Edwards County Fugitive Caught


On the morning of Friday December 22, 2017 Nathan W. Ellison 28 of 108 S Albion St. West Salem was arrested by the Wayne County Sheriff's Dept. On a nation wide felony warrant out of Edwards County charging him with failure to register as a sex offender.

Ellison was found hiding at a residence in Mt. Erie. Personnel with the Edwards County Sheriff's Dept received several tips as to Ellison's whereabouts. Edwards County personnel were finally able to come up with an address and passed that along to Wayne County Authorities. Wayne County Authorities were able to find Ellison at the address and arrested him. Ellison had been a fugitive since the first part of Oct of this year when he failed to show up in Edwards County Circuit Court to a sentencing hearing. Ellison was subsequently sentenced to the Illinois Department of Corrections in his absence for a term of 6 yrs. Ellison was taken to the Wayne County Jail by Wayne County Authorities, and held for Edwards County. A short time later the Edwards County Sheriff Dept. took custody of Ellison and transported him to the White County Jail in Carmi where he awaits a court appearance and transport to the Illinois Department of Corrections.

A big Thank You goes to the Wayne County Sheriff's Dept. for apprehending Ellison