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Carmi Police investigate two domestic disturbances; catch shoplifter

The Carmi Police Department arrested 28 year old Kevin Rector early Saturday morning on charges of domestic battery and interfering with a domestic violence report.

Rector was taken into custody at 4:13 am at his residence on 8th Street and transported to the White County Jail and was later released after posting a $500 bond.


20 year old Joshua Farris of Carmi was arrested by Carmi Police Saturday on charges of domestic battery, battery, and criminal damage to property after a call was received about a domestic disturbance.

Farris was arrested at 9:10 am at his residence on 9th Street and is being held at the White County Jail without bail pending a court hearing.


Sunday afternoon, Carmi Police received a call about a shoplifter at the Dollar General.  When officers arrived just after 4:30 pm, they arrested 27 year old Jessica Bilotta of Mt. Carmel on a charge of theft.  Bilotta was taken to the White County and later released after posting a $150 bond.