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Decatur Man Arrested For Taylorville Break-In

A Decatur man was arrested in Charleston after a Taylorville break-in. On January 8th, 2023 at 4:36 AM, police received a call from a citizen that someone was pounding on their door when they heard a crashing noise. Taylorville Police responded to a house on the 1300 block of Market Street. Officers noticed that the door had been kicked in.  Police secured the residence and saw the garage door was open.  


Police discovered that a 2012 Cadillac had been stolen.  The citizen had a doorbell camera that captured the incident.  Taylorville Officers identified 23-year-old Jameer S. Scott from Decatur and contacted other agencies to look for the vehicle.


Charleston police would arrest Scott several hours later. The subject was taken to Cole County where he is currently being held. Charleston Police have charges against Scott as well.  Taylorville Police learned that Scott is currently on parole and Christian County States Attorney John McWard has approved several charges against Scott. Scott will be transferred to Christian County Correctional Center.


Taylorville Police Department Police Chief Dwayne Wheeler says that he is happy no one was hurt in the incident and that the situation could have been worse. He also urged all patients to be prepared and praised the citizen for having excellent video surveillance and a well-secured door. 

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