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MURPHYSBORO — Jackson County State’s Attorney Joseph A. Cervantez announced today that a Jackson County Grand Jury has indicted Jacob K. Spradling, age 22, of Murphysboro, Illinois, with charges of Animal Torture, a Class 3 Felony, and Aggravated Cruelty to Animals, a Class 4 Felony, for an incident that occured on or about June 19, 2021.

Spradling was previously charged and arrested on September 8, 2021. He was released on a $50,000 bond.

State’s Attorney Cervantez emphasized that “the indictment is not evidence of guilt – a defendant is presumed innocent and is entitled to a fair trial at which this office has the burden of proving guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.” Cervantez added, “that the investigation of this matter was presented to the Grand Jury to keep the case moving forward quickly and efficiently toward a just end.”

Spradling is scheduled to be arraigned on November 9, 2021.

Jacob K. Spradling Charged with Animal Cruelty

Jacob K. Spradling Charged with Animal Cruelty

MURPHYSBORO — Jackson County State's Attorney Joseph A. Cervantez announced today that felony charges of animal cruelty have been filed against Jacob K. Spradling, age 22, of Murphysboro, Illinoi. Spradling was arrested on Wednesday pursuant to a warrant. He was...

Homicide Investigation

Homicide Investigation

MURPHYSBORO — On May 28th, 2021 at approximately 5:40 a.m., City of Carbondale Police Department Officers responded to assist with an eviction in the 700 block of South Marion Street. During the investigation, officers located an adult, later identified as Melvin L....

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