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.

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