The following incidents were listed among the official reports of local law enforcement agencies and court clerks. Readers are reminded that an arrest or charge does not constitute a finding of guilt. Only a court of law can make that determination.
ST. CLAIR COUNTY FELONIES
FRIDAY, DEC. 14
Tork T. Rodgers, 41, of 2037 Alice, St. Louis, arrested on suspicion of aggravated battery to police officer on Dec. 9 by St. Clair County sheriff. Rodgers allegedly made physical contact of a provoking nature with Dane Brueggeman, in that he struck Dane Brueggeman in the head with his hand knowing Dane Brueggeman to be a correctional institution employee engaged in the performance of his authorized duties.
Ronald E. Vincent, 47, of 5100 Collinsville, Fairmont City, arrested on suspicion of exploitation, expose organs and child abduction on Dec. 7 by Fairmont City police. Vincent allegedly exposed himself to a male minor, date of birth of June 18, 1999; attempted to lure a minor male child, date of birth of June 18, 1999, into his home without the consent of a parent.
Quinton Plair, 49, of 29 Acton St., Wood River, arrested on suspicion of burglary on Dec. 13 by East St. Louis police. Plair allegedly entered a building of Save-A-Lot, at 2600 State St., East St. Louis, with the intent to commit theft.
Stephen Benson, 43, of 39 Martel St., East St. Louis, arrested on suspicion of felon possession, use of firearm prior on Dec. 12 by East St. Louis police. Benson allegedly possessed in a residence a .25-caliber pistol. Defendant had been previously convicted of robbery on July 30, 1998.
Marcus L. Howliet, 27, of 201 Lindell Court, Belleville, arrested on suspicion of unlawful possession of cannabis on Dec. 13 by East St. Louis police. Howliet allegedly had in his possession more than 30 grams but less than 500 grams of a substance containing cannabis.
Deon A. Whittaker, 37, of 2529 Monroe, East St. Louis, arrested on suspicion of aggravated unlawful use of a weapon on Dec. 14 by East St. Louis police. Whittaker allegedly carried on his person a 12-gauge shotgun at a time when he was not on his own land, or in his own abode, or fixed place of business. Defendant had not been issued a current valid FOID Car.
Gwendolyn H. Jones, 51, of 1 Pheasantwood Drive, Apt. C, Belleville, arrested on suspicion of disorderly conduct on Dec. 12 by St. Clair County sheriff. Jones allegedly transmitted to the Xavier Blackburn, a police officer, a report that the offense of failure to stop at an accident involving property damage had been committed, knowing at the time of such transmission, that there was no reasonable grounds for believing that such offense had been committed.