Union County Sheriff's Office

Capaha Bank in Anna was the latest site of three robberies to happen in the town in the month of November.
The Anna Police Department reports that an arrest has been made in connection with three reported armed robberies committed in Anna. Police believe the suspect is associated with all three crimes. More information will be released when available. The Anna Police Department was assisted by the Union...
Union County state’s attorney Tyler R. Edmonds announced Nov. 23 that Thomas Keith Gowin of Olive Branch has been sentenced in the Circuit Court of Union County to 20 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections after pleading guilty to one count of child pornography, a class  x felony.  Gowin...
Jus10s Frozen Yogurt & Dessert Shoppe owners Mary K. Harris and Bryan Miller hosted an open house on Friday, Nov. 4, at their new business in downtown Anna. Photo by Amber Skelton.
Jus10s Frozen Yogurt & Dessert Shoppe owners Mary K. Harris and Bryan Miller hosted an open house on Friday, Nov. 4, at their new business in downtown Anna. Donations were collected for the Union County Sheriff’s Office’s K-9 fund. The name of the business is in honor of Justin King, Miller’s...
The Union County Sheriff’s Office in Jonesboro is asking for the public’s help in locating a wanted person, Jennifer L. Hileman.  She is described as a white female, 41 years of age, 5’1” and 125 lbs.  Hileman is wanted for Failure to Appear on Possession of Controlled Substance charges.  Anyone...
Union County Sheriff Scott Harvel, left, presented a “Neighborhood Hero” certificate to Norman Hickam, right, last Friday afternoon.
The quiet, calm courage of a Union County resident was recognized by his neighbors during a surprise gathering last Friday afternoon. Norman Hickam’s neighbors met at his home along Morgan School Road between Jonesboro and Ware.  The neighbors, who were joined by Union County Sheriff Scott Harvel,...
The sheriff’s office is looking for Jeremy McCormick, who is described as a white male, 36 years of age, 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighs 165 pounds.
The Union County Sheriff’s Office in Jonesboro is asking for the public’s help in locating a wanted person. The sheriff’s office is looking for Jeremy McCormick, who is described as a white male, 36 years of age, 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighs 165 pounds.  McCormick is wanted on seven counts of...
Union County Sheriff Scott Harvel is pictured visiting Kiri Lomax's 1st grade class. Photo provided by Shawnee School District 84.
Shawnee School District 84 teacher Kiri Lomax’s 1st grade class wrote a thank you letter to the Union County Sheriff’s Office for keeping them and the school safe during last week’s manhunt. The students were going to send the letter to Sheriff Scott Harvel, but he surprised the students on Monday...
A suspect in an alleged Union County burglary was taken into custody without resistance at approximately 10 a.m. Tuesday. Union County Sheriff Scott Harvel reported in a news release that a plainclothes detective from the sheriff’s office spotted the suspect, identified as Dejun D. Booker, 26, near...
The Union County Sheriff's Office has reported that a residential burglary occurred Monday, Aug. 22 at approximately 7:30 a.m., in rural Cobden. An estimated $2000 cash was taken. A white male suspect was seen running from the residence. The first suspect is described as a white male in his 20s...

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