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Join the Team at the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office!The Franklin County Sheriff's Office is seeking qualified applicants to join our team of Corrections. There is no deadline for Applicants. A tentative test date of August 2nd, 2024 is scheduled. Applicants will be notified of time of test. Applications are available by either picking them up in person at the Sheriff’s Office located at 403 E. Main St. Benton, Il., calling the Sheriff’s Office at 618-438-4841, or downloading an application from the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office Mobile App, which is available on Google Play Store or Apple App Store. The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office is also accepting lateral applications for Corrections.Minimum Qualifications for Entry-Level Officers:High School or GED Certificate, 21 Years of Age, No Felony ConvictionsQualifications for Lateral Transfer Officers: • Employed by a Law Enforcement Agency within the State of Illinois as a Full-Time Corrections Officer for at least 2 years, currently certified by the Illinois Training and Standards Board, and in good standing with current agency. • Lateral transfers start between $37,515 - $44,045 depending on years of service, with yearly step increases. Two weeks vacation on initial hire. • Benefit Information: • 14 paid holidays per year, 12 sick days per year (can roll unused days over), and four personal days a year. • 10-hour shifts with bidding three times a year. Overtime and Holiday Pay is available. • Medical, dental, (vision optional) • Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund Pension program. • Fraternal Order of Police Members • Uniforms Issued Upon Hire and $600 Uniform Allowance per year.If you have any questions, you can email Chief Deputy Kevin Roye at [email protected] *** Part-time applications for Corrections Officers are also being accepted at this time*** ... See MoreSee Less
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Deceptive Practice / Violation of Pretrial ReleaseOn June 19, 2024 the Franklin County Sheriff's Office received a complaint from the American Legion Post #1961 in Orient. The complaint alleged that Nicole D. Keen (44) of Marion had written numerous checks in the amount $1,040.00 to the Orient American Legion. Each of the checks were returned as a result of insufficient funds. Deputies collected information and submitted the case to the Franklin County States Attorney's Office. As a result, an arrest warrant was soon issued for Nicole D. Keen for the offense of Deceptive Practice. On July 8th Keen was located and taken into custody based on the arrest warrant. At the time of her arrest, Keen was on pretrial release from a previous arrest that occurred in September of 2023. Based on the new offense Keen's pretrial release was revoked, and as a result, she remains in the custody of the Franklin County Jail. Sheriff Kyle Bacon ... See MoreSee Less
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Franklin County Sheriff’s OfficeWeekly Media Release6-25-24 Charles R. Casey Jr. age 52 of Benton was arrested for domestic battery.6-26-24 Austin A. Wagner age 24 of Benton was issued a traffic citation for no valid driver’s license.6-26-24 Sharon A. Britton age 51 of Christopher was issued a traffic citation for speeding.6-26-24 Shane M. Ragsdale age 24 of West Frankfort was issued a traffic citation for speeding.6-29-24 Hailey N. Short age 33 of Broughton, IL. was arrested for driving under the influence, illegal transportation of alcohol and failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident. 7-1-24 Nathan Garris age 24 of Johnston City was issued a traffic citation for failure to wear a seatbelt.7-1-24 Lonnie W. Wright age 62 of Benton was issued a traffic citation for failure to wear a seatbelt.7-1-24 Gage M.D. Yarbrough age 20 of Mt. Vernon was issued a traffic citation for failure to wear a seatbelt.7-1-24 Joshua D. Weimer age 41 of Benton was issued a traffic citation for failure to wear a seatbelt.7-1-24 Jonathan A. Tate age 22 of Benton was issued a traffic citation for failure to wear a seatbelt.7-1-24 Amber N. Mize age 37 of Benton was issued a traffic citation for illegal transportation of alcohol. 7-1-24 Amanda M. Whitmer age 41 of Christopher was arrested for driving under the influence. Whitmer was also ticketed for no valid drivers license and operating an uninsured motor vehicle. 7-2-24 Conner R. Bennett age 20 of Benton was issued a traffic citation for illegal squealing of tires.7-3-24 Charles L. Murphy age 60 of West Frankfort was arrested for unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia and obstructing justice.7-3-24 John T. Gaskin age 63 of West Frankfort was arrested for unlawful possession of weapons by a felon and obstructing justice.7-3-24 Stacy L. Rodgers age 59 of West Frankfort was arrested for obstructing justice.7-3-24 Amy M. Bowles age 44 of Benton was arrested for possession of adult use cannabis in a motor vehicle. 7-3-24 Ethan M. Bowers age 27 of Orient was issued a traffic citation for operating an uninsured motor vehicle.7-3-24 Margaret E. Biggerstaff age 64 of Salem was issued traffic citations for failure to drive on the right side of roadway and operating a vehicle with a suspended registration.7-4-24 Gavin M. Sandy age 18 of Thompsonville was issued a traffic citation for speeding.7-7-24 Charles G. Essley age 60 of Coulterville was issued a traffic citation for failure to wear a seatbelt.7-7-24 Joshua K. Bean age 47 of Benton was issued a traffic citation for failure to wear a seatbelt.7-7-24 Tonette C. Romero age 56 of Orient was issued a traffic citation for failure to wear a seatbelt.7-8-24 April D. Witherspoon age 51 of Christopher was issued a traffic citation for speeding. 7-8-24 Daniel R. Graves age 48 of Carterville was issued traffic citations for speeding and operating an uninsured motor vehicle.7-8-24 Andrew J. Sharp age 24 of Marion was issued traffic citations for speeding and failure to wear a seatbelt. WARRANT ARRESTS 6-24-24 Luis A. Delacruz age 30 of Sesser. Two counts of predatory criminal sexual assault of a child.6-24-24 Leslee N. Miller age 38 of Benton. Petition to revoke pretrial release.6-26-24 James A. Tennessen age 38 of Thompsonville. Failure to appear for unlawful use of cannabis. 6-27-24 Christa E. Marsh-William’s age 53 of Freeman Spur. Williamson County failure to appear for possession of cocaine. 6-28-24 Larry D. Shupe Jr. age 49 of West Frankfort. Failure to appear for retail theft.6-28-24 Jerry W. Goldman age 53 of Johnston City. Failure to appear for driving while license suspended.6-30-24 John D. Ray age 39 of Sesser. Failure to appear for littering.7-1-24 Gary J. Dunning age 42 of Marion. Failure to appear for retail theft.7-2-24 Michael D. Motsinger age 42 of Benton. Violation of sex offender registry and violation of conditions of pretrial release. 7-2-24 Lawanda K. Hollifield age 39 of Marion. Failure to appear for possession of drug paraphernalia. 7-3-24 Joseph P. Tegel Jr. age 35 of DuQuoin. Failure to appear for driving while license suspended. 7-4-24 David J. Myers age 35 of Centralia. Wayne County failure to appear for burglary, Perry County failure to appear for criminal damage, Monroe County failure to appear for possession of methamphetamine, Marion County failure to appear for burglary and Clinton County failure to appear for theft.The public is reminded that all defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.Sheriff Kyle Bacon ... See MoreSee Less
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I-57 HAZMAT Incident Update7/5/2024 - 10:45 AM Early this morning a semi truck carrying containers of acetylene gas partially rolled over around the 68 mile marker on I-57 in the northbound lane. Crews are on scene still working to mitigate the situation. I-57 northbound between West Frankfort (Exit 65) and Benton (Exit 71) will remain closed at this time. I-57 southbound is open to one (1) lane. Continue to expect delays. Yellowbanks Road crossing I-57 will continue to remain closed. There is no active threat to the surrounding area or public at this time. ... See MoreSee Less
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