The Weekly Post public record for 7-14-22

NOTE: Charges are merely an accusation. All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Elmwood woman, daughter hurt in crash
KNOXVILLE – An Elmwood woman and her teen-age daughter sustained injuries in a two-vehicle accident July 4 in Knox County, where a woman was accused of drunken driving. The accident happened about 10:45 p.m. July 4 on Illinois Route 97 near U.S. Route 150 east of Knoxville.
According to the Illinois State Police, a 2010 blue Chrysler van driven by Brittney Thomas, 29, of Galesburg was headed north on Route 97 when it failed to negotiate a curve. The van crossed the center line and struck head-on a southbound 2021 black Honda sport-utility vehicle.
The SUV driver was Kristina J. Anthony, 36, and her passenger was Madison L. Anthony, 14, both of Elmwood. According to the state police, a helicopter transported the girl to a hospital. Ambulances transported the drivers to an area hospital. Kristina Anthony suffered two broken arms and a fractured ankle.
Thomas was cited for aggravated driving under the influence, improper lane use, failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident, driving on the wrong side of the roadway, expired registration and failure to carry a driver’s license.

Woman accused in Brimfield battery case
BRIMFIELD – A Brimfield woman was accused of domestic battery against her husband, who is 70 pounds heavier and more than 1 foot taller than she is. Darcey N. Stoddard, 42, was arrested in connection with an incident that took place about noon July 2 at a residence in the 200 block of W. Clay St. Accounts differ, but Stoddard’s 59-year-old husband sustained minor injuries to his elbow and shin, a Peoria County Sheriff’s Office report stated.
Based on the injuries and observable evidence, a deputy arrested Stoddard. The couple is divorcing, according to the report, which listed Stoddard at 4-foot-11 and 115 pounds and her husband at 6-1, 185.
Police reports

• EDWARDS – A man entered an Edwards-area church during a service and demanded to see the mother of his child, according to authorities.
The incident happened about 11 a.m. June 19 at Evangel Community Church, 7614 N. Heinz Lane. The suspect said he had been accused of untrue things and wanted to speak to the mother about them. When a witness told him that wasn’t going to happen, he made several generic threats and would not leave, according to a Peoria County Sheriff’s Office report.
Deputies escorted the suspect, who was not identified, from the property and told him not to return, otherwise he might be arrested.

• BRIMFIELD – A Knox County Sheriff deputy’s patrol vehicle had to be towed after it struck a raccoon east of Brimfield. Shawn E. Bay of Princeville was driving east in the 2019 Ford Taurus just before midnight June 24 in the 11000 block of W. Brimfield-Jubilee Rd. when the raccoon ran onto the roadway from the north, according to a Peoria County Sheriff’s Office report.

• ELMWOOD – A collision between an all-terrain vehicle and a sub-compact tractor north of Elmwood resulted in injuries to two men.
The accident happened about 3:30 p.m. July 2 in the 21600 block of W. Claybaugh Rd. According to the Peoria County Sheriff’s Office, Robert D. Emerick of Elmwood was cutting grass with a John Deere 1025R tractor on the south side of the road before he attempted to cross it. Emerick said he did not see an eastbound Polaris Ranger, which Seth W. Lekies of Brimfield was driving. Neither man required medical treatment.

• BRIMFIELD – A Toulon woman was transported to a Peoria hospital after a two-vehicle collision northwest of Brimfield. About 2 p.m. June 27, Kursten M. Wagley was driving a 2010 Nissan Versa east on Swab Run Road when she stopped at Elmore Road, according to what she told the Peoria County Sheriff’s Office. She said she didn’t see any vehicles, so she drove through the intersection.
Wagley’s vehicle then struck a 2016 Cadillac SRX driven by Marillyn J. Fuller of Williamsfield was driving north on Elmore Road. Both vehicles left the roadway.
Wagley complained of chest pains and a headache and was transported to OSF Saint Francis Medical Center. She also was cited for failure to obey a stop sign and for driving without insurance. Both vehicles sustained major damage.

• LAURA – A Laura woman was injured in a single-vehicle accident near her hometown. Pam C. Brashear was driving a 2020 Ford Escape west on Illinois Route 90 about 9:15 p.m. July 3 when she realized she was going too fast as she approached Illinois Route 78, per a Peoria County Sheriff’s Office report. She tried to stop and turned north, but the vehicle jumped the curb and a tire broke off.
Brashear’s head then struck the steering wheel, but she told a deputy she was not in pain. Brashear sustained a forehead abrasion and was transported to UnityPoint Health-Methodist in Peoria.

• BRIMFIELD – Alex K. Cusack, 34, of Brimfield was arrested about 6:30 p.m. June 28 and accused of battery/bodily harm, according to the Peoria County Sheriff’s Office.

• TRIVOLI – Jacob A. Duhs, 35, of Trivoli was arrested at 9:15 p.m. July 7 and accused of criminal damage to property (less than $500) and criminal trespass to vehicles, according to the Peoria County Sheriff’s Office.

– Victoria L. Zavala, 25, of Williamsfield was arrested at 4:30 a.m. July 10 and accused of driving under the influence of alcohol and driving the wrong way on a one-way street, said the Peoria County Sheriff’s Office.

• HANNA CITY – Someone appeared to force open the front door of the main building at SAMS Stray Animal Midway Shelter, 328 S. Pinkerton Rd. Peoria County Sheriff’s deputies were summoned shortly before 11 p.m. June 27. The frame supporting the door was broken, but nothing else appeared out of place and nothing appeared stolen, according to a report.

Marriage licenses
• Chezney Lyn O’Connell and Travis Austin Dale King, of Edwards.
• Jennifer Ann Lambert and Wesley Allan Crew Jr., of Elmwood.
• Haley Nichole Huls and Jacob Michael Hursey, of Hanna City.
• Madisyn Marie Fischer of Brimfield and Zachary James Baugher of Savannah, Tenn.
• Angela Leona Edwards and Andrew Jay Windish, of Elmwood.