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Armed Robbery Investigation Underway in Franklin County

BENTON – The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating an armed robbery and aggravated unlawful restraint that happened late Thursday at a rural Franklin County business. According to Sheriff Kyle Bacon, the investigation is in its early stages and at this time no other information is being released.

Franklin County Sheriff Promotes Two Officers

BENTON – Two Franklin County Sheriff’s Office officers have been promoted. According to Sheriff Kyle Bacon, Correctional Officer Marie Johnson has been promoted to the rank of Lieutenant. Lt. Johnson has worked in the sheriff’s office for 17 years and will serve as an Administrative Lieutenant within the jail facility. Deputy Jared Anthis has been

Franklin County Sheriff’s Report

BENTON – The following information was released by the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office on Tuesday, December 27, 2022. 12-19-22 Sean N. Pitchers, age 54, of Johnston City was arrested for driving while license suspended. Pitchers also had a failure to appear warrant for driving while license suspended.12-19-22 Dixie L. May, age 29, of Marion was

Herrin Police Report

HERRIN – The following information was released by the Herrin Police Department on Tuesday, December 27, 2022. Jeffrey L. Umdenstock Age 53From: Herrin, ILArrested on 12-13-22 for aggravated assault. Annie Nguyen Age 31From: Herrin, ILArrested 12-13-22 on a warrant. Aleasha R. Stanley Age 38From: West Frankfort, ILArrested on 12-13-22 for theft. Invy R. Buckner Age

ISP Investigating Fatal Christmas Day Stabbing in Christopher

CHRISTOPHER – Illinois State Police (ISP) Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) Agents are investigating a fatal stabbing at a home in Christopher at the request of the Christopher Police Department.  The incident happened on Christmas Day at 4:30 p.m. in the 200 block of West 15th Street in Christopher.  Preliminary information indicates that Christopher Police