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TPD Have Busy Monday, Arrest Two; One On The Loose

A Taylorville woman has been arrested and a man is at large following a search warrant on November 29th.  42-year-old Amber Fixsal of Taylorville was arrested for possession of methamphetamine and unlawful use of a weapon by a felon.  41-year-old Damery L. Binkley of Taylorville is currently at large. Police say they have seen the subject but lost sight of him.  Police encourage anyone who sees him to get in touch with TPD. 


Taylorville Police Chief Dwayne Wheeler says the CAT Team conducted a search warrant on the 500 block of West Second Street.  The CAT Team has been investigating the house and both Fixsal and Binkley and Chief Wheeler says that the residence is unsuitable for living conditions and the city is working to seize the property and eventually tear down the residence. 


Also arrested on Monday separately, was 34-year-old Michael T. Morrissey of Taylorville, for unlawful use of a weapon by a felon.  TPD recovered several shotgun shells during a search warrant at an apartment complex on Pauline Street.  Morrissey is facing multiple charges.


TPD thanked State’s Attorney John McWard for approving all the charges.


Damery L. Binkley


Amber Fixsal



Michael T. Morrissey

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