Arrested Motorist Bonds Out

Arrested Motorist Bonds Out


A Pekin woman who was taken into custody by the Washington County Sheriff’s Department and charged with reckless homicide and possession of a controlled substance has been released on bond.

Brooke Bunch, 31, Pekin, was arrested August 5 and booked into the Washington County Detention Center. Later in the day, she bonded out and was released from custody.


Bunch was charged with one count of Reckless Homicide, a Class C Felony and one county of Possession of a Controlled Substance, a Class D Felony.

The sheriff’s department is continuing to investigate the April 8 death of Johhny Ferrill, 67, Sellersburg.

The fatal accident occurred on State Road 60 East between Motsinger Road and Sullivan Lane.

Ferrill was traveling west and was operating a 2004 Harley Davidson.

Bunch was traveling East and operating a 2004 Jeep Cherokee.

WSLM received reports from a motorist who was following Bunch on April 8, noting she was driving “erratically” and weaving all over the road. The caller had also reported this to the Sheriff’s Department.

Bunch left the road, driving into a ditch and then ramping up the hill back onto State Road 60, coming into the path of the motorcycle.

Ferrill was ejected from the bike and thrown into a field to the east of the roadway.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.