On Wednesday the Taylorville Police Department reported the following arrests to Regional Radio News.
On Tuesday at approximately 11:25 pm a Taylorville Police Department officer was on patrol traveling east on Poplar Street when he saw the suspect vehicle traveling south on North Long Avenue and failed to stop at the intersection. A traffic stop was conducted when the vehicle pulled into a driveway of a residence on North Chestnut Street between East Vine and Main Cross Street. The driver/suspect, 25 year old Kevin M. Purcell of Taylorville admitted to his license being revoked and exited the vehicle. Subsequent to arrest a handgun was located along with controlled substance. A passenger/suspect, 26 year old Michael T. Morrissey of Morrisonville was arrested for possession of cannabis and failure to wear a seat belt. The rear passenger/suspect, 23 year old Jessica S. Koonce of Taylorville was cited for failure to wear a seatbelt and possession of drug paraphernalia. Purcell was transported to the Taylorville Police Department to be processed for possession of a controlled substance, unlawful use of a weapon, and being cited for failure to stop at a stop intersection, failure to wear a seatbelt, and driving with license revoked.