ROBINSON – The Illinois State Police arrested 24-year-old Lance T. Newcomb for First-Degree Murder relating to an incident in Cumberland County. The charge is a Class M felony.
On June 8, 2023, the Illinois State Police (ISP), Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) Zone 8 was requested by the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Department to investigate a missing person, 55-year-old Ryan L. Waggoner from Lerna.
On June 27, 2023, the investigation led DCI agents to a rural address in Crawford County where human remains were located. Three individuals were arrested for concealment of a homicidal death which included Newcomb.
On July 6, 2023, the remains were positively identified as Ryan L. Waggoner. The Cumberland County State’s Attorney’s Office charged Lance T. Newcomb with one count of First-Degree Murder.
Newcomb is in custody at the Crawford County Correctional Center on a $2.5 million bond, or $250,000 to bail out.
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