Police Blotter

Area Arrests/Accidents 7/8/16

On Friday the Christian County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests to Regional Radio News.


31 year old Daniel L. Shimkus of Kincaid was arrested on Thursday for theft.


38 year old Don S. Steele of Nokomis was arrested on Thursday on an original arrest warrant for aggravated battery. Bond was set at $50,000.


25 year old Robert V. McCauley of Morrisonville was arrested on Thursday on bond forfeiture warrants for criminal damage to property, and two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia. Bond was set at $7000.




39 year old Todd A. Bottoms of Taylorville stated that he was southbound on Shumway St. When he gave the car some gas and it began to slide. Bottoms claimed the gas pedal became stuck and the vehicle spun out of control into the field. Bottom's vehicle left the roadway off the west side and traveled through a bean field, then struck a homemade dump trailer and struck a flatbed trailer which were both parked on private property at 1005 South Shumway St.


40 year old Phillip A. Miller of Harvel was traveling north on Route 48. 18 year old Makala J. Finks of Taylorville was traveling south on Route 48. At about 1825 North, Finks began to fall asleep crossing into Miller's lane of traffic. Finks hit Miller causing damage to both vehicles.

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