Edgar County State’s Attorney

PARIS, IL. (ECWd) - After the March 24, 2020 Edgar County Board Special meeting, and following our reporting of the Edgar County Sheriff Administrative Assistant, Jamie Trogdon's, alleged fudging of time cards (which Sheriff Wood claims "it's not like we all haven't fudged our time sheets...

PARIS, IL. (ECWd) - On December 26, 2015, Dee Burgin, in his employment as an Edgar County Deputy Sheriff, entered the home of a local farmer, Charlie Barrett, without a warrant and after Mr. Barrett clearly told him to get out. Under the law, Mr. Barrett’s...

Edgar County (ECWd) - A few weeks ago we published an article alleging theft of public funds by a member of the Vermilion, IL (Edgar County) Fire Department, Paris Community Fire Protection District. We understand the investigation is still ongoing (not completed yet) and is being handled...

PARIS, IL. (ECWd) - Judge Garst presided over a Hearing this morning where Stacy Adams entered a negotiated Guilty plea to DUI. She was sentenced to: 18 months conditional discharge $750.00 fine $1381.00 Schedule 6 assessment 75 hours of counseling (already completed) This comes as a result of...

Paris, IL. (ECWd) - During today's Edgar County Board Meeting, the public was notified that the Edgar County Jail is effectively closing at the end of the month. Citing the lack of any insurance coverage, the Edgar County Sheriff's Department will no long be able to house...

Edgar Co. (ECWd) - An Edgar County Jury returned Guilty verdict on two counts against Justin Heffner on October 30, 2019. Hefner was found guilty of false personation of a peace officer (Class 4 Felony) and false personation of peace officer Class 3 Felony). See Sections 17-2(b)(3)...

Paris, IL. (ECWd) - On Sep 9, 2019, former Edgar County Jailer (and felon) Jason Ball was charged with failing to report change of address (as sex offender) and felon in possession of a firearm. These are Class 2 and 3 Felonies, respectively. Ball entered a not...

PARIS, IL. (ECWd) - This is an update from last week's article on the arrest and charging of Courtni Hays, former employee of the Edgar County Health Department. Hays was book in and out of the Edgar County Sheriff's Department on August 16, 2019. The only issue we...

PARIS, IL. (ECWd) - Former Edgar County Health Department employee Courtni Hays was arrested under an August 16, 2019, warrant and charged with a Class 2 Felony for allegedly committing theft of between $10,000 and $100,000 from the Edgar County Health Department. Hays posted $500 Bond on...

PARIS, IL. (ECWd) - A now-former employee, Courtni Hays, of the Edgar County Health Department is alleged to have stolen or otherwise misappropriated funds from the health department. She has since resigned, the Edgar County Sheriff's Department has completed its investigation, and information forwarded to Edgar County...