Blotter 5/4/13

News-DemocratMay 4, 2013 

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

TUESDAY, APRIL 30

Walter M. Hankins II, 46, of 749 N. 81st St., East St. Louis, arrested on suspicion of retail theft, subsequent on or about April 26 by Fairview Heights police. Hankins allegedly took merchandise from Lowe's, 6211 N. Illinois St., Fairview Heights, being circuit breakers, total retail value not in excess of $300.

Augustus Stacker Jr., 59, of 2222 Greenfield Drive, Belleville, arrested on suspicion of violation of absentee ballots between March 13 and March 18 by Cahokia police. Stacker allegedly, not a voter, a spouse, parent, child, brother, sister of the voter or representative of a company engaged in the business of making deliveries to the election authority, unlawfully took an absentee ballot of the voter for deposit into the mail.

James W. Haywood Jr., 59, of 806 Joliet, Cahokia, arrested on suspicion of violation of absentee ballots between March 12 and March 18 by Cahokia police. Haywood allegedly, not a voter, a spouse, parent, child, brother, sister of the voter or representative of a company engaged in the business of making deliveries to the election authority, unlawfully took an absentee ballot of the voter for deposit into the mail.

Travis D. Walker, 35, of 2240 W. 60th St., Washington Park, arrested on suspicion of unlawful possession of a controlled substance on or about April 29 by Fairview Heights police. Walker allegedly had in his possession less than 15 grams of a substance containing cocaine.

James J. Rice, 29, of 149 W. Lincoln, Collinsville, arrested on suspicion of unlawful possession of a controlled substance on or about Feb. 25 by Caseyville police. Rice allegedly had in his possession less than 15 grams of a substance containing heroin.

Robert C. Distefano, 43, of 6344 Bancroft Ave., St. Louis, arrested on suspicion of criminal damage to property and solicitation of a sexual act on or about April 29 by Caseyville police. Distefano allegedly damaged property of Ashley McCorkle being a motor vehicle, a 2006 Pontiac Grand Prix which was located a 2431 Old Country Inn Drive, Caseyville, without consent, said damage in excess of $300; offered Sharon McCorkle, a person not his spouse, $50 U.S. currency to perform a sexual act with the defendant.

Robert J. Foote, 19, of 1916 N. 38th St., Washington Park, arrested on suspicion of burglary on or about Jan. 24 by Southern Illinois University. Foote allegedly entered a part of the building of the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Higher Education Center, Building A, being Room 2009, located at 601 James R. Thompson Blvd., East St. Louis, with the intent to commit a theft therein.

Demetrius C. Hardaway, 44, of 289 N. 85th St., East St. Louis, arrested on suspicion of retail theft, subsequent on or about April 29 by Swansea police. Hardaway allegedly took merchandise from Schnucks, 2665 N. Illinois St., Swansea, being two bottles of liquor, total retail value not in excess of $300.

Kenneth K. McCaster, 21, of 30 Helen Court, East St. Louis, arrested on suspicion of two counts of unlawful use of a debit card between Jan. 18 and Jan. 22 by St. Clair County sheriff. McCaster allegedly, with the intent to defraud the issuer, U.S. Bank visa, obtained items of value, being U.S. currency, total value exceeding $300, by representing without the consent of the cardholder, Earleen Morris, that he was the holder of the U.S. Bank Visa debit card, issued to Earleen Morris; knowingly, with the intent to defraud the issuer, Regions Bank, obtained items of value, being U.S. currency, total value exceeding $300, by representing, without the consent of the cardholder, Earleen Morris, that he was the holder of the Regions Bank Visa debit card, issued to Earleen Morris.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 1

Brian S. Perry, 33, of 414 Clarence St., Collinsville, arrested on suspicion of theft, subsequent, driving while license is revoked, subsequent and failure to stop after accident involving property damage on or about March 25 by Fairview Heights police. Perry allegedly obtained control of stolen property of Cheryl Bunfill, being a pearl necklace, total value not in excess of $500 under such circumstances as would reasonably induce said defendant to believe the property was stolen; drove a 2001 Dodge Intrepid on Bumkum Road in Fairview Heights, at a time when defendant's driver's license was revoked; knowingly left the scene of an accident involving the vehicle he was driving, after that vehicle was involved in an accident at Bunkum Road in Fairview Heights, in which Grant Petrie's 1992 Ford Taurus was damaged as a result of that accident. Defendant had been previously convicted of theft on Oct. 2, 2007. Defendant had been previously convicted of driving while license is revoked on Aug. 24, 2004.

Tyrone Caswell, 38, of 614 N. 82nd St., East St. Louis, arrested on suspicion of driving on a revoked or suspended driver's license, driving under the influence, subsequent on or about April 30 by Fairview Heights police. Caswell allegedly drove a 1998 Ford Explorer on Highway 50 in Fairview Heights, at a time when the defendant's driver's license was revoked. Defendant had been previously convicted of driving while license is revoked on April 28, 2004.

