Matthew Thomas Gaudern, of Carmi, was arrested Wednesday after a complaint was filed against him for making a threat on his sister’s life. Sheriff’s Deputy Matt Wicker was dispatched to Stewart Street to investigate. Gaudern’s sister Loren Schultz alleged that Gaudern came to the home after being involved in an argument with her boyfriend Josiah Stover. She stated Gaudern told her she needed to leave the home, which belonged to her grandmother, and that he threatened to kill her. Another witness in the home confirmed that Gaudern did make the statement, even though he denied it. Schultz signed a complaint against her brother and he was arrested on the scene with the assistance of Carmi Police officers Beam and Malone. Gaudern is charged with Domestic Violance and Assault.
Domestic battery dispute
In the early hours of yesterday morning, Deputy Matt Wicker was dispatched to County Road 1275 E. on a report of a domestic dispute. Carmi Police Officer Grider assisted. As they were traveling on CR 800 N. and approaching the residence on 1275 E., they observed a female running eastbound on the road. [Read more...]
Charles Arnold Healy of Norris City was arrested again this week after White County Sheriff's Deputies Trey Simmons and Matt Wicker responded to County Road 300 E. to interview Christopher Healy on Tuesday evening. [Read more...]
"As your Sheriff, I wanted to give citizens of White County an update on the recent passage of HB 5471, also known as the Protect Illinois Communities Act.
"As your duly elected Sheriff, my job and my office are sworn, in fact, to protect the citizens of White County. This is a job and responsibility that I take with the utmost seriousness. [Read more...]
Charles A. Healy, 31 of Norris City, was arrested for Domestic Battery after deputies were dispatched twice on Wednesday morning to County Road 300 E. in Norris City. The first time at 12:51 a.m., Sheriff's Deputy Matt Wicker arrived in response to a report of a physical domestic dispute between Healy and his sister Felicia. The report notes that this was the third time officers had been dispatched to the residence within a three hour period because of Charles causing a disturbance at this home “because of his ‘friend’ who he cannot speak to.” Healy was reportedly not on the scene at the time officers arrived. Felicia Healy stated that Charles had punched her in the ribs, an incident that was witnessed by others who concurred with Felicia’s version of events. Stanley Hawkins was a witness and stated he stepped in to pull him off of her. Felicia Healy signed a complaint which was placed on file at the White County Sheriff’s Department. [Read more...]
Vehicle takes out fence in Norris City, leaves the scene
On Dec. 27 at 10:13 a.m. Rance J. Short of Norris City filed a report with the White County Sheriff’s Department regarding damage to a fence on his property. Officer George Spencer responded to 43 CR 700 N., Norris City where Short told him a vehicle had left the road causing damage to a vinyl fence east of the residence. [Read more...]
White County Sheriff’s Deputy Matt Wicker stopped a vehicle with loud exhaust on CR 1580 in Enfield on Monday. Ezekiel C. Cruse, 26, gave his identification after a request from the officer. Wicker could smell the odor of alcohol from the vehicle and Cruse slurred his words as well. Wicker asked the subject if he had been drinking and Cruse said he only had “two beers.” [Read more...]
On December 6 at approximately 12:30 a.m. Officer Deputy Wicker was dispatched to 1000 E. Liberty St. Mill Shoals regarding a domestic dispute between a mother and daughter. Before he arrived at the location he was informed by dispatch that the mother had left the scene and the daughter wanted to meet the officer at the fire station in Mill Shoals. [Read more...]