Two men are in the Clinton County Jail for alleged criminal sexual abuse to a female. Zackary K. Schilling, 18, of Centralia and Jacob A. Kriegel, 20, of Aviston are charged with committing three different sex acts against the victim’s will while in a vehicle early Sunday in Clinton County.
The incident was reported to sheriff’s deputies when the victim showed up Sunday at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Breese for treatment.
Schilling is in the Clinton County Jail on $100,000 bond and Kriegel is in the Clinton County Jail on $75,000 bond.
According to court documents filed on Dec. 15, Schilling and Kriegel were charged with three counts of sexual misconduct by force to a person.
Schilling and Kriegel appeared in court before Judge William Becker on Monday morning and were set bail.
Public defender Stewart Freeman was appointed for Kriegel.
On Tuesday morning, Kriegel appeared in court with public defender Freeman. Freeman, on behalf of Kriegel, entered a not guilty plea and a demand for a jury trial. A motion was filed for discovery and a second motion was filed to reduce his bond.
In addition, a petition was filed to revoke probation.
Kriegel had been on probation for a 2013 battery conviction, in which he allegedly made physical contact of an insulting nature to a person. He pleaded guilty to the battery charge in October 2013 and was sentenced to two weekends in the Clinton County Jail, fined $500 plus court costs and placed on 18 months probation, ending April 30, 2015.
In an effort to induce future development along Germantown Road, the Breese City Council is seeking to designate an area between South Fourth and South Seventh streets as a Redevelopment Project Area. The council passed a resolution to authorize a feasibility study of the area. Mayor Charlie Hilmes explained that the study is the first step toward creating a potential Tax Increment Financing (TIF) district in the area in the future.
In other business, the council hired Ryan Isaak as a new full-time police officer, effective Jan. 5. Isaak will attend police academy in Belleville for approximately four months before replacing one of the city’s full-time police officers who will retire in the first quarter of 2015.
Business Administrator Tim Schleper said the application for the countywide Enterprise Zone designation will be submitted to the Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity (DCEO) by Dec. 29. If the Enterprise Zone Board grants Clinton County’s designation as one of the 97 enterprise zones in Illinois, the enterprise zone will become effective Jan. 1, 2016.
The Mater Dei Knights basketball team got back on track with a 72-48 blowout win over host Woodlawn on Friday evening in Jefferson County. Mater Dei sent four players into double figures while their defense put the clamps down on the Cardinals’ offense.
Zach Haake and Ben Lampe set the tone for MD as the duo hit for nine points in the first quarter as they soared to a 13-5 lead that was never threatened.
“I really thought we did some good things execution-wise in the game,” said Mater Dei head coach Ron Schadegg. “Being able to knock down some perimeter shots really made the difference and opened things up.”
Zach Deiters dialed long range in the second quarter, hitting two of his four 3-pointers as MD’s lead grew to as many as 16 points in the frame. The Knights led 34-20 at the half.
Mater Dei shifted gears in the third quarter and looked down to the low post where senior Nolan Gerling struck for five buckets in the paint as the lead ballooned to as many as 23 points.
Haake and Deiters each hit 3-balls in the fourth quarter as MD blew the lead up to 27 points midway through the frame.
Gerling led all players with 19 points on 8-of-10 from the floor and 3-of-4 from the line. He grabbed six rebounds.
Haake did damage on both ends of the floor with 16 points and nine rebounds. He was 5-of-7 from the line and also drained a trio of 3-pointers.
Lampe scored 10 of his 15 points in the first half while all 12 of Deiters’ points came via long range.
MD was 26-of-51 from the floor and 13-of-19 from the line. They hit 7-of-19 from 3-point range with 12 turnovers.
“I hope this win turns us in the right direction,” said Schadegg. “We have already been tested and challenged with four tough losses. I think we have responded well and we were real anxious to get out here and get a big win against a good basketball team.”
Woodlawn got 12 points from Austin Ballard, 11 from Blake Wollerman and 10 from Parker Renaud.
The Knights’ zone defense held Woodlawn’s leading scorer Ross Owens to only three points on 1-of-10 shooting.
WHS was 17-of-47 from the floor which included 8-of-24 from 3-point range. They were 6-of-12 from the line with 12 turnovers.
“I think our size overwhelmed them a bit,” added Schadegg. “I thought we controlled the boards for the most part which was a big key to the win. I’m pleased with our effort.”
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