Police News 09-15-14
Former Prosecutor Gets More Time To Mount Murder Defense (Quincy, IL) -- An Adams County judge today gave former western Illinois prosecutor Curtis Lovelace three more weeks to find a way to pay for an attorney for his murder trial. Lovelace, once a football standout at the University of Illinois, is accused of first-degree murder in the 2006 suffocation death of his wife, Cory Lovelace. Curtis Lovelace was indicted last month after police took a new look at the death that had originally been ruled to be of undetermined causes. After a second examination, two pathologists concluded that Cory Lovelace's death on Valentine's Day was a homicide.
Rock Island Sheriff Quits After Cyberstalking Charge (Rock Island, IL) -- Rock Island County Sheriff Jeff Boyd has resigned after pleading guilty to attempted official misconduct in a cyberstalking case. He was accused of using his position to threaten and intimidate a woman at a Rock Island gym and then pursuing her with text messages after she asked him to leave her alone. Boyd will forfeit his pension as part of the plea agreement and is forbidden to contact the woman.
Brookport Man Allegedly Kills Ex-Girlfriend, Son (Brookport, IL) -- A Brookport man is behind bars and accused of killing his ex-girlfriend and her son. Terry Froman allegedly shot 17-year-old Michael Mohney to death in Paducah, Kentucky then kidnapped the teen's mom, Kimberly Thomas on Friday. Police caught up with him on I-75 in Ohio. Froman allegedly fired off a couple shots inside the car while trying to get away from the officers. When he finally pulled over, police found Thomas's dead body in the back seat of the vehicle.
Carterville School Official Headed To Prison (Carterville, IL) -- A former school treasurer in Carterville is headed to prison. Todd Frazier will spend one-year and one-day behind bars for stealing 114-thousand-dollars from the school district. He managed to swindle the cash by manipulating the school's financial records. Frazier will also have to dish out more than a-hundred-grand in restitution and serve 200-hours of community service once he's released.