Troy Woman Charged With Drug-Induced Homicide

Julie Nicole Goleaner of Troy, formerly of Columbia, turned herself into the Columbia Police Department on Tuesday, Sept. 27. She has been charged with Drug Induced Homicide in relation to the Aug. 4 death of Jason Yaekel of Columbia.

After completing the paperwork at the CPD, Goleaner, 36, was transported to the Monroe County Jail. She remains behind bars with bond set at $100,000. An arraignment hearing is scheduled for tomorrow, Sept. 29, before Judge Dennis Doyle at the Monroe County Courthouse.

If convicted of this Class X felony carries a sentence of 15 to 30 years in jail with a minimum of 75 percent of time served.

According to the police report, on Aug. 4, 2016, at 10:23 p.m., the Columbia EMS and police department were dispatched to the 500 block of Kremmel St., for a report of an unresponsive 32-year-old male. The homeowner Jason Yaekel was soon pronounced deceased. Monroe County Chief Deputy Coroner Bob Hill ruled the death as accidental, with the cause being acute heroin and fentanyl intoxication.

The CPD, Monroe County coroner’s office and the Illinois State Police Crime Scene Services investigated the case. Their investigation led them to request an arrest warrant and charges for Goleaner.

Jason Yaekel

Jason Yaekel

Julie Goleaner

Julie Goleaner