An inmate who died at the Warren County Jail on Saturday (October 5th) is identified as Robert Mark Stauffer, 49, of Little York. Stauffer was found dead at about 11:30 AM, of an apparent suicide by hanging. An autopsy was performed Sunday. Results of the autopsy are pending.
Stauffer was arrested earlier Saturday morning on a Warren County arrest warrant for Failure to Register as a Sex Offender. Agents of the West Central Illinois Task Force also executed a search warrant at Stauffer’s residence, 404 245th Avenue, Little York, Illinois. Numerous items of methamphetamine making materials were seized by agents in a garage at the residence. Stauffer was arrested for unlawful participation in methamphetamine manufacturing and unlawful possession of methamphetamine manufacturing materials. He was awaiting a bond hearing on the methamphetamine charges and arrest warrant, scheduled for Saturday afternoon.
Investigation into the incident continues by the Illinois State Police in conjunction with the Warren County Coroner’s Office.
Martin E. Edwards
Sheriff Martin E. Edwards
Warren County Sheriff's Office