OLNEY – 33-year-old Tara N. Haws of Olney has been arrested in connection with the murder of an Olney man on Sunday. Rick A. Meador, a 19-year-old male of Olney is still wanted in connection to the murder.
According to Illinois State Police (ISP), officers responded early Sunday morning to an area in Olney in reference to a homicide investigation. ISP said 19-year-old Kyle M. Johnson was found in the street with multiple gunshot wounds. He was transported to an area hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.
On Thursday, an arrest warrant for First-Degree Murder by Accountability was issued through the office of Richland County State’s Attorney Charles Bradley Vaughn for Haws, who is held in the Richland County Jail on a $1 million bond.
ISP DCI Zone 8 officials cautioned to not approach Meador, who’s considered armed and dangerous. Meador is described as a white male, approximately 5-feet, 11-inches tall and weighing approximately 155 pounds with brown hair.
Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Meador should call law enforcement immediately.