QUINCY — A second Quincy man believed to be connected to a shooting around Sixth and Chestnut earlier this month pled guilty Wednesday morning. Cayden R. Smith, 18, was arraigned in Adams County Circuit Court by Judge Roger Thomson. Smith appeared with his attorney, Drew Schnack. Officers with the Quincy Police Department responded to the […]
A town hall meeting about the SAFE-T act was held Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2022 at John Wood Community College. Speakers were Justin Oliver, sheriff of Brown County; Adam Yates, chief of the Quincy Police Department; Todd Eyler and Gary Farha with the state’s attorney’s office in Adams County; and State Sen. Jil Tracy. This video […]
A town hall meeting about the SAFE-T act was held Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2022 at John Wood Community College. Speakers were Justin Oliver, sheriff of Brown County; Adam Yates, chief of the Quincy Police Department; Todd Eyler and Gary Farha with the state’s attorney’s office in Adams County; and State Sen. Jil Tracy.
QUINCY — Adam Yates, chief of the Quincy Police Department, offered a story about a homeowner with a pool to help illustrate the flaws of the Safety, Accountability, Fairness and Equity-Today (SAFE-T) criminal justice reform act. “It’s summertime, you’re out in your backyard, and there’s someone in your swimming pool who you don’t recognize,” he […]
QUINCY — After refusing last week to accept a 15-year sentence in the Illinois Department of Corrections in exchange for guilty pleas to five burglary charges, Zachary Laffey reached a new plea deal and stunningly agreed Wednesday to guilty pleas on even more charges which could lead to a sentence of as many as 25 […]
QUINCY — A Quincy man scheduled to accept to a plea agreement Tuesday afternoon in Adams County Circuit Court changed his mind. Zachary Laffey, 28, appeared before Judge John Wooleyhan with public defender Vanessa Pratt. Todd Eyler, Adams County assistant state’s attorney, told Wooleyhan an agreement had been reached for Laffey to plead guilty to […]
Mark Lawrence made his first appearance in Adams County Circuit Court on Wednesday morning after he was arrested on two theft charges following an indictment by an Adams County grand jury on May 12.
QUINCY — A Quincy man pleaded guilty to one count of domestic battery and one count of attempted armed violence in connection to a February incident. In exchange for his plea, Tyler J. Hopping agreed to have any sentence to the Illinois Department of Corrections capped at eight years. Charges of armed violence, possession of […]
QUINCY — The jury trial of a Quincy woman charged with stealing three vehicles, including a Quincy Police squad car, and leading officers on a chase in excess of 100 miles per hour has been placed on the June docket. The case for Mercedes N. Patterson, 25, was placed in February on the April jury […]
QUINCY — A request to continue one of three cases filed against Bradley Yohn was granted Tuesday afternoon in Adams County Circuit Court. Assistant State’s Attorney Todd Eyler filed on Jan. 19 a motion for a continuance on the six counts Yohn faces in connection with an incident on Nov. 9 along North Bottom Road […]
QUINCY — After a three-day trial, an Adams County jury ruled Wednesday that Blick’s Construction, the contractor that demolished buildings to make way for the new county jail, was entitled to $117,021 for additional work it finished in 2017. Blick’s filed the suit in April 2018. The county accepted in January 2017 a bid by […]