Ben GoettenJERSEY - Jersey County State's Attorney Ben Goetten issued a statement regarding the Jerseyville Police Department arrest of Donald R. Jones, 29, for attempted murder.

Jones was charged after a shooting at 8:15 p.m. on Christmas Day, December 25, 2022, at a residence located in the 700 block of North Liberty in Jerseyville.

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"There’s no other way to define this other than excellent police work," Goetten said. "Chief Blackorby and Deputy Chief Woelfel should be commended for their investigative efforts. Within 48 hours, a suspect was apprehended and the evidence presented to make this an overwhelmingly strong case for prosecution"

Goetten also said: "My office intends to dispatch an attempt murder conviction in this case with the same vigor displayed by the Jerseyville Police Department."

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