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Monticello man arrested after pursuit

A Monticello, IN man is jailed in White County, Indiana after leading police on a chase Sunday thru two counties..

Indiana State Police say a pickup truck driven by 23-year-old Bradley Ayers was speeding across the Washington Street bridge about 10:30 Sunday night. Troopers say Ayers kept driving along U.S. 24 in White County before turning off onto several different county roads. Investigators say he lost control and wrecked his car in a field off a County Road in Carroll County.

A K-9 unit located Ayers about 45 minutes later along a creek under a bridge.

Ayers has outstanding warrants in White, Knox and Montgomery Counties.

As of Monday night, he is being held in the White County Jail on felony charges of Resisting Law Enforcement with a Vehicle and Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated with a Prior Conviction within Five Years. Authorities say his license was suspended at the time of the pursuit.

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Condon disputes validity of search warrants in murder case

Murder suspect Andrew Condon claims police investigators acted recklessly in their search of his property last fall, resulting in Condon’s arrest for the murder of a Gilman gas station attendant.

Condon’s attorney is contesting the validity of search warrants used to gather evidence in the case against the defendant.

The 34-year-old Condon is jailed on a $1-million bond for the fatal shooting of gas station attendant Jonathan Rubin of Danforth. Condon’s charged with 2-counts of 1st-degree murder for the shooting death of Rubin October 27, 2012.

Condon was arrested after police search his rural Ashkum property.

Judge Gordon Lustfeldt set another court hearing for May 30th at 1:30 pm.

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Danville Man Dies in Head-on Crash

A Danville man was killed and another hurt when two vehicles collided head-on along East Voorhees Street in Danville.  It happened about 1:30 Monday afternoon. Vermilion County Coroner Peggy Johnson identifies the victim as 22-year-old Aaron Bryant of Danville.  A second man driving a pickup truck was taken to Presence United Samaritans Medical Center for treatment of injuries.

Both men were alone in their vehicles when the crash occurred where Voorhees Street turns into Lynch Road.

Coroner Johnson says Aaron Bryant was traveling eastbound when, for some unknown reason, he drifted into the westbound lane and crashed into the pick-up truck.  Danville Police and the Vermilion County Coroner's Office are continuing to investigate.

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Bonfield man pleads guilty to DUI to avoid sex abuse charge

A 40-year-old Bonfield man won't be prosecuted for the alleged molesting of his stepdaughter after he agreed to plead guilty Monday to a separate DUI charge stemming from an accident that left a Limestone teen seriously injured.

William Kibbons, who had pleaded not guilty to the 2009 criminal sexual abuse charges, pleaded guilty instead to aggravated DUI and faces up to eight years in prison.

The Daily-Journal reports the plea deal means Kibbons will not be tried on charges that he sexually abused his stepdaughter, who was under the age of 13 at the time of the alleged offense. Kankakee County prosecutors agreed to drop those charges if Kibbons pleaded guilty to the DUI, which carries a greater maximum prison term.

On June 4, 2012, Kibbons drove his pickup head-on into a car driven by then 19-year-old Zach Jones. Kibbons fled the scene of the accident but was later arrested by Illinois State Police. He had a blood alcohol content twice the legal limit.

According to the Journal, Kibbons faced up to seven years for the sexual abuse charges and up to 12 for the aggravated DUI. But under current state sentencing laws, Kibbons would have served half of his sentence if convicted of sexual abuse.

The DUI, on the other hand, must be served at 85 percent of the sentence, and prosecutors agreed to ask for no more than eight years in exchange for his guilty plea.

Kibbons will be sentenced June 13.

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Momence man held on $2M bond, nabbed with 11 pounds of pot

A 42-year-old Momence man accused of trafficking at least 11 pounds of marijuana was held Monday on a $2 million bond.

Ricardo Munguia was arrested (Thursday) by Kankakee's Major Crimes Task Force in connection with an FBI investigation.

Kankakee County prosecutors say Munguia has prior convictions in Florida and Texas, where he is also facing charges of smuggling Mexican immigrants across the border
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