WHITE COUNTY – The White County Sheriff’s Office said there is a suspect in a shooting that happened south of Grayville Monday afternoon.
According to a press release from the sheriff’s office, the name of the suspect was not mentioned but their investigation continues.
Sheriff Randy Graves said the sheriff’s office received a 911 call around 2:40 p.m. regarding a man, identified as Ronald Jolley, walking on County Road 2400 North at 2011 East yelling for help and bleeding as he walked on County Road 2400 North. Jolley told the caller he had been shot.
The caller placed Jolley in his vehicle to render aid. Jolley found his fiancé nearby and got into her vehicle. The caller told White County Dispatch the man was driving south on Route 1 heading toward Carmi.
White County Sheriff’s deputies and Carmi Police officers found the vehicle in Carmi and rendered aid to Jolley until the White County Ambulance arrived on scene. Jolley had been shot in his shoulder and was bleeding profusely. He would not divulge information to the officers as to who had shot him and where the shooting happened. The location of the shooting was determined to be County Road 2400 North at 1987 North south of Grayville.
The sheriff said there is no threat to the public that someone is “out shooting at random people.”
Illinois State Police were told about the shooting and responded to the scene. Illinois State Police investigators were assisted by the White County Sheriff’s Office in the investigation.