On May 12, 2023, at approximately 8:37p.m. deputies were dispatched to the Des Moines County Correctional Center for a report of vandalism. Des Moines County Correctional Officers discovered an individual had thrown large rocks at the windshields of two Des Moines County Correctional Center transport vehicles. There was additional damage to the front passenger window and frame of one of the transport vehicles. Total damage to the vehicles is estimated to be over $1500.
The suspect was located directly in front of the vandalized vehicles, by Des Moines County Correctional Officers, lying on his stomach with his hands behind his back. The suspect was identified as Calvin Ball, age 37, of Springfield Illinois. A check of video surveillance showed Ball vandalized the vehicles at approximately 8:34p.m. Deputies placed Calvin Ball under arrest for Criminal Mischief 2nd Degree and walked him into the Des Moines County Correctional Center.