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

Travis G. Hartline, 22, of 104 South Walnut Street, Pana, was arrested April 25 on a bond forfeiture for criminal damage to property.

Jarad K. Challans, 28, of 708 Kitchell Street, Pana, was arrested April 26 for residential burglary and theft by deception.

Diana L. McKinney, 44, of North 1601 Powers Lake Road, Genoa City, Wisconsin, was arrested April 26 for driving under the influence of alcohol/drugs.

Mark J. Pope, 32, of 306 Oak Street, Ozark, Arkansas, was arrested April 26 for resisting a peace officer, disorderly conduct, and aggravated battery of a peace officer.

Michael E. Reber, 40, of 102 North Snodgrass Street, Taylorville, was arrested April 27 on a bond forfeiture for driving on a suspended license.

Kyle K. Richards, 18, of 1600 East Stanford Avenue, Springfield, was arrested April 27 on a bond forfeiture for burglary.

CRASHES:

On April 26, Gordon L. Gesell of Taylorville was traveling northwest on Route 29 when a deer entered the roadway from the west. The deer then entered Gesell's path of travel. Gesell then struck the deer with the front end of the vehicle. No injuries were reported.

On April 25, Paige A. Pellinghelli of Kincaid was traveling north on County 5. Just south of 1800 North, Pellinghelli was changing the radio station which caused her to run off the roadway. Pellinghelli hit the ditch causing damage to the vehicle. No injuries were reported.

On April 25, Donald W. Nance, Jr. of Taylorville was traveling southeast on a curve on Illinois Route 104. Nance went off the roadway to the right and struck the ditch. The vehicle flipped one or two times, hit a set of trees, and came to rest on its top. Jacqueline R. Holmes of Taylorville was thrown from the vehicle about 20 or 30 feet onto the roadway. Holmes was transported to Memorial Medical Center in Springfield for treatment of injuries. Stacey A. Nance of Taylorville was taken to Taylorville Memorial Hospital for her injuries. Donald Nance was taken to the Christian County Sheriff's Office to perform field sobriety tests. Nance was then arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol and driving while his license was revoked.

On April 26, Ella N. Richard of Taylorville was traveling southeast on Route 29 when a deer entered the roadway from the west. The deer then entered Richard's path of travel. Richard then struck the deer with the front end of the vehicle.

On April 27, Thomas J. Barry of Taylorville was traveling southbound on 1250 East Road. Barry fell asleep causing the vehicle to travel into the northbound lane. Barry turned the wheel when he awoke causing him to go into the west ditch. Barry hit the ditch, then hit a utility pole, and the vehicle came to rest on its side. There was minor damage to the utility pole. There was significant damage to Barry's vehicle and it had to be towed from the scene. Barry reported no injuries.


THE TAYLORVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT REPORTS THE FOLLOWING ARRESTS:

On April 27 at 5:30pm, Kyle Richards, 18, of Taylorville came to the Taylorville Police Department to turn himself in for a Christian County failure to appear warrant. Dispatch verified the warrant through the Law Enforcement Agencies Data System. Richards was arrested and transported to Christian County Correctional Center.

On April 27 at 2:43pm, a Taylorville Police Department officer located Michael E.Reber, 40, of Taylorville at 1020 North Snodgrass. The officer knew Reber to have a valid Christian County failure to appear warrant. Reber was placed under arrest and transported to Christian County Correctional Center.

On April 27th, Taylorville Police Department officers arrested Cale R. Sexson, 31, of Taylorville on a failure to appear in court warrant out of Macon County.

On April 25th at 10:50pm, Taylorville Police Department dispatch received a call from Beth Burton that she needed assistance in removing an intoxicated male from her residence. Upon arrival, the officer saw that there were signs of a struggle and heard several male subjects arguing. The officer was invited into the residence and told that the male was in the other room. After a brief investigation, the man, who was identified as Mark J, Pope, 32, of Ozark, Arkansas, continued to put his hands on the officer before grabbing the officer's left hand. Pope was placed into handcuffs and secured in the back of the squad car. After two separate occasions of striking the officer, Pope was transported to Christian County Correctional Center in lieu of bond on charges of disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, and aggravate battery to a peace office.

 
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