Mt. Vernon Man Sentenced to 15 Years for 2019 Shooting

MT. VERNON – A 38-year-old Mt. Vernon man was sentenced Tuesday in Jefferson County Court to 15 years in prison after he pleaded guilty to shooting another man in 2019. Myron Seigart pleaded guilty to a Class X felony charge of aggravated battery through the discharge of a firearm in exchange for a Class X

Jefferson County Sheriff’s Report – Wednesday, January 15

MT. VERNON – On Wednesday, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests. Thirty-two-year-old Leslie Courtney of Mt. Vernon was arrested by Mt. Vernon Police Tuesday for driving on a suspended license. Thirty-four-year-old Brandon Williams of Eldorado was arrested by Mt. Vernon Police Tuesday on a probation violation. Forty-year-old Charles Peterson of Mt. Vernon

Harrisburg Man Sentenced for Vandalizing Carmi Park

CARMI – A Harrisburg man was sentenced in White County Monday for vandalizing a park in Carmi this past summer. White County State’s Attorney Denton Aud says 22-year-old Zachary M. Thaxton of Harrisburg was sentenced to five years in state prison with one year of mandatory supervised release for criminal damage to government property –

Woman Killed after Being Struck by Two Vehicles in Carbondale

CARBONDALE – Carbondale Police are investigating a fatal crash involving a pedestrian and two vehicles around 7:30 Saturday night in the 400 block of East Walnut Street. When police arrived, they found the pedestrian, 42-year-old Maria Martin of Carbondale, unresponsive as a result of being struck by two vehicles. Martin was taken to Memorial Hospital