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Multiple Arrests Following Car Chase

Carmi Police responded to the area of 726 Shipley Street early Wednesday morning in reference to an active theft report and someone throwing things at a residence.

White County Sheriff’s Department was busy on a Felony traffic stop arrest at the time and Carmi police responded. Upon arrival of one officer, suspects could be seen running south toward Summit Street with flashlights. Another officer was approaching South Summit and witnessed a vehicle leaving the area at a high rate of speed and running a stop sign. The officer attempted to catch up to the vehicle and after witnessing the suspect vehicle continuing to accelerate and disobey stop signs initiated a traffic stop. The vehicle was now westbound on Stewart Street and disobeyed stop signs while still accelerating. The vehicle continued out Stewart Street and was unable to maneuver the corner onto County Road 1000 East and struck the ditch bank causing debris to fly out of the truck bed and into the roadway and yard. The suspect vehicle continued northbound on 1000 East. The officer attempted to miss the items in the roadway as well as maneuver the corner and applied the brakes causing him to lose traction and leave the roadway and into the ditch and yard. The officer was able to gain control of the vehicle and continue on as the suspect vehicle then pulled into the ditch on the east side of the road, a few hundred yards down the roadway.

At that time, two juvenile suspects fled the truck on foot and into the cemetery. The driver, Joseph McKay was taken into custody. The front passenger, Shelby Brewster Holloman, was later taken into custody as well. There were two remaining juveniles inside the vehicle and the two fleeing juveniles were later identified. The juveniles were released to their parents and caregivers and a DCFS hotline report was filed.

As a result of the incident, McKay and Holloman were housed at the White County Jail.

McKay was charged with aggravated fleeing and eluding with speeds 21 mph over the limit, aggravated fleeing and eluding with disobedience of two or more traffic control devices, driving while license was revoked, possession of cannabis in a motor vehicle, possession of a controlled substance (fentanyl) unlawful use of a weapon by a felon (ammunition) endangering the life of a child, speeding 40 mph or more over posted limit and disobeying a stop sign.

Brewster-Holloman was charged with obstructing justice, possession of meth, unlawful use of property, possession of a controlled substance (fentanyl), violation of an order of protection and unlawful possession of ammunition with a FOID.

White County Sheriff’s Department assisted at the scene. White County Sheriff’s Department also took a signed complaint from the resident at 726 Shipley for theft and disorderly conduct.

Additional charges are expected to be filed according to Carmi Chief of Police Jason Carter.

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19 comments
  1. Deez Nutz
    Deez Nutz
    November 9, 2023 at 6:16 am

    It’s way beyond time for those two to grow up. Why she hasn’t served time yet is questionable! At least they’re off the streets for a while and getting that dope and Fen. out of their system. Good grief!

    Reply
    • Brandi Williams
      Brandi Williams
      November 10, 2023 at 4:51 am

      sadly they really can’t do a whole lot as far as sticking them in jail they can bail right out or pay a small fine I should say and get right out

      Reply
  2. CHACHA
    CHACHA
    November 9, 2023 at 8:21 am

    Carmi is riddled with drugs! They need to focus on the house on the 600 block 8th street where it looks like a McDonald’s drive thru. I am a resident of Carmi and it’s pretty sad you cant go out and about without seeing a drug user on any corner. We need to take our community back and put these people away. We are a small community with 2 police departments. Why isn’t more being done? I used to like living here but now I despise it. I have seen kids out past curfew. Where are there parents? Why do the allow these kids to do whatever they want? I am a concerned citizen that pays my taxes and have the right to complain. Somethings got to give! I pray its sooner than later.

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    • Time for a change
      Time for a change
      November 9, 2023 at 11:36 am

      It’s been that way for years and it’s not going to change because half of the big town money makers are done if the biggest ones in the most of it dealing it straight from their business that half the town supports!

      2 of The busy Town restaurants, school teacher that grows it on their ” animal farm” and when you out it all together for the police and give them the proof They just want someone you know to be undercover for them and do deals “to take down the bigger dealers” instead of taking down what they were given!

      It’s sad but true!

      Reply
      • Bulldog
        Bulldog
        November 10, 2023 at 9:57 am

        Dud I cannot read this. Use some punctuation.

        Reply
  3. Deez othernutz
    Deez othernutz
    November 9, 2023 at 9:01 am

    Like getting high isn’t that cool anymore y’all are doing a fine job of ruining your lives.. but on a side note maybe focus on getting better and fixing what has been broken like ol boys window.ps don’t do meff and fittinaldeeznutz in your veins

    Reply
    • Brandi Williams
      Brandi Williams
      November 10, 2023 at 4:48 am

      Who’s window was broken?

