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Madison County, IL Sheriff's Office
Monday October 27th, 2014 :: 04:04 p.m. CDT
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The following individuals were charged today in Madison County Circuit Court with UNLAWFUL POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE, THEFT UNDER $500.00 (2nd SUBSEQUENT OFFENSE), and THEFT OVER $500.00 according to Madison County Sheriff Robert J. Hertz. Identified as follows:

GAVIN MICHAEL LADD
MALE
AGE: 22
610 W MORO RD.
MORO, ILLINOIS

GRAHAM JACKSON LADD
MALE
AGE: 19
610 W MORO RD.
MORO, ILLINOIS

KELLY ANN HART
FEMALE
AGE: 36
1 CYPRESS DR.
BETHALTO, ILLINOIS

On October 24th, 2014, at approximately 1:16 p.m., the Madison County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a theft that occurred at a residence in the 600 block of W. Moro Rd., in Moro, Illinois. While in route, responding deputies obtained information from dispatch that the subjects responsible for the theft were on the scene and believed to be involved in drug related activity.
Deputies from the Sheriff’s Office arrived on the scene, and began an investigation. When deputies made initial contact with Graham Ladd, he furnished a false name but his true identity was discovered. He possessed outstanding warrants for previous charges relating to retail theft from the Wood River Police Department and criminal trespass to property and retail theft charges from the Madison County Sheriff’s Office.
The complainants, who were also the homeowners, had been offering temporary residency for Gavin and Graham Ladd. They recently discovered items within the household that were missing and suspected Gavin and Graham Ladd as being responsible for the theft. Deputies also located another female on the premises by the name of Kelly Hart. Deputies began to investigate and determined through interviews and searches upon their property and persons that Gavin Ladd and Graham Ladd were responsible for the missing property. The missing property was recovered. In addition, searches of the Gavin Ladd’s, Graham Ladd’s and Kelly Hart’s persons and effects revealed them to all be in possession of narcotics suspected to be heroin.
Subsequently, the subjects were and taken into custody. They were transported to the Madison County Jail where enough information was developed to hold them in the Madison County Jail pending a formal review of facts by the Madison County State’s Attorney’s Office.
Charges were filed against Gavin Ladd, Graham Ladd, and Kelly Hart on today’s date. Graham Ladd was charged with THEFT OVER $500.00 and UNLAWFUL POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE, and other misdemeanor related charges being obstructing identification, unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia, and unlawful possession of a hypodermic syringe. Gavin Ladd was charged with THEFT UNDER $500.00 (2nd Subsequent Offense) AND UNLAWFUL POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE and misdemeanor related charges being unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia, and unlawful possession of a hypodermic syringe. Kelly Hart was charged with UNLAWFUL POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE and misdemeanor charges of two counts of theft under $500.00, unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia, and unlawful possession of a hypodermic syringe. The felony warrant and information were signed by the Honorable Judge Richard Tognarelli. Bond was set at $50,000.00 on each subject. All subjects remain in the custody of the Madison County Jail.

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Madison County, IL Sheriff's Office
405 Randle St
Edwardsville, IL 62025

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