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White County Sheriff’s Report

CARMI – The White County Sheriff’s Office Monday released the following information.

A Carmi man is facing several charges following an incident Friday morning on First Street in Crossville.  

According to White County Sheriff Doug Maier, around 10 a.m. Friday, an officer went to serve an arrest warrant for 19-year-old Joshua C. Pollard at 301 First St.

When the officer arrived, three people ran out the back door of the home and a foot pursuit began. Two people stopped and complied with officers while Pollard continued to flee and was chased on foot.

The sheriff’s office, Carmi Police and Grayville Police all responded to help. Pollard was arrested near a creek bank west of Hamill Street. Officers recovered a loaded handgun Pollard tossed in the creek before being taken into custody. He was taken to the White County Jail.

A subsequent search by officers of the home at 301 First St. revealed stolen property from the Crossville Post Office burglary on Jan. 3.

Pollard is being held in the White County on the following charges: arrest warrant for domestic battery-strong arm family member, fleeing or attempting to elude a police officer, resisting arrest, possession of a loaded gun, possession of a stolen firearm and theft possession of stolen property.

Sheriff Maier says reports have been forwarded to the State’s Attorney’s office for review with additional charges to follow.


The White County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a burglary that was reported Sunday afternoon in Crossville.

According to an incident report from the sheriff’s office, an officer went to a home at 405 Second St. in Crossville and met with the owner who currently doesn’t live there and was last there two weeks ago.

The owner told the officer that she noticed the rear door of the home had been kicked in and inside the home had been ransacked. The owner said a window in a bedroom was also partially opened and should have been closed.

Several items were stolen including TVs, a Blue-Ray player, stereo speakers, a video game system, clothing, pictures, and Victoria Secret’s perfume. The officer did see a number of totes that were filled with items indicating the suspects may have intended to return and take the items.

A neighbor told the owner that the entry door on her detached garage was open Friday.

No further information is available at this time.


It seems someone recently stole packages from a Norris City home.

According to the White County Sheriff’s Office, an officer recently went to the 381 County Road 100 East Lost #20 and spoke with a woman who said she had packages that were delivered at two different times to her address that had been stolen. They were delivered by the U.S Postal Service.

The woman said the first occurrence happened on Oct. 26 and believes someone took the package from her mailbox before she was able to retrieve it.

The second offense happened on Jan. 4 when packages were delivered and believed someone took them from her mailbox before she had a chance to retrieve them. Both incidents had a package value of under $500. She notified the U.S. Postal Service of the two incidents.

The sheriff’s office is investigating.


The White County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a report of criminal damage to property that was reported Friday afternoon.

According to the sheriff’s office, an officer spoke to the owner of a rental house located at 202 4th St. in Crossville who said he was at the house a month ago and it was fine.

The owner said on Friday that he noticed that a concrete block had been thrown through the rear window of the home. He said it didn’t look as if anyone had entered into the rental house.

No other details are available at this time.


The White County Sheriff’s Office responded to a reported fight between a man and woman across from 1310 Stewart St. in Carmi Friday afternoon.

According to the sheriff’s office, when officers arrived, they saw two people running north across Stewart Street behind the home located at 1310 Stewart Street. The officer told both of them to stop, but they didn’t.

The man went to the west side of the home. The officer came into contact with him, who attempted to run back to the west. The officer commanded the man at taser point to stop and to prone out on the ground. He complied at this point. The officer asked him who he was. The man identified himself as Mike Blake. When other officers arrived, the man was detained. The man was later identified as 31-year-old Shiloh Walden of Carmi.

Walden told the officer he ran because he saw police lights and that he was beating himself up in the ditch. Walden said no one else was with him. An officer could not find the second person.

Officials asked White County Dispatch to see if there were any active warrants for Walden. They found out that Walden was wanted for two active warrants. He was then placed under arrest for the warrants and obstruction of justice for initially lying about his name to the responding officer. Walden was taken to the White County Jail.