The Kendall County Sheriff's office released a report of their internal investigation involving a sheriff's deputy pulling a gun at the Oswego Walmart in 2012.
Saturday, March 9, 2013
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Jason and Nicole Thurmond of Montgomery are seeking damages in excess of $400,000 after an incident at Oswego Walmart in February 2012.
Almost exactly one year after an off-duty Kendall County Sheriff’s deputy pulled his weapon on a family in line at the Oswego Wal-Mart, the Montgomery couple has filed a federal lawsuit naming the deputy and Kendall County as defendants. Jason and Nicole Thurmond filed the suit Feb. 4. The incident took place Feb. 5, 2012. In the suit, which seeks at least $400,000 in damages, the Thurmonds allege Deputy Craig French used excessive force, assaulted the couple and inflicted emotional distress during the incident in which the Thurmonds and French argued over how many items the Thurmonds had brought to a checkout line. The suit also reveals that during the argument French allegedly chided the couple for allegedly being on public assistance. …
Thursday, November 8, 2012
Two-day trial of Jason Thurmond concludes this week.
The criminal trial of a Montgomery man who shoved an off-duty Kendall County Sheriff's deputy on Super Bowl Sunday in February ended this week with a not guilty verdict. Jason Thurmond was found not guilty of battery Tuesday for shoving the officer at the Oswego Walmart on Feb. 5, 2012, according to Kendall County court documents. The trial began on Monday this week when defense attorney Richard Irvin questioned French’s actions, according to the Beacon News. In assessing French’s behavior that day, Irvin pointed out French didn’t identify himself as a police officer until after his gun was drawn. He also never attempted to quiet down other customers, nor did he offer to help Nicole Thurmond, wife of Jason Thurmond, the paper reported. …
Thursday, June 14, 2012
Montgomery man accused of shoving an off-duty police officer on Super Bowl Sunday appeared in court Wednesday.
The Montgomery man involved in a scuffle with an off-duty Kendall County sheriff’s deputy at the Oswego Walmart on Super Bowl Sunday is set to stand trial in September, State's Attorney Eric Weis said. Jason Thurmond, who was charged with battery stemming from the incident, appeared in Kendall County circuit court Wednesday. The case will be up for scheduling matters on Sept. 12, and the trial could start Sept. 17. The incident started with the express lane and ended with an off-duty police officer pulling a gun in the store. Thurmond has said he left the checkout to retrieve eggs from the store and returned from the aisles to find the officer - who Thurmond did not know was an off-duty police officer - arguing with his nine-months-…
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Newly released security camera footage provides a look at the confrontation between a Montgomery man and an off-duty Kendall County Sheriff's deputy in the Oswego Walmart on Super Bowl Sunday.
The Oswego Police Department released video footage this weekend from the Super Bowl Sunday altercation between a Montgomery man and an off-duty Kendall County Sheriff's deputy at the Oswego Walmart. Obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request from Patch, the Walmart surveillance video shows part of the altercation in which Jason Thurmond, of Montgomery, allegedly pushes the deputy and the deputy in turn pulls a weapon. Thurmond, 38, was charged with misdemeanor battery after the incident. Thurmond has said he left the checkout to retrieve eggs from the store and returned from the aisles to find the officer arguing with his nine-months-pregnant wife. Thurmond admits to shoving the officer to keep him away from his wife, he said, …
Thursday, April 26, 2012
Kendall County prosecutors turned over personnel documents and surveillance video of the Feb. 5 altercation between a Montgomery man and an off-duty Kendall County Sheriff's deputy.
A security video showing an altercation between a Montgomery man and an off-duty Kendall County Sheriff’s deputy on Super Bowl Sunday will be entered into evidence, and may be shown in court, a Kendall County judge decided on Wednesday. Jason Thurmond, 38, was charged with misdemeanor battery after an incident at the Oswego Walmart on Feb. 5 that culminated in that off-duty deputy drawing his gun. Thurmond has said he returned from the aisles to find the officer arguing with his nine-months-pregnant wife, who was in tears. Thurmond admits to shoving the officer to keep him away from his wife, he said, and that’s when the gun was pulled and pointed at Thurmond’s chest, he said. The 911 tapes from the incident reveal that the officer only …
Thursday, February 23, 2012
Couple at the heart of scuffle with Kendall County sheriff's deputy welcomes home baby girl.
The Montgomery man involved in a scuffle with an off-duty Kendall County sheriff’s deputy at the Oswego Walmart on Super Bowl Sunday appeared in Kendall County court Wednesday afternoon. A pre-trial hearing for Jason Thurmond, charged with battery stemming from the incident, ended with a continuation of the case to March 12. Thurmond’s attorney, Richard Irvin of Aurora, said the continuation will allow for time to review surveillance footage from Walmart from the afternoon of Feb. 5. According to an Oswego police report, several police responded to the store on Route 34 for a 911 call of a fight in progress at about noon that day. Thurmond said he was in an express checkout line with his wife, and had gone back into the store to get eggs. …
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Three-car crash outside Plano killed 59-year-old Stephen Cockriel and injured a 21-year-old Yorkville man Tuesday, the Sheriff's Office said.
Updated at 1:35 p.m. Wednesday A 21-year-old Yorkville man was listed in stable condition Wednesday afternoon as police continue to investigate an accident that killed a 59-year-old Plano man Tuesday. Preliminary reports show Bryan C. James was driving a 1999 Dodge Dakota truck south on Fox River Drive about 4:35 p.m. Tuesday, the Kendall County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release. His truck crossed the center line about 0.2 miles north of River Road and struck a northbound 1993 Saturn SW1 driven by Stephen Cockriel, 59, of the 17100 block of Miller Road in Plano, according to police. The two vehicles collided head-on, pushing Cockriel’s car off the roadway and into a guard rail east of the road, the news release stated. A 2002 …
Monday, March 14, 2011
Police from the Kendall County Sheriff's Office were called to an abandoned home at about 11:30 p.m. Saturday.
Nine people were charged with underage drinking late Saturday after the Kendall County Sheriff's Office broke up a party at an abandoned rural home. Police went to a home in the 14200 block of Anderson Road outside Newark at about 11:30 p.m. after receiving a call about suspicious circumstances on the property, according to a Sheriff’s Office news release. The home has been abandoned for about a year, Sheriff’s Office spokesman Craig French said. Deputies found more than a dozen people inside the house and saw that some had been drinking alcohol, according to the news release. A teenage girl and four teenage boys were charged with curfew violations, and nine others were charged with underage drinking. The people charged with consumption of…
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
A 15-year-old girl was treated at Rush-Copley Medical Center early Monday morning; police have a male juvenile suspect.
Kendall County Sheriff’s deputies are investigating a criminal sexual assault of a 15-year-old girl that occurred at 1 a.m. Monday in Boulder Hill. According to Deputy Craig French, sheriff’s deputies responded to Rush-Copley Medical Center in Aurora at 3 a.m. Monday and met with the victim and her mother. The girl was treated at the hospital, French said. The investigation is ongoing, French said, and deputies have a suspect, a male juvenile. Sheriff’s deputies have not yet interviewed the suspect, French said. While French would not comment on the specifics of this case, he said in general all cases of this nature are referred to the Kendall County Children’s Advocacy Center. More information will be reported as it becomes available.