Clay County Sheriff's Office

  • Agency: Clay County Sheriff's Office
  • Address: 300 Broadway St, Louisville, 62858 IL
  • Chief:
Phone: (618) 665-3316
Fax: (618) 665-3318

Clay County Sheriff's Office is located at 300 Broadway St, Louisville, 62858 IL. The Clay County Sheriff's Office phone number is (618) 665-3316.

Clay County Sheriff's Office News

The Clay County Sheriff’s Office would like to remind everyone of a valuable resource to make your trick or treat nights safer in your neighborhood. The sheriff’s office spends several hours a year checking the status and addresses of sex offenders in this county. Sheriff Andy Myers would like to encourage all citizens to take time to check the Clay County Offender Watch Website before your area trick or treat night. You can find the site by going to the Sheriff’s page at www.claycountyillinois.org and clicking on “Click here to access Clay County's Sex Offender data”. This site will allow you to register for free e-mail alerts that will help keep you update on offenders living in your area. For further information, please call the Clay County Sheriff’s Office at 618-665-3316.

Thank you Car Corral Polaris Can-Am for letting us borrow a Ranger for the Louisville Fall Festival!

Stop by the Louisville Fall Festival tomorrow and check K9 Fallax on the north side of the square at 1:00 p.m. for a demonstration.

Fall Festival Traffic Reminders Saturday 8:00 a.m.-The Courthouse Square and Chestnut St from Erwin St to the Courthouse Square will be closed. 9:00 a.m.-Please remember the Louisville Fall Festival 5K and 1 mile run will be taking place. Please use caution or find an alternate route when traveling the Sailor Springs Rd from the Old Bible Grove Rd to the square during these times. The race is usually completed by 10:00a.m. Please use extreme caution when approaching runners and walkers. 1:45 p.m.-Streets along the parade route will be closed from any traffic until the completion of the parade.

SCAM WARNING-The Clay County Sheriff's Office is currently taking reports from citizens who are receiving calls from numbers with a 618 area code and a 603 prefix, identifying themselves as deputies/officers from the "Clay County Sheriff's Department". The scammers are requesting residents to verify their address. Although it isn't certain as to why the are doing this, we are certain they are trying to take advantage of our residents. It is common practice and very easy for scammers to make their phone number appear as a local number. Be aware that if you call back the number they give you or call on, the scammers will answer the phone as the "Clay County Sheriff's Department". We encourage you not give out any information and to contact our office if you receive any of these calls! Please share this post and with those who don't have access to social media!

On August 19 at approximately 7:33 a.m. the Clay County Sheriff’s Office received a report of an ongoing fight at a residence west of Flora. Upon the deputy’s arrival, the suspect was located inside the residence and taken into custody. Upon further investigation, the deputy was advised that the suspect had forced entry into the residence. Once inside, the suspect got into a physical altercation with two of the individuals inside the residence. As a result of the investigation 35 year old Rodney A. Washington of Flora was arrested and later charged with the offense of Home Invasion. Bond has been set in the amount of $150,000. The charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent unless proven guilty.

The Clay County Sheriff’s Office and Clay County Coroner’s Office release the following statement: On Sunday, August 19 at approximately 10:34 p.m. the Clay County Sheriff’s Office was advised by Clay County 911 of a request for an ambulance and rescue at the Route 45 Raceway for a crash that had occurred during the race. Upon the deputy’s arrival, the Clay County Ambulance Service and Clay County ESDA/Rescue were tending to the medical needs of those involved. One of the drivers involved, 53 year old Don Lamacchia of Bluford, was transported to Clay County Hospital where he pronounced deceased. Our thoughts and prayers go out the friends and family of Mr. Lamacchia in this difficult time.

Please remember that school be starting this week throughout the county! Please be on the lookout for our children as they head back to school. Use caution around bus stops, crosswalks, school zones, and avoid distracted driving. The sheriff's office will be giving extra patrol to these areas.

On July 24, 2018 at approximately 5:13 p.m. a Clay County Sheriff’s Deputy was on routine patrol attempting to locate a person of interest in a recent theft case who also had multiple outstanding warrants. The deputy located the subject, 35 year old Nicholas R. McCarty of Louisville, as a passenger in a vehicle. When the deputy attempted to stop the vehicle, the driver of the vehicle, 29 year old Jamie N. Colclasure of Edgewood, ignored the deputy and began to flee. The vehicle failed to stop at the stop sign at the intersection at Kinmundy Rd. and Bethel Dr. and struck a westbound vehicle being driven by Gabe Blair 43 of Louisville who was transported by Clay County Ambulance to Clay County Hospital and was later released. McCarty and Colclasure were both flown from the scene by Air-Evac to separate hospitals for treatment of their injuries. McCarty who is currently on Parole from the Illinois Department of Corrections and currently has outstanding warrants from Clay County for Failure to Appear on the original charge of Possession of Methamphetamine Manufacturing Materials, Effingham County for Failure to Appear on the original charge of Possession of Cannabis, Illinois Department of Corrections for Violation of Parole and new charges pending. McCarty has been released from the hospital and is currently incarcerated in the Clay County Jail. Colclasure is currently still receiving medical care and remains in the custody of the sheriff for the offense of Aggravated Fleeing to Elude. The charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent unless proven guilty.

