(AP) -- A man on parole for the 1975 killing of an Illinois
sheriff's deputy has been arrested in Missouri
for trying to steal an ATM.
Ronald Edwards was paroled in May from
the Graham Correctional
Center in Hillsboro. Edwards served half of his 40-year
sentence in the death of Sangamon County Deputy William Simmons. But on Jan. 3
the 66-year-old Edwards was arrested with another man near Laddonia, Mo.
The pair is charged with burglary and
other felony counts for allegedly trying to steal an ATM from a convenience
store. They are jailed in Mexico,
Mo, on $60,000 cash bonds.
The deputy's 1975 murder was unsolved
until 1992 when Edwards told authorities about his involvement. He pleaded
guilty in 1994.