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Court appearances Published court appearances reflect the daily 10:00 a.m. criminal call and do not necessarily account for all felony proceedings heard that day. Christian County Resident Judge Brad Paisley presided over the following cases on Jan. 21, 2022: Dane P. Austin, 20CF153, possession of meth five grams or less, had pre-trial and a hearing for…

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Court appearances Published court appearances reflect the daily 10:00 a.m. criminal call and do not necessarily account for all felony proceedings heard that day. Christian County Resident Judge Brad Paisley presided over the following cases on Jan. 20, 2022: James M. Assad, 20CF277, armed robbery and felon possession/use of firearm, had pre-trial continued until Mar.…

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Coroner investigating death of Tennessee man

TAYLORVILLE — On January 17, 2022 at approximately 3:45A.M., 911 received a call that a male was unresponsive in a residence of East Adams. Emergency services arrived and requested the coroner. Deputy Coroner Gerald McPhillips identified the male as 37-year-old Kenneth Vest, of Camden, Tenn. An autopsy was held in Bloomington and preliminary results are…

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Pana burglary pair appear in court

TAYLORVILLE — Byron C. Kay, 29 and Tyler L. Engelhart, 29, both of Pana, appeared before Christian County Resident Judge Brad Paisley on Tuesday for their first appearance. The suspects are charged with burglary after being located in a South Locust Street building now owned by the city of Pana. Probable cause was found in…

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Police

Taylorville Police Arrests Jan. 15: Justin M. Bright, 34, of Taylorville, was arrested for possession of meth. Christian County Arrests Jan. 16: Douglas Cowell, 42, was arrested by Taylorville police for violating probation and disorderly conduct. Jan. 17: Pana police arrested Byron Kay, 28 and Tyler Engelhart, 26, both of Pana and charged them with…

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Court appearances Published court appearances reflect the daily 10:00 a.m. criminal call and do not necessarily account for all felony proceedings heard that day. Christian County Resident Judge Brad Paisley presided over the following cases on Jan. 14, 2022: Matthew A. Burrus, 18CF130, possession of a controlled substance, had pre-trial and the defendant agreeing to…

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Police

Taylorville Police Arrests Jan. 10: Clayton W. Foster, 54, of Auburn, was arrested and charged with retail theft. Jan. 11: Deputies arrested Joseph Hicks, 57, for theft. Ashley Buscher, 36, was arrested by Sangamon County deputies for forgery. Matthew Burrus, 43, was arrested by deputies for chemical breakdown of a controlled substance. Accidents Jan. 12:…

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Court appearances Published court appearances reflect the daily 10:00 a.m. criminal call and do not necessarily account for all felony proceedings heard that day. Christian County Resident Judge Brad Paisley presided over the following cases on Jan. 13, 2022: Bobby G. Beck, 20CF268, possession of meth five grams or less, had pre-trial and a 402…

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Court judgments Small Claims The following civil judgments have been finalized in Christian County Court: Jan. 7: Heights Finance Corp. vs. Geri Brummet; Default judgment, $2,209.82. Credit Collection Partners vs. Matthew D. Sharp; Default judgment, $1,334.00. Credit Collection Partners vs. Cole Montgomery; Consent judgment, $382.95. Cavalry SPV I, LLC vs. Jacque L. Willison; Default judgment,…

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Police

Taylorville Police Arrests Jan. 6: Christine F. Quinn, 51, of Jacksonville, Fla., was arrested for violation of an order of protection. Cindy L. Mays, 60, of Taylorville, was arrested on an unspecified warrant. Jan. 8: Karl J. Jean, 42, of Taylorville, was arrested on two unspecified warrants. Jan. 9: Wesley E. Rogers, 38, of Decatur…

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