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Police gather outside Saline County home

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UPDATED AT DECEMBER 3, 2018 6:20 p.m.

SALINE CO., Ill. -- News 3 has learned the identity of the man involved in an incident, that drew a huge police presence at a home in Saline County Friday. 

A Saline County deputy tried to serve a warrant to the home at 745 McDermott Street, which is located between Carrier Mills and Harrisburg. Franklin County prosecutors confirm the warrant was out of their county and issued for Jeffery Banks after breaking probation. 

According to public records, the 46 year old had an aggravated DUI charge in 2014 and had a re-sentencing for the charge on October 29.

Documents also show he had encounters with authorities in Saline County several times. The past incidents include a DUI in 2004, driving on a suspended license in 2007, and possession of alcohol in a motor vehicle in 2008. 

Neighbors told News 3 they were aware of his DUIs. They would see trucks and cabs picking up Banks and assumed it was so he could work. 

Neighbors also mentioned he lived at the home with his grandmother and that they saw two ambulances on scene Friday. 

The Saline county coroner confirmed that Banks died Friday, and is waiting for the results of his post-mortem examination for cause of death. 

Still, no law enforcement would confirm what exactly unfolded that led to Banks' death.

UPDATED AT NOVEMBER 30, 2018 5:20 p.m.

SALINE CO., Ill. -- Prosecutors confirm there was an incident between a man at a home on McDermott Road and a law enforcement officer.

Neighbors tell News 3 law officers may have been serving a warrant to the home. Prosecutors say Saline County had no active warrants for anyone at the home but didn't know if other counties had active warrants.

Saline County Sheriff Whipper Johnson tells News 3 reports of a law officer being shot are false. He says no other information about what happened on McDermott Road can be released at this time.


SALINE CO., Ill. -- Multiple police agencies are outside of a home on McDermott Road between Harrisburg and Carrier Mills.

Investigators on scene have not released any information about why they are outside the home.

News is reaching out to multiple agencies to try and learn what is going on.

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