Two Indicted, One Sentenced in Southern IL
By WestKyStar Staff
BENTON, IL - The southern district court of Illinois announced indictments or sentences for several people Tuesday.
48-year-old John David Clark of Harrisburg was indicted for possession of psuedoephedrine with the intent to make methamphetamine; 28-year-old Sonny D. Southall of McLeansboro was indicted for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon; and 38-year-old Steven J. Perry of Herrin was sentenced for accessing child pornography on his computer.
Clark could face 20 years in prison, a $250,000 fine, and 3 years’ supervised release for allegedly having meth precursors in Saline County on June 25. He is being held without bond, and his next court appearance is Sept. 12.
Southall could get up to 10 years in prison, a $250,000 fine, and 3 years’ supervised release if convicted. He allegedly was found in possession of a 9mm handgun on June 2 in White County, even though two previous felony convictions made it a crime. Southall’s next court date is July 26.
Perry had already pled guilty to viewing child porn, and received 24 months in prison, a $500 fine, and 10 years’ supervised release. The videos he viewed showed children under the age of 10, including one who was subjected to sadistic conduct by his abuser.