State Briefs 8/11/08

Staff Writer
Mount Shasta Herald

Woman attacked with videotape

SPRINGFIELD – Police are looking for a 30-year-old woman who attacked another woman with a videotape early Sunday.

The victim told police the attacker entered the home in the 2100 block of South 19th Street about 12:50 a.m., a police report states. The 30-year-old woman then attacked the victim with the tape, causing her to sustain a minor cut to her left cheek.

No arrests were made immediately after the attack.

State Journal-Register

Woman arrested in boyfriend’s stabbing

ROCKFORD — A 36-year-old Rockford woman was arrested Sunday night in connection with her boyfriend’s stabbing death.

Police arrested Trudy Jones at a residence and she was charged Monday morning, Rockford Deputy Police Chief Greg Lindmark said.

Jones was in a relationship with 27-year-old Scott L. Anderson.

Police found Anderson’s body at an intersection about 1 a.m. Sunday with a stab wound to the chest.

Paramedics from the Rockford Fire Department transported the victim to a hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Lindmark said police believe the motive for homicide was domestic in nature, “but I don’t know what precipitated this.”

Rockford Register Star

Man waives extradition in arson case

CANTON — A Canton man charged with arson and second-degree murder following an attempt to escape from jail waived extradition to Missouri Monday during a court hearing in Fulton County Court.

Nicholas Pacheco, 19, eluded police in Canton for two days after they went looking for him at a Canton trailer park where he was staying with his brother. He fled through a window and escaped into a cornfield Wednesday evening.

Another tip Friday evening led police to Pacheco, who was hiding in the trunk of a car in Canton.

Oregon County, Mo., prosecuting attorney Fred O’Neill said this morning that he would seek Pacheco’s extradition.

“We have a death involved,” O’Neill said.

During a hearing at the Fulton County Courthouse in Lewistown, Pacheco decided not to challenge extradition. A couple minor charges pending against him in Fulton County were dropped as he faces much more severe charges in Missouri.

Pacheco and three other men were in a cell when Pacheco allegedly set it on fire on Sept. 6, 2007, according to court records.

One of the men later died. Charges in Missouri were filed against Pacheco in June.

Journal Star, Peoria

$2,200 in polo shirts taken

SPRINGFIELD – Nearly $2,200 worth of polo shirts were taken Saturday from two stores at White Oaks Mall.

An employee at Hollister told police someone took 35 polo shirts, valued at $29.50 each, from a store shelf sometime between 10 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. The employee could not provide any suspect information.

Also between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m., someone took 25 to 30 polo shirts, each valued at $39.50, from an Abercrombie & Fitch store shelf, police said. Again, the employee could not provide information regarding who took the shirts.

State Journal-Register