Hancock County Sheriff’s Office Report for January 4th through January 10th, 2021

Hancock County Sheriff Scott Bentzinger reports the following arrests for the week:

January 4th:
Megan S Plowman, 28, of Hamilton, IL was arrested on a Hancock County Warrant charging her with Failure to Appear/ Failure to Pay on original charges of Unlawful Possession of Methamphetamine. Plowman was released after posting the required bond and given a future court date.

January 5th:
Cody J. Johnson, 24, of Cairo, Georgia was arrested on a Hancock County Warrant charging him with Two Counts of First-Degree Murder, Home Invasion, and Aggravated Discharge of a Firearm. Johnson was also arrested on a separate Hancock County warrant charging him with Failure to Appear on original charges of Criminal Trespass and Three Counts of Theft. Johnson remains lodged in the Hancock County Jail awaiting his next court appearance.
Michael A. Garcia, 24, of Cairo, Georgia was arrested on a Hancock County Warrant charging him with Two Counts of First Degree Murder, Home Invasion, and aggravated Discharge of a Firearm. Garcia remains lodged in the Hancock County jail awaiting his next court appearance. 

January 7th:
Travas L. Ruddick, 43, of Keokuk, IA was arrested on a Hancock County Warrant charging him with Petition to Revoke or Modify Sentence on original charges of Unlawful Possession of Methamphetamine and Probation. Ruddick remains lodged in the Hancock County Jail awaiting his next court appearance.

January 8th:
Emma L. Burkholder, 18, of Keokuk, Iowa was arrested and charged with Forgery. Burkholder was also arrested on a Hancock County Warrant charging her with Petition to Revoke Probation on original charges of Unlawful Possession of Methamphetamine. Burkholder remains lodged in the Hancock County Jail in lieu of bail awaiting her next court appearance. 

Jack E. Sage, 41, of Dallas City, IL was arrested on a Hancock County Warrant charging him with Failure to Appear/ Failure to Pay on original charges of Driving Under the Influence and Driver Required to Wear Seatbelt. Sage was released after posting the required bond and given a future court date.
Chad E. Marmion, 45, of Hamilton, IL was arrested on a Hancock County Warrant charging him with Petition to Revoke or Modify Sentence on Probation Violation, Forgery, and Unlawful Possession of Methamphetamine. Marmion remains lodged in the Hancock County Jail in lieu of bail awaiting his next court appearance.

January 9th:
Michael D. Shores, 43, of Carthage, IL was arrested on a Hancock County Warrant charging him with Failure to Appear on original charges of Resisting or Obstructing a Peace Officer. Shores was released after posting the required bond and given a future court date.

January 10th:
Regan N. Cheatham, 26, of Carthage, IL was arrested on a Hancock County Warrant charging her with Domestic Battery. Cheatham was released after posting the required bond and given a future court date.

All subjects are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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