Union Coun­ty State’s Attor­ney Tyler R. Edmonds announced today that Mark A. Tay­lor (DOB 04-07-1986) of 256 S. Mill Street in Nashville, Illi­nois has been charged with Dis­or­der­ly Con­duct, a Class 4 Felony.  The charges result from a Union Coun­ty Sheriff’s Office inves­ti­ga­tion regard­ing a threat­en­ing phone call made to the Tri-Coun­ty Spe­cial Edu­ca­tion South School locat­ed near Anna.  Tay­lor is charged with hav­ing made the call on Jan­u­ary 7th and threat­en­ing that gun vio­lence would take place at the school.  Tay­lor was arrest­ed on Jan­u­ary 8th in Nashville by Nashville Police and the Union Coun­ty Sheriff’s Office.

Tay­lor is being held in the Jack­son Coun­ty Jail in Mur­phys­boro on $500,000 bond.  His next court appear­ance is Tues­day Jan­u­ary 13 at 9:00 a.m. at the Union Coun­ty Cour­t­house in Jonesboro.

Inves­ti­ga­tion con­tin­ues by the Union Coun­ty Sheriff’s Office with assis­tance from the Nashville Police.

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.