(OLNEY) In regional court news, a Richland County man has been sentenced to prison on a theft charge. Lawrence County authorities report 29 year old Christopher J. Melahn of Olney was sentenced to a two year term in the Illinois Department of Corrections on a charge of retail theft. The court action also included a one year mandatory supervised release after the term is served, plus Melahn was ordered to pay court costs.
(VINCENNES) The investigation is continuing into the death of a Vincennes man last week. The Indiana State Police reports 24 year old David Frederick ran a red light in West Terre Haute and after a short pursuit by police officers, Frederick pulled into a parking lot, exited his truck holding a handgun, ignored commands to drop the gun, and opened fire on the officers. Both policemen returned fire and the Knox County, Indiana man was pronounced dead due to multiple gunshot wounds. Authorities say the investigation has recovered information that Frederick had recently expressed thoughts of suicide.