Police Beat for Sunday, December 9th, 2012
State Police arrested 18-year-old Ashley Bates of Shattuc Road in rural Centralia for alleged possession of cannabis. She remained in jail Sunday morning.
Marion County Sheriff's Deputies arrested two person when responding to a report of a disturbance at the home of 28-year-old Matthew Ellis on Front Street in Iuka. Ellis remains in jail for alleged domestic battery. 47-year-old Sharon Helton of North Avenue in Iuka posted $50 bond and was released for battery. The original caller, Andrea Allison, told deputies that Ellis had thrown her around the house and choked her. Allison was able to get to a neighbor's home to call police.
Sandoval Police arrested a 39-year-old Chicago resident, Sherman Jones, for driving on a suspended license. Jones posted $150 bond and was released.
See other LocalNews news:An urgent call for action made during university rally
Illinois residents weigh in on proposed coal mine expansion
Illinois gets extension to determine flooding damage
SIU small business center to close due to no Illinois budget
SAT to replace ACT as college entrance exam in Illinois