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|Sheley Allegedly Involved in New Jail Incident
|POSTED 2:45pm 1/15/09 Knox County prosecutors say they're looking into a new case involving alleged spree killer Nicholas Sheley, but they won't say what it is.
Knox County Circuit Court Judge James Stewart Thursday afternoon denied a defense motion to quash a search warrant issued Wednesday. Defense co-counsel Jeremy Karlin told the court he has not had the chance to see the search warrant, but believes it violates his client's Constitutional rights, saying that the search could lead to the reading or discussion of privileged documents Sheley may have in his possession.
State's Attorney John Pepmeyer told the court that while the motion to quash was filed as part of the current capital murder case where Sheley allegedly killed 65-year old Ronald Randall as part of two-state spree, the search warrant is connected to "different offenses, new offenses" while Sheley has been incarcerated at the Knox County Jail.
Stewart ruled that he shouldn't quash the warrant, because Sheriff David Clague has the right to run the jail as he sees fit, and that he wasn't going to "micro-manage the jail."
Officials won't say what the incident was. However, Galesburg Public Safety Building records indicate Galesburg Fire and Rescue Personnel being called to the Jail Sunday afternoon, where a jail inmate was found to be unconscious after a suspected altercation. The inmate was believed to have been treated and released from a local hospital.
It's not clear if Sheley was involved in the incident, and it's also not clear if any formal charges will be filed in the incident.
Sheley remains in the Knox County Jail on $10 million bond, but was in court for Thursday's hearing.
(Nicholas Sheley leaves the Knox County Jail during a hearing in 2008. WGIL News File Photo.)
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