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Man who pleaded guilty to reckless homicide back in jail

State's attorney: Positive drug test violated bond conditions

Published: Friday, Feb. 7, 2014 11:14 a.m. CDT • Updated: Friday, Feb. 7, 2014 11:21 a.m. CDT
Keith J. Shomaker

DIXON – A Dixon man who pleaded guilty in December to reckless homicide is back in jail after violating conditions of his bail bond, officials said.

Keith Shomaker, 19, pleaded guilty to reckless homicide for the death of Kimberly Landwer, 25, who was dragged behind Shomaker's car before he ran over her torso.

Landwer died in June at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria.

Shomaker had been free on bond while awaiting his March 4 sentencing hearing.

Lee County State's Attorney Anna Sacco-Miller said Shomaker violated his bond conditions when he tested positive for drugs after being ordered not to use any.

Shomaker, who was arrested Wednesday, was in Lee County Jail on Friday on a $500,000 bond.

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