Macoupin County State’s Attorney Jennifer Watson announced on Saturday that she has filed six counts against a Medora man in connection with the killing of Chesterfield woman on Thursday, February 8.
Watson said David Buck Jr., 34, has been charged with first degree murder, possession of a stolen vehicle, possession of a stolen firearm, possession of a weapon by a felon, aggravated unlawful restraint and aggravated fleeing and eluding. The first-degree murder charge alone carries a mandatory 20 to 60 year prison sentence.
“I want to thank Illinois State Police Zone 6 Violent Crimes Unit for their diligent work on this tragic crime,” Watson added. She also warned that this information is not proof of the defendant’s guilt. The court will determine sentencing for the defendant.
The Honorable Joshua Meyer set Buck’s bond at $1 million with 10 percent applying for bond release.
Macoupin County Sheriff Shawn Kahl listed Buck as the suspect on Friday after saying he was apprehended following a short pursuit Thursday afternoon. Kahl said the sheriff’s office received the 911 call at 2:31 p.m. Thursday saying a female was shot at her residence in the small Macoupin County village of Chesterfield.
Deputies arrived to find 34-year-old Rachel Warren deceased.
Her visitation arrangements will be held on Monday, Feb. 12 at Davis Anderson Funeral Home in Carlinville. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday. Her obituary describes her as a stay-at-home mom who enjoyed her children, family, camping, fishing, cooking and being outdoors.
Assisting the Macoupin County Sheriff’s Office in the investigation include Illinois State Police and Jersey County Sheriff’s Office.