Schilling arrested in connection with burglary

Grant Lee Jones Schilling

On July 1, the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office announced the arrest of Grant Lee Jones Schilling, 26, of Sparta, in connection with a burglary that occurred Feb. 16 along Illinois State Route 154 near Lessley Cemetery in rural Randolph County.

At the time of the incident, Randolph County deputies were notified by a tow truck driver with M&C Towing of Red Bud about some suspicious damage done to the vehicle while it had been stranded and unoccupied due to the winter storm. When deputies arrived on scene, they noticed that the vehicle was missing some parts, as well as some damage that had been done to the vehicle.

For more on this incident, please see this week’s print edition.