Ricky Blair accused of raping young woman:
Posted in the Benton Forum
#1 Jul 28, 2008
A naked young woman just ran screaming from Ricky Blair's home in Benton. She ran to a neighbors home where she alleged that Ricky Blair had raped her. The police were called and are investigating.
Maybe this will be the case that finally puts this mentally-disturbed nutcase away for a while before he kills somebody.
More to come - keep your eye on the news.
#2 Jul 28, 2008
Heard it on the police scanner at about 9:20pm... Last I heard (at 9:46pm) was that the Benton police are now searching for Ricky Blair. Your right, he needs to be put away where he wont hurt anybody. Hes been in way too much trouble and the courts have been way to lenient with him.
#3 Jul 28, 2008
Have you forgotten this is Franklin County?
#4 Jul 28, 2008
I'll bet he doesn't get charged. That would require the Benton cops to get off there asses and actually do something. I just can't see that happening...
#5 Jul 29, 2008
Benton police officers responded to a call at 9:20 p.m. Monday in the 300 block of South Wilson Street in regard to a report of a sexual assault.<br><br>
Officers spoke with a witness who said he had approached the residence to speak with Ricky L. Blair, 32, of Benton.<br><br>
The witness said loud music was coming from the residence and a woman was screaming inside the residence. The witness said he knocked on the door and forced his way into the residence because no one responded. The witness observed Blair and a woman inside the residence.<br><br>
According to the police report, both Blair and the woman ran from the scene. Officers located Blair and made contact with the woman at a nearby residence.<br><br>
The woman, 47, was transported to Franklin Hospital emergency room. Blair was transported to the Franklin County Jail and charged with sexual assault.
#6 Jul 29, 2008
This isn't the first time Ricky Blair has been accused of a sexual assault. It's the first time he has been charged with it though.
Ricky (Lee) Blair has no less than 59 (yes, that's fifty nine - 60 with this latest charge) cases on his criminal record, yet he always slips through the cracks and walks away easy. Maybe this will be the case that finally puts this social menace away for a long time before he kills somebody.
#7 Jul 29, 2008
Well Larry, it looks like you were wrong. Props to the Benton Police Officers for doing their job in this matter, now hopefully the States Attorney's office will pursue the case aggressively.
#8 Jul 29, 2008
47 is a young woman?
#9 Jul 29, 2008
"Charging them" doesn't mean anything....throwing them in jail means nothing......they are released and allowed to walk the streets again and again and again. Folks this IS Franklin County! Doesn't matter if the police do their jobs or not if it doesn't get "fixed" higher up.
#10 Jul 29, 2008
Does that make it alright?
Since: Jul 08
#11 Jul 29, 2008
Maybe he will be electrocuted trying to steal copper then taken home and put in a freezer. Then returned to the copper theft scene 4 days later frozen. Maybe he will get hit by a train while walking across the tracks drunk. Maybe he will commit "suicide" by laying on the railroad tracks. Anything can happen and usually does.
Since: Jul 08
#12 Jul 29, 2008
That means all of the facts are not in yet and at least one of the facts that is in is incorrect. 47 is not a "Young Woman".
#13 Jul 29, 2008
I think the original poster was relaying th information as he heard it. But it doesn't matter... Whether the victim is young or old, this menace needs to be locked away for a long time.
#14 Jul 29, 2008
ricky blair is currently being held in the franklin county jail with no bail set. This may change in upcoming court appearances, well have to see what the judge does this time... i hope to see a bail of $100,000 or greater as this man has proven to be a great danger to the community.
#15 Jul 29, 2008
Yes he is a danger....I've run him away from my neighborhood before because of all the little children that play around here.
#16 Jul 29, 2008
It seems the general consensus is that Ricky Blair is a menace to society who needs to be put away. People in the community seem genuinely afraid of him.
Perhaps we should address letters to the judge assigned his case to be considered at any upcoming sentencing hearing.
#17 Jul 29, 2008
I think the judge will have plenty of information to review already. Here is a breakdown of his current record on file with the Franklin County court:
NAME: Ricky Lee Blair
DL STATUS: REVOKED
Location of Offender: Franklin County IL Jail
Offender ID: 2636
Custody Status: Active Custody
Charge(s): Felony Sexual Assault
2001OP60 - Order of Protection
2004OP336 - Order of Protection
1996TR5 - Traffic Offense
1998TR4471 - Traffic Offense
1998TR4472 - Traffic Offense
2000CF87 - Criminal Felony
2000TR3490 - Traffic Offense
2001TR4959 - Traffic Offense
2001TR4960 - Traffic Offense
2001TR4961 - Traffic Offense
2001TR4962 - Traffic Offense
2001TR4963 - Traffic Offense
2002CM223 - Criminal Misdemeanor
2002OP176 - Order of Protection
2004OP158 - Order of Protection
2008OP72 - Order of Protection
1997TR1722 - Traffic Offense
1997TR1723 - Traffic Offense
1997TR1724 - Traffic Offense
2000TR1403 - Traffic Offense
2000TR5187 - Traffic Offense
2001CM118 - Criminal Misdemeanor
2001CM266 - Criminal Misdemeanor
2001CM65 - Criminal Misdemeanor
1995TR2089 - Traffic Offense
1995TR3651 - Traffic Offense
1995TR3652 - Traffic Offense
1997TR1185 - Traffic Offense
1997TR1186 - Traffic Offense
1998TR4130 - Traffic Offense
1998TR4131 - Traffic Offense
1999TR1317 - Traffic Offense
2000TR5185 - Traffic Offense
2000TR5186 - Traffic Offense
2002CM279 - Criminal Misdemeanor
2003CM179 - Criminal Misdemeanor
2003CM200 - Criminal Misdemeanor
2003TR3329 - Traffic Offense
2004TR3031 - Traffic Offense
2004TR3032 - Traffic Offense
2004TR4010 - Traffic Offense
2004TR4011 - Traffic Offense
2004TR4012 - Traffic Offense
2004TR4013 - Traffic Offense
2004TR4420 - Traffic Offense
2004TR4421 - Traffic Offense
2004TR4540 - Traffic Offense
2006CF125 - Criminal Felony
2006TR614 - Criminal Misdemeanor
2007CM519 - Criminal Misdemeanor
2007CM548 - Criminal Misdemeanor
1993CM180 - Criminal Misdemeanor
1995CF152 - Criminal Felony
2000DT83 - Driving While Intoxicated
2000TR1404 - Traffic Offense
2000TR1405 - Traffic Offense
2000TR1406 - Traffic Offense
2000TR1407 - Traffic Offense
2004CF243 - Criminal Felony
Ricky Lee Blairs latest charge, felony sexual assault, has not yet been assigned a case number. He remains incarcerated in the Franklin County Jail without bond.
Criminal Felony: 5
Criminal Misdemeanor: 11
Traffic Offence: 38
Order of Protection: 5
Driving While Intoxicated: 1
#18 Jul 29, 2008
Hey there Wild Thang! Here we are again ....
Since: Jul 08
#19 Jul 29, 2008
Dang, looks like an illegal alien in a sanctuary city.
I know, not a joking matter.
#20 Jul 30, 2008
YOU HAVE GOT TO BE KIDDING ME!!!
I don't know this man personally but I know of his family - they have quite the reputation in Benton. With a record like that I think he has proven that he has absolutely no regard for the law. I hope SA Tom Dinn doesnt allow him some sweet plea bargain and let this guy walk. This guy seems like a walking time bomb and eventually he will end up killing someone.
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