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In the afternoon hours of February 4, Jared L. Hohenstein, 34 of Taylorville came to the Taylorville Police Department.  He stated he had a warrant and wanted to turn himself in.  He was transoirted to the Christian County Correctional Center in lieu of bond. 


A traffic accident occured on February 4 at the intersection of Springfield Rd. and Cheney Street.  Seventeen year old Austin W. Dowdy of Stonington was at the intersection and had a green arrow and was turning east onto Springfield Rd., when 18 year old McKenna D. Hutson of Taylorville was traveling west on Springfield Rd and disobeyed the red light and struck Dowdy's 2003 Chevrolet Silverado in the rear drivers side panel of the vehicle.  Dowdy's vehicle spun around and came to rest facing the north and Hutson's 2002 Chevrolet Tracer facing south.  Both drivers were taken to Taylorville Memorial Hospital. 

On February 3 at 11:52 am, officers were sent to West Main Cross & Webster in reference to a two vehicle acident.  Upon arrival, 17 year old Mollie Kress of Taylorville was in the intersection blocking the roadway, and 24 year old Mallory DeClerk of Taylorville had moved to a parking lot.  Kress stated she was stoppped at the stop sign and it was her turn to go.  She stated she proceeeded West on Main Cross and was struck by DeClerk.  Declerk stated there were three cars stopped at the 4 way stop and she proceeded the same time as Kress did and struck her 2010 Dodge Avenger.  Declerk said when she started to go, she looked up and it was too late and she struck Kress vehicle.  Kress was approximately 3/4 of the way thru the intersection when she was struck by DeClerk who was driving a 1999 Pontiac Grand Prix.  Declerk was issued a citation for failure to stop/yield at an intersection.  Kress vehicle was towed from the scene. 


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