Stan L. Cotton, 35, of 416 S. Horner St., Lebanon, arrested on suspicion of residential burglary on or about Nov. 26 by O'Fallon police. Cotton allegedly entered into the dwelling place of Cicely Turner, 617 W. Madison St., O'Fallon, with the intent to commit theft therein.

Joshua L. Elliott, 25, of 8630 Old Bunkum Road, Caseyville, arrested on suspicion of retail theft, subsequent on or about Nov. 25 by O'Fallon police. Elliott allegedly took merchandise from Motomart-East, 8401 East Highway 50, O'Fallon, being gasoline, total retail value not in excess of $300. Defendant had been previously convicted of residential burglary on Sept. 12, 2006.

Toni C. Conley Jr., 24, 1907 Fleur De Lis #3, Cahokia, arrested on suspicion of burglary on or about April 29 by Belleville police. Conley allegedly entered a building, of David Turschluse, 133 N. 15th St., Belleville, with the intent to commit theft therein.

Olga O. Zabolotha, 24, of 409 N. First St., Belleville, arrested on suspicion of burglary on or about April 29 by Belleville police. Zabolotha allegedly entered a building of David Turschluse, 133 N. 15th St., Belleville, with the intent to commit theft therein.

Joshua R. McClafferty, 32, of 1788 Level St., Caseyville, arrested on suspicion of theft and deception on or about June 3, 2012 by Caseyville police. McClafferty allegedly obtained, by deception, control over property of Joyce Hauser, being $4,500 U.S. currency, total value in excess of $500, but not in excess of $10,000.

THURSDAY, MAY 2

Angel H. Torres, 23, of 2703 Arlington Ave., Collinsville, arrested on suspicion of possession and use of a firearm prior on or about April 29 by St. Clair County sheriff. Torres allegedly, a person who has been convicted of a felony, knowingly possessed about his person a box of Remington .22 bullets. The defendant had been previously convicted of theft, subsequent on March 22, 2012.

Traven R. Tompkin, 30, of 3409 Gaines Mill 14, Springfield, arrested on suspicion of attempted burglary on or about April 30 by Belleville police. Tompkin allegedly, with the intent to commit burglary, performed a substantial step toward the commission of that offense, in that the defendant knowingly attempted to enter a motor vehicle, a 2000 Isuzu Rodeo, of Jimmie Hoskins, 1234 Centerville Ave., with the intent to commit theft therein.

Rodney R. Hall, 1516 N. 46th St., Washington Park, arrested on suspicion of unlawful possession of a weapon by a felon and unlawful possession of a controlled substance on or about April 30 by East St. Louis police. Hall allegedly, a person who has been convicted of a felony, possessed in a vehicle a .38 Special Smith & Wesson revolver; knowingly possessed less than 15 grams of a substance containing heroin. Defendant had been previously convicted of unlawful possession of a controlled substance on April 24, 1997.

Wendell Taylor, 51, 2905 West Boulevard , Belleville, arrested on suspicion of unlawful failure to notify a change of address as a sex offender between Feb. 16 and April 30 by Belleville police. Taylor allegedly failed to notify registering law enforcement agency of change of address, in accordance with the provisions of the Sex Offender Registration Act, with the chief of police of Belleville within three days of change of his address.

Bradley E. Haney, 19, of 301 Coal St., Caseyville, arrested on suspicion of theft on or about April 30 by Caseyville police. Haney allegedly exerted control over property of Jolene Ferguson, being a Cub Cadet brand riding lawnmower and a Craftsman brand riding lawnmower, total value in excess of $500.

Sammy J. Morning, 39, 304 Park Drive, Belleville, arrested on suspicion of unlawful restraint and three counts of domestic battery on or about April 22 by O'Fallon police. Morning allegedly detained Shanika D. Cleveland, in that he dragged her from the first floor of the residence at 538 Ponderosa Ave., O'Fallon, to the second floor, refusing to allow her to leave; punched her in the face with his fist, grabbed her by the neck with his hands, and pulled her hair.

Anthony L. Babbs, 32, of 415 Quail Run Trail, Troy, arrested on suspicion of retail theft, subsequent on or about May 1 by Fairview Heights police. Babbs allegedly took merchandise from Kohl's, 6109 N. Illinois St., Fairview Heights, being jeans, Cardinals jerseys and shirt, total retail value not in excess of $300. Defendant had been previously convicted of retail theft -- subsequent on Sept. 28, 2006.

James L. Goodwin, 24, of 263 Taft St., Belleville, arrested on suspicion of criminal damage to government supported property, two counts of aggravated driving under the influence and driving on a suspended license on or about May 1 by Millstadt police. Goodwin allegedly damaged, without the consent of the city of Millstadt, the passenger compartment of the city of Millstadt Police Department patrol car, while located in the 6900 block of Illinois 163, in Millstadt, which property is supported in part with the city of Millstadt, said damage not in excess of $500; drove a green 2001 Ford Focus on East Washington Street, in Millstadt, while there was an amount of a drug, substance or compound in his breath, blood, or urine resulting from the unlawful use or consumption of cannabis and during a period in which the defendant's driving privileges were suspended.

