Four People Charged with Felonies in Boone County for Bringing Contraband into a Penal Institution



 

 

 

ON FRIDAY, AUGUST 17, 2018 THE BELVIDERE/BOONE COUNTY METRO NARCOTICS UNIT CONCLUDED A THREE MONTH DRUG INVESTIGATION WITH THE ARREST OF FOUR SUBJECTS FOR SMUGGLING NARCOTICS INTO A PENAL INSTITUTION.

INVESTIGATORS WITH THE BELVIDERE/BOONE COUNTY METRO NARCOTICS UNIT RECEIVED INFORMATION THAT INMATES IN THE BOONE COUNTY JAIL WERE CONSPIRING WITH OUTSIDE INDIVIDUALS TO DELIVER NARCOTICS INTO THE BOONE COUNTY JAIL. DURING THE INVESTIGATION THE METRO NARCOTICS UNIT SEIZED CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES.

OVER THE COURSE OF THE THREE MONTH INVESTIGATON THE METRO NARCOTIC UNIT ARRESTED THE FOLLOWING INDIVIDUALS:



SHANE F. EICHHORN, AGE 39 (INMATE BOONE COUNTY JAIL),
ASHLEE N. RIENER, AGE 34 (MCHENRY, IL), JENNIFER L. BREWER, AGE 42, (GENOA, IL), AND CHARGED LARRY G. LEWIS, AGE 41, (ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS) WITH ONE COUNT EACH OF BRINGING CONTRABAND INTO A PENAL INSTITUTION (CLASS 2 FELONY).

EICHHORN, RIENER, AND BREWER ARE LODGED INTO THE BOONE COUNTY JAIL. LEWIS REMAINS IN THE CUSTODY OF THE ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS. BOND HAS BEEN SET FOR EICHHORN, BREWER, AND LEWIS AT $100,000/10%. BOND WAS SET FOR RIENER AT $150,000/10%.

A CLASS 2 FELONY IS PUNISHABLE BY 3-7 YEARS IN THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS.

ANYONE WITH INFORMATION REGARDING SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY IS ENCOURAGED TO CONTACT THE BELVIDERE POLICE DEPARTMENT AT 815-547-6433 OR BOONE COUNTY CRIMESTOPPERS AT 815-544-7867 (815-547-STOP) AND WWW.BOONECOUNTYCRIMESTOPPERS.COM. PERSONS WITH INFORMATION LEADING TO AN ARREST CAN BE PROVIDED WITH A CASH REWARD OF UP TO $1000.00

Members of the public are reminded that these are only charges and are not proof of the defendant’s guilt. Every defendant is presumed innocent and is entitled to a fair trial in which it is the State’s burden to prove his or her guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.