Thomas J. Erlinger, 22, of the 4000 block of Willow Springs, was arrested Wednesday on a charge of aggravated domestic battery.
Police received multiple calls Thursday night of a driver in a white Ford F250 “driving between houses” and attempting to “knock a tree down” near the intersection of Ninth Street and Taylor Avenue, according to police records. One caller told police that the truck had hit his house, and police reported that two vehicles in the 900 block of North Ninth Street had been struck. The truck was described as having “Construction Co.” on its side and construction boxes in the bed of the truck. No other information was available.
Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office
Billie Dean Wallis Jr., 38, of the 1300 block of South 26th Street, was arrested Thursday on a charge of domestic battery. Bond was set at $3,000 and Wallis was released.
Jefferson County Fire Protection District
Emergency crews responded to a brush fire in the median of Interstate 57 just after midnight Friday near the Big Muddy Correctional Center in Ina. A spokesman for the Jefferson County Fire Protection District said the fire was caused by a blown tire on the trailer of a semi truck. The blown tire, the spokesman said, caused enough of a spark to ignite the fire. The fire, which reached one side of the interstate, was brought under control nine minutes after fire fighters arrived. No injuries were reported.