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Busy Wednesday for Carmi Police

Busy Wednesday for Carmi Police


Wednesday was one of “those days” for the Carmi Police Department who arrested two individuals in separate incidents, one involving an attempt to escape authorities.

Jacob A. Holland, 24, 510 Fifth Street, Carmi was arrested after he fled from the White County Courthouse when approached by a court security officer about an active White County arrest warrant.
Carmi police located Holland at Sycamore and attempted to flee from officers on foot. He was eventually tazed and apprehended on Fifth Street in front of the Fifth Street Market around 1:45 Wednesday afternoon.

Holland was transported to the City County Jail where he was charged with the felony warrant as well as resisting/obstructing a peace officer and aggravated battery.

Bond was set at $25,000. Holland remained in custody Thursday morning.

Earlier Wednesday morning, Joshua MvPherson, 33, 1340 Illinois Highway One, Carmi, was arrested for entering his estranged wife’s place of employment after a formal notice of trespass.

Shortly after 9, Wednesday morning, Carmi police were notified McPherson was present at his estranged wife’s workplace in west Carmi. Officers were aware McPherson was notified not to be on the premise earlier this week. When officers arrived at the scene, McPherson had already left the site and apparently had left Carmi.

McPherson was located a short time later by Carmi Chief of Police Jason Carter and Norris City Police Chief Diana Tharp. McPherson was in his vehicle near the junction of Illinois One and U.S. 45 near Norris City. McPherson was taken into custody at that time without incident.

He was transported back to the city county jail, where he was served two White County warrants, stemming from an earlier and similar incident involving his estranged wife’s workplace. McPherson remains in custody on charges of disorderly conduct, criminal trespass to property and White County warrants, one an active protection order, the other a disorderly conduct charge.

Bond was set at $400 cash.