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

On August 13, 2014, Justin E. Stepp, 34, of Taylorville was traveling southbound on 1250 E. Road. At approximately 369 North, a deer came onto the roadway from the east. Stepp struck the deer with the front end of the vehicle. Stepp had damage to the front end of the vehicle. Stepp was towed from the scene by Taylorville Towing. No injuries were reported.

On August 13, 2014 at approximately 8:31am, Ronald E. Emerson, 66, of Assumption was westbound on Township Road 1450 North. Kathryn N. Knight, 17, of Taylorville was southbound on Township Road 1900 East. The standing field corn on the north east part of the intersection prevented the drivers from seeing each other. Both Emerson and Knight slowed for the intersection, but neither came to a complete stop. Knight struck the right wheel and tire of Emerson. No injuries were reported. Knight was towed from the scene.

Seth A. Wilbur, 24, of Taylorville was arrested on August 13, 2014 for 720 ILCS 5.0/17-3

Brian P. Mast, 40, of Decatur was arrested on August 13, 2014 for home repair fraud.

Bree A. Beeson, 37, of Pana was arrested on August 13, 2014 for driving while under the influence of alcohol.

THE TAYLORVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT REPORTS THE FOLLOWING ARREST:

On August 13, 2014, Taylorville Police Department Officers were dispatched to CVS Pharmacy in Taylorville in reference to a male subject there attempting to pick up a fake prescription. Taylorville Police Department Officers arrived and spoke to the employee and the suspect. Upon further investigation, Seth A. Wilbur, 24, of Taylorville was arrested for Prescription Fraud. Wilbur was transported to the Taylorville Police Department, processed and lodged in the Christian County Sheriff's Office in lieu of bond.

 
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