Ina Man Sentenced to Prison on Multiple Child Porn Charges

MT. VERNON – A 32-year-old Ina man was sentenced Thursday morning in Jefferson County Court to 27 years in prison in connection with multiple counts of child pornography. Paul Grider pleaded guilty in October to 9 of 16 Class 2 felony charges against him of possessing child pornography with the other charges being dismissed. Grider’s

Two in Custody in Wednesday’s Deadly Shooting in Carbondale

CARBONDALE – Two people have been arrested in connection in that early Wednesday morning shooting in Carbondale that claimed the life of 25-year-old Cordell Johnson of Cairo. Carbondale Police say 23-year-old Alecze Cummings of Carbondale and 26-year-old Cameron Robinson of Cairo have been identified so far by detectives as suspects in this investigation. Cummings is

Additional Charge Filed Against Suspect in Tuesday Night Stabbing in Colp

MARION – A Colp man initially charged with aggravated domestic battery in that late Tuesday night stabbing in Colp is now facing an additional charge of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon. Williamson County Sheriff Bennie Vick says the Williamson County State’s Attorney’s Office added the charge against 62-year-old James Fowler, who is being held

Tuesday Night Stabbing in Colp Under Investigation

MARION – The Williamson County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a stabbing that occurred in Colp Tuesday night. According to Sheriff Bennie Vick, the sheriff’s office received a report of the stabbing at about 10:47 p.m. Deputies and officers from Carterville Police Department responded to the scene. The suspect was located inside the home and was

Jefferson County Sheriff’s Report – Wednesday, January 22

MT. VERNON – On Wednesday, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests to Withers Broadcasting and Dana Communications News. 53-year-old Charles Johnston of Mt. Vernon was arrested by Mt. Vernon Police Tuesday for criminal trespass to land and resisting / obstructing a peace officer. 32-year-old Christopher Shehorn of Mt. Vernon was arrested by

Benton Police Report

BENTON – The following information was released by the Benton Police Department on Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020.  On January 16th, 2020 at approximately 4:45 p.m., Benton Police arrested Patricia J. Digby, age 40, of Benton on an active Franklin County warrant for failure to appear for possession of methamphetamine. Digby was transported to the Franklin County