HIGHLAND WOMAN FILES APPEAL ON MURDER CHARGES
A Highland woman, who was sentenced to 40 years in prison earlier this year, is pursuing an appeal. 34 year-old Tammy Englerth pled guilty to murdering her husband Christopher in January 2005 by pouring gasoline on him while he slept and setting him on fire. Englerth took a plea bargain with the Madison County State's Attorney's office, as prosecutors agreed to no more than a 40-year prison sentence.
After the 40-year sentence was handed down in January, Englerth filed a motion asking for a reduction in her sentence. The request was denied in March. Englerth has now filed an appeal in the Appellate Court in Mt. Vernon. According to the Madison County Sheriff's Department, the 5th District Appellate Court in Mt. Vernon handles all of their appeals. There has been no court date set at this time.
LAST DQ ROBBER SENTENCED IN BOND COUNTY COURT
Jason T. McCullough, 20 of Tustin, CA, was sentenced in Bond County Court last week on felony Aggravated Battery charges. He was one of three men who robbed a Dairy Queen employee in May of 2006. McCullough, along with Brandon Stewart were wearing masks, indicated they had a gun, and struck the victim in the face when they robbed the employee of the night deposit bag. The two fled in a vehicle driven by Barton Davis, but a Bond County Deputy stopped the three on their way out of town. McCullough is the last of the three to be sentenced. He will serve 100 days in the Bond County Jail, 150 hours of community service and 48 months of probation. He was also ordered to pay restitution to be determined a later court date and contribute $2,500 of his bail money toward the Bond County Anti Crime Fund.
AUCTION FOR MARINER'S VILLAGE CANCELED LAST WEEK
Mariner's Village Resort in Carlyle was to be auctioned off to the highest bidder this past Friday at 10am, however, the sale was canceled early that morning. According to the Clinton County Sheriff's Department, there's no word yet on the reason for the cancellation and any sign that the auction will be rescheduled.
A foreclosure was issued on the property, in March of this year, after records showed that the owners were six years behind in payments.
GC PROGESSOR TO TEACH IN CENTRAL AMERICA
Dr. Richard Houston, Director of the History/Political Science Department at Greenville College, will be lecturing on social studies teaching methods and history research methods at the University of Central America in Managua, Nicaragua. He recently found out that he had been awarded his third Fulbright Award, allowing him to begin the teachings in February 2008. Houston became a faculty member at Greenville College in 1994.
While in Nicaragua, he will perform research for a comparative study of the histories of the region. His wife and son will be taking part in a local missionary school while there.