2 suspects arrested after purse reported stolen in Jefferson Co. - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

2 suspects arrested after purse reported stolen in Jefferson Co., IL

(Source: Jefferson County, IL Sheriff's Department) (Source: Jefferson County, IL Sheriff's Department)
BLUFORD, IL (KFVS) -

Two people were put behind bars after deputies responded to a theft in Jefferson County, Illinois.

According to the sheriff's office, Brandin Hylton and Christian Sloan, both of Springfield, Missouri, face charges. Hylton faces possession of methamphetamine, burglary, and theft. Sloan faces charges of possession of methamphetamine and driving on a revoked license. 

Deputies responded to the Bluford American Legion about the theft of a purse. The credit card had been used at Walmart, according to investigators.

While on the way to Walmart, a deputy spotted Hylton walking down the interstate. After questioning, Hylton threw the meth on the ground. Hylton matched the description of the person who took the purse, according to the sheriff's office.

While making a traffic stop near Walmart, meth and needles were found in the car driven by Sloan, along with the stolen purse, according to investigators.

Both were taken to the Jefferson County Jail.

Download the KFVS News app: iPhone | Android

Copyright 2018 KFVS. All rights reserved.

  • Trending StoriesTrending StoriesMore>>

  • breaking

    Sulfur dioxide emissions triple, 2 lava flows reach ocean

    Sulfur dioxide emissions triple, 2 lava flows reach ocean

    Sunday, May 20 2018 3:19 PM EDT2018-05-20 19:19:00 GMT

    Ongoing eruptions in Kilauea's east rift zone are triggering ongoing concerns.

    Ongoing eruptions in Kilauea's east rift zone are triggering ongoing concerns.

  • Man calls police after pig keeps following him

    Man calls police after pig keeps following him

    Saturday, May 19 2018 6:39 PM EDT2018-05-19 22:39:20 GMT
    The North Ridgeville Police Department said officers received a call from a man who said he was walking home from the train station in Elyria and he was being followed by a pig.  (Source North Ridgeville Police)The North Ridgeville Police Department said officers received a call from a man who said he was walking home from the train station in Elyria and he was being followed by a pig. (Source North Ridgeville Police)
    The North Ridgeville Police Department said officers received a call from a man who said he was walking home from the train station in Elyria and he was being followed by a pig.  (Source North Ridgeville Police)The North Ridgeville Police Department said officers received a call from a man who said he was walking home from the train station in Elyria and he was being followed by a pig. (Source North Ridgeville Police)

    The North Ridgeville Police Department said officers received a call from a man who said he was walking home from the train station in Elyria and he was being followed by a pig.

    The North Ridgeville Police Department said officers received a call from a man who said he was walking home from the train station in Elyria and he was being followed by a pig.

  • Doctor sentenced for poisoning girlfriend who lost baby

    Doctor sentenced for poisoning girlfriend who lost baby

    Sunday, May 20 2018 3:59 AM EDT2018-05-20 07:59:32 GMT
    Sunday, May 20 2018 3:59 AM EDT2018-05-20 07:59:32 GMT
    The man no longer has his medical license, and he could be deported to his birthplace of Pakistan. (Source: WJLA/Brooke Fiske/CNN)The man no longer has his medical license, and he could be deported to his birthplace of Pakistan. (Source: WJLA/Brooke Fiske/CNN)

    The man no longer has his medical license, and he could be deported to his birthplace of Pakistan.

    The man no longer has his medical license, and he could be deported to his birthplace of Pakistan.

Powered by Frankly