Wednesday, March 27, 2013
According to a report in the Aurora Beacon news, Keenan Slagel was allegedly starting fires at the house he believed was still that of his ex-girlfriend.
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Wednesday, March 27
The case of a Plainfield man who allegedly set fire to the same unincorporated Kendall County home at least twice was profiled in Tuesday’s Aurora Beacon News. According to the Beacon report, Keenan Slagel may have been targeting the wrong people when he allegedly set fire to the home 38 Winding Creek Rd., near Yorkville, in 2007. Fires occurred at the home on March 31, April 21 and Oct. 11. Slagel was charged in the first two fires, and the third fire remains under investigation, according to the Beacon report. The Beacon also reported that Slagel may have been targeting his ex-girlfriend who once lived in the house not knowing new owners had taken possession. Slagel was charged in October of 2012, and remains in the Kendall County Jail. …
Monday, February 11, 2013
Kendall County Sheriff's report for Feb. 10.
Kendall County Crime Stoppers is offering up to a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of individuals wanted in connection to a case of arson in the 4000 block of Fox River Drive in Plano. Six bales of hay were set ablaze by unknown individuals at about 1:20 a.m. Feb. 10, according to the Kendall County Sheriff's Office. The fires were extinguished before the bales were totally consumed in the fire, officers said. Anyone with information on this or other crimes is urged to call Kendall County Crime Stoppers at (630) 553-5999. Callers remain anonymous.
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Keenan Slagel is being held at the Kendall County Sheriff's office in connection with a 2007 arson at an unincorporated Kendall County home. Two additional fires at the house are still under investigation, police said.
Updated at 11:15 a.m. Oct. 31: Police said they are investigating a Plainfield man in connection with a series of 2007 fires at a home in unincorporated Kendall County. Keenan Slagel, 29, of the 24000 block of Caton Farm Road in unincorporated Plainfield, was arrested Monday and charged with arson, a Class 2 felony. He is being held on $500,000 bond at the Kendall County Sheriff's office, police said. Police said a series of arsons occurred in 2007 at a home at 38 Winding Winding Creek Rd. between Oswego and Yorkville. The fires occured on March 31, April 21 and Oct. 11, 2007, according to the sheriff's department. On Wednesdsay, Kendall County Sgt. Joe Jasnosz clarified that Slagel is currently charged only with the April 2007 incident. "…
Thursday, April 5, 2012
Theddias LeSure of Montgomery was declared fit to stand trial last month. He faces murder and arson charges in a June 2009 incident in which his brother and cousin were killed.
On Wednesday, Theddias LeSure of Montgomery made his first court appearance since being declared fit to stand trial last month. LeSure, 24, of the 2400 block of Riva Ridge Road, faces charges for allegedly setting the fire that killed his cousin Maurice Vaughn, 32, and his brother Matthew LeSure, 26, in June of 2009. He is charged with 28 counts of murder, attempted murder and arson, and originally faced the death penalty, before Gov. Pat Quinn abolished it last year. In February of last year, LeSure was declared unfit to stand trial, and sent to Chester Mental Health Center. He was declared fit by the state in October, and returned to the Kendall County Jail. On March 2, Kendall County State’s Attorney Eric Weis drew up a motion declaring…
Thursday, November 3, 2011
Theddias LeSure of Montgomery was back in Kendall County court on Wednesday, to solidify the team defending him against 28 charges of murder, attempted murder and arson.
The issue of who will represent Theddias LeSure of Montgomery in his trial for murder and arson was cleared up on Wednesday. LeSure, 24, of the 2400 block of Riva Ridge Road, faces charges for allegedly setting the fire that killed his cousin Maurice Vaughn, 32, and his brother, Matthew LeSure, 26, in June 2009. He is charged with 28 counts of murder, attempted murder and arson, and originally faced the death penalty, until Gov. Pat Quinn abolished it in February. When LeSure’s case was a death penalty trial, he was allowed a more extensive legal team, and had four lawyers representing him. On Wednesday, two of those attorneys—John Paul Carroll and Michelle Gonzalez—officially withdrew from the case. Judge Timothy McCann appointed Aurora …
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
A look at recent police reports from Montgomery and Boulder Hill.
Drunken driving, part one Anjelica Matczuk, 25, of the 900 block of Fawn Ridge Court in Yorkville, was charged with drunken driving after a traffic stop at 1 a.m. at Montgomery Road and Broadway, Montgomery police said. Matczuk was initially stopped for improper lane usage, police said. Expired plates, illegal pipes Jacob Fessler, 23, of the 2800 block of Rebecca Court in Montgomery, was charged with possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia after a traffic stop at 12:40 a.m. at Rebecca Court and Rebecca Circle, Montgomery police said. Fessler was initially stopped for expired license plates, police said, and he was also charged with driving on a suspended license and failing to wear a seatbelt. Lock your doors, people Someone stole …
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
A look at recent police reports from Montgomery and Boulder Hill.
Those are some expensive shoes Martece Saulsberry, 21, of the 2000 block of Bannister Lane in Aurora, was charged with unlawful possession of a controlled substance after police responded to reports of a suspicious vehicle at 2:20 a.m. in the 2700 block of Providence Lane in Montgomery, police said. Saulsberry told officers he had cocaine hidden in one of his shoes, police said. But were the carpets clean? Kehinde Ogunro, 50, of the 2000 block of William Drive, was charged with resisting a peace officer when police tried to take him into custody at 1 p.m. at his home, police said. According to the police report, Ogunro had refused to pay a carpet cleaning company for the service they performed, and “became argumentative with the police and…
Thursday, February 17, 2011
Kendall County judge remands Montgomery man accused of double murder to state mental health facility for up to a year.
A Kendall County judge ruled Thursday that a Montgomery man accused of murder is unfit to stand trial, and will be sent to a state mental health facility for up to a year. Theddias LeSure, 23, of the 2400 block of Riva Ridge Road, is charged with 28 counts of murder, attempted murder and arson for allegedly setting the fire that killed his cousin Maurice Vaughn, 32, and his brother, Matthew LeSure, 26, in June 2009. On Thursday, Kendall County State's Attorney Eric Weis presented three reports on LeSure's mental health from defense and prosecution psychiatrists. The reports were filed in June, July and September of last year. All of the reports, he said, found LeSure mentally unfit to stand trial, which is why Weis agreed to waive the …