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PUBLIC SAFETY BUILDING
March 20, 2020

To limit exposure to our employees and to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus
The Public Safety Building will be closed to the public without an appointment until further notice.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause as Safety is our main concern.

Sheriff’s personnel will be working and performing essential services.

The DeKalb County Jail at 180 E. Exchange Street Sycamore, IL 60178 will remain open for bonding and inmate related business without appointment since it is a secure facility.

Sheriff Roger Scott ESDA Director Dennis Miller

PUBLIC SAFETY BUILDING
BUILDING CLOSED
Appointments Only

To limit exposure to our employees and to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus
The Public Safety Building will be closed to the public without an appointment until further notice.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause as Safety is our main concern.
We are providing phone numbers for the
Departments in this building to assist you:

EMERGENCIES 911
SHERIFF ADMINISTRATION 815-895-7260
ORDERS OF PROTECTION 815-895-7260
ADMIN TOW FEES 815-895-2155
CORONER/ESDA 815-895-2155
ELECTRONIC HOME MONITORING 815-895-7277
CIVIL PROCESS 815-895-7259
PATROL/INVESTIGATIONS 815-895-2155
JAIL/SEX OFFENDER REGISTRATION 815-895-4177
JAIL/BOND OUT 815-895-4177

If after normal business hours call: 815-895-2155
*For Deliveries, please call 815-895-7260

SHERIFF ROGER SCOTT CORONER DENNIS MILLER

POSTED Friday, March 20, 2020 @ 4:00 PM
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PRESS RELEASE
MARCH 20, 2020

FRAUD ALERT

There have been no reports regarding COVID-19 scams or frauds to the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office. However, Sheriff Scott is alerting citizens to be aware of that possibility. Examples of scams such as individuals going door to door regarding COVID-19 surveys. Apps available on your phone regarding COVID-19 cures or information, also phone or on-line solicitations allegedly providing cures or protection from COVID-19. Please delete or ignore such electronic solicitations. If you are personally approached regarding COVID-19 information or surveys, contact local law enforcement.

Please rely on local, state, and federal health departments, your family physician or reputable media outlets for COVID-19 information and updates.

Respectfully,
Sheriff Roger Scott
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Dekalb County Sheriff's Office, Illinois

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INVESTIGATION UPDATE: ARREST MADE IN THE HOMICIDE CASES OF PATRICIA AND ROBERT WILSON
The DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office announces the arrest of JOHNATHAN D HURST M/W 02/13/1969 (51 YOA) formerly of 1446 N Wells Street #2 Chicago, and currently resides at 457 Lloyd Place Cincinnati, Ohio. He was taken into custody on Monday, February 24, 2020, just after 4 PM CST in Cincinnati, Ohio with the assistance of the Cincinnati Police Department. Currently, he is being held at the Hamilton County Jail and is awaiting extradition back to Illinois where he will face two (2) counts of First-Degree Murder.

On August 15, 2016, just before 6 PM, the Sheriff’s Office responded to 16058 Old State Road in rural Sycamore where Patricia A. Wilson (85 YOA) and her son Robert J. Wilson (64 YOA) were found deceased inside of the residence from blunt force trauma. Investigators determined that the homicides occurred during the late evening hours of August 14, 2016.

During the course of this investigation, more than 1300 leads have been developed and followed up on as well as several search warrants for items such as video/DVD recordings, phone records, and the victims' house. This crime had a significant amount of physical evidence that was collected by investigators while processing the crime scene. We have worked closely with the Illinois State Crime Lab which did an excellent job analyzing and processing this evidence. A complete DNA profile was obtained from evidence within the crime scene which allowed investigators to use this profile and along with other investigative techniques several persons of interest were able to be eliminated as suspects.

Later, the Sheriff’s Office enlisted the help from a private laboratory called Parabon, which specializes in DNA phenotyping, and in 2018 we released 3 Snapshot composites representing scientific approximations of appearance based on DNA that was found in the crime scene. It is important to note that Snapshot composites are scientific approximations of appearance based on DNA, and not likely to be exact replicas of appearance.

Detectives from the Sheriff’s Office along with Parabon continued to investigate the genealogical side of this case and searched public genealogy databases in the effort to narrow down the scope of the DNA profile and built a family tree that eventually led to this individual from the DNA that had been found within the crime scene. This work took an extraordinary amount of effort and a significant amount of time to locate this offender, and through this effort approximately 1 week ago, a solid lead was identified using this unique profile along with continued diligent investigative techniques that led us to make this announcement today. We were also able to confirm through cell phone records and other evidence that he was in the area of the crime on the day of the murders and also that the vehicle that was stolen from the house was located in Lincoln Park which was a short distance from where he lived on Wells Street in Chicago.

Our hearts and prayers remain with the members of the Wilson family who have remained patient and given their unwavering support of the Sheriff’s Office during this complex investigation. We hope that they may attempt to start the healing process as we hold Jonathan Hurst accountable for the murders of Robert and Patricia Wilson.

This is an active investigation and if anyone has pertinent information please contact Crime Stoppers at 815-895-3272 or email Crime Stoppers at Crimestoppers@dekalbcounty.org. Callers to Crime Stoppers are not required to give their name and can remain anonymous if they choose. In addition to Crime Stoppers, citizens with pertinent information can please contact the Sheriff's Office at 815-895-2155.
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PRESS RELEASE
PUBLIC SAFETY BUILDING
March 20, 2020

To limit exposure to our employees and to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus
The Public Safety Building will be closed to the public without an appointment until further notice.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause as Safety is our main concern.

