Two additional arrests in local teen's murder


Kendall Downing

PERRY COUNTY, Ill. - We have breaking details surrounding the July 2010 murder of Pinckneyville, Illinois teen Sidnee Stephens.

Friday two more people were arrested in that case, an investigation that's lasted for more than two years.

Perry County Sheriff Keith Kellerman said 22-year-old Chad Bennett and 20-year-old Dakota Wall were taken into custody Friday afternoon.

Wall is the half-sister of Sidnee Stephens.

The pair face a long list of accountability charges including first degree murder, aggravated kidnapping, and home invasion, among others.

Bennett has an additional accountability charge of concealment of a homicidal death.

Kellerman said the accountability portion means the two attempted to aid or did aid in the planning and execution of the teen's murder.

Right now Kellerman believes these are the final two arrests in the case.

Three other teens, James Glazier, Robbie Mueller, and Carl Dane, have been convicted for their role in the teen's murder and abduction.

Dane was found dead in his jail cell last year.