Michael Anthony Rasmussen, 54, was charged by the Madison County prosecutor and is jailed on a $500,000 bond.
“He was a great person and he had everything going for him. It shouldn’t have happened to him.”
Police arrest Michael Gordon, 24, in the shooting death of Taylor Clark.
Police say the boy’s mother, grandmother and aunt planned the ruse last week to scare him, because they believed he was too nice to people. The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office says the family wanted to teach him about possible danger from strangers.
They told Lincoln County deputies they were teaching the 6-year-old boy about “stranger danger.”
Police in Troy are still searching for two men who ripped off a jewelry store Tuesday evening.
Phillip Brock, 37, is jailed on a half million dollars bond.
Starting today, the state of Illinois will consider any and all bids for medical marijuana cultivation centers.
Melissa Barton, 25, was arrested Wednesday evening.
A 24-year-old Lincoln County man faces a felony assault charge for allegedly breaking the nose of another person who came to the defense of an abused cat.