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By Carissa Sitki
A Calhoun County man recently received charges pertaining to incidents that took place on three separate occasions in the county in both June and July.
On Tuesday, Aug. 16, Jonathan E. Myers, age 35, of Hardin, pled guilty to charges of Theft, Unlawful Possession of Methamphetamine, and Attempted Possession of Explosive or Incendiary Device.
These charges stemmed from three separate incidents which occurred in Hardin between June and July of 2022.
The first incident, which was a report of a theft and criminal damage on June 10, at a local business. Myers posted bond on this offense and was released from jail.
The second incident was a traffic stop on July 9, which resulted in an arrest for Unlawful Possession of Methamphetamine.
The final incident was a court authorized search warrant, executed on July 10, at Myers residence, which resulted in the discovery of more illegal narcotics and improvised explosive devices in various stages of completion. This incident also resulted in an arrest for Unlawful Possession of Methamphetamine as well as Possession of Explosive or Incendiary Device.
Following his plea of guilty, Myers was sentenced by the Honorable Judge Charles H.W. Burch to the following:
• Unlawful Possession of Methamphetamine, four years imprisonment in the Illinois Department of Corrections;
• Attempted Possession of Explosive or Incendiary Device, four Years imprisonment in the Illinois Department of Corrections;
• Theft, 300 Days in County Jail, plus fines, court cost, and restitution to the victim.
The Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office extended their gratitude to the Calhoun County State’s Attorney Keisha Morris, and the entire Calhoun County State’s Attorney’s Office for their assistance and efforts that lead to the prosecution of these cases and ensuring justice for the victims of crime.