Crime Briefs

For the ProgressJune 23, 2014 

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Man facing multiple charges

O’Fallon resident Steven C. Bourland, 54, of 513 E. Washington St., is facing three charges for incidents that allegedly occurred Oct. 31, 2013.

According to St. Clair County Circuit Court records, Bourland allegedly committed the offense of unlawful possession of a controlled substance containing benzylpiperazine (BZP), a class IV felony.

Moreover, the second count of criminal unlawful use of a weapon refers to the defendant allegedly possessing metal knuckles and a throwing star, a class A misdemeanor. Lastly, Bourland faces a class B misdemeanor for the alleged possession of more than 2.5 grams, but less than 10 g of a substance containing Cannabis, other than as authorized in the Cannabis Control Act A.

On June 6, St. Clair County State’s Attorney Brendan Kelly, represented by an assistant state’s attorney, requested charges be brought against Bourland.

As a result, Detective Kathleen Effan was issued warrants for the defendant’s arrest. Court records indicate Bourland is not in custody.

Bourland is scheduled for a preliminary felony hearing at 10 a.m., Friday, June 27 for the June 6, 2014, charges of unlawful use of a weapon and the unlawful possession of Cannabis in O’Fallon.

According to court records, Bourland is scheduled to appear for a traffic-misdemeanor bench trial for the Nov. 27, 2013, charges of contributing to the delinquency of a minor, mob action including more than two individuals and disorderly conduct in O’Fallon.

Bourland has faced 12 charges in St. Clair County since 1995.

O’Fallon burglar caught in Belleville

O’Fallon resident Jeffery A. Cantrell, 19, of 1803 Creekview was caught allegedly burglarizing a Belleville residence on June 5.

According to St. Clair County Circuit Court records, Cantrell knowingly entered into the garage of Joseph Duco, located at 129 S. 19th St. in Belleville with the intent to commit theft, a class II criminal felony.

On June 6, St. Clair County State’s Attorney Brendan Kelly, represented by an assistant state’s attorney, requested charges be brought against Cantrell. As a result, Detective Mark Kroenig, of Belleville Police, was issued warrants for the defendant’s arrest.

Cantrell has faced over 30 charges since 2004 ranging from burglary, criminal trespass to land, consumption of liquor in public by a minor, theft from a person and possession of drug paraphernalia in O’Fallon, Belleville, East St. Louis, Caseyville, Washington Park, Fairview Heights and Fairmont City, according to court records.

Cantrell is scheduled for a bench trial at 9:15 a.m. Thursday, June 19 in courtroom 109 for traffic violations, as well as, at 1 p.m. Friday, June 20, for a preliminary felony hearing at St. Clair County Jail. Cantrell has been assigned a public defender at this time.

First-time possession charge

O’Fallon resident Jacob L. McDaniel, 18, of 1218 Elisabeth Drive is facing one count of class IV criminal felony charge of possession of less than 15 grams of a substance containing Tramadol.

According to court records, on March 25, McDaniel was allegedly caught with possession of said substance in O’Fallon.

On June 6, St. Clair County State’s Attorney Brendan Kelly, represented by an assistant state’s attorney, requested a charge be brought against McDaniel.

O’Fallon Police Lieutenant James Cavins was issued a warrant for McDaniel’s arrest. Court records indicate McDaniel is scheduled for a preliminary felony hearing at 10 a.m. Friday, June 20, in courtroom 410.

Shiloh resident faces meth charge

Shiloh resident Greeley J. Hillman, 29, of 301 N. Main St., No. 44, faces a class III criminal felony charge for the alleged possession of less than 5 grams of a substance containing methamphetamine on June 10.

According to court records, on June 12, St. Clair County State’s

Attorney Brendan Kelly, represented by an assistant state’s attorney, requested a charge be brought against Hillman. On the same day, a warrant was issued for Hillman’s arrest to O’Fallon Detective William Barlock.

Court records show Hillman faces nearly 30 charges ranging from burglary, possession of Cannabis, drug paraphernalia possession, disorderly conduct, theft, driving on a suspended license and other traffic-misdemeanor charges since 2000 in O’Fallon, Shiloh, Belleville and St. Clair County Sheriff’s jurisdictions.

Hillman is currently being held at St. Clair County Jail on want of bond with a scheduled preliminary felony hearing at 1 p.m. Friday, June 20, at the same location. Court records also show an additional scheduled traffic-misdemeanor bench trial scheduled at 8:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 5, in courtroom 109 at the St. Clair County Courthouse for the two possession of drug paraphernalia and Cannabis charges.

Resident faces battery charge O’Fallon resident Richard J. Cain, 47, of 100 Rock Springs Estate, lot 100, is facing three counts of aggravated domestic battery towards a female household member.

The victim's identity will remain protected by The Progress. On May 15, Cain allegedly knowingly strangled the female victim, a class II criminal felony. In addition, Cain allegedly caused the female victim’s head to strike the ground, as well as struck the victim about her body, both class A misdemeanors.

On June 11, a warrant for Cain’s arrest was issued to Belleville Detective Mike Pearce. On June 12, St. Clair County State’s Attorney Brendan Kelly, represented by an assistant state’s attorney, issued warrants to the complainant.

According to court records, Cain has faced 28 charges since 1987 ranging from multiple charges of domestic battery, theft under $300, criminal damage to property, residential burglary and other traffic violations within O’Fallon, Belleville, Swansea, New Athens, Mascoutah, Fairview Heights and St. Clair County Sheriff’s jurisdictions.

Court records list no upcoming court appearances, however, the last pending appearance listed was at 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 15, 1999, in courtroom 409 for residential burglary in Belleville.

The defendant is not currently in custody, according to court records, and has no fees owed at this time.

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