What is Clay County Crimestoppers? Check out this new TIP411 video that shows how this program works. Thank you to the North Clay High School Film Editing Class who made the video possible.

On June 11, 2018 at approximately 4:30 p.m. the Clay County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of subject(s) passing fraudulent prescriptions at a local pharmacy. Upon the deputy’s arrival the suspects fled the area, one in a vehicle and the other on foot. A short time later one of the suspects was located hiding behind a business and was taken into custody. As a result of the investigation Shanna A. Steele 26 of Chicago, IL was arrested for the offenses of Forgery and Unauthorized Possession of a Prescription Form. Steele is currently incarcerated in the Clay County Jail awaiting the setting of bond. The sheriff’s office continues their investigation into this matter. The charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent unless proven guilty.

Clay County Sheriff’s Office Warrant Watch The Clay County Sheriff’s Office is asking for your assistance in locating certain subjects that have outstanding warrants. Anyone knowing the whereabouts of any of these subjects please submit your information by texting XCRIME to tip411 or by using the XCRIME app on your smartphone to remain anonymous. Please feel free to share these posts, but we do ask you to refrain from commenting below.The charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent unless proven guilty. Maggie L. Matlock- Wanted for the offense of Violation of Probation on the original charge of Deceptive Practice. Bond $15 ,000 10% applies. Daisy M Sherman- Wanted for the offense of Violation of Bond on the original charge of Unlawful Possession of Methamphetamine. Bond $20,000 10% applies.

On April 25th the Clay County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a possible burglary at ADM (Greendale) Elevator Xenia Township. Upon arrival at the scene deputies discovered that unknown person(s) had forced entry to a building and stole several tools. As a result of a joint investigation between the Clay County Sheriff’s Office and Marion County Sheriff’s Office a search warrant was secured and served on a rural Marion County residence. Stolen items were recovered as a result of the search warrant including the items stolen from ADM. On April 26th Zachary N. Goff 27 of Iuka was arrested and charged with Burglary. Goff appeared in Clay County Circuit Court on Friday April 27th at which time bond was set in the amount of $50,000 10% to apply. Both Sheriff’s Offices were assisted by the Clay County and Marion County State’s Attorney. The charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent unless proven guilty. Goff is currently on parole from Illinois Department of Corrections. At the time of this press release there had been no known issuance of a parole warrant for Goff.

The Clay County Sheriff’s Office, Clay County State’s Attorney and Illinois State Police release the following. On April 22, 2018 at approximately 3:47 a.m. the Clay County Sheriff’s Office responded with Clay County Hospital Ambulance to a medical call for a 2 year old child in Clay City. At the scene deputies began to investigate the events leading up to the medial call and requested assistance from the Child Death Investigative Task Force. As the agencies continued their investigation into this matter they were notified on April 24 that the child had succumb to the injuries and passed away. On April 27, 2018 Clay County State’s Attorney Joel Powless filed charges in Clay County Circuit Court relating to the death of the child. Alexander J. Beal 22 years of age of Clay City formally of Charleston was processed into the Clay County Jail on April 26 and has now been charged with the offenses of 1st Degree Murder and Aggravated Battery to a Child. Beal is awaiting his first appearance in court; no bond has been set at the time of this press release. The charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent unless proven guilty. The Child Death Investigative Task Force is made up of personnel from several law enforcement agencies specializing in the investigation of child deaths. Agencies assisting in this investigation include Illinois State Police, Illinois State Police Crime Scene Services, Flora Police Department, Effingham County Sheriff’s Office, Salem Police Department and the Vandalia Police Department.

As a result of an ongoing investigation by the Clay County Sheriff’s Office, two arrests have been made in two recent ATV thefts. The sheriff’s office received reports of two ATVs being stolen, the first on November 1 in Xenia Township and the second on January 12 in southeastern Harter Township. Both ATVs were later recovered by law enforcement. On April 16 Brandon Goodiel, 23, Cisne, was arrested by Centralia Police Department on an outstanding Clay County Warrant for Unlawful Possession of Vehicle with a Destroyed Vehicle Identification Number, Theft over $500, and Obstructing Justice. Bond was set in the amount of $10,000 (10%), Goodiel posted bond and was released. On the same date Coulten Hunt, 18, Cisne was also arrested by a Clay County Sheriff’s Deputy on an outstanding Clay County Warrant for Theft over $500. Bond was set in the amount of $7,500 (10%), Hunt posted bond and was released. The Clay County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Clay County State’s Attorney’s Office, Centralia Police Department, Clinton County Sheriff’s Office, and the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office. The charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent unless proven guilty.