UPDATE: Officials said that Mr. Fort was beaten and assaulted in the 600 block of West Stephenson. Then was dumped in a vacant lot in the 500 block of East Iroquois. Police do not believe this is a random attack.
The victim has been identified as 45-year-old Thomas Fort. Police have taped off a house in the 600 block of West Stephenson, that is related to the scene. Still developing.
Death investigation near Freeport
It happened around 7:00 am this morning in the 500 block of East Iroquois Ave near Freeport.
Reports of an adult male was found dead near this location.
We’ve been told he was murdered, The police are saying it is a death investigation.
Freeport, IL. – Execution of a search warrant results in the arrests of three (3) Freeport residents.
On April 10th, 2019, at approximately 6:15 AM, the Freeport Police Department Emergency Response Team (ERT) assisted the Stateline Area Narcotics Team (SLANT) with the execution of a search warrant at a home in the 500 block of E. Madison Street in Freeport.
During a search of the residence the following evidence was recovered; approximately 39 grams of Cocaine, approximately 74.2 grams of Cannabis, a .22 caliber pistol, and $874 United States Currency. The ensuing investigation resulted in the arrests of two men and one woman who were present when the search warrant was executed.
Kenneth Moore (age 44) of the 500 block of E. Madison Street in Freeport was charged with Unlawful Possession with Intent to Deliver 15-100 grams of Cocaine (19CF99). Kenneth Moore’s bond has been set at $100,000 – 10% applies and he is being held at the Stephenson County Jail.
Thamini Erving (age 36) of the 800 block of E. Wyandotte Street in Freeport was arrested on an outstanding arrest warrant related to a 2016 arrest for felony firearms possession and Unlawful Possession with Intent to Deliver Controlled Substances (16CF276). Specifically, Thamini Erving’s warrant stems from his failure to report to jail after having been released on a medical furlough on August 10th, 2018. The bond on Thamini Erving’s warrant was set at $350,000 – 10% applies and he is being held at the Stephenson County Jail.
Sierra Scott (age 22) of the 300 block of W. Homer Street in Freeport was arrested on an outstanding felony arrest warrant obtained by SLANT for the offense of Unlawful Delivery of a Controlled Substance (18CF291). The offense date for Sierra Scott’s charge is 5-21-18 and Scott’s bond is $75,000 – 10% applies. Sierra Scott is being held at the Stephenson County Jail.
(Any person or persons depicted in this press release are presumed innocent by the court until proven guilty in a court of law.)
UPDATE: ISP BROADCAST from Illinois State Police. BROOKE JONES-STORY has passed away in the line of duty.
Eyewitness told us: “We were behind the semi, he hit the cop car I seen the tire fly off I believe the cop car then he swerved to the right and hit the semi pulled over in the front, he then went into the ditch and exploded. I called 911. We went back and when the cops started running we went through the ditch and left”
ILLINOIS STATE POLICE MOURN THE LOSS OF
TROOPER BROOKE JONES-STORY
PECATONICA, IL – Illinois State Police (ISP) Acting Director Brendan F. Kelly regretfully announces the line-of-duty death of ISP District 16 (Pecatonica) Trooper Brooke Jones-Story.
This afternoon, March 28, 2019, at approximately 11:24 a.m., Trooper Brooke Jones-Story, #5966, was inspecting a commercial motor vehicle on United States Route 20 westbound, just west of Illinois Route 75 in Stephenson County. At approximately 12:20 p.m., Trooper Jones-Story was outside her squad car when she was struck and fatally wounded when a truck tractor semi-trailer combination struck her squad car and the semi Trooper Jones-Story was inspecting.
“Today is a dark day for the Illinois State Police family. This is the six-year anniversary of the death of another Trooper, and now another brave soul, Trooper Brooke Jones-Story, has made the ultimate sacrifice for people of this state. At this very moment, the men and women of the ISP are responding and focused on the job and mission, because that’s what Trooper Jones-Story would do,” stated Acting Director Kelly.
Trooper Jones-Story was a 12-year veteran of the Illinois State Police District 16 in Pecatonica.
Additional information will be released once it becomes available.
Trooper Brooke Jones-Story
Sources are reporting a very serious accident near Freeport.
UPDATE: The female trooper was killed approx. 12:20 pm.
We been told there is an accident on US 20 near Freeport.
In the westbound lanes of US 20 near 75.
Two semi’s and a state trooper vehicle were involved in the accident.
Travis Wilson said “ISP had a semi pulled over and another semi crashed into them.”
A man allegedly ran from the scene.Sill developing.
Sources have said they have closed down US 20. US to Business 20 east of Freeport to IL 26. This is closed down until further notice while they investigate this terrible accident scene.
The following is a list of road closures that have been reported to the Sheriff’s Office.
Please remember not to drive around road closed barricades; they are there for everyone’s safety.
This list may change anytime as roads are closed and opened.
Please drive carefully.
Bolen Rd between RT 20 and Ridott Rd
Brush Creek between RT 26 and Bellview Rd
Cockrell Rd South of Cedarville Rd
Maize Rd East of Farwell Bridge Rd
Becker School Rd between Bolton Rd and Hamm Rd
Beaver Rd between Scheider Rd and Red Oak Rd
Richland Rd between Red Oak Rd and Scheider Rd
Irish Grove Rd between Brick School Rd and Winneshiek Rd
Goeke Rd between Cedarville Rd and Brick School Rd
Maize Rd between Kinney Rd and Goeke Rd
Brick School Rd between Bouray Rd and Farwell Bridge Rd
Kinney Rd between Brick School Rd and Winneshiek Rd
Van Buren Rd off of RT 26
Bower Rd between Sabin Church Rd and Loran Rd
Mill Grove Rd Sabin Church Rd and Loran Rd
Loran Rd between Mill Grove Rd and RT 73
Schuman Rd between Loran Rd and Block Rd