Paxton man, Hoopeston teens indicted by Iroquois grand jury

WATSEKA — An Iroquois County grand jury returned indictments against the following people on March 7, according to a news release from State’s Attorney Jim Devine:

— Blake L. Williams, 22, of Paxton, for theft. Williams was under investigation by the sheriff’s office for allegedly stealing four gold necklaces.

— Jarrod C. Burton and Josh R. Hasbargen, both 18, and Bryan M. Daily, 19, all of Hoopeston, for tampering with anhydrous ammonia equipment at a fertilizer facility near Cissna Park. Daily was also indicted for attempting to elude a police officer.

— Michael A. Rogers, 25, of East Lynn, for theft and criminal damage to property. Rogers allegedly stole three large wooden spools of copper wire owned by the Union Pacific Railroad and damaged several trailers at Timbered Meadows Campground in rural Goodwine.

— Adam S. Blair, 21, of Onarga, for possession of a controlled substance and possession of a hypodermic syringe or needle. Blair was allegedly in possession of 15 grams of cocaine and a syringe used to inject cocaine when he was arrested by Watseka police.

— Kyle L. Owens, 37, of Milford, for forgery.

— Christopher L. Bowers, 27, of Watseka, for possession of a controlled substance (1 tablet of Alprazolam).

—Shaun P. Cooper, 30, of Watseka, for burglary, unlawful use of a credit card, theft and unlawful possession of cannabis.

— Tarrence Munson, 34, of Watseka, for retail theft. Munson allegedly stole a bottle of Jack Daniels whiskey from Scotchman’s in Watseka.

— Avery L. Durflinger, 54, of Watseka, for theft (a copper pipe).

— Travis L. Houser, 20, of Watseka, for burglary and theft. Houser allegedly entered a home in Watseka and stole two drills and a welder.

— Heather M. Osborne, 27, of Watseka, for armed violence, aggravated domestic battery and aggravated battery. Osborne allegedly used a knife to stab another person.

— Jonathan A. Rexing, 22, of Watseka, for possessing a debit card of another and theft.

— Gabriel D. Hartung, 33, of St. Anne, for aggravated driving under the influence of alcohol (third or subsequent offense).


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