FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

April 3, 2013

Ten Indi­vid­u­als Indict­ed by Grand Jury

Union Coun­ty State’s Attor­ney Tyler R. Edmonds announced today the Union Coun­ty Grand Jury has returned indict­ments on the fol­low­ing individuals:

Clint W. Hile­man (DOB 09/06/1994) of Jones­boro, Illi­nois, Dami­an B. Mar­tin (DOB 06/06/1995) of Anna, Illi­nois, Bru­el N. Miller (DOB 11/11/1993) of Jones­boro, Illi­nois, and James A. Davis (DOB 09/04/1994) of Jones­boro, Illi­nois are charged with two (2) counts of Aggra­vat­ed Bat­tery, both Class 3 Felonies and one (1) count of Mob Action, a Class 4 Felony.  The indict­ments fol­low an inves­ti­ga­tion by the Anna Police Department.

John­ny L. Eubanks (DOB 01/26/1983) of Jones­boro, Illi­nois is charged with one (1) count of Unlaw­ful Par­tic­i­pa­tion in Metham­phet­a­mine Pro­duc­tion, a Class X Felony, one (1) count of Unlaw­ful Pos­ses­sion of Metham­phet­a­mine, a Class X Felony, and five (5) counts of Unlaw­ful Pur­chase of Metham­phet­a­mine Pre­cur­sor, all Class 4 Felonies.  Eubanks is cur­rent­ly held at the Jack­son Coun­ty Jail in Mur­phys­boro on $550,000 bond.  Eubanks was charged fol­low­ing an inves­ti­ga­tion by the Union Coun­ty Sheriff’s Office and Jones­boro Police Department.

Jason A. Ward (DOB 06/21/1983) of Ava, Illi­nois is charged with one (1) count of Res­i­den­tial Bur­glary, a Class 1 Felony. Cob­den Police and Union Coun­ty Sheriff’s Deputies arrest­ed Ward the evening of March 26, 2013 at a home on Wing Hill Road in rur­al Cob­den after a 911 call was placed from the res­i­dence.  Ward is cur­rent­ly held at the Jack­son Coun­ty Jail in Mur­phys­boro on $300,000 bond.

Ryan L. Cochran (DOB 02/02/1993) of Don­go­la, Illi­nois is charged with one (1) count of Res­i­den­tial Bur­glary, a Class 1 Felony and one (1) count of Pos­ses­sion of Bur­glary Tools, a Class 4 Felony. Cochran is cur­rent­ly held at the Jack­son Coun­ty Jail in Mur­phys­boro on $30,000 bond.  Jaimie T. Pugh (DOB 06/03/1993) of Jones­boro, Illi­nois is charged with one (1) count of Res­i­den­tial Bur­glary, a Class 1 Felony in con­nec­tion with Cochran. Pugh is cur­rent­ly held at the Jack­son Coun­ty Jail in Mur­phys­boro on $15,000 bond.  Both were arrest­ed by Anna Police in the ear­ly morn­ing hours of March 28, 2013 at a res­i­dence on War­ren Street.

Amber N. Nim­mo (DOB 03/18/1983) of Don­go­la, Illi­nois, and Jere­my M. Ben­nett (DOB 04/21/1986) are charged with one (1) count of Theft, a Class 3 Felony and one (1) count of Mon­ey Laun­der­ing, a Class 3 Felony.  Nim­mo and Ben­nett were charged fol­low­ing an inves­ti­ga­tion by the Jones­boro Police Department.

The Union Coun­ty State’s Attorney’s Office reminds the pub­lic that charges are not evi­dence of guilt.  A defen­dant is pre­sumed inno­cent and is enti­tled to a fair tri­al in which the gov­ern­ment has the bur­den of prov­ing guilt beyond a rea­son­able doubt.

Media: Please con­tact the Union Coun­ty Sheriff’s Office at (618) 833‑5500 for any avail­able book­ing photographs.