UPDATED: Christian County Sheriff's Office looking for Bond County man

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UPDATE: The Christian County Sheriff’s Office confirms that Donald Ray Van Hoose III has been taken into custody.

Authorities say the U.S. Marshall and the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office apprehended Van Hoose at the house of a relative in Mulberry Grove, Illinois.

We will provide updates on his charges as they become available.


UPDATE: The search continues for a man wanted by Christian County authorities.

Christian County Sheriff Bruce Kettelkamp says the Sheriff's Office received more information regarding the whereabouts of Donald Ray Van Hoose III, 24, from a resident after viewing a news report.  The resident told authorities that an individual that may have matched the description of Van Hoose arrived at their house, located approximately one mile from where the vehicle was found, during the evening hours of August 3.  The resident also says the individual reported that his car had broken down, and his cell phone was not working.  Kettelkamp says the resident reported giving the individual a ride to a Walmart in Taylorville, where he was later picked up by another person.

The Christian County Sheriff's Office says authorities do not believe that Van Hoose is in the Christian County area any longer.  Any citizens who do see him are asked to call their local law enforcement agency immediately.

We will provide updates as they become available.

CHRISTIAN COUNTY - The Christian County Sheriff's Office is seeking the public's help in its search for a Bond County man.

Christian County Sheriff Bruce Kettelkamp says deputies were notified by the Shelby County Sheriff's Office of a man and woman traveling over 100 miles per hour in a vehicle on U.S. Highway 51.  Upon responding to the area, Christian County Sheriff's Deputies found the vehicle in question stopped on the Assumption Blacktop, occupied by the woman.  

The initial investigation into this incident reveals that the man had gotten out of the vehicle a left the area on foot.  Several law enforcement agencies have joined in the effort to find the man.  Kettelkamp says the man is identified as Donald Ray Van Hoose III, 24.

Van Hoose's last known cell phone position was in the area of Route 29 and 1600 North Road.  Van Hoose stands 5'11" tall, weighs 220 pounds, and has short brown hair and hazel eyes.  We have included a photo of Van Hoose in this article.

Authorities say if you see Van Hoose, or have any information on his whereabouts, you are urged to call your local law enforcement agency or dial 9-1-1.  We will provide more information as it becomes available.

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