FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Decem­ber 27, 2018

Six Sen­tenced to Prison

 

Union Coun­ty State’s Attor­ney Tyler R. Edmonds announced the fol­low­ing sen­tences to the Illi­nois Depart­ment of Corrections:

 

Jonathan Scott Cruse (DOB: 10/10/1985) of Anna, Illi­nois has been sen­tenced to five (5) years in the Illi­nois Depart­ment of Cor­rec­tions after plead­ing guilty to one (1) count of Unlaw­ful Pos­ses­sion of Metham­phet­a­mine (Class 3 Felony).  Cruse will also serve a one (1) year Manda­to­ry Super­vised Release.  Cruse was arrest­ed in July 2018 fol­low­ing an inves­ti­ga­tion by the Union Coun­ty Sheriff’s Office / Union Coun­ty Drug Task Force.

 

Matthew Paul Wet­tig (DOB: 1/29/1989) of Anna, Illi­nois was sen­tenced to three (3) years in the Illi­nois Depart­ment of Cor­rec­tions after plead­ing guilty to one (1) count of Unlaw­ful Pos­ses­sion of a Weapon by a Felon (Class 2 Felony).  Wet­tig will also serve a two (2) year Manda­to­ry Super­vised Release.  Wet­tig was arrest­ed in Sep­tem­ber 2018 fol­low­ing an inves­ti­ga­tion con­duct­ed by the Anna Police Depart­ment.  The Union Coun­ty Sheriff’s Office assist­ed with the investigation.

 

Joshua Brent Bak­er (DOB: 4/15/1984) of Anna, Illi­nois was sen­tenced to six (6) years in the Illi­nois Depart­ment of Cor­rec­tions after plead­ing guilty to one (1) count of Unlaw­ful Pos­ses­sion of a Weapon by a Felon (Class 2 Felony).  Bak­er will also serve a three (3) year Manda­to­ry Super­vised Release. Bak­er was arrest­ed in Sep­tem­ber 2018 fol­low­ing an inves­ti­ga­tion con­duct­ed by the Union Coun­ty Sheriff’s Office.  Anna Police, Illi­nois State Police, Illi­nois Con­ser­va­tion Police and Cob­den Police assist­ed in the inves­ti­ga­tion.  Bak­er was sen­tenced as a Class X offend­er based upon pri­or crim­i­nal history.

 

Bethany M. Hurt (DOB: 5/29/1994) of Car­bon­dale, Illi­nois has been sen­tenced to two (2) years in the Illi­nois Depart­ment of Cor­rec­tions after plead­ing guilty to one (1) count of Unlaw­ful Pos­ses­sion of Metham­phet­a­mine (Class 3 Felony).  She will also serve a one (1) year Manda­to­ry Super­vised Release.  Hurt was arrest­ed fol­low­ing a traf­fic stop con­duct­ed by Union Coun­ty Sheriff’s Deputies in July 2017.

 

Tane­sa R. Tay­lor (DOB: 7/17/1995) of Car­bon­dale, Illi­nois has been sen­tenced to two (2) years in the Illi­nois Depart­ment of Cor­rec­tions after plead­ing guilty to one (1) count of Iden­ti­ty Theft (Class 3 Felony).  Tay­lor will also serve a one (1) year Manda­to­ry Super­vised Release.  Tay­lor was arrest­ed in Feb­ru­ary 2018 fol­low­ing an inves­ti­ga­tion con­duct­ed by the Anna Police Depart­ment which showed that she used a stolen deb­it card at an Anna busi­ness in Octo­ber 2017.

 

Robert Wayne Roach (DOB: 4/4/1982) of Anna, Illi­nois has been sen­tenced to two (2) years in the Illi­nois Depart­ment of Cor­rec­tions after plead­ing guilty to two (2) counts of Retail Theft (Class 4 Felony).  Roach will also serve a one (1) year Manda­to­ry Super­vised Release.  Roach was charged after an inves­ti­ga­tion by the Anna Police Depart­ment which showed that he took mer­chan­dise from two dif­fer­ent Anna busi­ness­es in May and June of 2018.

 

 

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