Five Will County jail inmates face new charges in February

The charges stem from separate incidents that occurred at the facility

Five inmates at the Will County jail have been charged in February with crimes such as battery to a guard and criminal damage to property, according to the Will County Sheriff’s crime blotter.

One of those inmates facing new charges includes Terrence Williams, 25, of Joliet, who has been in jail since June 1 and has been charged with committing public indecency, disorderly conduct, battery, aggravated battery, criminal damage to property and aggravated battery to a correctional officer inside the jail.

On Feb. 18, Williams was charged with felony criminal damage to property, according to the sheriff’s office crime blotter. A judge set a new bond for him in the amount of just $50, court records show.

Williams’ total bond stands at $687,550, jail records show.

Williams was arrested June 1 after he was found hiding behind a dumpster at the 1850 McDonough St. Motel 6 with a stolen, loaded firearm nearby, Joliet police said.

The other inmates who have been charged thus far in February include Irene Lawson, 24, of Joliet, Michael Jaudon, 37, of Joliet, Adrian L. Ellis, 38, of Joliet, and Zachery M. Thomas, 30, of Arizona.

On Feb. 4, Thomas was charged with criminal damage to property after he kicked a window until it shattered, according to the sheriff’s office.

On Feb. 17, Lawson was charged with aggravated assault to a guard. Ellis was charged with the same crime on Feb. 20.

On Feb. 20, Jaudon was charged with battering a correctional officer.

Since the beginning of the year, there have been eight inmates altogether charged with new crimes that occurred in the jail, according to the sheriff’s crime blotter.

In January, Derrick Cole, 49, of Joliet, was charged with punching a guard several times, Frank Qualtier, 54, was charged with obstructing an officer and Victor Hall, 29, was charged with aggravated battery to a guard.

While a guard was distributing food to Hall on Jan. 26 through an open hatch of his cell, Hall “put his face up to the hatch” and spat on the guard, said Will County Sheriff spokeswoman Kathy Hoffmeyer.

Felix Sarver

Felix Sarver covers crime and courts for The Herald-News