A witness in a Springfield Woman’s Murder arrested for Crack Cocaine, Heroin and Ecstasy

Raymond Sobota – Age 44

Springfield, Illinois – Raymond Sobota, age 44, was arrested on October 30, 2019 on numerous pending drug charges.

A Grandview Police Officer pulled over a 2007 GMC Yukon on North Grand Ave and Stephens. The driver of the vehicle was identified as Raymond Sobota. The officer stated in his report that Raymond was arrested for driving while license suspended. When the officer did a cursory search of the GMC Yukon, he found cannabis, syringes, crack pipes, heroin, possible crack cocaine, ecstasy and $1,309.00. The officer also noted that Raymond admitted that the substance that appeared to be heroin, was in fact heroin.

Raymond was arrested and booked into the Sangamon County Jail for manufacturing and delivery of heroin and manufacturing and delivery of a controlled substance, both class 1 felonies.

Raymond posted bond in the amount of $5,000 and was released from the Sangamon County Jail. At this time, he has not been charged by the Sangamon County States Attorney’s Office.

Raymond is also one of the primary witnesses to a fatal shooting that occurred on Sunday, July 28, 2019. Springfield Police, Sangamon County Sheriff’s Deputies, Illinois State Police and Grandview Police were called to 2100 block of E. North Grand for a shooting around 11:00 p.m. Miranda Goddard, who was the victim in this fatal shooting, was shot in the head. Dring the time of the fatal shooting, Raymond was in the house with Goddard.

The suspect accused of fatally shooting Miranda, is Corey M. Cathey, age 39. Corey was arrested several days later, after the shooting, in Las Vegas, Nevada. Corey is still in the Sangamon County Jail awaiting trial.

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