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Franklin County Sheriff's Blotter

 
Posted on 8/9/2017, 10:12 AM

The following incidents were obtained from Franklin County Sheriff Don Jones. Note that arrests, charges and citations are allegations only, not findings of guilt.

July 28

• A traffic stop at 1:30 p.m. in Benton resulted in the arrest of Ronald W. Fitzpatrick, 52, of Benton on a charge of driving on a revoked license.

• Deputies arrested Michelle N. Wasson, 40, of Tamaroa on a warrant for failure to appear on charges of criminal trespass and DUI.

July 30

• Deputies responded at 5:26 p.m. to a domestic dispute in Logan that resulted in the arrest of Ryan M. Stevens, 26, of Benton on a charge of criminal damage to property.

July 31

• Deputies arrested Kelcie M. Beers, 23, of Marion on a warrant for violation of probation.

• Deputies arrested Lauren K. Amberger, 27, of Murphysboro on a warrant for forgery.

• Deputies arrested Dustin M. Jones, 24, of Murphysboro on a warrant for failure to appear on an original charge of domestic battery.

• Deputies arrested Carol A. Spegal, 48, of Benton on a warrant for failure to appear on an original charge of filing a false report.

August 1

• Deputies responded at 4 p.m. to a domestic dispute in rural Benton that resulted in the arrest of Jonathan S. Bishop, 24, of Macedonia on a charge of domestic battery, as well as an outstanding Saline County warrant for domestic battery.

• Deputies arrested Michael E. Matzker, 47, of Benton on a warrant for violation of probation.

August 2

• Deputies responded at 6:25 p.m. to a two-vehicle traffic crash on Rt. 14 at Rend City Road. The preliminary investigation revealed that a 2008 Ford pickup driven by Katherine L. Baseden, 25, of Pomona was eastbound on Rt. 14 and attempting to negotiate a left turn onto Rend City Road when Baseden failed to notice a westbound 2004 Kia Optima driven by Mei Yun Merson, 46, of Valier. The driver of the Kia sustained major injuries and was transported to a local hospital by Abbott's EMS. Baseden was not injured and was ticketed for improper lane usage.

• Deputies arrested Ryan C. Godwin, 31, of Christopher on a warrant for violation of probation.

August 3

• Deputies arrested Melissa A. Matter, 46, of West Frankfort on a warrant for failure to appear on an original charge of endangering the health and safety of a child.

• Deputies arrested Daniel R. Valco, 20, of Herrin on a warrant for failure to appear on original traffic charges.

• Deputies arrested Dusty A. Messamore, 25, of Benton on a warrant for failure to appear on an original charge of domestic battery.

• Deputies arrested Chelsea R. Barnfield, 22, of Benton on a warrant for failure to appear on an original charge of domestic battery.