FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Novem­ber 7, 2013

Anna Woman Sen­tenced to 10 years for Armed Rob­bery and Kidnapping

Union Coun­ty State’s Attor­ney Tyler R. Edmonds announced today that Karen S. Nichols a/k/a Karen S. Casper (DOB 06/09/1969) of 150 Hughey Lane in rur­al Anna has been sen­tenced to a term of ten (10) years in the Illi­nois Depart­ment of Cor­rec­tions for the June 2013 rob­bery of a John­ston City woman and the kid­nap­ping of the woman’s new­born child.  Nichols was sen­tenced to a term of ten (10) years on a charge of Armed Rob­bery, a Class X Felony, and a con­cur­rent term of sev­en (7) years on a charge of Kid­nap­ping, a Class 1 Felony.  Nichols was arrest­ed at her res­i­dence by Union Coun­ty Sheriff’s Deputies short­ly after the John­ston City woman report­ed the kid­nap­ping of her new­born child from a loca­tion in rur­al Union Coun­ty dur­ing the evening hours of June 28, 2013.

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