FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

August 8, 2013

Grand Jury Returns Indict­ments Against 14 Individuals

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

Antho­ny T. Sam­ple (DOB 06/30/1977) of Jack­son, Mis­souri, Wes­ley M. Jones, III (DOB 11/30/1984) of Cape Girardeau, Mis­souri, Jen­na A. Young (DOB 07/07/1986) of Oak Ridge, Mis­souri, and Lak­isha S. Bernachi (DOB 04/29/1994) of Cape Girardeau, Mis­souri, have each been charged with one (1) count of Home Inva­sion, a Class X Felony and one (1) count of Armed Rob­bery, a Class X Felony.  All four are alleged to have entered a res­i­dence in Anna, Illi­nois while armed with a taser on July 10, 2013.  All four were arrest­ed by law enforce­ment.  Sam­ple, Jones, and Young are cur­rent­ly being held at the Jack­son Coun­ty Jail in Mur­phys­boro, Illi­nois.  Sam­ple and Jones are being held on sev­en­ty-five thou­sand dol­lar ($75,000.00) bond and Young is being held on fif­teen thou­sand dol­lar ($15,000.00) bond.  Sam­ple, Jones, and Young are set to appear on August 20, 2013 for a Bond Hear­ing and Bernachi is set to appear on August 20, 2013 for an Arraign­ment at the Union Coun­ty Courthouse.

Melis­sa M. Zamo­ra (DOB 11/14/1980) of Mur­phys­boro, Illi­nois, and James A. Schott (DOB 04/07/1967) of Mur­phys­boro, Illi­nois, have each been charged with one (1) count of Unlaw­ful Par­tic­i­pa­tion in Metham­phet­a­mine Pro­duc­tion, a Class 1 Felony and one (1) count of Unlaw­ful Pos­ses­sion of Metham­phet­a­mine, a Class 3 Felony.  The two are alleged to have engaged in the man­u­fac­ture of less than 15 grams of metham­phet­a­mine near Wolf Lake, Illi­nois.  They are both also alleged to have been in pos­ses­sion of metham­phet­a­mine.  Both were arrest­ed on July 15, 2013 in the Shawnee Nation­al For­est Pine Hills area by For­est Ser­vice Offi­cers and Union Coun­ty Sher­iff Deputies and are both being held at the Jack­son Coun­ty Jail in Mur­phys­boro, Illi­nois on one hun­dred thou­sand dol­lar ($100,000.00) bond.  Zamo­ra is set to appear on August 13, 2013 for Pre-tri­al at the Union Coun­ty Cour­t­house.  Schott is set to appear on Sep­tem­ber 17, 2013 for Pre-tri­al at the Union Coun­ty Courthouse.

Lar­ry L. Turn­er, Jr. (DOB 03/05/1987) of Anna, Illi­nois has been charged with one (1) count of Unlaw­ful Pos­ses­sion of Metham­phet­a­mine Man­u­fac­tur­ing Mate­ri­als, a Class 2 Felony and one (1) count of Unlaw­ful Pos­ses­sion of Metham­phet­a­mine, a Class 3 Felony.  Turn­er is alleged to have been in pos­ses­sion of metham­phet­a­mine and metham­phet­a­mine pre­cur­sors.  Turn­er, Jr. was arrest­ed on July 18, 2013 by Anna Police Offi­cers fol­low­ing a traf­fic stop at Davie Street and Lafayette Street in Anna, Illinois.

Steven L. Minton (DOB 03/26/1988) of Evans­ville, Indi­ana, and Jesse A. Ire­land (DOB 02/13/1993) of Evans­ville, Indi­ana, have each been charged with one (1) count of Unlaw­ful Pos­ses­sion of Stolen Vehi­cle, a Class 2 Felony.  Both are alleged to have stolen a vehi­cle from an Anna res­i­dence in July 2013.  Both were arrest­ed by an Anna Police Offi­cer and Union Coun­ty Sher­iff Deputies and are being held at the Jack­son Coun­ty Jail in Mur­phys­boro, Illi­nois on twen­ty-five thou­sand dol­lar ($25,000.00) bond.  Both are set to appear in court on August 13, 2013 at the Union Coun­ty Courthouse.

Fred­dy Morse, Jr. (DOB 10/01/1973) of Anna, Illi­nois, and Dan­ny J. Cook (DOB 01/29/1964) of Anna, Illi­nois, have been charged with one (1) count of Unlaw­ful Par­tic­i­pa­tion in Metham­phet­a­mine Pro­duc­tion, a Class X Felony.  The two are alleged to have engaged in the man­u­fac­ture of more than 400 grams of metham­phet­a­mine in Anna, Illinois.

Tabitha L. Bar­low (DOB 01/24/1990) of Anna, Illi­nois, has been charged with one (1) count of Unlaw­ful Pos­ses­sion of Metham­phet­a­mine, a Class 3 Felony.  Bar­low is alleged to have been in pos­ses­sion of metham­phet­a­mine.  All three were arrest­ed on July 9, 2013 at an Anna res­i­dence by Union Coun­ty Sher­iff Deputies and are being held at the Jack­son Coun­ty Jail in Mur­phys­boro, Illi­nois.  Morse is held on one hun­dred thou­sand dol­lar ($100,000.00) bond and is set to appear on August 20, 2013 for a Bond Hear­ing. Cook is being held on sev­en­ty-five thou­sand dol­lar ($75,000.00) bond and set to appear on August 13, 2013 for a Bond Hear­ing.  Bar­low is being held on five thou­sand dol­lar ($5,000.00) bond and set to appear on Sep­tem­ber 10, 2013 for a Sta­tus Hear­ing at the Union Coun­ty Courthouse.

Lar­ry J. Lind­sey (DOB 12/25/1954) of Anna, Illi­nois has been charged with one (1) count of Aggra­vat­ed Domes­tic Bat­tery, a Class 2 Felony and one (1) count of Resist­ing a Peace Offi­cer, a Class 4 Felony.  Lind­sey is alleged to have com­mit­ted bod­i­ly harm to a fam­i­ly mem­ber in July 2013.  Lind­sey was arrest­ed by an Anna Police Offi­cer and is being held at the Jack­son Coun­ty Jail in Mur­phys­boro, Illi­nois on ten thou­sand dol­lar ($10,000.00) bond.  Lind­sey is set to appear on Sep­tem­ber 17, 2013 for a Fit­ness Hear­ing at the Union Coun­ty Courthouse.

Chester W. Morse (DOB 04/06/1977) of Anna, Illi­nois has been charged with two (2) counts of Domes­tic Bat­tery, both Class 4 Felonies.  Morse is alleged to have caused bod­i­ly harm to a house­hold mem­ber in July 2013.  Morse was arrest­ed by an Anna Police Offi­cer.  Morse is set to appear on Octo­ber 1, 2013 for Pre-tri­al at the Union Coun­ty Courthouse.

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.