Carthage man facing domestic battery, firearms, drug charges after Monday arrest

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Jason Fink | Hancock County Sheriff's Department

CARTHAGE, Ill. — An investigation into a report of a domestic battery in Carthage led to an executed search warrant and an arrest warrant on Monday, Oct. 2.

The Carthage Police Department received a report of a domestic battery incident on Sunday, Oct. 1. After the initial report, it was discovered that the incident occurred outside of city limits, so the case was transferred to the Hancock County Sheriff’s Department.

Deputies with the sheriff’s department began investigating the report Monday. They learned firearms, illegally possessed by the suspect due to felony convictions, were in the home. 

Deputies then worked with the Hancock County State’s Attorney’s Office to apply for a search warrant at 2145 E. County Road 1150 and an arrest warrant for Jason E. Fink, 40, of Carthage. The search warrant was executed at 1:10 a.m., and Fink was taken into custody.

Deputies located and seized a firearm, a brass knuckles/knife combo and less than five grams of methamphetamine. 

Fink was arrested on the warrant for domestic battery. Charges for unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon, unlawful possession of a weapon by a felon and possession of less than five grams of methamphetamine also were filed. 

Fink was later charged with an Illinois Department of Corrections parole violation warrant. He remains in custody awaiting an initial court appearance on Thursday, Oct. 5. 

The Hancock County State’s Attorney’s Office, Carthage Police Department and the Hamilton Police Department assisted during the investigation and execution of the warrants. 

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