Yates City man in Hancock County Jail after another man shot multiple times near Webster

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Terry Lansford | Photo courtesy of Hancock County Sheriff's Department

WEBSTER, Ill. — The Hancock County Sheriff’s Department has arrested a man after another man drove himself to the emergency room at Memorial Hospital in Carthage after receiving multiple gunshot wounds at his residence near Webster.

Hancock County Dispatch received a call at approximately 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14 from Memorial Hospital. The male victim who had been shot identified a suspect in the shooting when interviewed by deputies. 

Terry R. Lansford, 49, of Yates City was later located at the scene, 2540 E. County Road 1850, by deputies and local law enforcement. 

Deputies also learned that the victim’s girlfriend was still inside the residence with the suspect. Contact was made with the female, and she got out of the residence without the suspect being aware. 

At approximately 9:50 p.m., deputies made entry into the residence and took Lansford into custody without further incident. He was transported to the Hancock County Jail, where he was lodged. Hancock County State’s Attorney Bobi James has yet to file charges against Lansford.

The victim was flown from Memorial Hospital to St. John’s Hospital in Springfield by Air Evac. The victim is in stable condition. The Hancock County Sheriff’s Department has not released the victim’s name at this point in the investigation. 

Sheriff Travis Duffy said the incident was not a random, and there is/was no threat to the public. All parties involved in this incident knew each other, Duffy said, and the incident was isolated to that relationship between parties. The incident remains under investigation.

The Hancock County Sheriff’s Department was assisted by the Carthage Police Department. Hancock County State’s Attorney’s Office, Hamilton, Police Department, Hancock County EMS, LaHarpe Police Department, Illinois State Police, Air Evac and Memorial Hospital. 

All persons arrested are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. 

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