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Franklin County Sheriff’s Report

BENTON – The following information was released by the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office on Monday, August 9, 2021.

7-29-21 Victoria J. Johnson age 73 of West Frankfort was ticketed for speeding.
7-29-21 Michael A. Gauch age 54 of Harrisburg was ticketed for speeding.
7-29-21 Faith A. Manning age 53 of Benton was ticketed for speeding.
7-29-21 Shirley M. Austill age 54 of Sesser was ticketed for speeding.
7-29-21 Jewel M. Herin age 18 of Herrin was ticketed for speeding and operating an uninsured motor vehicle.
7-29-21 John W. Downey age 38 of Ewing was ticketed for speeding.
7-31-21 Jonathan M. Yocum age 23 of West Frankfort was ticketed for speeding and driving while license suspended.
7-31-21 Hadlee R. Grizzell age 18 of West Frankfort was ticketed for speeding.
7-31-21 Kaleb E.R. Timberend age 24 of Benton was ticketed for speeding.
7-31-21 Stephan E. Williams age 71 of Mt. Vernon was ticketed for speeding.
7-31-21 Dustin M. Pickles age 34 of Benton was ticketed for unlawful use of an electronic device and no proof of insurance.
7-31-21 Darol W. Dryden age 67 of Creal Springs was ticketed for speeding and operating an uninsured motor vehicle.
8-2-21 Christina M. Rich age 34 of Mulkeytown was arrested for deceptive practices and 11 counts of forgery.
8-2-21 Adam E. Mcclanahan age 37 of Dowell was arrested for 3 counts of possession of controlled substances and violation of an order of protection.
8-3-21 Mark A. Ragsdale age 21 of West Frankfort was ticketed for leaving the scene of a accident and operating an uninsured motor vehicle.
8-4-21 Richard S. Plumlee age 58 of Buckner was arrested for unlawful failure to register as a
sex offender.
8-4-21 David E. Kimmel age 67 of Benton was ticketed for speeding.
8-4-21 Shanee N. Gonzalez age 30 of Mt. Vernon was ticketed for permitting an unauthorized person to drive.
8-4-21 Bruce A. Roberts age 63 of Sesser was ticketed for driving while license revoked and operating an uninsured motor vehicle.
8-5-21 Jennifer L. Oker age 44 of Christopher was arrested for 2 counts of aggravated assault and aggravated battery.
8-6-21 Kyle J. Shimkus age 24 of Thompsonville was arrested for leaving the scene of an accident and ticketed for failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident.
8-6-21 Jordan P. Key age 26 of Johnston City was arrested for theft.
8-7-21 Larry E. Wright age 44 of West Frankfort was ticketed for violation of classification.
8-7-21 Glenda S. Browder age 39 of Sesser was arrested for domestic battery.
8-8-21 Adam E. McClanahan age 37 of Thompsonville was arrested for unlawful violation of an order or protection.
8-8-21 Jessica A. Powell age 34 of Thompsonville was arrested for attempted residential burglary and obstructing a Peace Officer.
8-8-21 Christie D. Brown age 34 of Mound City was arrested for aggravated assault and resisting a Peace Officer.

WARRANT ARRESTS
8-4-21 Joseph L. Johnston age 52 of Mt. Vernon. Failure to appear for possession of methamphetamine.
8-6-21 Jacob D. George age 30 of West City. Perry County failure to appear warrant for aggravated assault.
8-8-21 Brittany A. Stanley age 22 of West Frankfort. Failure to appear for concealing or aiding a fugitive.

The public is reminded that all defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Sheriff David L. Bartoni