On 02/08/17 at 6:18 a.m. the Wabash County Sheriff's Office responded to 2644 N. 900 Blvd., Browns, reference a 911 call. The caller was talking about the person or persons that had murdered his family and wanting to know who was responsible.

When the deputy arrived he was met at the door and the occupant asked him to wait for a second. The deputy could hear banging and yelling inside the residence so he entered the residence. It was discovered that 29 year old Ruben A. Corzine had barricaded himself in a closet of a bedroom at the residence. The deputy forced the door to the room open and found Corzine in the closet holding and AR-15 style rifle with magazine inserted. The bolt of the rifle was locked back suggesting the firearm was empty. The deputy ordered Corzine to drop the weapon and the deputy took custody of the weapon. Corzine advised people had been shinning lights at him all evening and watching him. Corzine advised that a man and woman entered his residence and were there to hurt him. Corzine fired several rounds within the home in an attempt to defend himself.

The deputy continued his investigation and found that there was no evidence of anyone being in the residence to harm Corzine. All other occupants of the home were found to be safe and unharmed.

Subsequently Corzine was taken into custody and transported to the Wabash County Jail. Corzine was charged with reckless discharge of a firearm (Class 4 Felony) due to two juveniles and another adult being present in the residence. Corzine is being held in the Wabash County Jail pending the posting of a $10,000 cash bond.

Contact Information

Wabash County Sheriff's Office
120 East 4th Street
Mt. Carmel, IL 62863
(618) 262-2706
Wabash County Jail
110 East 4th Street
Mt. Carmel, IL 62863
(618) 262-5531