FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

May 11, 2016

Five Sen­tenced to Depart­ment of Corrections

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

Christo­pher Lee Peter­man (DOB 12/17/1975) of Anna, Illi­nois has been sen­tenced to three (3) years in the Illi­nois Depart­ment of Cor­rec­tions after plead­ing guilty to one (1) count of Aggra­vat­ed Crim­i­nal Sex­u­al Abuse, a Class 2 Felony.  Peter­man com­mit­ted an act of sex­u­al con­duct with a minor who was at least 13 years of age but under 17 years of age dur­ing Decem­ber 2015.  Peter­man was arrest­ed in Feb­ru­ary 2016 fol­low­ing an inves­ti­ga­tion by Anna Police.  The Two Rivers Child Advo­ca­cy Cen­ter facil­i­tat­ed the inter­view of the minor victim.

Dawn M. Pick­les (DOB 11/11/1982) of Eldo­ra­do, Arkansas, for­mal­ly of Anna, Illi­nois has been sen­tenced to three (3) years in the Illi­nois Depart­ment of Cor­rec­tions after plead­ing guilty to one (1) count of Crim­i­nal Sex­u­al Abuse, a Class 4 Felony.  Pick­les com­mit­ted an act of sex­u­al con­duct with a minor between Decem­ber 2008 and Decem­ber 2010.  Pick­les was charged in Jan­u­ary 2015 fol­low­ing an inves­ti­ga­tion by Anna Police.  Pick­les was extra­dit­ed from Arkansas in Feb­ru­ary 2015 by the Union Coun­ty Sheriff’s Office.  The Two Rivers Child Advo­ca­cy Cen­ter facil­i­tat­ed the inter­view of the minor victim.

Rachel D. Travis (DOB 02/15/1984) of Anna, Illi­nois has been sen­tenced to three (3) years in the Illi­nois Depart­ment of Cor­rec­tions after plead­ing guilty to one (1) count of Unlaw­ful Deliv­ery of a Con­trolled Sub­stance, a Class 2 Felony.  Travis deliv­ered a fen­tanyl patch to a con­fi­den­tial source in Jan­u­ary 2014.   Travis was arrest­ed in March 2014 fol­low­ing an inves­ti­ga­tion by the Union Coun­ty Sheriff’s Office/Union Coun­ty Drug Task Force.

Ricky R. Williams (DOB 08/31/1954) of Anna, 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.  Williams was arrest­ed in Jan­u­ary 2016 fol­low­ing an inves­ti­ga­tion by the Union Coun­ty Sheriff’s Office/Union Coun­ty Drug Task Force.

Jef­frey Daniel Hale (DOB 03/28/1970) of Cob­den, Illi­nois has been sen­tenced to three (3) years in the Illi­nois Depart­ment of Cor­rec­tions after plead­ing guilty to one (1) count of Unlaw­ful Pos­ses­sion with the Intent to Deliv­er Metham­phet­a­mine, a Class 2 Felony.  Hale pos­sessed with the intent to deliv­er less than 5 grams of metham­phet­a­mine dur­ing Feb­ru­ary 2016.  Hale was arrest­ed in Feb­ru­ary 2016 after an inves­ti­ga­tion by Cob­den Police.   The Union Coun­ty Sheriff’s Office/Union Coun­ty Drug Task Force assist­ed in the investigation.