FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

July 13, 2016

Six Sen­tenced to Prison

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

Alex E. Pul­liam (DOB 05/12/1995) of Tun­nel Hill, Illi­nois has been sen­tenced to three (3) years in the Illi­nois Depart­ment of Cor­rec­tions after plead­ing guilty to Aggra­vat­ed Bat­tery, a Class 3 Felony.  Pul­liam struck a Union Coun­ty Sheriff’s Deputy while in the hold­ing area of the Union Coun­ty Sheriff’s Office in March 2016.

Ash­ley M. Wil­son (DOB 01/06/1983) of Anna, Illi­nois has been sen­tenced to three (3) years in the Illi­nois Depart­ment of Cor­rec­tions after plead­ing guilty to Aggra­vat­ed Dri­ving While Under the Influ­ence of Drugs, a Class 2 Felony.  Wil­son was arrest­ed in Decem­ber 2014 fol­low­ing a traf­fic stop by Cob­den Police.

Kyle D. Weath­er­ing­ton (DOB 03/02/1985) of Har­ris­burg, Illi­nois has been sen­tenced to three (3) years in the Illi­nois Depart­ment of Cor­rec­tions after plead­ing guilty to Bur­glary, a Class 2 Felony. Weath­er­ing­ton was arrest­ed in May 2015 fol­low­ing an inves­ti­ga­tion by the Anna Police Depart­ment which showed he entered an Anna retail­er in Feb­ru­ary 2015 with the intent to com­mit a forgery. The sen­tenced will run con­sec­u­tive­ly to a six year sen­tence for Res­i­den­tial Bur­glary imposed in Saline County.

James Gar­rett (DOB 10/31/1968) of Cob­den, Illi­nois has been sen­tenced to three (3) years in the Illi­nois Depart­ment of Cor­rec­tions after plead­ing guilty to Know­ing­ly Giv­ing False Infor­ma­tion, a Class 3 Felony.  Gar­rett was arrest­ed in May 2015 after giv­ing false infor­ma­tion by fail­ing to report an inter­net pro­to­col address in his sex offend­er reg­is­tra­tion as required by the Sex Offend­er Reg­is­tra­tion Act.

Joshua A. Park­er (DOB 09/27/1989) of Cob­den, Illi­nois has been sen­tenced to eigh­teen (18) months in the Illi­nois Depart­ment of Cor­rec­tions after plead­ing guilty to one (1) count of Harass­ment by Tele­phone, a Class 4 Felony.  Park­er repeat­ed­ly made calls to his estranged wife in Octo­ber 2015 with the intent to harass. Park­er was arrest­ed in Decem­ber 2015 fol­low­ing an inves­ti­ga­tion by the Union Coun­ty Sheriff’s Office.  The charge was ele­vat­ed to a felony based upon a pri­or conviction.

Joshua L. Bur­ton (DOB 09/23/1995) of Tamms, Illi­nois has been sen­tenced to three (3) years in the Illi­nois Depart­ment of Cor­rec­tions with a rec­om­men­da­tion of impact incar­cer­a­tion after admit­ting a Peti­tion to Revoke Pro­ba­tion for the orig­i­nal offense of Metham­phet­a­mine Man­u­fac­tur­ing Mate­ri­als, a Class 2 Felony.  Bur­ton was arrest­ed in March 2014 fol­low­ing an inves­ti­ga­tion by the Union Coun­ty Sheriff’s Office/Union Coun­ty Drug Task Force.