Effective tips lead to more arrests


The Edgar County Sheriff’s Department reports two more people have been arrested thanks to a tip called to the department.

About 4:20 p.m. Friday, March 29, the department received a call reporting Gage Chandler was observed entering a house in Kansas. The caller had seen on the department’s Facebook page that a warrant existed for Chandler.

A Kansas police officer established surveillance of the residence at 401 North Front Street until deputies arrived. Law enforcement from both departments gained entry into the house and arrested Chandler without incident on a failure to appear warrant. Foster Miller was also in the residence, and he was arrested on a failure to appear warrant.

Chandler failed to appear for a motion to vacate jail time attached to his probation sentences for a Class A misdemeanor domestic battery conviction and a Class A misdemeanor resisting a peace officer conviction.

His failure to appear resulted in the court imposing a four-day jail sentence without bond.

Miller failed to appear for a status check involving multiple unresolved charges including a Class 4 felony illegal possession of hypodermic syringe, a Class A misdemeanor retail theft, a Class A misdemeanor possession of hypodermic syringe, a Class A misdemeanor aggravated assault, a Class B misdemeanor criminal trespass to land and a Class C misdemeanor assault. This is at least the second time a failure to appear warrant has been issued in some of those cases.

“The community once again stepped up and helped law enforcement,” said Sheriff Jeff Wood. “We are thankful for the help. We have said it once and