Courts Police and Fire

Coroner identifies Danforth couple who died in murder-suicide

DANFORTH — Iroquois County’s coroner has released the names of the married couple who were found dead in their Danforth home in an apparent murder-suicide.

Coroner Bill Cheatum identified the couple as Christopher E. Johnson, 35, and Hillary T. Johnson, 34.


Man gets probation for growing 44 pot plants in his garden

WATSEKA — An Iroquois County man has been sentenced to two years of probation for growing 44 marijuana plants in his garden.

Samuel Vires III, 48, of Claytonville, pleaded guilty to one count of unlawful production of 20-50 cannabis sativa plants, a Class 3 felony, on March 5 in Iroquois County Circuit Court.


Gibson City police blotter (March 25, 2015)

GIBSON CITY — The Gibson City Police Department released the following list of persons arrested or ticketed recently:

— Rondald W. Scarberry, 59, of Ona, W.V., for disobeying a stop sign on March 22.

— Charles L. Smith, 19, of Oswego, for speeding on March 22.

— Sierria C. Edgar, 22, of 115 N. Wood St., Gibson City, for speeding on March 21.


Ford County Sheriff's Office police blotter (March 25, 2015)

PAXTON — The Ford County Sheriff’s Office released the following list of activity for the period of March 8-21:

— On March 20, a deputy assisted Gibson Area Ambulance Service personnel with an unresponsive male in rural Paxton.

— On March 19, a Piper City man reported his vehicle stolen from his home.

— On March 19, a rural Piper City man reported his pickup stolen.


Paxton Police Blotter (March 25, 2015)

PAXTON — The Paxton Police Department released the following list of recent activity:


Ford County Circuit Court Cases (March 25, 2015)

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


Onarga Fire Department sued over Cash Bash incident

WATSEKA — A woman who claims she was shoved by an intoxicated man, causing her to fall and become injured, during the Onarga Fire Department’s Cash Bash fundraiser last March is suing the volunteer fire department for more than $50,000 in damages.


Deer in road causes crash in Woodland area

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


Sheriff to Piper City board: Local drivers need to obey laws

PIPER CITY — Ford County Sheriff Mark Doran told the Piper City Village Board on March 4 that his patrolmen have been busy all over the county.

Doran said drivers should observe driving rules such as using turn signals, wearing seat belts and following the speed limit to avoid being stopped.


Ford County Circuit Court Cases (March 18, 2015)

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

Felonies
• Joshua D. Wright, 29, of Paxton, for theft ($500 to $10,000).
• Carrie N. Allhands, 30, of Paxton, for vendor fraud ($1,000 to $5,000), theft from a school or place or worship ($500 to $10,000) and theft ($10,000 to $100,000).


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