Sheriff’s personnel will be working and performing essential services.

The DeKalb County Jail at 180 E. Exchange Street Sycamore, IL 60178 will remain open for bonding and inmate related business without appointment since it is a secure facility.

Sheriff Roger Scott ESDA Director Dennis Miller

PUBLIC SAFETY BUILDING
BUILDING CLOSED
Appointments Only

To limit exposure to our employees and to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus
The Public Safety Building will be closed to the public without an appointment until further notice.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause as Safety is our main concern.
We are providing phone numbers for the
Departments in this building to assist you:

EMERGENCIES 911
SHERIFF ADMINISTRATION 815-895-7260
ORDERS OF PROTECTION 815-895-7260
ADMIN TOW FEES 815-895-2155
CORONER/ESDA 815-895-2155
ELECTRONIC HOME MONITORING 815-895-7277
CIVIL PROCESS 815-895-7259
PATROL/INVESTIGATIONS 815-895-2155
JAIL/SEX OFFENDER REGISTRATION 815-895-4177
JAIL/BOND OUT 815-895-4177

If after normal business hours call: 815-895-2155
*For Deliveries, please call 815-895-7260

SHERIFF ROGER SCOTT CORONER DENNIS MILLER

POSTED Friday, March 20, 2020 @ 4:00 PM
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PRESS RELEASE
MARCH 20, 2020

FRAUD ALERT

There have been no reports regarding COVID-19 scams or frauds to the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office. However, Sheriff Scott is alerting citizens to be aware of that possibility. Examples of scams such as individuals going door to door regarding COVID-19 surveys. Apps available on your phone regarding COVID-19 cures or information, also phone or on-line solicitations allegedly providing cures or protection from COVID-19. Please delete or ignore such electronic solicitations. If you are personally approached regarding COVID-19 information or surveys, contact local law enforcement.

Please rely on local, state, and federal health departments, your family physician or reputable media outlets for COVID-19 information and updates.

Respectfully,
Sheriff Roger Scott
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1 month ago

Dekalb County Sheriff's Office, Illinois

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INVESTIGATION UPDATE: ARREST MADE IN THE HOMICIDE CASES OF PATRICIA AND ROBERT WILSON
The DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office announces the arrest of JOHNATHAN D HURST M/W 02/13/1969 (51 YOA) formerly of 1446 N Wells Street #2 Chicago, and currently resides at 457 Lloyd Place Cincinnati, Ohio. He was taken into custody on Monday, February 24, 2020, just after 4 PM CST in Cincinnati, Ohio with the assistance of the Cincinnati Police Department. Currently, he is being held at the Hamilton County Jail and is awaiting extradition back to Illinois where he will face two (2) counts of First-Degree Murder.

On August 15, 2016, just before 6 PM, the Sheriff’s Office responded to 16058 Old State Road in rural Sycamore where Patricia A. Wilson (85 YOA) and her son Robert J. Wilson (64 YOA) were found deceased inside of the residence from blunt force trauma. Investigators determined that the homicides occurred during the late evening hours of August 14, 2016.

During the course of this investigation, more than 1300 leads have been developed and followed up on as well as several search warrants for items such as video/DVD recordings, phone records, and the victims' house. This crime had a significant amount of physical evidence that was collected by investigators while processing the crime scene. We have worked closely with the Illinois State Crime Lab which did an excellent job analyzing and processing this evidence. A complete DNA profile was obtained from evidence within the crime scene which allowed investigators to use this profile and along with other investigative techniques several persons of interest were able to be eliminated as suspects.

Later, the Sheriff’s Office enlisted the help from a private laboratory called Parabon, which specializes in DNA phenotyping, and in 2018 we released 3 Snapshot composites representing scientific approximations of appearance based on DNA that was found in the crime scene. It is important to note that Snapshot composites are scientific approximations of appearance based on DNA, and not likely to be exact replicas of appearance.

Detectives from the Sheriff’s Office along with Parabon continued to investigate the genealogical side of this case and searched public genealogy databases in the effort to narrow down the scope of the DNA profile and built a family tree that eventually led to this individual from the DNA that had been found within the crime scene. This work took an extraordinary amount of effort and a significant amount of time to locate this offender, and through this effort approximately 1 week ago, a solid lead was identified using this unique profile along with continued diligent investigative techniques that led us to make this announcement today. We were also able to confirm through cell phone records and other evidence that he was in the area of the crime on the day of the murders and also that the vehicle that was stolen from the house was located in Lincoln Park which was a short distance from where he lived on Wells Street in Chicago.

Our hearts and prayers remain with the members of the Wilson family who have remained patient and given their unwavering support of the Sheriff’s Office during this complex investigation. We hope that they may attempt to start the healing process as we hold Jonathan Hurst accountable for the murders of Robert and Patricia Wilson.

This is an active investigation and if anyone has pertinent information please contact Crime Stoppers at 815-895-3272 or email Crime Stoppers at Crimestoppers@dekalbcounty.org. Callers to Crime Stoppers are not required to give their name and can remain anonymous if they choose. In addition to Crime Stoppers, citizens with pertinent information can please contact the Sheriff's Office at 815-895-2155.
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DeKalb County Government is working to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

3/23/2020
DeKalb County Government is working to reduce the spread of COVID-19. In an effort to limit exposure to the public and employees, many offices have limited access. We encourage the public to contact individual departments by phone in order to schedule appointments and obtain information on building and office closures.

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