Bail jumps tenfold, new charges filed against woman accused of concealing death in Maquon

Samuel Lisec
Galesburg Register-Mail

GALESBURG — The woman charged with concealing the death of a person found in a storage container in Maquon last month has been charged with two new counts of forgery and two new counts of possession of firearms without a requisite FOID card, all Class 3 felonies.

The remains discovered Oct. 7 in a storage unit at Roberts Self Storage have yet to be identified by the Knox County Sheriff's Department. Efforts continue to try to match the DNA from the remains.

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Marcy Oglesby, 50, has maintained her plea of not guilty and remains in custody in the Knox County Jail. The new charges were cited in a decision Judge Richard Gambrell made Nov. 1 to increase Oglesby’s bond from $10,000 to $100,000. 

In doing so, Gambrell granted a motion from Knox County Assistant State’s Attorney Ashley Worby to increase Oglesby’s bond and denied a motion Oglesby filed Oct. 27 to reduce her bond to $1,000.

The charges, brought forward by Worby and filed Oct. 17, state that on two separate occasions in May 2022 Oglesby knowingly possessed firearms belonging to the deceased individual and delivered to Ryan Dillbeck a bill of sale for the firearms that was purported to have been made by another person.

As Oglesby was on probation during this time for a previous charge, she was not allowed to possess firearms and also possessed these firearms without a requisite FOID card. Each of the counts of forgery and possession of a firearm without a FOID card carry a potential sentence of two to five years. 

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Oglesby has now been charged with a total of five felonies, including the concealment of a dead body she was charged with Oct. 11.

According to court documents, Oglesby requested her bond be reduced from $10,000 to $1,000 on Oct. 27 as she was unable to provide $10,000 and a $1,000 bond would be more in line with her “financial ability.”

Court documents state that further investigation regarding the circumstances of the deceased individual led law enforcement to discover that Oglesby had sold these firearms belonging to the deceased individual: a Remington 870, Ruger 10/22 Takedown, Mosin-Nagant 126, Remington .22 Speedmaster, Stevens 110e Series K, Colt 22 and a Smith & Wesson M&P Compact.

Court documents state the two sales of the firearms occurred on May 5 and May 8, 2022. 

Gambrell’s ruling also states that if Oglesby is released on bond, she is not to have contact with a 76-year-old woman whom Oglesby was residing with in a house located at 114 E. Third St. in Maquon, across the street from the storage facility where the body was found on Oct. 7.

Court documents state the woman consented to an interview with law enforcement and provided information related to the circumstances of the deceased individual and “indicated she does not want Marcy to return to the home and she, as well as other family members, are fearful of Marcy returning to the home and having contact with (the woman).”

Court documents state that law enforcement described the amount of property found at 114 E. Third St. as "consistent with hoarding."