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Attempted homicide suspects arrested in Jefferson County

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JEFFERSON COUNTY (WSIL) -- Two attempted homicide suspects from Effingham County were arrested in Jefferson County Sunday.

On February 21, 2021 law enforcement from Effingham County requested Jefferson County officers be on the look out for two attempted homicide suspect who were believed to be in the Jefferson County area.

A Jefferson County Sheriff’s Deputy located the suspect vehicle parked at the Days Inn in Mt. Vernon.

The Mt Vernon Police Department, Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department High Risk Team and Mt Vernon Police Department, Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department Joint Narcotics Unit were activated to assist with a search for the suspects.

37-year-old Kristina Anderson and 33-year-old Blake Miller were located at the hotel and taken into custody without incident.

High Risk Team members were able to secure their hotel room without incident and made contact with a third person, 55-year-old Stephanie Rivera, in the room.

Narcotics were seen in the room and after obtaining a search warrant officers found methamphetamine, heroin, fentanyl, and drug equipment.

Miller was incarcerated in the Jefferson County Justice Center on Jefferson County charges of Possession of Methamphetamine with Intent to Deliver Between 15-100 Grams, Possession of Heroin with Intent to Deliver between 1-15 grams, and an Illinois Department of Corrections warrant for Parole Violation.

Miller also has an Effingham County warrant for Attempted Homicide with bond set at $750,000 (10% applies).

Anderson was transported back to Effingham County after being arrested on an Effingham County warrant for Aggravated Battery. Bond on the warrant was set at $100,000 (10% applies).

Anderson will also face charges in Jefferson County for Obstructing Justice and Possession of Methamphetamine with Intent to Deliver Between 5-15 grams.

Rivera was incarcerated in the Jefferson County Justice Center on charges of Possession of Drug Equipment, Possession of Methamphetamine with Intent to Deliver between 5-15 grams, and Possession of Heroin. Her bond is to be set.

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