MURPHYSBORO — Jackson County State’s Attorney, Joseph A. Cervantez, announced today that Nicole A. Dobbs, 40, of Gorham, Illinois, was sentenced to the Illinois Department of Corrections after pleading guilty to Possession of Methamphetamine (Class 3 Felony), Driving Under the Influence (Class A Misdemeanor), and Possession of a Stolen Vehicle (Class 2 Felony). Dobbs received a total of five (5) years in the Illinois Department of Corrections followed by a one (1) year period of Mandatory Supervised Release.

On May 9, 2020, the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office responded to a roll-over vehicle accident near the Da-Nite Tavern in Murphysboro. The driver, Nicole Dobbs, had to be extracted from the vehicle by EMD personnel. Officers located numerous baggies containing methamphetamine, a loaded firearm, and items of drug paraphernalia in the car. Toxicology reports revealed that Ms. Dobbs had methamphetamine in her system at the time of the accident.

On April 10, 2021, the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office responded to reports of a vehicle that was suspected to be stolen located on the property of Ms. Dobbs. It was determined that this vehicle was stolen out of Missouri.

The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, Murphysboro Police Department, and Illinois State Police conducted the investigation. Assistant State’s Attorneys Andrew Suthard and Brooke Armstrong led the prosecution of these cases.

Shootings Press Release

Shootings Press Release

MURPHYSBORO — Jackson County State's Attorney, Joseph A. Cervantez, announced today that his office continues its efforts to hold individuals responsible for gun-related offenses. He explained that while his office handles a wide variety of matters, there has...

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