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September 23, 2016

Ballard Sentenced to Prison for Delivery of Heroin

     On September 13, 2016, Associate Judge William Workman accepted a fully negotiated plea agreement sentencing Calen Ballard to 6 1/2 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections with a period of 1 year of mandatory supervised release (formerly known as parole) for the offense of Unlawful Delivery of a Controlled Substance, a class 3 felony, in Logan County case number 16 CF 42.

     On February 23, 2016, Lincoln Police conducted a follow-up investigation regarding a heroin overdose that occurred 5 days before at the Budget Inn, 2011 N. Kickapoo Street, Lincoln. Officers entered room 123 of the Budget Inn and found several individuals inside, including Calen Ballard. Officers observed small pieces of foil consistent with the packaging of heroin, a hypodermic syringe, and 0.3 grams of a substance that tested positive for the presence of heroin. One of the occupants of the room stated he had just purchased the heroin from Ballard prior to police arrival.

     Based on the Lincoln Police heroin overdose investigation, Jason Routson was also charged, convicted and sentenced for the offense of Aggravated Battery, a class 1 felony. Routson was sentenced to a term of 8 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections in Logan County case number 16 CF 36 on April 19, 2016.

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September 21, 2016

Jacob Mehan Sentenced for Aggravated DUI

On September 13, 2016, Associate Judge William Workman accepted a fully negotiated plea agreement sentencing Jacob Mehan to 3 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections with a period of 2 years of mandatory supervised release (formerly known as parole) for the offense of Aggravated Driving Under the Influence, a class 2 felony, and Aggravated Battery, a class 2 felony, in Logan County case number 16-CF-126.

     On July 29, 2016, Lincoln Police observed a 1996 Dodge pickup truck driving slowly and erratically at or near the intersection of S. McLean Street and Pulaski Street. A traffic stop was conducted and the driver was identified as Jacob Mehan. Officers smelled a strong odor of alcoholic beverage coming from Mehan's breath and also observed poor balance. Officers also located an open bottle of alcohol within the cab of the pickup truck. Based upon Mehan's two prior convictions of driving under the influence, the offense was elevated to a felony.

     Due to resisting on scene, medical personnel were dispatched to provide treatment to Jacob Mehan. While providing care, Mehan kicked the hand of one of the first responders which lead to the offense of Aggravated Battery.

     The sentence calls for a 3 year sentence to prison on both Aggravated Driving Under the Influence and Aggravated Battery which will run concurrent to each other.

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September 13, 2016

HEROIN OVERDOSE INVESTIGATION LEADS TO 8 YEAR PRISON SENTENCE

       On September 7, 2016, Associate Judge William Workman accepted a fully negotiated plea agreement sentencing Stephen Nelson to 8 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections with a period of 2 years of mandatory supervised release (formerly known as parole) for the offense of Aggravated Battery, a class 1 felony, in Logan County case number 15-CF-122.

       The case arose out of a July 2015 investigation of a heroin overdose. On July 14, 2015, Lincoln Police responded to a dispatch of a heroin overdose. Upon arrival, they discovered an individual displaying signs of a heroin overdose. Logan County Paramedics responded to the scene as well and provided medical care and transportation to the Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital. The individual who overdosed survived the incident. Upon investigation, the other individuals on scene provided information that Stephen Nelson was the original source of heroin for the overdose. A search warrant was obtained for Stephen Nelson's residence which produced evidence corroborating the statements of those on scene.

       In an unrelated criminal investigation, Stephen Nelson also pleaded guilty to Unlawful Delivery of a Controlled Substance, a class 2 felony, in Logan County case number 15-CF-96. He was sentenced to 5 years in prison which will run concurrent with the 8 year sentence for Aggravated Battery.

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Amtrak, Cabs and more...

Logan County is a stop along the Amtrak route between St. Louis and Chicago.  There is a local cab service and a public bus service provided by Community Action Partnership.


Communities Here in Logan County

Logan County is rich with history but is also full with many small farming communities.  Many of our communities lie along Old Route 66 and there are many visitor sites along the way right here in Logan County.  Come explore the trail that Abraham Lincoln made before he was President as he practiced law in Postville, Illinois. Postville was later named after Abraham Lincoln and was christened by Lincoln before he was President of the United States.

Camping and Parks Information

There are several large parks throughout Logan County including Edward Madigan State Park which has several miles of trails and chances to see the local wildlife.  We also offer many camping locations in Logan County.

Food and Restaurants

From fast food to excellent sit down restaurants, Logan County offers some great family owned and operated eateries.  If you are hungry we have many tastes to offer.

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Lincoln, IL 62656

 

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