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Former Carmi Woman Injured In Edwards County Shooting

An Effingham County man is now facing charges related to a shooting on Sunday in rural Edwards County. 42-year-old Sean Adam Curtiss of Altamont was formally charged with being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm. Additional charges are possible as Edwards County State’s Attorney Eric St. Ledger reviews police reports of the incident. Curtiss was not permitted to possess a firearm after a 2008 conviction in Jasper County of being in possession of meth precursors. The victim was identified as Malinda Williams, a former Carmi woman.  She was taken first to Wabash General Hospital in Mount Carmel and was later airlifted to Deaconess Hospital in Evansville where her condition was listed as stable. In addition to the charge related to the alleged shooting, Curtiss was wanted on an active Effingham County warrant for failure to appear in court on two felony charges of driving suspended.  He is being held in the White County jail in Carmi for Edwards County on an Edwards County charge of being a felon in possession of a firearm is a Class-2 felony. If convicted, the offense carries a prison sentence of 3-14 years without the possibility of probation or conditional discharge. No court dates have been set at this time.

4 comments
  1. Nicholas voelker
    Nicholas voelker
    August 24, 2022 at 11:03 pm

    Oh he’s gonna do alot more time than that when all the details come out. What a piece of $#!+

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    • Red
      Red
      November 10, 2022 at 6:17 pm

      He is taking the blame for someone else which he has done more than once

      Reply
  2. sam jones
    sam jones
    August 26, 2022 at 5:15 am

    And in other news a car is used in a crime but no picture of it on the front page.

    Reply
    • Heather Rice
      Heather Rice • Post Author •
      August 26, 2022 at 10:36 am

      When we don’t have a picture with the story, it’s because one wasn’t given to us. Sometimes we get stories from other news outlets and they weren’t provided one either.

      Heather

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