You have reached your limit of free articles this month.

Enjoy unlimited access to

Starting at just 99¢ for 8 weeks.


  • ePAPER

You have read of premium articles.

Get unlimited access to all of our breaking news, in-depth coverage and interactive features. Starting at just 99c for 8 weeks.


Welcome to

Your source for Clark and Champaign counties’ hometown news. All readers have free access to a limited number of stories every month.

If you are a News-Sun subscriber, please take a moment to login for unlimited access.

Police headlines


Woman reports aggravated burglary

A woman was home in the 200 block of North Greenmount Avenue about 2 a.m. Thursday when a 24-year-old man she knew used a key to unlock the back door and enter her home.

She asked him to leave multiple times and he refused, eventually throwing her down onto a couch and swinging at her with a fist, but missing, according to Springfield police. He’s also alleged to have pressed his hand over her mouth when she tried to scream.

He left the home with a game console and her cell phone, valued at more than $270, which she told police later that afternoon he had returned.

A warrant for aggravated burglary was requested for his arrest. STAFF REPORT


Man with gun jailed

Charles E. Shonkwiler, 39, of 820 Mason St., was placed in Clark County Jail Thursday on a domestic violence charge.

According to a police report, he had a handgun and threatened to kill everyone in his house, including a 39-year-old woman and two children, ages 3 years and 1 month about 11:20 a.m. The gun was collected as evidence. STAFF REPORT


Woman jailed on domestic charge

Erica L. Thomas, 32, of 149 W. Liberty St., was placed in jail on a domestic violence charge Thursday.

She’s accused of holding a knife to a 21-year-old man’s neck and telling him he would die, according to a police report. She also grabbed him around the neck, causing redness and swelling, and struck him in the back with a metal broom handle. STAFF REPORT


Man jailed on traffic warrants

Jeremy A. Carter, 28, of 521 E. Rose St., Springfield was served with seven traffic-related warrants and placed in Clark County Jail early Thursday morning.

According to a Clark County Sheriff’s report, Carter was located in a vehicle parked in the 800 block of Beach Drive with another person between 1 and 2 a.m. and was found to have the warrants for failure to appear.

According to deputies, a cigarette butt of suspected marijuana was located in his front pants pocket and submitted for a lab test. STAFF REPORT


Woman charged with assault

Stacie L. McKenzie, 36, of 213 Galewood Drive, was ordered into court on an assault charge Wednesday evening.

She’s accused of grabbing a 21-year-old coworker’s arm, leaving red marks, and making threats about 7 p.m. at their place of business in the 500 block of North Main Street, according to a sheriff’s report. STAFF REPORT


Man jailed on assault charge

Arthur P. Crozier, 30, of 7139 Chama Trail, Mad River Twp., was placed in jail on an assault charge Wednesday.

He’s accused of pushing a 49-year-old woman onto a couch, hitting her in the side and slapping her in the face, twisting her wrist and shoving her into a wall between about 3:45 and 5:30 p.m. at her home in the 4500 block of Reno Lane, according to a sheriff’s report. STAFF REPORT


Nearly $2,080 worth of jewelry was reported stolen between 9 p.m. Sunday and 9 p.m. Monday from a jewelry box in a home in the 600 block of East Southern Avenue, Springfield.

An estimated $550 worth of jewelry and change from a cash register was reported stolen about 4 a.m. during a business burglary at Chateaus and Bungalows, 1128 N. Plum St., Springfield. STAFF REPORTS

Reader Comments ...

Next Up in Crime

Woman charged after boyfriend accused of raping, killing her 4-year-old son
Woman charged after boyfriend accused of raping, killing her 4-year-old son

A mother was charged Thursday in connection with the death of her 4-year-old son in Butler County, Pennsylvania. >> Read more trending news MacKenzie Peters was charged with felony child endangerment in connection with Bentley Miller’s death. Peters' boyfriend, 20-year-old Keith Lambing, is charged with criminal homicide and aggravated...
Springfield’s John Legend performs impromptu concert in UK
Springfield’s John Legend performs impromptu concert in UK

A London train station got a “legendary” treat as Springfield native John Legend performed an impromptu music session Wednesday morning.  Legend arrived in England from France where Legend was promoting his upcoming tour.  The concert may not have been a complete surprise as Legend left, what some would say, a “cryptic&rdquo...
221-pound gold coin worth $4.5 million stolen from Berlin museum 
221-pound gold coin worth $4.5 million stolen from Berlin museum 

A huge gold coin with an estimated value of $4.5 million was stolen from a museum in Berlin, Germany, early this week. The giant coin, weighing 221-pounds and more than an inch thick, was taken from the Bode Museum early Monday morning. It’s called the Big Maple Leaf and was issued by the Royal Canadian Mint in 2007, the museum said in a statement...
Muslim family’s home burglarized, vandalized
Muslim family’s home burglarized, vandalized

A Virginia family on a trip to New York returned home to find their apartment burglarized and vandalized. >> Read more trending news  The family, which is Muslim and had immigrated from Pakistan last year, discovered profanity-laden graffiti scrawled on the walls of their home, a Quran torn and artwork that contained religious calligraphy...
Man visits wife's grave every day since her 2009 death
Man visits wife's grave every day since her 2009 death

Not even his wife’s death seven years ago has stopped a Tennessee man from staying by her side. Each day since the death of Fred Gilland’s wife, the 78-year-old has made his way to Knoxville’s Lynnhurst Cemetery to spend time with Janice Gilland, WATE reported. The couple’s story started more than five decades ago. “I...
More Stories