FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Sep­tem­ber 5, 2014

Five Sen­tenced to Depart­ment of Corrections

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

John­nie L. Morse (DOB 09/22/1982) of 214 Wash­ing­ton Street in Anna has been sen­tenced to ten (10) years in the Illi­nois Depart­ment of Cor­rec­tions after plead­ing guilty to two counts in con­nec­tion with the sex­u­al assault of an Anna woman.  Morse was sen­tenced after plead­ing guilty to Aggra­vat­ed Crim­i­nal Sex­u­al Assault, a Class X Felony and Unlaw­ful Restraint, a Class 4 Felony.  Morse will be required to reg­is­ter as a sex offend­er for life and will be sub­ject to a Manda­to­ry Super­vised Release term (for­mer­ly parole) of three (3) years to life as deter­mined by the Illi­nois Depart­ment of Cor­rec­tions. Morse was arrest­ed in May of 2013 fol­low­ing an inves­ti­ga­tion by Anna Police.

Christo­pher L. McCoy (DOB 07/25/1986) of Beaver Dam, Ken­tucky has been sen­tenced to three (3) years in the Illi­nois Depart­ment of Cor­rec­tions after plead­ing guilty to Aggra­vat­ed Bat­tery, a Class 2 Felony.  McCoy was charged after strik­ing a Union Coun­ty Sheriff’s Deputy while in a Union Coun­ty Cour­t­house hold­ing cell.

Sny­der B. Her­rin (DOB 12/23/1958) of Hurst, Illi­nois has been sen­tenced to six (6) years in the Illi­nois Depart­ment of Cor­rec­tions after plead­ing guilty to Unlaw­ful Pos­ses­sion with Intent to Deliv­er a Con­trolled Sub­stance, a Class 1 Felony.  Her­rin was arrest­ed fol­low­ing a traf­fic stop on Inter­state 57 in Feb­ru­ary of 2014 by Illi­nois State Police.

Joshua R. Mix­en (DOB 01/14/1983) of 102 South John Street in Jones­boro has been sen­tenced to three (3) years in the Illi­nois Depart­ment of Cor­rec­tions after plead­ing guilty to Unlaw­ful Pos­ses­sion of Weapons by a Felon, a Class 2 Felony.  Mix­en was arrest­ed in Feb­ru­ary of 2013 as part of an inves­ti­ga­tion by Jones­boro Police.

Robert D. Lence (DOB 09/18/1971) of 180 East Wall Street, Ullin, Illi­nois has been sen­tenced to eigh­teen (18) months in the Illi­nois Depart­ment of Cor­rec­tions after plead­ing guilty to Unlaw­ful Pres­ence with­in a School Zone by a Sex Offend­er, a Class 4 Felony.  Lence was arrest­ed in April of 2014 fol­low­ing an inves­ti­ga­tion by Union Coun­ty Sheriff’s Deputies after receiv­ing com­plaints that a child sex offend­er was on school prop­er­ty in Dongola.

Bryant J. Nolan (DOB 12/19/1987) of 105 Bridge Street in Mill Creek has been sen­tenced to thir­ty (30) months in the Illi­nois Depart­ment of Cor­rec­tions after plead­ing guilty to Unlaw­ful Pur­chase of Metham­phet­a­mine Pre­cur­sor, a Class 4 Felony.  Nolan was arrest­ed in May of 2014 fol­low­ing an inves­ti­ga­tion by the Illi­nois State Police.

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