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Illinois man arrested for July incident

Thursday, September 17, 2009

A Springfield, Ill., man was recently arrested on a warrant for his alleged involvement in a fight with a Brazil man in July.

On Aug. 31, an arrest warrant was issued by Clay Circuit Court Judge Joseph Trout for Shawn James Vernon Riggle, 34, on the charges of class D felony criminal recklessness resulting in serious bodily injury and class A misdemeanor battery resulting in bodily injury.

It was sent to local authorities and the Sangamon County Sheriff's Office in Springfield, Ill.

According to the probable cause affidavit filed by officials at the Brazil Police Department at the Clay County Courthouse, on July 24, while visiting the area, Riggle allegedly got into a physical altercation with a male Brazil resident.

The victim, who was allegedly beaten into "unconsciousness," required medical attention for severe head trauma.

On Sept. 11, Riggle was taken into custody and booked into the Clay County Justice Center on a $7,000 cash bond (with no 10 percent allowed).

Appearing before Judge Trout Monday, Riggle requested to speak with an attorney before entering a plea in the case.

Attorney Geoffrey Creason was assigned in the matter and a preliminary not guilty plea was entered on Riggle's behalf.

The case was set for a "fast and speedy trial" with a jury trial date set for Nov. 2.

Trout left the bond as originally set and entered a no contact order on behalf of the victim.

Jail officials confirm Riggle remains incarcerated awaiting further court proceedings.

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is this the same man who worked for the county a year or 2 ago who got into trouble & got a slap on the wrist?

-- Posted by nobob on Thu, Sep 17, 2009, at 10:51 PM

nobob - No, that was Brandon Riggle.

-- Posted by Leo L. Southworth on Fri, Sep 18, 2009, at 2:57 AM

sound more like attempted murder to me, why would you beat someone so bad that they were unconcious? whats the matter with people now a days?

-- Posted by otis66 on Fri, Sep 18, 2009, at 6:38 AM

I thought we were in luck when he moved to Illinois, but I see he had to come back for one last hurrah. I hope he gets all that's coming to him.

-- Posted by Dagnabbit on Fri, Sep 18, 2009, at 8:42 PM

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