Jury Finds Mt. Vernon Man Guilty of Stabbing at Bluford Legion

MT. VERNON – A Jefferson County jury has found a 45-year-old Mt. Vernon man guilty of two counts armed violence stemming from an incident last year at the Bluford American Legion that sent another man to the hospital with a stab wound to the neck. Robbie E. “Shady” Hayes was found guilty of two counts

Christopher Man Facing Charges Including Forgery in Franklin County

BENTON – Franklin County State’s Attorney Evan Owens says a Christopher man was charged with forgery and unlawful possession of a look-a-like substance with the intent to distribute in Franklin County Tuesday. Bond for Michael Eskew has been set at $30,000. Owens says both charges against Eskew are Class 3 felonies. The case is set

Marion Police Report – Tuesday, July 16

MARION – The following information was released by the Marion Police Department on Tuesday, July 16, 2019. Cody Demster, 21, of Carbondale was arrested for Possession of Stolen Motor Vehicle in the 1300 block of West Main Street on July 12, 2019. Curtis A Johnson, 40, of Marion was arrested for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

McLeansboro, Hamilton County Come to Agreement on Central Dispatch Services

MCLEANSBORO – The Hamilton County Board approved a six-year agreement with the city of McLeansboro to provide Central Dispatch services at Tuesday night’s meeting. The board unanimously approved the agreement 4-0, with county board chair Brad Miller absent. McLeansboro will pay the county $48,000 the first three years of the agreement and $50,000 the last

Jefferson County Sheriff’s Report – Tuesday, July 16

MT. VERNON – On Tuesday, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests. Thirty-two-year-old Charles Riley of Bluford was arrested by Mt. Vernon Police Monday for driving on a suspended license. Thirty-nine-year-old Charles Banes of Ina was arrested by Ina Police Monday for domestic battery, criminal damage to property and disorderly conduct. Forty-six-year-old Rhett