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Police News 11-07-14

Active Warrant Against Cuba Woman Results In Her Turning Herself In

(Canton, IL) -- A Cuba woman wanted on an active warrant turned herself in to authorities in Canton earlier this week. Wednesday afternoon at just past 5:30, 35-year old Jamie J. Hopper turned herself in at the Canton Police Department. Hopper was wanted on a 2014 Fulton County Misdemeanor Warrant for retail theft. Hopper posted a $150 cash bond and a $20 processing fee, she was then released. Hopper was given a December Fulton County Court date in Lewistown.

Peoria Woman Enters Not Guilty Plea To Murder Charges

(Peoria, IL) -- A Peorian who has been indicted in a homicide that took place last month in the River City was in Peoria County Circuit Court on Thursday. 25-year old Janay Hayes entered a not guilty plea in connection with the stabbing death of Cadman Coates. Coates was found stabbed in the chest in Hayes apartment that is located at Lexington Hill Apartments on Sunburst Lane. He was found last month. Bond for Hayes remains at $1-million and she remains in the Peoria County Jail. Hayes is due back in Peoria County Circuit Court on December 18th.

McLean County Man Gets 285 Years In Sex Case

(Bellflower, IL) -- A McLean County man will spend the rest of his life in prison for sexually assaulting two young boys. Michael Hubbard was sentenced Thursday to 285 years behind bars after pleading guilty to sexual assault and child porn. Police say the attacks happened between August 2012 and December 2013. The judge told Hubbard that he hopes the long sentence sends a message that sexually abusing children will not be permitted.

Davenport Man Convicted Of Strangling Man To Death

(Davenport, IA) -- A Davenport man is awaiting sentencing after being convicted of strangling a man to death. "The Quad City Times" reports Stephen Boeding was found guilty of murdering Kevin O'Connell in May of last year. He was found dead inside his Davenport apartment. A taped police interview played during the trial revealed Boeding admitting to grabbing the victim by the throat and choking him. Authorities initially didn't find anything suspicious about O'Connell's death, but further investigation confirmed he died of strangulation.

Possible Evidence Found In Bloomington Shooting Death Case

(Bloomington, IL) -- Bloomington Police say they may have evidence in the suspicious shooting death of a local financial planner. Pamela Zimmerman was found dead at her business Tuesday. The coroner says she died from several gunshot wounds. Police are asking for the public's help in solving this case.

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