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After an Illinois primary election that saw relatively low turnout yesterday, one metro-east sheriff is out, another is in.
Glen Carbon Police Chief John Lakin took 64 percent of the vote to defeat Madison County Sheriff Bob Hertz in the Democratic primary. With no Republican candidate, Lakin will officially win the post in November.
St. Clair County Sheriff Rick Watson had been appointed in 2012 to replace the late Mearl Justus. Watson easily won the Democratic nomination. Again, no Republican candidate means he'll begin his first full term after the November election.
A metro east man has been sentenced to eight years in prison for a 2012 drunk driving wreck that killed a passenger in another vehicle.
Twenty-five-year-old Travis King of New Douglas was sentenced Monday in Madison County. Authorities say that on Oct. 20, 2012, King drove into the back of a pickup truck at the interchange of Interstates 270 and 55 near Troy.
Sixty-two-year-old Geraldine Davis of Granite City died and her daughter was injured. Prosecutors say King's blood-alcohol level was nearly twice the state's legal limit.]]>
Three men who admit conspiring with ex-Madison County Treasurer Fred Bathon to rig property tax auctions are free as they await sentencing.
John Vassen, Scott McLean and Barratt Rochman each pleaded guilty in federal court Thursday to violating the Sherman Anti-trust Act. The three men orchestrated a multi-year "pay-for-play" scam that cheated more than 10,000 property owners out of about $2 million in excessive interest and penalty payments.
Bathon had pleaded guilty in February to rigging tax lien auctions between 2005 and 2008 to benefit his political donors.
U.S. Magistrate Judge Stephen Williams set the sentencing hearing for Vassen, McLean and Rochman for Feb. 21.
An Illinois man, accused of tying up two people and sexually assaulting them, is in custody.
Jerry Sutt was arrested Monday in Tennessee. Police say Sutt broke in to a rural Collinsville home on September 18 and bound the two people. He then allegedly assaulted one of them. That victim was taken to the hospital.
Sutt is now held on a half-million dollar bond and facing multiple felony charges.