Yohn says during motion hearing he plans to ask for change of venue ‘to an unprejudiced county’

QUINCY — While presenting 20 motions Wednesday during a nearly three-hour hearing in Adams County Circuit Court, a Springfield man defending himself in a November 2021 sexual assault case said he plans to move for a change of venue. While discussing a request for funds to pay for a polling service, Bradley Yohn, 35, told Judge…

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Frustrated Yohn says judge is ‘piece of s**t’ after status hearing, calls MRN afterward to say, ‘I’m to the point where I’ve had enough’

QUINCY — What started out as a simple status hearing and an opportunity to set a date for a hearing to review eight motions filed by Bradley Yohn ended with Yohn being escorted from an Adams County courtroom Wednesday morning yelling obscenities at Judge Roger Thomson, calling him a “piece of s**t.” Yohn, 35, is…

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Yohn picks up another felony for illegally possessing thumb drives in Adams County Jail

QUINCY — A Springfield man defending himself against criminal sexual assault charges in Quincy picked up another felony charge earlier this month. Bradley Yohn, 35, was charged Nov. 15 in Adams County Circuit Court with three counts of possessing contraband in a penal institution, a Class 1 felony. If he’s found guilty, he faces between…

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Yohn claims judge has put him at ‘very unfair disadvantage’ and ‘blatantly lied,’ files motion for replacement

QUINCY — Bradley Yohn, a Springfield man charged with four Class X felonies in Adams County in connection with a Nov. 9, 2021 sexual assault, filed a motion last week requesting a substitution of judge in his case in Adams County Circuit Court. Yohn, 35, is defending himself against charges of home invasion, aggravated kidnapping,…

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Standby attorney appointed to assist Yohn as he prepares to defend himself in sexual assault case

QUINCY — Judge Roger Thomson appointed standby counsel for Bradley Yohn, a Springfield man charged with four Class X felonies in Adams County in connection with a Nov. 9, 2021 sexual assault case who is defending himself for a second time. Thomson selected public defender Todd Nelson, Yohn’s attorney from July 20 until Thomson dismissed…

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Yohn dismisses second public defender, will defend himself again; says he’s ‘being treated like an animal, like an Afghan terrorist’

QUINCY — Bradley Yohn is defending himself for a second time. The Springfield man, charged with four Class X felonies in Adams County in connection with a Nov. 9, 2021 sexual assault, filed a motion on Aug. 24 to claim public defender Todd Nelson has been ineffective as his counsel and asked to represent himself…

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‘It’s hard to mourn properly when anger is all I feel’: Family members give victim impact statements as Blackledge receives two 20-year sentences

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…

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