Demetrius L. Beaver, 41, of 1316 Centerville Ave., Belleville, arrested on suspicion of aggravated battery and use of deadly weapon and two counts of domestic battery, subsequent offense on or about April 22 by St. Clair County sheriff. Beaver allegedly, by the use of a deadly weapon, a knife, knowingly caused bodily harm to Angela Polk in that he cut her face with the knife; hit Angela Polk on her eye with his closed fist. Defendant had previously been convicted of domestic battery on June 29, 2000.

ST. CLAIR COUNTY SHERIFF

MONDAY, APRIL 29

Qiana M. Fletcher, 35, of St. Louis, arrested on suspicion of battery, possession of a controlled substance and obstructing justice by Fairview Heights police.

Frizell Brett, 21, of St. Louis, warrant arrest by St. Clair County sheriff.

Morrius M. Emerson, 24, of Granite City, warrant arrest by Brooklyn police.

James M. Caliper, 50, of Belleville, warrant arrest by Belleville police.

Kevin J. Adams, 26, of Collinsville, warrant arrest by St. Clair County sheriff.

Javar L. Holman, 34, of East St. Louis, arrested on suspicion of aggravated domestic battery by St. Clair County sheriff.

Ronald R. Walker-Cox, 20, of Belleville, warrant arrest by St. Clair County sheriff.

Ronald Thomas, 24, Alorton, warrant arrest by Belleville police.

Johnelle J. Jones, 24, Belleville, warrant arrest by Belleville police.

TUESDAY, APRIL 30

Mary Y. Cronin, 26, of Dupo, warrant arrest by St. Clair County sheriff.

Theodore E. Royston, 40, of Jennings, Mo., warrant arrest by St. Clair County sheriff.

Kristine M. McGlasson, 30, of Caseyville, multiple warrant arrest by St. Clair County sheriff.

Marquesha Clark, 36, of Belleville, warrant arrest by Belleville police.

Curtis L. Reed, 20, of Belleville, warrant arrest by St. Clair County sheriff.

Shawn K. Rucker, 20, of St. Louis, multiple warrant arrest by Cahokia police.

India V. Brown, 28, of St. Louis, multiple warrant arrest by Cahokia police.

Tanner S. Crabtree, 20, of O'Fallon, warrant arrest by St. Clair County sheriff.

Calvin Gates, 40, of East St. Louis, arrested on suspicion of battery and warrant arrest by East St. Louis police.

Markevious M. Curiton, 31, of O'Fallon, warrant arrest by O'Fallon police.

Cameron M. Meeks, 23, of East St. Louis, arrested on suspicion of probation violation by East St. Louis police.

Duran M. Robinson, 19, of Belleville, arrested on suspicion of obstructing justice and warrant arrest by St. Clair County sheriff.

Andrea J. Harris, 23, of Cahokia, arrested on suspicion of retail theft by East St. Louis police.

Trevonta D. Nicholson, 19, of Cahokia, warrant arrest by Cahokia police.

Travis Walker, 35, of Washington Park, arrested on suspicion of possession of a controlled substance by Fairview Heights police.

Euree Northington, 22, of East St. Louis, arrested on suspicion of possession of cannabis by East St. Louis police.

Sylvia C. Turner, 36, of Lebanon, warrant arrest by Fairview Heights police.

Reginald E. Bagley, 29, of East St. Louis, warrant arrest by St. Clair County sheriff.

MADISON COUNTY SHERIFF

WEDNESDAY, MAY 1

Lawrence C. Miller, 29, of 9823 Old Lincoln Trail in Fairview Heights, was arrested on suspicion of possession of a controlled substance (heroin). Miller was arrested and transported to Madison County Jail for theft. At the time of his arrest, Miller was searched and found to be in possession of several pieces of drug paraphernalia, including a hypodermic syringe. The paraphernalia was found to contain suspected heroin residue. Miller also was charged with unlawful possession of a hypodermic syringe, a misdemeanor, and two misdemeanor charges of theft under $500.

Federal Court

Thursday, May 2

Corey A. Cotton, 33, of East Saint Louis was sentenced in U.S. District Court in East St. Louis to 71 months in prison on one count of unlawful possession of a firearm by a previously convicted felon, according to Stephen R. Wigginton, the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois.

Cotton, who previously pleaded guilty on Dec. 14, also agreed to the forfeiture of the firearm. The charges stem from a Sept. 27, 2011, incident when Cotton sped away from law enforcement officials after a traffic stop in East St. Louis. After fleeing the vehicle, he discarded a firearm in a wooded area, which was recovered by pursuing police.