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Man suspected of shooting Illinois deputy appears in court

Nathan Woodring

LEWISTOWN, Ill. (AP) – A man suspected of fatally shooting an Illinois sheriff’s deputy has been charged with first-degree murder and ordered held on a $5 million bond.

Forty-two-year-old Nathan Woodring of Avon appeared Thursday in Fulton County Circuit Court.

He’s accused of killing 39-year-old Fulton County Deputy Troy Chisum after Chisum responded Tuesday to a battery and disturbance call at a home in Avon in rural western Illinois. Woodring was taken into custody after a standoff that lasted more than 18 hours.

The (Peoria) Journal Star reports a grand jury likely will hear the case. If Woodring is indicted, he would then return to court to enter a plea.

Visitation for Chisum will be Sunday at Cuba High School, with services there on Monday.
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Information from: Journal Star

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