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An accident Friday morning at 8:00 resulted in a Taylorville woman being cited. According to police reports, 30-year-old Heather Meinart couldn’t slowdown in time to avoid rear-ending a car drive by 63-year-old Joelynda A. Conrad of Taylorville. Both vehicles were damaged in the accident, which occurred at the intersection of Webster and Spresser. No injuries were reported. Meinart was reportedly ticketed for failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident.  


A Pana man was stopped by police for trespassing and ended up charged with a lot more. According to Pana police, they were called last Thursday by a Pana Bar owner complaining that 27-year-old Travis M. Gregg was trespassing. Gregg was arrested for criminal trespass. After a quick investigation, Gregg was also arrested for unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon, and for possession of a controlled substance. He was taken to the Christina County Jail, where he was held without bond.

28 year-old Tyler L. Davis of Taylorville was arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of cannabis.   

35 year-old David A. Handlin of Mt. Auburn was arrested for domestic battery.   

33 year-old Jason A. Malone of Bulpitt, was arrested for domestic battery. 



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