Carthage man arrested on drugs, weapons charges


CARTHAGE - Sheriff Travis Duffy reports that an investigation into a report of a Domestic Battery led to an executed search warrant and an arrest warrant on October 2, 2023.
On October 1, 2023, Carthage Police Department received a report of a Domestic Battery incident. After the initial report it was discovered that the incident occurred outside of city limits, so the case was transferred to the Sheriff’s Office.
On October 2, 2023, Sheriff’s Deputies began investigating the report and learned that there were also firearms in the home illegally possessed by the suspect due to felony convictions.
Deputies then worked with the Hancock County State’s Attorney’s Office to apply for a search warrant and arrest warrant for the identified suspect.
Jason E. Fink (40, Carthage, IL) was identified as the suspect and the residence to be searched was located at 2145 E Co Rd 1150.
At 1:10 AM the search warrant was executed, and Fink was taken into custody on the arrest warrant.
Deputies located and seized a firearm, a brass knuckles knife combo, and less than five grams of methamphetamine.
Fink was arrested on the warrant for Domestic Battery and charges for Unlawful Possession of a Firearm by a Felon, Unlawful Possession of a Weapon by a Felon, and Possession of Less than Five Grams of Methamphetamine were also filed.
Fink was later charged with an Illinois Department of Corrections Parole Violation Warrant.
Fink remains in custody awaiting an initial court appearance on October 5, 2023.
The Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Hancock County State’s Attorney’s Office, Carthage Police Department, and the Hamilton Police Department during the investigation and execution of the warrants.
All persons charged with a crime are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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