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Tate Pleads Guilty to Fist Degree Murder

40-year-old Ray E. Tate appeared in Wayne County Circuit Court yesterday for a negotiated change of plea. After pleading not guilty in February to 38 counts related to the death of Wayne County Deputy Sean Riley, he pleaded guilty to Count 9 – first-degree... Read More.

Tate Pleads Not Guilty

40-year-old Ray E. Tate, Jr., appeared in Wayne County Circuit Court for arraignment yesterday afternoon. He faces 38 counts in connection to the death of Wayne County Deputy Sean Riley in December: 36 counts of first-degree murder, one count of aggravated vehicular hijacking, and... Read More.

Dartt Pleads Not Guilty

The preliminary hearing for 48 year old Brian Dartt of Carmi, was held Monday, October 21st, at the White County Courthouse.  Dartt was driving one of the vehicles involved in a crash in late July that claimed the life of 18 year old C.... Read More.

Former Zeigler treasurer pleads guilty in federal court

Today in federal court in Benton, Illinois, Ryan A. Thorpe, 44, the former Treasurer of the City of Zeigler, Illinois, pled guilty to five counts of wire fraud and embezzlement from a local government, announced Donald S. Boyce, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois.... Read More.