Three Hamilton County Men Going to Prison
Christopher J. Green, 39, of McLeansboro plead to Residential Arson, Class 1 Felony. He will serve 7 years in Department of Corrections and serve 2 years on M.S.R. (parole) after he is released from custody. The defendant partially burned a house on 210 South Marshall Street in McLeansboro on September 4, 2018. He was ordered to pay $20,000 in restitution to the owner of the residence. An alternative arson charge and criminal damage charge was dismissed per plea. Case was investigated by the Illinois State Fire Marshal, Division of Arson Investigation.
Randall Cottrill, 38, of McLeansboro plead to Unlawful Possession of Methamphetamine, Class 3 Felony. He will serve 5 years in Department of Corrections and serve 1 year of M.S.R. (parole) after he is released from custody. The defendant had less than 5 grams of methamphetamine in his possession after a McLeansboro police officer spoke to Randall about a separate charge on December 28, 2018.
Troy A. Brown, 20, of McLeansboro plead to Failure to Notify Change of Address as a Sex offender, Class 3 felony. He will serve 2 year in Department of Corrections with one year of M.S.R. to follow once he is released. Defendant had went to visit relatives in Marion County and was gone longer than the 3 day registration period. McLeansboro police investigated the case.