A state prison guard who spends his off hours as a drug and alcohol counselor is facing serious charges, according to local news. The Illinois guard faces a felony charge for alleged forgery after it was suggested that he may have signed off on court-ordered evaluation for a DUI defendant who didn't complete the process. If he is found guilty, he may well find himself on the other side of the bars for two to five years.
An Illinois man reportedly placed online advertisements on Craigslist for sex. Women who showed up at his home say that he raped them. Ultimately, he was arrested and charged in connection with one woman's rape. After being convicted of one sex crime, the man then pleaded guilty to another rape in order to avoid prosecution with respect to numerous other cases.
Being accused of what some view as a heinous crime can be a terrifying experience for an individual. This is because people may naturally see a person with a felony charge as being culpable of the alleged wrongdoing when, in essence, he or she may not have been directly involved in or responsible for the incident, despite facing the consequences for it. In the eyes of Lady Justice, however, this person is presumed innocent unless prosecutors can prove his or her guilt in Illinois.
In 2007, a man walked into an Illinois check cashing store and ordered the woman working there to give him the keys to the cash drawers. Authorities said that, before leaving, he shot her in the head. Just days later, he attempted to rob and kill the clerk at another store. He is now serving time for more than one felony conviction in connection with these crimes.
Following a raid by local and state police, two men are in custody on charges of child pornography, according to local law enforcement. The Illinois men each face a felony charge for possession of child porn material which was allegedly found by officers in two separate Illinois counties. If convicted, they could face years in prison and hefty fines.
A man accused of shooting another man last year is finally coming to trial, but according to court records he is seeking new representation. The Illinois resident faces more than one felony charge related to the incident, which allegedly happened on March 9 of last year. He is set to head to court in November.
Two self-appointed animal rights activists have been taken into custody by local police after being arrested for possession of what police are calling "burglary tools". The duo, who hail from out of state, were arrested in rural Illinois by local officers and now face a felony charge related to the tools they were found carrying, which police say could be used to break into a locked building. They remain in custody ahead of a trial date.