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Suspect in Sun River Terrace Homicide Arrested

JULY 11, 2014‐ KANKAKEE, IL‐ The Kankakee County Sheriff’s Office arrested 21 year-old Rex L Frank (10/14/1992) earlier this morning for the murder of 36 year-old, Rion S. Maiden, of Sun River Terrace. While investigators continue to look into details of the July 5th incident, it appears that the homicide may have been a result of a botched burglary/robbery.

Frank was the victim of a…

Scam Alert 7/3/14

Sheriff Tim Bukowski and the Kankakee County Sheriff’s Office are warning the community of a recent scam that has been reported in our area. A relative of one of our Sheriff’s Deputies received a call earlier this morning from someone claiming to be a Lieutenant from the Kankakee County Sheriff’s Office Warrant Division. Since that time, we have received numerous similar…

Man sentenced to life in prison for sex offenses in Kankakee County

JUNE 27, 2014- KANKAKEE, IL- A repeat child sex offender from South Carolina was sentenced to life in prison, plus 30 years, for 4 counts of Sexual Exploitation of a Minor and 1 count of Possession of Child Pornography.  Sixty-Seven year-old, Jerry Lee Hendricks (12/11/1946), of Patrick, SC, was sentenced yesterday (6/26/2014) in U.S. District Court in Springfield, IL.

Hendricks was convicted…

Murder suspect takes 35 year plea

JUNE 25, 2014‐ KANKAKEE, IL‐ Cory B Gardner (M/W 03/01/1985), who was charged in the April 16th, 2012 murder of Tawayne Sharp in Kankakee, plead guilty to the Homicide earlier today in front of Judge Kathy Bradshaw‐Elliot. Gardner took a plea in exchange for 35 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections (to be served 100%). First Assistant State’s Attorney Bill Dickenson praised…

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