      Reply
  4. Rosie Williamson
    Rosie Williamson
    November 9, 2023 at 3:08 pm

    I wouldn’t advise anyone move to Carmi. Drugs are terrible and the town is just nasty. Junk cars,old houses trash everywhere. I’ve lived here most of my life and this town has went to h***.

    Reply
  5. Lilith
    Lilith
    November 9, 2023 at 3:34 pm

    Word is, she’s already out. Idk what she was doing out to begin with, she just got popped this summer with meth. I hate this town. I guess you can do whatever you want if you flip trix and spit names, or they slept with your mom. Jesus

    Reply
  6. Dirt Burgleton
    Dirt Burgleton
    November 9, 2023 at 5:43 pm

    Roses are red the gra** here is greener Holloman and McKay got more then misdemeanors

    Reply
  7. Billie
    Billie
    November 9, 2023 at 6:14 pm

    You all want to complain about it. If you don’t like it then move somewhere else

    Reply
    • Brandi Williams
      Brandi Williams
      November 10, 2023 at 4:47 am

      Why should we all move? What shpuld we all stand by and let our town get worse.

      Reply
  8. Deez Nutz
    Deez Nutz
    November 10, 2023 at 4:20 am

    That is such an educated statement. Bravo! It isn’t about us not liking it or moving elsewhere . It is about living in a town, just like ANY other town , that is riddled with drugs and the same swinging door of results. The offender is arrested, charged with the crime, goes to court, gets probation, pays a hefty fine and fees and is back out on the streets with just enough rope to hang themselves again. Why not do a sentence for mandatory one year or two years rehab and try to genuinely help these people???

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    • ChaCha
      ChaCha
      November 11, 2023 at 9:20 am

      I know for a fact that the female in this article was sentenced to a long term rehab, but ya see how that goes. She made a deal to stay out of jail and yet she didn’t go to rehab or probation let alone her court dates. She needs sent off! All the charges from her last stent should be reinstated and her do her full time.

      Reply
  9. Brandi Williams
    Brandi Williams
    November 10, 2023 at 4:46 am

    So at what point does the justice system send off people. Shelby was supposed to already be gone and still around to do what she wants. So sad the days of making examples of people are gone. B

    Reply
  10. WYKYK
    WYKYK
    November 10, 2023 at 10:33 am

    I couldn’t agree more with Deez. It’s never going to change unless they can be held in jail or forced in to rehab for at least a year. I do know some reformed addicts that went into rehab and have chosen not to go back to their old lifestyle of using. Of course it doesn’t work 100% of the time but when it does it’s such a wonderful thing to see!

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  11. Truth-b-told
    Truth-b-told
    November 15, 2023 at 2:35 pm

    It appears that some people think that “sending “ someone off will help rid their town of drugs and crime. Sending them off just makes room for another person to enter the courtroom spotlight news while y’all sit around and talk trash about your own city. This is intended for the uneducated self righteous ones , drug addiction is a disease and until the general public begins to acknowledge this and understand that just “sending them off” only creates an adds to your community’s drug problem isn’t the solution so if They are able to get more drugs in prison than they can out in your city , tell me how this will solve the problem? It won’t solve anything but at least the uneducated and self righteous folk will not have to look at the low life drug addicts who have soiled your beautiful community. God is listening and watching as each and everyone turns their back on the sick and poor in your city. Get yourself educated on how you can help the person or just send them off as you see fit while your tax money goes towards housing the so called criminal drug addict in the prison system and the city police . They will be returned to your community as a drug addict . Turn your back on a cancer patient or any other disease infected person just like you do a drug addict . They are all in the same category but the uneducated can’t understand disease process.

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  12. Cj
    Cj
    November 21, 2023 at 2:12 pm

    Im in 600 block my home has never been a drug house
    If neighboring houses so choose to play videogames,drink beer or smoke weed it’s there right.
    If you are insinuating on me and my home I’m drug free ,I can pa** drug test even weed test, but you ought to be in jail for falsely implying that about me and my home

    Reply
  13. Nadine
    Nadine
    December 11, 2023 at 3:15 pm

    First off the sickness induced by drugs is a choice one does not have to engage
    with. Cancer is NOT! So my sympathy can be found between s__t and syphilis on that ridiculous a***ogy.

    Reply

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