McDonough County man reported missing, found, arrested for false report

A 55-year-old man, reported missing last Tuesday, was found late last week and arrested, along with his wife.

James Wade of Good Hope in McDonough County was reported massing by his 38-year-old wife, Molly Rusher.

According to McDonough County Sheriff Nick Petitgout, Rusher reported her husband missing and through their investigation, investigators with the sheriff’s department and Macomb Police Department determined she gave conflicting statements and lied to law enforcement on Thursday, September 5.

A search warrant was executed in Good Hope on Friday, September 6, morning at 11:00, where officers and deputies found Wade safe and sound, hiding in the attic of a residence in the 300-block of West Main Street.

Rushing and Wade were arrested on charges of Felony Disorderly Conduct — making a false police report — and obstruction of justice.

Assisting the investigation was the McDonough County State’s Attorney’s Office.

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