Szekely, Laurel A.
Laurel A. Szekely, 28, was arrested Dec. 24 after injuries to her 3-month-old baby boy were reported to police. She faces two preliminary charges of aggravated battery to a child under 13 years old. Read more.
McKown, John T.
John T. McKown was arrested on preliminary charges of predatory criminal sexual assault, criminal sexual assault and aggravated criminal sexual abuse. He was also charged with the sexual exploitation of a child and the production of child pornography. Police say he repeatedly sexually assaulted a boy over a period of years, from age of 6 to 11. Read more.
Perkins, Bradley D.
Bradley D. Perkins was arrested Jan. 22 and booked on preliminary felony charges of controlled substance trafficking and possession of methamphetamine, heroin and a controlled substance with intent to deliver. Police say he received a package of Xanax pills addressed to his hotel room in which other drugs were stashed along with $35,000 in cash. Read more.
Chamblin, Elaina M.
Elaina M. Chamblin has pleaded not guilty to to aggravated cruelty to animals. Police say she killed four kittens, three of them by throwing or bashing them against a wall. Read more.
Fullenwider, Kikia L.
Kikia L. Fullenwider has pleaded not guilty to three counts of aggravated battery, one count of aggravated domestic battery and two counts of domestic battery. Police say she dumped a pot of hot beans over an 80-year-old man’s head. Read more. Read more.
Marley, Travis N. Jr.
Travis N. Marley Jr. was arrested Jan. 9 on a preliminary charge of manufacture/delivery of more than 5,000 grams of cannabis. Police intercepted a rental car traveling on Interstate 72 near Decatur and said it held three suitcases packed with 50 pounds of cannabis. Read more.
Kirkwood, Tyler J.
Tyler J. Kirkwood is accused of climbing into a stranger’s car while wearing a Chicago Cubs hat and a surgical mask and then punching the driver in the head. The court has ordered a mental exam. Read more.
Trimby, Dillon R.
Dillon R. Trimby is facing preliminary charges of reckless discharge of a firearm and reckless conduct. Police say he was involved in a three-hour standoff after shooting a rifle bullet through his neighbor’s ceiling on Dec. 31. Read more.
Whitfield, Dejuan T.
Dejuan T. Whitfield has pleaded not guilty to two counts of armed violence, four counts of aggravated battery involving a deadly weapon, three counts of aggravated battery involving a pregnant victim and three counts of domestic battery. Police say he threatened to kill his pregnant girlfriend. Read more.
Gaddy, Donald D.
Donald D. “Duck” Gaddy has pleaded not guilty to eight counts of battery in connection with the beating his girlfriend. Police say the two were walking down the street when he punched her in the face and head, causing her to fall, and then kicked her repeatedly over her entire body. Read more.