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Carmi Police Make a Warrant Arrest and a Burglary, Trespass, and Theft Arrest UPDATED

A 32 year old Carmi man, Larry R. Tyree, was arrested by Carmi Police Sunday morning on a White County Warrant for Criminal Damage to Property. He is being held in the White County Jail on $750 bond.



38 year old Jesse G. Stephens of Carmi remains held in the White County Jail, following his arrest Monday night by Carmi Police for burglary, criminal trespass to a residence (persons present), and theft (of Cocoa Puffs).

Monday at approximately 8:45 pm Carmi Police responded to 207 3rd Street in reference to an intruder inside the residence. The caller reported to dispatch that a white male subject wearing jeans with a blanket draped over himself was inside his home eating his food and the intruder left out the backdoor when confronted.

Officers arrived in the area and began checking the area around the residence.

The home owner believed the male subject may have entered his screened in building behind the residence. Officers went to the location and upon entering the building observed the male subject described to officers as the intruder appeared to be passed out. Officers were able to handcuff the subject, Jesse G. Stephens, and while being handcuffed he awoke.

Stephens was found to be in possession of cannabis and cannabis paraphernalia.

Carmi Police were assisted by the White County Sheriff’s Department.


  1. Steve Pascal
    Steve Pascal
    January 19, 2021 at 1:32 pm

    why did the sheriff shut down the public’s access to the jail’s website?

    • Adam Archer
      Adam Archer
      January 20, 2021 at 7:49 am

      I bieleve it was in that ridiculous bill the passed

    • Josh Smith
      Josh Smith
      January 20, 2021 at 9:01 pm

      Probably because joe Biden said so

  2. Tyron
    January 19, 2021 at 10:59 pm

    Should be public knowledge. Public taxes pay for there service. Sounds illegal to me .

  3. Carmi alumni
    Carmi alumni
    January 20, 2021 at 8:54 pm

    Because people like you need to get a life. Does it really matter?

  4. Carmi alumni
    Carmi alumni
    January 20, 2021 at 8:55 pm

    Because people like you need to get a life. It’s bad enough being locked up without you sniffing around at mug shots. Cheers.

  5. Sarah Rebekah Newman
    Sarah Rebekah Newman
    January 21, 2021 at 1:21 pm

    Coco puffs really sound like jesse g Stephen’s was allowed to be there and soneone got mad at them and called the cops. What pieces of crap. Jesse my home boy

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