Police Blotter

Area Arrests/Accidents 7/20/16

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


24 year old Blake M. Whitehead of Taylorville was arrested on Tuesday on a bond forfeiture warrant for contempt of court.



On July 18th, 15 year old Adam M. Downing of Taylorville, who has a learning permit was attempting to turn from northbound IL Route 29 onto westbound IL Route 104 while having a green light in both directions for IL Route 29. Downing failed to see 67 year old Madelyn C Ryder of Greenup travelling through the intersection southbound on IL Route 29 in her vehicle. Downing pulled across the intersection and struck Ryder. Both vehicles suffered heavy damage and were towed from the scene. All three occupants in Ryder’s vehicle were transported by EMS to Taylorville Memorial Hospital. Both occupants of Downing’s vehicle refused medical treatment on the scene.

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