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Macoupin County Courthouse News

Persons are considered innocent until proven guilty. In criminal actions, the person has been charged by a law enforcement agency but is entitled to a hearing or trial to argue his innocence.

Marriage Licenses

Kelly Micheal Lyons of Benld, Brittany Mae Fillback of Benld


Austin Frayer, of Carlinville; Kayla M. Frayer, of Staunton


Jered R. Carlen, (39), of Worden, committed the Class four felony offense of unlawful possession and use of a debit card of another on Dec. 14, 2023. Said defendant obtained more than $150 in goods within a 90-day period through transactions at seven locations.

Shane A. Smith, (48), of Girard, committed the Class three felony of aggravated battery with the use of a deadly weapon on Dec. 21, 2023, being a hammer, to strike a victim on the...


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