A Mill Shoals man was arrested Friday morning by Carmi Police for DUI after failing to use his turn signal. 52 year old Tony Staton was pulled over at the intersection Oak and Sixth Streets at 2:12 am. Staton showed signs of impairment and after a field sobriety test, was taken into custody on a charge of DUI drugs, and transported to the White County Jail. He was later released after posting a $100 bond. Staton was also cited for failure to signal when required.
An Enfield man was seriously injured following an ATV accident Thursday evening. According to the White County Sheriff’s Department, Douglas Westfall was operating a 4-wheeler on County Road 1800, when at approximately 6:35 pm, he lost control and rolled the ATV. Westfall was thrown from the vehicle. The White County Ambulance Service responded and treated Westfall at the scene. Due to injuries received in the accident, Westfall was transported by Air Evac to St. Mary’s hospital in Evansville.
An 18-year-old Salem man facing attempted murder charges in connection with a shooting incident at a party in January had a new felony case filed against him in Marion County Court on Thursday. Tyler Caswell is now also facing a Class 2 felony charge of possessing a stolen firearm in addition to Class X felonies for two counts attempted murder, two counts aggravated battery with the discharge of a firearm, two counts Class 1 felony aggravated discharge of a firearm, and three Class 4 felonies — two for reckless discharge of a firearm and one for obstruction of justice. Caswell is accused of shooting 21-year-old Jacob Joyner and 21-year-old Jacob Hayes during a dispute at a party in Salem. Caswell remains in the Marion County Jail with bail set at $500,000.
Cassandra A. Goldman, Wabash County State’s Attorney, reports that Ruben A. Corzine, a 29-year old Browns, man, was sentenced to the Illinois Department of Corrections by Circuit Judge Christopher L. Weber in Wabash County Circuit Court. Goldman said that the Defendant was charged February 9, with Possession of Weapons by Felon, a Class 3 Felony and Reckless Discharge of a Firearm, a Class 4 Felony. Mr. Corzine was sentenced to 2 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections, to be followed by one year of mandatory supervised release for each count. Sentences will run concurrent.
The status hearing for Richland County murder suspect Glenn Ramey has been backed up once again. The newly scheduled hearing will be in April. The 53-year-old Ramey is facing a First-Degree Murder charge and a charge of Predatory Criminal Sexual Assault. He is charged in the Thanksgiving Eve 2016 death of 8-year-old Sabrina Stauffenberg in Olney. Ramey is currently being evaluated as to his fitness to stand trial. He remains in Richland County Jail, in Olney, under $10 million bond.