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Bloomington, Illinois
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Friday, June 29, 2001
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Cancel A5-A THE PANTAGRAPH Friday, June 29, 2001 Ex-Olympian's death ruled suicide By KEVIN SIMPSON Pantagraph staff BLOOMINGTON - The May 11 death of a former Olympic weightlifter who had been living in rural Arrowsmith has been ruled a suicide. Guy A. Carlton, 47, was found shot to death in his home when McLean County sheriffs deputies were conducting a check at the request of a relative, according to coroner's inquest testimony on Thursday. Carlton had been despondent over personal . issues and had made comments earlier that day suggesting he might be suicidal. Authorities said there was no evidence of foul play or a break-in. Notes written by Carlton that were found at the scene also supported a sui cide, according to inquest testimony. Carlton was a member of the 1980 Olympic weightlifting team that had its dreams dashed when the United States boycotted the Moscow Games to protest the Soviet Union's invasion of Afghanistan. Four years later in Los Angeles, he won a bronze medal in the 242-pound weight class, just missing the gold medal. Drug sales net 25 years in jail Leg found in Illinois River flj the RECORD Pantagraph staff SPRING VALLEY - A leg found washed up on an Illinois River bank has area police searching their missing person files for clues. Bureau County Coroner Janice Wamhoff said Thursday that identification would be difficult with only the leg. It appears the limb had been in the river several months. It is be ing sent to a state lab for a DNA profile and to determine how it was severed. A tennis shoe was on the foot when the leg was found Wednesday. The body part was found downstream of where the Vermilion River empties into the Illinois. Wamhoff said the leg could have come from anywhere in the watershed above Bureau County. Stun gun used to end standoff OAKWOOD (AP) - A 15-hour standoff that began with a neighborhood dispute ended Thursday when police shot an Oakwood man with a stun gun and took him into custody. Ralph Knight, 56, was charged with resisting arrest and aggravated assault, said Vermilion County Sheriffs Deputy Tom Cruppenink. Knight had held police at bay since about 7 p.m. Wednesday from his Oakwood home, said Capt. John W. Howard of the Vermilion County Sheriffs Department. Police responded to the scene, where Knight was allegedly standing, yelling and cursing at neighbors. When officers went to Knight's house, he slammed the door, displayed a firearm and told them to leave, Howard said. Police fired 18 rounds of tear gas into Knight's home Thursday morning, and he came onto the front porch where they stunned him with a stun gun, Howard said. It was the second time in three years authorities have had a standoff with Knight, Howard said. BANKRUPTCY File Within 48 HRS. 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Vandalism Northfleld Drive A sharp object was used Sunday or Monday to cause a total of $600 damage to the paint on two cars parked in the 100 block of Northfield Drive, Normal. Court notes MCLEAN COUNTY Misdemeanors Alcohol Michael D. Henderson, 28, Dwight, fined $500, DUI fine of $100 and sentenced to two years of court supervision for driving under the influence of alcohol and conviction for improper lane usage. Must complete recommended treatment. Endangering Vera C. Sullivan, 27, of the 100 block of Ambrose Way, Normal, fined $250 and sentenced to 18 months of court supervision for endangering the life or health of a child. Battery Jaime Marie Rodriguez, 25, Decatur, fined $250 and sentenced to one year of court supervision for battery. Theft - Amy M. Zych, 19, of the 100 block of West Cherry Street, Normal, fined $250 and sentenced to 18 months of conditional discharge for retail theft. By STEVE SILVERMAN Pantagraph staff BLOOMINGTON - Reginald Giles on Thursday alternately was depicted as a drug addict in desperate need of help and a parasite who exploited others to support his own habit. While McLean County Circuit Judge W. Charles Witte found merit in both descriptions, he emphasized that Giles' cocaine problem was no justification for supplying drugs to fellow addicts at his Bloomington crack house in February. The judge also cited Giles' extensive criminal record, which includes previous convictions for attempted murder and armed robbery, in sentencing him to 25 years in prison for each of two counts of delivery of a controlled substance. The sentences will be served concurrently. A jury convicted Giles, 44, of the 1300 block of North Oak Street, last month. Trial evidence indicated Giles acted as a middleman in numerous drug deals, obtaining crack cocaine for people who came to the Oak Street residence to get high. 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