Perry County , Ill. sheriff issues apology after arrest

Published: Jan. 20, 2012 at 7:07 PM CST
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PINCKNEYVILLE, IL (KFVS) - Perry County Sheriff Keith Kellerman released a letter to the media apologizing to his family and county residents after his recent arrest for indecency.

Court documents show Keith Kellerman pleaded not guilty in court to an indecency charge.

According to court documents in St. Clair County, Kellerman is set to go to a jury trial on March 26 at 9:15 a.m.

According to an incident report from the Caseyville Police Department, Keith Kellerman, 48, was found by an officer in a car outside a bar engaging in sexual activities around 1:15 a.m. Friday, December 16.

According to the officer Kellerman was intoxicated.

Kellerman was field booked and released.

Another man, J. Ian Stennett was also arrested.

Kellerman released the following apology letter to the media on Jan. 20.

"I want to reach out to my family, friends and all the citizens of Perry County after the incident that occurred in December, 2011 in Caseyville, Illinois.

First, I want to apologize to my family for the pain I have caused them. My wife, children, and entire family have been hurt deeply by my actions; and I truly am sorry. I love you all. I have hurt the ones who I love the most, and I cannot thank my family enough for their support in helping me through this crisis.

To my friends, co-workers, employees and the citizens in general, I apologize for my actions that have caused hurt and brought unwanted media attention. I have served the citizens of Perry County for some 20 years through the Perry County Sheriff's Office. I love this job and always look forward to work every day because of the people I can help and serve.

I again apologize to my wife, children, family, friends and citizens. I am sorry, and I ask that the public give my family the privacy they need in this time of healing.

Keith Kellerman

Pinckneyville,IL."

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