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CHARLESTON — A report of a man with a stun gun looking into homes' windows led to the arrest of a Charleston man for
drug possession and other offenses.
Police found the man, Cory L. Barnes, hiding in some bushes after they responded to the report in the mobile home park at 530 Reynolds Drive about 11:40 p.m. April 27, according to a news release from
Barnes, 43, of Charleston had a stun gun as well as LSD,
methamphetamine and two drug pipes in his possession when he was located, the release said.
It said Barnes was first taken to a hospital because of medical complaints but officers stayed with him and took him into custody after he was treated.
The release said Barnes was on parole at the time of last week's incident.
Coles County court records show that Barnes has been charged with possession of LSD in connection with the arrest and also faces earlier, pending methamphetamine cases.
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Garrett J. Howlett, 30, of Charleston was arrested after the investigation that began with a woman’s report that he hit her with a large speaker and choked her, a news release from Charleston police said.
Cody D. Cordes, 28, of Mattoon was sentenced to 11 years in prison after he admitted soliciting another man to help him kill two men over what Cordes says was a drug deal that went bad.
Evans, Chance J.
The Shelby County State's Attorney's Office has charged Chance J. Evans, 21, of Stewardson with attempted murder, aggravated discharge of a firearm and aggravated unlawful use of a weapon for the incident that police said occurred on April 12 on a county road northwest of Stewardson.
Swindell, Jenae N.
The Shelby County State's Attorney's Office has charged Jenae N. Swindell, 18, of Stewardson with attempted murder, aggravated discharge of a firearm and aggravated unlawful use of a weapon for the incident that police said occurred on April 12 on a county road northwest of Stewardson.