March 4 for
Arraignment for Ronald Eugene Edwards. 616 N. Daniels Ave., Springfield, Ill. (born 1946) is scheduled for 9 a.m. March 4, 2013, in Audrain County Circuit Court.
Edwards is charged with burglary in the second degree, a Class C felony; attempted theft/stealing, a Class D felony, possession of burglary tools, a Class D felony, property damage in the first degree, a Class D felony, and tampering with physical evidence in a felony prosecution, a Class D felony.
Edwards was arrested at Laddonia for trying to steal from an ATM.
At the time of his arrest, he was on parole for the 1975 killing of an Illinois sheriff 's deputy. He had been paroled in May from the Graham Correctional Center in Hillsboro after serving half of his 40-year sentence in the death of Sangamon County Deputy William Simmons.