STOLEN VEHICLE (6-7-2019)
On 6-7-19 at 4:34am White County Dispatch advised arresting officer Sheriff Doug Maier of a vehicle which had been reported stolen out of Wayne County that was currently being tracked by gps in the Centerville area. Deputy Spencer was called out and Sheriff Maier responded. The truck was a 2016 White GMC pickup.

Dispatch advised the vehicle was now in the Crossville area and advised the suspects in the vehicle had attempted to break into a bank in Mt. Vernon, IL and had been involved in a pursuit with Mt. Vernon, IL police. At approximately 4:50 am Sheriff Maier located a vehicle on a dead end road at the end of County Road 1200E just South of County Road 1925N. The vehicle matched the description and had several occupants inside the vehicle. Sheriff Maier approached vehicle as a felony stop, weapon drawn and observed three subjects in the vehicle, one in the drivers seat, one in the passenger seat and one in the rear seat. Sheriff Maier spoke to the driver of the vehicle later identified as JUVENILE. He appeared to be very nervous after determining Sheriff was law enforcement. He did not attempt to take off but appeared to be debating this. Sheriff Maier reached inside the vehicle and turned vehicle off, taking the keys from the ignition.

Deputy Spencer arrived in scene and he and Sheriff Maier took all three subjects from the vehicle and secured them in handcuffs and placed them in squad car.

Driver of the vehicle JUVENILE advised they were just road tripping and this was his uncles vehicle. He advised Sheriff Maier that he was on parole and this would cause him to be revoked. JUVENILE was checked out with Dept of Corrections and they showed a warrant and hold for JUVENILE.

Deputy Spencer transported all three subjects to the White County Jail. Mt. Vernon, IL Police Dept was notified and was advised an investigator would be enroute to interview the suspects and Dept of Corrections were enroute to take possession of JUVENILE.

Sheriff Doug Maier
French Arrest (2-21-2019)
On February 21, 2019 a detail conducted by the White County Sheriff's Department, Carmi Police Department and the Southern Illinois Drug Task Force resulted in the arrest of Michael Wayne French, DOB 1-24-71.

Officers located Mr. French at his residence, 413 rice St., Carmi, IL

The arrest is the result of a lengthy investigation by the Task Force.

Mr. French was arrested on warrant for One count Unlawful Delivery of Meth ( 5-15g), and two county of Unlawful Delivery of Meth (under 5 grams). Bail on warrant is $150,000.00 ( 15,000.00 cash )

A search warrant was also obtained and executed at the residence. Several drug related items and an amount of methamphetamine were located. Additional charges are pending.

Mr. French transported to White County Jail where he is being held.

White County Sheriff
Doug Maier
THANK YOU (11-7-2018)
I would like to thank the citizens of White County for their support in the past election. I am humbled to be elected for a fifth term as your Sheriff and will continue to serve you as I have for the past 16 years. I have the greatest respect for the Office of Sheriff. I would also like to thank my Deputies, Corrections Officers, Dispatchers and Court Security Officers.
They are truly what makes this department great ! They are very dedicated people who do a very difficult job and deserve your respect. We will continue to make White County a safe place to live and raise your
children. Thank you again!


Sheriff Doug Maier
AMEREN SCAM (7-15-2017)
The White County Sheriff's Department had a report of a man and woman going door to door saying they were with Ameren and wanted peoples account numbers to switch electric companies. Ameren does not go door to door for this purpose and we would advise people to not give out their account numbers or any other personal information. Contact the Sheriff's Department if you feel that you have been a victim of a scam.

DOUG MAIER
WHITE COUNTY SHERIFF
AMEREN SCAM (6-6-2016)
The White County Sheriff's Department had a report of a man and woman going door to door saying they were with Ameren and wanted peoples account numbers to switch electric companies. Ameren does not go door to door for this purpose and we would advise people to not give out their account numbers or any other personal information. Contact the Sheriff's Department if you feel that you have been a victim of a scam.

OOUG MAIER
WHITE COUNTY SHERIFF
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