Justin Barr: Woodford and Will Counties

By:  Diane Benjamin The Justin Barr saga began when I received a tip about his arrest in Will County.  I did this story:  https://blnnews.com/2019/01/12/lexington-guy-arrested-in-joliet-he-has-history-here/ People claiming to be victims of Barr’s started appearing everywhere!  Many could not get justice through the courts because their State’s Attorneys believed these cases should be civil instead of criminal.  […]

Justice for Justin Barr victims

By:  Diane Benjamin Justin Barr appeared in court today to face felony charges of theft by deception.  He faces similar charges in Will, Livingston, Marshall, and Woodford County. Barr agreed to plea to one felony count in exchange for other charges being dropped. 2 of his victims in McLean County will receive restitution, one only […]

Justin Barr arrested in McLean County

By:  Diane Benjamin I logged on this morning and found the previous stories about Justin Barr had been read a zillion times overnight, so I need to post the new charges against Barr in this County.  He has been charged in numerous others. The top stories read overnight: https://blnnews.com/2019/01/12/lexington-guy-arrested-in-joliet-he-has-history-here/ https://blnnews.com/2019/01/15/are-you-a-victim-of-justin-barr/ https://blnnews.com/2019/03/27/justin-barr-arrested-again/ New McLean County Charges: […]

Is Justin Barr doing comedy now?

By:  Diane Benjamin Barr is the guy from Lexington who has been charged in at least 3 Illinois counties with taking money from people who hired him to perform some work and Barr either never did any work or never finished what he started. The State’s Attorney’s office in McLean County refused to charge Barr […]

UPDATE: Justin Barr Arrested again!

The below was received from Livingston County: Livingston County arrested Justin Barr outside of Pontiac today.  The video isn’t great, but he is being led away in handcuffs.  More details will be added when available. I bet this isn’t his last arrest!   He still owes the County for an unpaid traffic ticket, maybe they […]

Justin Barr Update

By: Diane Benjamin Justin Barr is the guy from Lexington now charged with numerous felonies in Will County:    https://blnnews.com/2019/01/20/justin-barr-the-charges/ I know other counties are looking at charging him too. The good news is Barr has been charged with a Class 2 Felony in Marshall County.  The charge is theft/deception for more than $10,000 and less […]

Justin Barr: The charges

By:  Diane Benjamin State’s Attorney Don Knapp obtained the charging statements from Will County against Justin Barr.  He forwarded them to me. When I posted the original story I had no idea how huge this story would be.  I have talked to people from multiple counties who also claim to be victims.  See it here […]

Update: Justin Barr

By:  Diane Benjamin People claiming to be victims of Justin Barr are in MANY counties.  My website has been blowing up with reads. Too many people are reporting their sheriff or police refuse to take a complaint.  Some State’s Attorneys think the cases should be civil.  If you are not in McLean County and can’t […]

Are you a victim of Justin Barr?

By:  Diane Benjamin I’m hearing stories from all over central Illinois about people who have hired Justin Barr and feel ripped off.  All the reports started when I published this story:   https://blnnews.com/2019/01/12/lexington-guy-arrested-in-joliet-he-has-history-here/ If you are a victim and have NOT filed a police report, you need to now.  If the police refuse to take the […]

Update: Lexington guy arrested in Joliet – he has history here

Barr petitioned to get his bail reduced.  He was denied.  It also looks like the State wants to know the source of bail money – if any is posted.  There will be more on this story pertaining to McLean County. By:  Diane Benjamin Source with picture:    https://patch.com/illinois/joliet/home-fraudster-busted-joliet-police-complaint Read the details of the case against him […]