Man Accused of Killing Knox County Sheriff’s Deputy Found Guilty


[Update] According to multiple reports, a Henry County jury found Daylon Richardson guilty on two counts of murder in the death of Knox County Sheriff’s Deputy Nicholas Weist. Sentencing is scheduled for May 24, 2024.

The trial for a man accused of killing a Knox County Sheriff’s deputy is now underway in Henry County.  Opening statements began Tuesday in the trial of Daylon Richardson.  He’s charged with killing deputy Nicholas Weist in 2022.  Prosecutors say Weist was setting up stop-sticks on Highway 150 near Alpha to stop Richardson, who was being chased by police.  Police say the chase started when Galesburg Police tried to arrest Richardson after he brandished a gun at a gas station.

***Courtesy of Total Traffic News***

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