One man in custody after Jasper County incident

Kenny Mathis

NEWTON, Ill. (WTHI) – One man is behind bars after an incident in Jasper County.

On Thursday evening, police asked for the community’s help locating 33-year-old Kenny D. Mathis.

Mathis is accused of stealing a vehicle near Sam Parr State Park in Newton, Illinois.

After stealing the vehicle, Mathis allegedly tried to hit pedestrians using the vehicle.

Mathis was taken into custody late Thursday evening. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you confirm your email address and acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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