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▪ A second suspect has been arrested in connection with a double shooting that happened last week in Fairview Heights.

Jerami J. Clark, 23, of Belleville, has been charged with first-degree murder.

Also charged in connection with the shooting, which police say happened as part of an attempted robbery, was Kerion “Nate” Hammond, 20, of Washington Park.

According to court records, police believe Clark, Hammond and Sean J. Redd, 26, of Washinton Post attempted to rob Antonio D. Long of Fairview Heights at his residence at 142 Ashley Drive.

Redd was killed by gunfire. Long was shot in the foot.

▪ A former credit manager at Scott Credit Union faces up to 240 years in prison when he’s sentenced in connection with federal charges.

Thodore Longust, 50, was accused of defrauding the bank out of millions of dollars over a period of nearly a decade. He pleaded guilty to the allegations and faces sentencing Sept. 6.

▪ Caseyville village trustees voted against a proposal to shut down a motel as a public nuisance.

Police on May 10 raided the Rodeway Inn after an investigation into prostitution there. Owner Popatel “Pete” Patel was charged with promoting prostitution and with solicitation of a minor. He was freed on $200,000 bail.