Cobden Man Pleads Guilty to Reckless Homicide in Connection with Fatal Interstate 57 Crash



August 9, 2011


Cob­den Man Pleads Guilty to Reck­less Homicide

in Con­nec­tion with Fatal Inter­state 57 Crash


Union Coun­ty State’s Attor­ney Tyler R. Edmonds announced today that Daniel J. Bible (DOB 08-29-1983) of 401 Apple­knock­er Street, Apart­ment 104, in Cob­den, entered a plea of guilty today to one count of Reck­less Homi­cide, a Class 3 Felony.  A sen­tenc­ing hear­ing has been set Sep­tem­ber 20 before Pre­sid­ing Judge Mark Boie at the Union Coun­ty Cour­t­house in Jones­boro.  Bible faces a max­i­mum sen­tence of ten (10) years in prison.  Bible was indict­ed by a Union Coun­ty Grand Jury in April fol­low­ing a March 23, 2011 traf­fic crash on Inter­state 57 that result­ed in the death of an Anna man.


Bible was tak­en into cus­tody on the evening of April 15, 2011 in Mar­i­on by Mar­i­on Police and Illi­nois State Police.  He is cur­rent­ly being held at the Jack­son Coun­ty Jail on $150,000 bond.


Charges were filed fol­low­ing an inves­ti­ga­tion by the Illi­nois State Police, Union Coun­ty State’s Attorney’s Office and Union Coun­ty Coroner’s Office.


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.


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