OPERATION DEALERS CHOICE 1-15-2020 (1-15-2020)
Operation Dealers Choice 1-15-2020

A detail was conducted early this morning involving officers of the White County Sheriff's Department, Carmi Police Department and the Southern Illinois Drug Task Force. The detail was the result of a months long investigation resulting in numerous drug related charges in White County. Numerous non drug related warrants were also served during the detail. The detail resulted in 11 total arrest.

The following subjects were arrested:

Jack Weasel
607 Fackney, Carmi, IL
Unlawful Delivery of Methamphetamine
Unlawful Delivery of Controlled Substance (heroin) Bond $ 7,500.00
Additional Charges: Possession Controlled Substance (Heroin)

Kendra O'Brien DOB 2-15-1982
219 Steven St., Carmi, IL
Unlawful Delivery of Methamphetamine Bond $ 7,500.00
Additional Charges: Unlawful Possession of Methamphetamine (No Bond)

Jefferey M. Newman DOB 9-8-1961
219 Steven St., Carmi, IL
Unlawful Delivery of Methamphetamine Bond $7,500.00
Additional Charges: Unlawful Possession of Methamphetamine (No Bond)

Richard Travelstead DOB 12-9-1961
905 9th St., Carmi,k IL
Unlawful Delivery of MEthamphetamine Bond $ 7,500.00
Additional Charges: Unlawful Possession of Firearm (Convicted Felon)
Possession of Methamphetamine (No Bond)

Jason Schneider DOB 11-18-1979
103 Maple St, Carmi, IL 62821
Unlawful Delivery of MEthamphetamine Bond $ 7,500.00

Thomas McGuire DOB 11-8-1954
Unlawful Delivery of Methamphetamine Bond $5,000.00

Richard L. Powell DOB 7-25-1975
910 Smith St., Carmi, IL 62821
Theft Box $2,500.00

Tarynn L. Browning DOB: 06-20-1997
1021 Smith St., Carmi, IL
Violation of Probation
Obstruction of Justice Bond $400.00

Jessica L. Smith DOB: 11-24-1986
1009 W. Main St.
Crossville, IL
FTA: No Valid Drivers License Bond $300.00

Richard Ott DOB: 10-11-1985
728 Shipley St, Carmi, IL
Criminal Trespass
Disorderly Conduct Bond $500.00

Miranda Travelstead
905 9th St., Carmi, IL
Unlawful Possession of Methamphetamine (No Bond)

Further arrest are anticipated

Sheriff Doug Maier
Chief Jason Carter
CROSSVILLE WOMAN INJURED IN HOUSE FIRE UPDATE (11-12-2019)
On November 12, 2019 White County State's Attorney Denton Aud has reviewed the report in reference to the fire in Crossville, IL on November 7, 2019 involving Cathy Brandenstein and Andrew Swanner. The White County Sheriff's Department is conducting the investigation along with the Illinois State Fire Marshall.

Mr. Swanner was arrested on the day of the incident on charges of Aggravated Domestic Battery and is being held in the White County Jail on a bond of $1,000,000.00.

States Attorney Aud has filed additional charges as follows:

Count 1 - Attempt ( First Degree Murder )
Count 2 - Aggravated Arson
Count 3 - Aggravated Arson
Count 4 - Residential Arson
Count 5 - Aggravated Domestic Battery
Count 6 - Aggravated Battery
Count 7 - Domestic Battery

Mr. Swanner will be in White County Court today to be advised of these additional charges.

White County Sheriff
Doug Maier
CROSSVILLE WOMAN INJURED IN HOUSE FIRE (11-8-2019)
On 11/7/2019 at 5:07pm White County 911 received a call stating that a female subject had came to his residence asking him for help. He advised she had visible burns on her body and advised him that her son had set fire to the house and pushed her into the fire. Advised the fire was 4 houses down from the caller on Superior Lane, Crossville, IL.

Units from the White County Sheriff's Department arrived and located the female subject, a Cathy Brandenstein. She had severe burns on a major portion of her body. White County Ambulance had been dispatched to the scene.

The residence was located on Superior Lane. There was a small fire on the porch area and the living room area had visible flames and the house was smoke filled. An effort was made to locate Andrew Swanner, son of the victim. Mr. Swanner was located walking down the road in front of the house a short time later.

Mr. Swanner was held at that point, and transported to the White County Sheriff's Department. Subject was checked by medical personnel and charged with Aggravated Domestic Battery. He is being held on no bond at this time.

The Illinois State Fire Marshal Office was notified and came to the scene to conduct the investigation.

Fire Departments from Crossville, Carmi, Little Wabash Fire Protection District were on scene to extinguish the fire.

CLAYTON ANDREW SWANNER
SUPERIOR LANE
CROSSVILLE, IL
AGE 35

White County Sheriff
Doug Maier


ROBERT MULLINS ARREST (8-6-2019)
Mr. Robert A. Mullins, age 55, 405 Hamill Street, Crossville, Illinois was arrested on a White County Warrant on August 5, 2019 by Crossville Police Department. The warrant was the result of a detail conducted by the White County Sheriff's Department and the Southern Illinois Drug Task Force. Mr. Mullins was charged with Unlawful Delivery of Methamphetamine. Mr. Mullins is being held at the WHite County Jail on $5,000.00 cash bond. Further arrest are anticipated.

Doug Maier
White County Sheriff
JAMES STEELE ARREST (8-6-2019)
James E. Steele, age 28, Enfield, Illinois, was arrested on a White County warrant by the White County Sheriff's Department on August 3, 2019. Mr. Steele was located at Lewis Scrap Yard in Burnt Prairie. The warrant was for Violation of Order of Protection with a $1,000.00 cash bond. It was determined that Mr. Steele was riding a Honda 300 Four Wheeler which has been reported as stolen from Enfield. Mr. Steele was also charged with Possession of Stolen Property. Mr. Steele is being held in the White County Jail.

Doug Maier
White County Sheriff
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