Shortly before 2:00 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 23, 2008, Deputies responded to a residence in Vergennes, after a woman reported that her ex-husband had entered her home and damaged a vehicle in the garage, and personal property inside the home. The victim had not been home when the incident occurred, and arrived home at that time to discover the crime. The suspect had fled on foot from the home. On Monday morning, William Hasty, age 35, of Elkville, turned himself in at the Jackson County Sheriff's Department; he was subsequently incarcerated on charges of Residential Burglary and Criminal Damage to Property in connection to the case. Bond was set at $20,000.00 in Circuit Court on Wednesday, and Mr. Hasty then posted bail and was released from custody.
At approximately 2:41 a.m. on Sept. 28, 2008, Jackson County Deputies responded to a 911 call of a domestic disturbance with shots being fired, at a rural Murphysboro area residence on Pond Ridge Road. Deputies subsequently arrested Kevin Murray, age 44, on charged of Aggravated Assault, Reckless Discharge Of A Firearm, and Aggravated Discharge Of A Firearm. Murray is alleged to have pointed a loaded gun in a threatening manner at a 39 year old female, who was identified as a girlfriend of Murray. He was also alleged to have fired numerous shots from a handgun in the direction of two other people who were fleeing from the residence after attempting to assist the female victim. Murray was alleged to have then obtained a loaded shotgun from the residence and threatened others with the gun. Several Deputies, and Illinois State Troopers who responded to assist, took Murray into custody without incident. Murray remain incarcerated in the Jackson County Jail without bond pending a court appearance Sept. 29, 2008.
On Sept. 29, 2008, at Smokey Road in Rockwood, the Jackson County Sheriff's Department received a call from a homeowner advising he had just interrupted several subjects involved in stealing his pick up truck and four-wheeler. The subjects were caught as they were attempting to drive away from the area. After confronted by the property owner, two subjects fled on foot, and two other subjects fled in a vehicle in the area of Logan Hollow Road, an area close to where they were originally seen.
Driver of the vehicle was identified as David Rennison. Two other males were later located on foot in the same area. They were identified as Zachary Rennison and Joradon Walker. Investigation revealed these individuals to be involved in the thefts. They were incarcerated at the Jackson County Jail on charges of Motor Vehicle Theft and Theft over $300.00.
These same individuals were also found to be involved in an earlier, separate incident. David Rennison was also charged with Aggravated Battery and Unlawful Restraint. Zachary Rennison was additionally charged with Aggravated Battery. The investigation is continuing.