/16/18

Angel M Brewer, age 42, of Brooking, OR was arrested and charged with Theft. Brewer was released after processing.

Jesse R Trout, age 20, of Dallas City, IL was arrested and charged with Driving While License Revoked, No Registration, No Insurance, and Illegal Transportation. Trout was released after posting the required bond and given a future court date.

Curtis R Gilpin, age 47, of Fort Madison, IA was arrested on a Hancock County Warrant charging him with Petition to Revoke on original charges of Domestic Battery. Gilpin remains lodged in the Hancock County Jail in lieu of bail awaiting his next court appearance.

Kelsie J Perry, age 31, of Plymouth, IL was arrested on a Hancock County Warrant charging her with Failure to Appear on original charges of Driving While License Suspended. Perry was released after posting the required bond and given a future court date.

07/17/18

Michael A Suttles, age 33, of Imperial, MO was arrested and charged with Driving While License Suspended. Suttles was released after posting the required bond and given a future court date.

Adam C Tucker, age 33, of Fort Madison, IA was arrested on a Clark County, MO Warrant charging him with Aggravated Sexual Offense, Armed Criminal Action, Unlawful Use of a Weapon and Tampering With Motor Vehicle. Tucker was released to Clark County, MO Authorities.

James D Morgan, age 41, of Kahoka, MO was arrested and charged with Possession of Methamphetamine. Morgan was released on his own recognizance and given a future court date.

Christopher B Scott, age 34, of Keokuk, IA was arrested and charged with Driving While License Suspended. Scott was released after posting the required bond and given a future court date.

07/18/18

Jason A Sprague, age 37, of Hamilton, IL was arrested and charged with Possession of Controlled Substance. Sprague remains lodged in the Hancock County Jail in lieu of bail awaiting his next court appearance.

Jennifer L Leggett, age 35, of Niota, IL was arrested on a Hancock County Warrant charging her with Failure to Appear on original charges of Driving While License Suspended. Leggett was released after posting the required bond and given a future court date.

Misty D Wallace, age 29, of Fort Madison, IA was arrested and charged with Driving While License Revoked. Wallace was released after posting the required bond and given a future court date.

Cody J Johnson, age 21, of Augusta, IL was arrested and charged with Criminal Trespass to Residence. Johnson remains lodged in the Hancock County Jail in lieu of bail awaiting his next court appearance.

Bradley K Shoup, age 32, of Kahoka, MO was arrested and charged with Driving While License Suspended. Shoup was released on his own recognizance and given a future court date.

Dakota J Shedd, age 21, of Quincy, IL was arrested on a Hancock County Warrant charging him with Failure to Appear / Failure to Pay on original charges of Retail Theft. Shedd was released after given deferred payments.

Cheryl A Leerhoff, age 56, of Clayton, IL was arrested and charged with Residential Burglary. Leerhoff was released after posting the required bond and given a future court date.

07/19/18

Devin W Schofield, age 24, of Nauvoo, IL was arrested on a Hancock County Warrant charging him with Failure to Appear / Pay on original charges of Unlawful Possession of Methamphetamine, Domestic Battery, and Operating Uninsured Motor Vehicle. Schofield was released after given a deferred payment.

Robin J Tucker, age 30, of Hamilton, IL was arrested on an Adams County Warrant charging him with Failure to Appear on original charges of No Valid Registration and Seat belt Violation. Tucker was released after posting the required bond and given a future court date.

07/21/18

Lindsey N Cleesen, age 31, of Warsaw, IL was arrested and charged with Possession of Methamphetamine. Cleesen remains lodged in the Hancock County Jail in lieu of bail awaiting her next court appearance.

Jeffrey J Schofield, age 48, of Carthage, IL was arrested and charged with Possession of Methamphetamine. Schofield remains lodged in the Hancock County Jail in lieu of bail awaiting his next court appearance.

Steven J Finton, age 36, of Warsaw, IL was arrested and charged with Driving Under the Influence. Finton was released after posting the required bond and given a future court date.

07/22/18

Tiffany A Lemmer, age 18, of Colchester, IL was arrested on a Hancock County Warrant charging her with Failure to Appear on original charges of Driving While License Suspended. Lemmer was released after posting the required bond and given a future court date.

ALL SUBJECTS ARE CONSIDERED INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY IN A COURT OF LAW.

 

Hancock County Drug Arrests 7/21/18

NEWS RELEASE

July 21, 2018

Hancock County Sheriff Scott Bentzinger and Carthage Police Chief Gary Waddell reports the arrest of two individuals in the early morning hours of Saturday, July 21, 2018.

At about 4:00 am the Hancock County Multi-Agency Response Team assisted the Carthage Police Department in the execution of a search warrant at Jeffrey Schofield's residence at 303 Hansford in Carthage and arrested two people. Jeffery Schofield, age 48, was arrested for Possession of Methamphetamine with Intent to Deliver and Possession of Stolen Property.

Lindsay Cleesen, age 31, was arrested for Possession of Methamphetamine.

Schofield and Cleesen were lodged in the jail awaiting a bond hearing.

All subjects are to be considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.