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Several Arrest Made By Sheriff’s Department


It’s been a fairly busy week for the White County Sheriff’s Department as they have responded to a number of calls and have arrested four individuals since last Friday, Sept. 15.

William Collins Faulkner, 52, Church Street, Carmi was arrested on an outstanding warrant for failure to appear. Faulkner was arrested without incident around early Wednesday morning. Faulkner posted bond and was released from custody.


Monday night, Christian A. Jolley, 20 of County Road 800 North, Carmi was arrested on an failure to appear warrant for theft (under $500, a Heritage Rough Rider 22 caliber pistol). Jolley was spotted in the back seat of a car during a routine traffic stop. He was advised of the outstanding warrant and placed under arrests and transported to the White County Jail, where he posted $300 cash bond and was released from custody.

White County Sheriff Jordan Weiss reported a traffic stop for speeding resulted in the arrest of James Wesley Poston, Second Street, Carmi. The report noted Poston was very cooperative as he was placed in handcuffs and transported to the County Jail. Once there, Poston was charged with no valid driver’s license, speeding, 40 mph or more over posted limited and operating and uninsured vehicle. Poston’s vehicle was impounded following his arrest. A $250 bond was paid and Poston was released from custody.  That incident occurred Saturday night.

Justin Dale Pierce, First Street, Enfield was arrested following a traffic stop for loud mufflers Friday evening.  Pierce was known to have an outstanding warrant and was placed in custody following the traffic stop and transported to the county jail, where bond was set at $2,250, as there were actually two outstanding warrants; one for $750 and another for $1,500. Pierce was released on his own recognizance according to the sheriff’s report.

  1. Rhond Sageser
    Rhond Sageser
    September 21, 2023 at 9:07 am

    Do u need to post bail for minor offenses now in illinos

  2. Dan
    September 21, 2023 at 4:54 pm

    Rhond… No… No bond at all for anything….

  3. ?????
    September 23, 2023 at 6:10 pm

    That’s not quite true there is bond or people will have to post bond if they are accused of murder or s** crimes and it’s also at the judges discretion if he agrees to let the person out. If they are a danger to society they will stay in jail .

  4. Rebecca
    September 24, 2023 at 12:34 pm

    Not for minor offenses. However, judges can still order defendants held without bond or bail, pending trial, who are accused of violent crimes, gun crimes and predatory s**ual offenses.
    The purpose of new act is to treat people of all income levels the same. Because, as we know, people of means who have committed crimes can always post bail while those without means sit in jail.

  5. Jerry
    October 14, 2023 at 8:17 am

    I don’t understand why we cater to criminals, whether poor or not, shouldn’t do the crime if you don’t wanna pay bail, why no consequences any more?


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