BURNT PRAIRIE INCIDENT (10-30-2014)
THE WHITE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE RECEIVED A CALL AT 3:01 P.M. ON 10/29/2014 IN REFERENCE TO A MAN WITH A GUN AT 211 CHURCH ST, BURNT PRAIRIE, IL. CALLER ADVISED THE SUBJECT WAS THREATENING TO HARM HIMSELF.

SHERIFF DOUG MAIER, SGT CRAIG POOLE, AND SGT BYRD HUBER RESPONDED TO THE LOCATION. CARMI K-9 UNIT DUSTIN BUTTRY ALSO RESPONDED.

AT THE RESIDENCE A MALE SUBJECT WAS INSIDE THE RESIDENCE ALONE WITH A HANDGUN. SUBJECT WAS THREATENING TO COMMIT SUICIDE. SUBJECT ADVISED IF ANYONE CAME INTO THE RESIDENCE HE WOULD SHOOT THEM. A FAMILY MEMBER HAD WENT INTO FRONT PART OF RESIDENCE BUT HAD TO RETREAT. SUBJECT HAD BROKEN CELL PHONE SO NO COMMUNICATION COULD BE MADE.

AT ONE POINT A SINGLE GUNSHOT WAS HEARD FROM THE RESIDENCE. THIS WAS ABOUT 4:45 P.M. SHORTLY AFTER THE SHOT THE MALE SUBJECT EXITED THE RESIDENCE AND WAS ON THE PORCH AREA. SUBJECT WAS ORDERED TO RAISE HANDS, AND AFTER AN ALTERCATION WITH OFFICERS, THE SUBJECT WAS TAKEN INTO CUSTODY. SUBJECT DID NOT HAVE A FIREARM AT THIS TIME. THE FIREARM WAS LOCATED IN THE BEDROOM AREA WHERE ONE SHOT HAD BEEN FIRED INTO THE FLOOR OF BEDROOM.

SUBJECT WAS TRANSPORTED TO FAIRFIELD HOSPITAL BY WHITE COUNTY AMBULANCE. HE DID NOT APPEAR TO BE INJURED IN ANY WAY. NO CRIMINAL CHARGES, SUBJECT RELEASED TO CUSTODY OF FAIRFIELD HOSPITAL.

DOUG MAIER
WHITE COUNTY SHERIFF
JEFF PARKER ARREST (10-24-2014)
DURING THE DETAIL INVOLVING THE ARREST OF JEFF PARKER FOR POSSESSION OF METHAMPHETAMINE AMONG OTHER CHARGES A MEMBER OF THE SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT WAS STUCK BY A NEEDLE THAT PARKER HAD IN HIS POSSESSION.

MEDICAL CARE WAS OBTAINED FOR THE DEPUTY, WITH CONTINUING TESTS TO COME LATER.

WE TAKE GREAT PRECAUTIONS TO PREVENT THIS FROM HAPPENING BUT SOMETIMES IS UNAVOIDABLE. OUR CONCERNS ARE WITH THE DEPUTY AND HOPE FOR A POSITIVE OUTCOME.

SHERIFF DOUG MAIER
ATV Theft & Recovery (10-24-2014)
On October 20th 2014 a Kawasaki ATV side-by-side was reported stolen from a farm located at 925 County Road 1400N of Burnt Prairie. James Elliott is the owner of the vehicle.

An ongoing investigation has led to an arrest and the recovery of the stolen vehicle.

Tips from the public led to an investigation in the area of Springerton where officers determined the vehicle was being moved. Sheriff Doug Maier, Sergeant Craig Poole, Sergeant Byrd Huber and Deputy Justin Spencer were involved in the investigation. Units established a perimeter around the area and witnessed the suspect traveling through Springerton towing a trailer with the suspected stolen ATV. A vehicle stop confirmed that the ATV in tow was the suspected stolen vehicle and resulted in an arrest and the recovery of the ATV.

30 year old Jeffery D. Parker of 1306 IL Highway 1; Carmi was charged with possession of a stolen vehicle, possession of a controlled substance, no valid driver’s license, a Hamilton county warrant (for failure to appear on charges of procurement of anhydrous ammonia with the intent to manufacture methamphetamine, and tampering with anhydrous ammonia) and a Jefferson county warrant (for failure to appear on charges of operating a vehicle while unlicensed).

As usual we appreciate and respond to information given to us from the public. Please contact us at the Sheriff’s Department of Crimestoppers anytime you might have information of unusual activity or evidence of criminal activity. Working together with the community has been a great asset to my department and led to the successful investigation and prosecution of criminals in our county.

Mr. Elliott has been notified and will have the ATV returned to him. It did not appear to be damaged.
A Thanks to Law Enforcement (10-13-2014)
I want to take this opportunity to say thanks to the men and women in law enforcement who assisted us this past Sunday. My entire department responded immediately and worked all day and evening. The Carmi Police Department and Chief Jason Carter took quick action and had K-9 Unit Dustin Buttry on the ground and officers setting up a perimeter. Illinois State Police responded and assisted throughout the process. US Marshall Pete Kell assisted with several Marshalls from his office. Edward's County Sheriff Darby Biawey, Wayne County Sheriff Mike Everett, Williamson County Sheriff Bennie Vick, and Saline County Sheriff Keith Brown all provided tremendous assistance. Our Southern Illinois Drug Task Force responded with several officers. Norris City Police Department, Grayville Police Department, and Eldorado Police Department also assisted greatly. White County States Attorney Denton Aud was involved throughout the day as well.

This is a great example of local law enforcement working together to accomplish a common goal. We have had several high profile cases in White County lately and the ability to work to work in a coordinated effort had made the convictions possible in these cases.

I am extremely proud to be a part of this group and hope the public is as proud of them as I am.
Escaped Inmates Apprehended (10-11-2014)
Both Robert M. Mead and Donald Currier have been located and are in custody of the White County Sheriff's Department. Both were located in a residence along Raliegh Road in Saline County. Subjects were found hiding inside the residence and resisted arrest.

The White County Sheriff's Department's investigation led to the Saline County area. The White County Sheriff's Department responded to the area with the assistance of the Saline County Sheriff's Department, Illinois State Police, U.S. Marshall Service, Southern Illinois Task Force, and Eldorado Police Department.

This was a joint effort of all agencies working together leading to this safe apprehension.

During the course of the investigation two subjects, Jason Locke (10-31-80) and Brandy J. Minder (05-07-82), were arrested and charged with Obstruction of Justice. Both subjects reside at 117 6th St. of Carmi. Both are being held in the White County Jail with no bond.

Mr. Currier was injured during the escape. He will be transported for medical attention.
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