State Police Investigation Leads to Arrest for Homicide


Illinois State Police (ISP) Division of Criminal Investigations Zone 2 officials announce the arrest of 23-year-old Saidrick Thomas of Savanna, IL for Drug Induced Homicide (Class X Felony) and Unlawful Delivery of a Controlled Substance (Class 2 Felony).

On March 2nd, 2022 the Thomson Police Department requested ISP to lead a death investigation involving an alleged drug overdose of 28-year-old Amy LaShelle of Thomson, IL. As a result of the investigation, on February 7th, 2024, the Carroll County State’s Attorney’s Office approved the above-mentioned charges for Thomas. Thomas is currently being held in the Iowa Department of Corrections on unrelated charges.

All persons are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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