QUINCY — Karen Blackledge sent a letter to the Adams County Circuit Clerk on July 27, saying her legal representation was “less than efficient and effective” and led her to agree May 5 to two 20-year sentences to the Illinois Department of Corrections. However, when Judge Amy Lannerd asked Friday during a motion hearing in […]
QUINCY — Karen Blackledge, who pled guilty April 1 two two Class X felonies in connection with the assault of an elderly woman who died shortly after the attack, is reconsidering her plea.
QUINCY — Ten members of Christine “Tina” Schmitt’s family gave victim impact statements Thursday afternoon during the sentencing hearing for Karen Blackledge in Adams County Circuit Court. They hope to get one more chance to do it again. Blackledge pled guilty April 1 to one count of home invasion and one count of aggravated sexual […]
Karen Blackledge entered a guilty plea Friday afternoon in Adams County Circuit Court to two counts, one of home invasion and one of aggravated criminal sexual assault, both Class X felonies. All other charges were dropped.
QUINCY — The cases for Bradley Yohn and Karen Blackledge remain on the March 7 jury docket, though DNA and fingerprint evidence yet to arrive from the state crime lab could potentially delay their jury trials. Blackledge and Yohn both made appearances in Adams County Circuit Court on Tuesday morning. When Judge Amy Lannerd asked […]
QUINCY — The trial for a Quincy woman allegedly involved in a carjacking, kidnapping and burglary in November in Adams County has been pushed back to March. Karen Blackledge, 33, was in Adams County Circuit Court on Tuesday morning for what was expected to be a pretrial hearing. However, Josh Jones, lead trial attorney for […]
QUINCY — An Adams County grand jury will review the cases of a man and a woman who face home invasion, aggravated kidnapping, aggravated vehicular hijacking, aggravated criminal sexual assault and residential burglary charges. Bradley S. Yohn, 34, of Springfield, Ill., appeared in court first before Judge Tad Brenner on Monday morning in Adams County […]
QUINCY — As Judge Tad Brenner read Tuesday afternoon the details of one count of alleged aggravated criminal sexual assault committed Nov. 9, Bradley S. Yohn interrupted to say, “You’ve got the wrong person, your honor.” And near the end of his first appearance in Adams County Circuit Court, Yohn blurted out, “Kill me now, […]
QUINCY — A Springfield man and a Quincy women will make their first appearance in Adams County Circuit court at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday to face home invasion, aggravated kidnapping, aggravated vehicular hijacking, aggravated criminal sexual assault and residential burglary charges. Bradley S. Yohn, 34, of Springfield, Ill., and Karen D. Blackledge, 33, of Quincy, were […]
QUINCY — The Adams County Sheriff’s Office responded at about 6 p.m. Tuesday to a report of a burglary at a residence off North Bottom Road in rural Adams County. It was learned that before the burglary one of the homeowners was the victim of a vehicular hijacking on North Bottom Road and forced back […]