CRIME & SAFETY
QPD Blotter for September 26, 2023
Andrew J Williams, 36, for FTA Vandalism/ Shoplifting at 537 Broadway. Lodged. Michael D Hill, 27, Quincy for FTA Forgery, FTA DWLS and new charge of Domestic Battery at 516 N 6th. Lodged. STEP Arrest:. Miranda E Williams, 29, Maywood, MO for Speeding. PTC. Miah B Sally, 23, Quincy for...
"You are the most reprehensible person I've had in court before me": Yohn receives 130 years in prison
QUINCY, Ill. (KHQA) — Assistant State's Attorney Josh Jones said that in all of his years in law, never has he called for 130 years for an individual. The sentencing of Bradley Yohn was held at the Adams County Courthouse on Monday afternoon. Yohn was sentenced to 130 years...
Quincy fugitive wanted for possession of meth/petition to revoke probation
QUINCY, Ill. (KHQA) — The Quincy Regional Crime Stoppers is looking for information from the public on the whereabouts of Shawn P. Lalond. Lalond, 32, is the "Fugitive of the Week," and his last known address was the 300 block of North 13th St. Quincy, Ill. He is wanted...
Letter to the Editor: Author disappointed in Back the Blue attendance, still waiting for apology from state’s attorney’s office
After driving from Schuyler County to attend the Back the Blue Festival in Quincy, I was disappointed to see such a low turnout to honor your local police and other first responders. Hopefully, next year will see some larger numbers. First responders, who include both law enforcement and emergency medical...
Marion official raised concern, city said stay out of ‘hear say.’ Then her home was raided
In an email obtained by The Star, Marion’s city administrator wrote to Mayor David Mayfield that the “Chief/PD will not be looking into this.” Days later, the newspaper was raided.
Weekly Safety Report: Attempted Murder, Fugitive on the Run, and More in Adams County, Illinois
This week in Adams County, Illinois, several incidents occurred that require attention. These incidents include an attempted murder, a fugitive on the run, an attempted burglary, and various traffic violations. It is important for residents to stay informed and take necessary precautions to ensure their safety.
Quincy Resident Pleads Guilty to Class 1 Felony Shooting at Occupied Vehicle
Aaron Gallaher, a 20-year-old from Quincy, pleaded guilty to discharging a firearm at an occupied vehicle in an incident that took place in January on Bonansinga Drive. This action is listed as a Class 1 felony.
Camp Point Shooter Declares Innocence, Faces Potential Life Sentence
In Camp Point, Illinois, 18-year-old Wyond Bynum Jr. pleaded not guilty to a high-profile case of allegedly shooting a 22-year-old male. Notably, Bynum displayed 'I’m Innocent' on his jail uniform.
Quincy Police Department reacts to the elimination of cash bail in the state
QUINCY, Ill. (KHQA) — With the elimination of cash bail in the state of Illinois, the Quincy Police Department spoke about how this will impact the way they enforce the law in the city. Police chief Adam Yates said that there hasn't been much change as of now, but...
Quincy man accepts second-degree murder plea in February 2022 death, receives 20-year prison sentence
QUINCY — A second Quincy man involved in the Feb. 17, 2022, death of a 67-year-old man in his home was sentenced Monday morning to 20 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections. Devere Gholston, 28, appeared in Adams County Circuit Court with attorney Jen Kusmer with the St....
QPD Blotter for September 19, 2023
Skyar W. Standbridge, 32, Hannibal, MO for Speeding at Kochs Ln & Oakbrook. NTA. Seth R. Haugh, 19, Quincy for No Seat Belt at Kochs Ln & Oakbrook. NTA. Jessica C. Myers, 29, El Paso, TX for Speeding at Kochs Ln & Oakbrook. NTA. Elizabeth A. Shepherd, 52, Quincy for...
Quincy men accused in Blessing Hospital parking lot stabbing set for arraignment
QUINCY — The two Quincy men arrested in connection with a Sept. 15 stabbing appeared in Adams County Circuit Court on Monday and had their arraignments set for separate dates in October. Dylan M. Test, 20, and Heaton S. Brothers, 19, were charged last week with attempted murder, armed...
Stabbing Suspects Detained Without Bail under New Illinois Law, Victim's Status Critical
Two suspects, Dylan Test, 20, and Heaton Brothers, 19, appeared in court initially after a stabbing incident at Blessing Hospital. They were held at Adams County jail without bail due to a new Illinois law.
Two Quincy men charged with attempted murder in stabbing
Dylan Test, Heaton Brothers charged after stabbing in parking lot near Blessing Hospital. Two Quincy men have been charged with attempted murder in connection with a stabbing Friday night near Blessing Hospital. Dylan Test and Heaton Brothers both made their first appearance Monday in Adams County Circuit Court. Both have...
Law enforcement address concerns, explain what the end of cash bail means for Illinois
QUINCY (WGEM) - On Monday, Sept. 18, Illinois will become the first state to fully eliminate cash bail. In July, the Illinois Supreme Court ruled provisions of the SAFE-T Act to be constitutional, then giving law enforcement roughly two months before it would be implemented. “I think the law could...
Quincy woman pleads Guilty to lesser charge in March shooting
Chaunessi Cano admitted trying to shoot at crowd in March 8th incident. A Quincy woman, arrested after a March incident where shots were fired on Quincy's northwest side, has changed her Not Guilty plea. Chaunessi Cano was in Adams County Circuit Court Wednesday, where she changed her plea as part...
Weekly Safety Report: Alleged Murderer Released, Guilty Plea in Shooting, Trial Delay, and Other Offenses in Quincy, Illinois
This week in Quincy, Illinois, several incidents occurred that require attention. These incidents include the release of an alleged murderer from jail, a guilty plea in a shooting case, a trial delay for a man facing aggravated battery charges, and various other offenses such as trespassing and failure to reduce speed.
Fire Engulfs Popular Straw Maze at Autumn Harvest Farms
A popular straw maze at Autumn Harvest Farms in West Quincy caught fire yesterday. The fire began in the farm's pumpkin patch and play area, causing a distress call to the Palmyra Fire Department at around 2:20 pm.
2-year-old injured in horse-drawn buggy accident, juvenile driver arrested in Adams County
A 2-year-old was taken to the hospital after being involved in a horse-drawn buggy vs. vehicle crash. At 8:39 a.m. on Thursday, the Adams County Sheriff responded to the E 2600th st south of N 250th Ave. for an accident with injury. We're told a Juvenile driving north failed to...
Arraignment of Teen Accused in Adams County Shooting Delayed Due to Paperwork Issue
Wyond Bynum Jr., an 18-year-old from Adams County, stands accused of murder. His arraignment, however, has been delayed until next week. Bynum is facing three first-degree murder charges. Each charge could result in a prison sentence ranging from 20 to 60 years. The alleged shooting incident took place in Camp Point, Illinois.