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WJBD - Local News - Police Beat for Sunday, December 9th, 2012

Police Beat for Sunday, December 9th, 2012

By Bruce Kropp

Illinois State Police had extra troopers on duty in Marion County Saturday night and made three driving under the influence arrests. 51-year-old William Reid Junior of Farthing Road in Odin remained in the Marion County Jail Sunday morning for alleged DUI. 19-year-old Karlisa Harris of Park Forest was ticketed for driving under the influence of drugs and 28-year-old John Arnold of North Main Street in Odin for DUI. They both were released after posting $100 bond.

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.  

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