CONVICTED ON 27 FELONY COUNTS
Danny W. Stark of Millstadt was sentenced to 24 and-a-half
years in prison last week after being convicted on 27
felony counts. Stark was found guilty, after a four-week
trial in September, of allegedly being a felon in possession
of 14 firearms, conspiracy to sell stolen equipment
across state lines, money laundering, and numerous instances
of transporting farm tractors stolen in Illinois and
Missouri to Kentucky. In addition to Stark's prison
sentence, the court ordered $522,506 to be paid in restitution
to the victims, forfeiture of $263,200, and a special
assessment of $2,700.
DAMAGE IN TAYLORVILLE AREA
Strong thunderstorms damaged at least seven businesses
and between 25 and 40 homes in Taylorville on Sunday.
Roofs were blown off or damaged on several Taylorville
buildings including a hardware store, a Pizza Hut restaurant,
and a church. The roof caved into the sanctuary at the
Taylorville Christian Church while people were in the
building but luckily no one was injured.
AND SCHRAM CITY STORM DAMAGE
Southern Montgomery County is reporting damage to buildings
and sheds along with downed power lines and trees from
the storm. In Hillsboro, the R.P. Lumber and Roger Jennings
dealership were damaged and the roof over the gas pumps
at the Casey's was destroyed. In Schram City, the village
hall lost its roof.