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THE CHRISTIAN COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE REPORTS THE FOLLOWING ARRESTS:

Gary A. Lyerla, 45, of 59 Hannon Trailer Court, Taylorville, was arrested February 11 on a bond forfeiture for driving on a suspended license.

Jacob E. Witherall, 20, was arrested February 11 for possession of cannabis and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Joshua R. Dudra, 29, of 1505 South Houston Street, Taylorville, was arrested February 11 for obstructing an officer and theft.

 

THE TAYLORVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT REPORTS THE FOLLOWING ARRESTS:

On February 9 at 5:06pm, Taylorville Police Department officers were dispatched to the 600 block of East Cleveland in reference to a intoxicated female subject walking down the road. Following the investigation, Samantha A. Singleton, 23, of Taylorville was arrested for public intoxication, resisting/obstructing a peace officer, and aggravated assault.

CRASHES

On February 10, Lisa K. Jacoby, 31, of Decatur advised she was backing northwest out of a parking stall in the 100 block of West Market when she struck Jason T. Tex, 42, of Taylorville. Jacoby received damage to the driver's side rear bumper. Jacoby advised Tex was traveling to fast at the time of the accident. Tex advised that prior to the accident, he had slowed down for another vehicle turning into a parking stall in front of him. Jacoby was issued a citation for improper backing. No injuries reported.

On February 7, a 16-year-old female from Blue Mound was traveling on Webster. Joshua W. Lacey, 17, of Taylorville was traveling east on Northern. Lacey attempted to slow down at the stop sign, however Norther was covered in packed snow. Lacey was unable to stop and slid through the intersection as the 16-year-old was passing through it. The vehicle collided sending the female into the ditch. Both vehicles were towed from the scene. Both drivers reported injuries that were not physically evident but were not taken to a medical facility.

 
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