JEREMY POTTS (6-8-2015)
A subject wanted on a White County Warrant for Escape has been located and arrested in Eldorado. Jeremy Dean Potts, DOB 5/11/1978, 1530 Roosevelt St., Eldorado, IL. was arrested June 6, 2015 and is currently being held in the White County Jail.

Potts had been sentenced to a 4 year term to the Department of Corrections and did not report to the White County Jail to serve that sentence. A warrant was issued on 5-12-2015.

White County Sheriff

Doug Maier
OPERATION WHITEOUT 2 (6-8-2015)
Another target from "OPERATION WHITEOUT" has been located and is in the White County Jail. MICHAEL T. JORDAN, DOB 7-7-1987, 704 W. Main St., Crossville, IL was located and placed under arrest in Crossville on 6-6-2015. A vehicle stop by White County Deputy Justin Spencer led to the arrest.

Warrant 2015-CF-79 for Unlawful delivery of Controlled Substance, Bond is $3,500.00 cash.

Jordan was part of the second wave of "OPERATION WHITEOUT", a detail to target the drug problem in Carmi and White County.

A total of 16 subjects have been arrested as result of this detail by the Southern Illinois Drug Task Force, Carmi Police Department, and the White County Sheriff's Department. Further arrest are still anticipated.

White County Sheriff

Doug Maier
OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTING (6-5-2015)
The White County Sheriff's Office conducted an investigation into the officer involved shooting which occurred in Grayville on April 12, 2015. This incident involved Grayville Officer Jess Burley during the arrest of John R. Eagleson.

The report was forwarded to States Attorney Denton Aud. The Special Prosecutors Office was appointed to review the report and give a determination as to criminal conduct on the part of Officer Burley.

The Special Prosecutor has determined that no criminal charges should be filed against Officer Burley.

White County Sheriff
Doug Maier
WHITEOUT 2 DETAIL (5-28-2015)
The White County Sheriff's Department, Carmi Police Department and Southern Illinois Drug Task force conducted a detail this morning. The detail was to serve warrants resulting from a several month long operation called "Whiteout", which targeted the drug problems in Carmi and White County. this is the second wave of arrests resulting from the operation.

Information gathered was forwarded to SA Denton Aud. Mr. Aud has reviewed this information and filed formal charges resulting in (8) warrants issued.

A total of 15 officers from the various departments were involved in the early morning detail. Carmi K-9 Unit "OREST" was utilized.

Further arrests are anticipated.

This is an ongoing effort by the Southern Illinois Task Force to combat the drug problem in White County and Southern Illinois.

White County Sheriff Doug Maier

Carmi Chief of Police Jason Carter

Officer Involved Shooting (4-12-2015)
On 4/12/2015 at approximately 4:40 PM the White County Sheriff’s Office Dispatch was advised by Grayville Officer Jess Burley that shots has been fired during a vehicle stop he had initiated.

Officer Burley had stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation; the vehicle pulled into the Dollar General Store parking lot located in Grayville Illinois. The driver of the vehicle was John Eagleson (DOB: 1/25/67). The vehicle backed from the parking spot and was attempting to leave the area. Officer Burley was in front of the vehicle and instructed the driver to stop. He advised this several times according to witnesses. The vehicle would not stop and Officer Burley fired one shot through the window of the vehicle, striking Mr. Eagleson in the face.

The vehicle then rolled to a stop in a grassy area south of the store.

Mr. Eagleson was transferred to Deaconess Hospital in Evansville Indiana.

Four citizens witnessed the incident and they have all been interviewed.

The investigation is being conducted by the White County Sheriff’s Department.

White County Sheriff
Doug Maier
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