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Carmi Woman Arrested in Washington, Indiana Tuesday

A Carmi, Illinois woman is back in custody following her arrest this week in Washington, Indiana.  Police there say they went to Wal Mart Tuesday afternoon in reference to two shoplifters.  During the investigation, officers determined 39-year old Kendra O’Brien of Carmi was providing them with a false name and was also found in possession of more than 100 grams of Crystal Meth.  Additionally, O’Brien was wanted on an outstanding felony warrant out of White County.  Officers say she also resisted arrest.  Once taken into custody, O’Brien was charged with dealing Methamphetamine, two counts of Battery on law enforcement, Resisting Law Enforcement, Obstruction of Justice, and Criminal Conversion.

The 39-year old Carmi woman was just sentenced a month ago on charges of unlawful delivery of methamphetamine and aggravated battery.  She was originally arrested in September of 2019 following an investigation by the Southern Illinois Drug Task Force.  In January of 2000, O’Brien entered a guilty plea to both charges and in July was sentenced to 5 years on the meth charge and 3 years on the aggravated battery charge.

At that time, O’Brien was given a furlough in order to get her affairs in order before surrendering to authorities.  She never showed up.  State’s Attorney Denton Aud at the time of O’Brien’s sentencing objected to the furlough.  As a result of her new arrest, Aud says she’ll likely be facing escape charges and could face an additional 2 to 10 years on top of the 8 she’s already facing for the original meth and aggravated battery sentences.


Our thanks to The Original Company’s John Szink for providing details out of Indiana.

  1. Michael Allen
    Michael Allen
    August 26, 2021 at 5:46 am

    She does not need to be on the streets of she has nothing good to give to the public !!!!!!! Seems like recovery isn’t anywhere close to being in her future

    • Terry Conner
      Terry Conner
      August 26, 2021 at 3:30 pm

      Recovery has more that just drugs it’s getting back to where the lord intended us to be

  2. Terry Conner
    Terry Conner
    August 26, 2021 at 3:27 pm

    Iam so glad that my lord jesus CHRIST saved me from this old life style the bible says who the son sets free is free indeed . Thank you jesus for your blood he shead at the cross for us all even this person the bible also says we are redeemed by the blood of the lamb and the words of our testamony

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