Taylorville, IL

Area Arrests/Accidents/Incidents 8-19-13



Christopher H. Johnson, 20, of 801 South Houston, Taylorville, was arrested August 18 for possession of stolen property and unlawful possession of a vehicle. 

Christopher N. Gibbs, 28, of 1347 North Webster, Taylorville, was arrested August 18 for driving on a suspended license

Nathan A. McClure, 26, of 255 South Broadway, Ninatic, was arrested August 19 on a bond forfeiture for driving on a suspended license.

Wade M. Bottoms, 27, of 807 East Park Street, Taylorville, was arrested August 16 on a warrant for violating sex offender registry rules. 

Kristina L. Lindsey, 35, of 220 East Franklin Street Apartment 2, Taylorville, was arrested August 17 for domestic battery.

Matthew D. Neece, 35, of 515 East Poplar Street, Taylorville, was arrested August 17 for domestic battery.

Brian A. Ford, 40, of 217 North Main Street, Owaneco, was arrested August 17 for possession of cannabis.

Willie J. Hennessey, 47, of 525 South Walnut Street, Taylorville, was arrested August 18 for domestic battery.

Kane E.J. Passini, 18, of 309 Elm Street, Kincaid, was arrested August 15 for burglary.


On August 12 around 3:54am, a Christian County Sheriff's officer was sent to Illinois Route 104 at Kincaid Lake for a single vehicle accident with no injuries. The officer arrived on scene and saw the vehicle overturned on its top on the southeast bound shoulder of IL RT 104. The officer made contact with the driver Devin M. Stone, 27, of Taylorville, who stated he swerved to miss an animal and lost control of the vehicle. Stone stated he did not need medical attention and was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol.

On August 16, Brehia N. Alaria, 29, of Taylorville was northbound on County Road 400 East. At 835 north, Alaria lost control of the vehicle and crossed the southbound lane. Alaria entered the west ditch and rolled several times before the vehicle came to rest on its top facing south. Alaria was taken to Taylorville Memorial Hospital for treatment of minor injuries.

On August 16 around 5:07pm, Francis L. Estes, 66, of Pana was westbound on 250 North at approximately 2614 East. Estes advised he attempted to turn south into a driveway as he saw a yard sale he wished to visit. Justice N.P. French, 18, of Pana advised she was eastbound on 250 North at that same time when Estes turned into her lane of travel. Estes advised he was unable to see French due to the location of the sun. Estes said he did turn in front of French. French struck the rear quarter panel of Estes. Estes' right rear tire was deflated due to the collision as well and had to be towed. French's front passenger quarter panel received significant damage but was able to drive from the scene. Neither party involved in the accident required medical attention.

On August 17, Dianne L. Willard, 43, of Springfield and Kegan T. Willard, 18, of Pawnee stated they were northbound on County Road 440 East just south of 2010 North Road when a deer ran out into the roadway and hist the fron end of the vehicle. The damage was to the front passenger side in the area of the headlight. No injuries were reported.



On August 16 at 11:25pm, Taylorville Police Department officers located Wade M. Bottoms, 27, of Taylorville at 807 East Park who had a valid warrant out of Christian County. Bottoms was arrested and transported to Christian County Sheriff's Office in lieu of bond.

On August 17, Taylorville Police Department officers responded to a domestic at 515 East Poplar. Upon further investigation, Kristina L. Lindsey, 35, of Taylorville and Matthew D. Neece, 35, of Taylorville were both arrested for domestic battery. They were transported to Taylorville Police Department for processing and later lodged at the Christian County Sheriff's Office.

On August 17, Taylorville Police Department officers were sent to 525 South Walnut for a domestic dispute. Upon investigation, Willie Hennessey, 47, of Taylorville was arrested for domestic battery. Hennessey was transported to Christian County Correctional Center in lieu of bond.


On August 16 at 9:47am, Donald H. Ryan, 81, of Taylorville advised he was attempting to make a right turn onto Springfield Road when Dwight L. Brown, 61, of Pana turned into him. Ryan advised he did not see Brown's turn signal on. Ryan received damage to the rear driver's side quarter panel. Brown said he had his turn signal on a nd was attempting to make a wide right turn onto Springfield Road. Brown advised he had to make a wide right turn due to the size of his semi and trailer which blocked his view of Ryan coming along side him. Brown did not receive any damage to his vehicle. No injuries were reported.

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