Courts Police and Fire

Kidnapping/robbery suspect gets jail, probation, fine

PAXTON — A suburban Chicago man turned himself in at the Ford County Jail this week to begin serving a sentence he received for his role in the kidnapping, beating and attempted extortion of a Paxton businessman last December.


Defendant wants confession to police suppressed

PAXTON — One of the men charged in the kidnapping and beating of a rural Paxton man last year claims his Miranda rights were violated when he was interrogated by Paxton police and FBI agents, and he is asking a Ford County judge to keep a jury from hearing any statements he made to them.


Milford teen seriously injured in accident with tractor

WATSEKA — The Iroquois County Sheriff’s Office released the following list of recent activity:


Ford County Sheriff's Office police blotter (Aug. 28, 2014)

PAXTON — The Ford County Sheriff’s Office released the following list of activity for the period of Aug. 10-23:

— On Aug. 23, a deputy assisted the Piper City police chief with an arrest in Piper City.

— On Aug. 23, assistance was given to the Ford County coroner and Gibson Area Ambulance Service personnel with a call of a deceased person in rural Clarence.


Ford County Circuit Court Cases (Aug. 28, 2014)

Following is a list of cases filed recently in Ford County Circuit Court, as posted at www.judici.com:

Misdemeanors
• Sarah E. Barker, 31, of Paxton, for criminal damage to property (under $300) and domestic battery.
• Brian M. Krumwiede, 32, of Paxton, for criminal damage to property (under $300) and domestic battery.


Rural Paxton man: Drivers need to slow down in country

RURAL CISSNA PARK — Two days after his company van was broad-sided by a teenage driver at a rural intersection in Iroquois County, Ron Hilligoss headed to the teen’s home to chat with his father.


Murder suspect wants incident at jail barred from his trial

WATSEKA — On the deadline for his attorney to file final pretrial motions, murder suspect Andrew M. Condon asked an Iroquois County judge to bar the prosecution from referencing at his trial a recent “incident” between himself and jail personnel.


Watseka man jailed for allegedly firing gun at Hoopeston man

HOOPESTON — A Watseka man was being held Friday at the Iroquois County Jail on a $75,000 bond for allegedly firing his gun in the direction of a Hoopeston man early that morning.

Tyler J. Henady, 29, of Watseka was arrested after a 33-year-old Hoopeston man identified Henady as the person who shot at him, according to a news release from the Hoopeston Police Department.


Iroquois County Sheriff's Office police blotter (Aug. 22, 2014)

WATSEKA — The Iroquois County Sheriff’s Office released the following list of recent activity:

— Larry J. Watkins, 25, of Rankin, was transferred from the Ford County Jail to the Iroquois County Jail on Aug. 21. Watkins was wanted on an Iroquois County warrant for failure to appear in court for possession of cannabis (2.5-10 grams).


Iroquois County Sheriff's Office police blotter (Aug. 20, 2014)

WATSEKA — The Iroquois County Sheriff’s Office released the following list of recent activity:


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