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
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 24
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Jemmane Whitehead Jr., 17, of 317 Midlothian, St. Louis, arrested on suspicion of murder and aggravated battery with a firearm on or about June 11 by Illinois State Police. Whitehead allegedly, with the intent to kill or do great harm to a male juvenile, date of birth, Oct. 2, 2000, shot the juvenile with a handgun, thereby causing the death of the juvenile; in committing a battery, intentionally and by means of the discharging of a firearm caused an injury to a male juvenile, date of birth, Aug. 30, 1998, said defendant shot the juvenile in the head with a handgun.
Yolanda D. Bynum, 55, of 767 N. 80th St., East St. Louis, arrested on suspicion of unlawful possession of a controlled substance on or about March 4 by Fairview Heights police. Bynum allegedly, had in her possession a substance containing Tramadol.
Cheryl L. Helfrich, 54, of 29 Drexel Drive, Cahokia, arrested on suspicion of unlawful possession of a controlled substance on or about March 4 by Fairview Heights police. Helfrich allegedly, had in her possession less than 15 grams of a substance containing cocaine.
Keombra A. James, 21, of 1210 Richard St., Cahokia, arrested on suspicion of retail theft and retail theft subsequent on or about June 11 by Fairview Heights police. James allegedly, took merchandise from Macy’s, 200 St. Clair Square, Fairview Heights, being socks, shirts, shorts, total retail value in excess of $300; took shirts, total retail value not in excess of $300. Defendant had been previously convicted of retail theft, subsequent on Dec. 9, 2014.
Maurice T. Allen, 23, of 128 S. 34th St., Belleville, arrested on suspicion of theft on or about June 13 by St. Clair County sheriff. Allen allegedly, took property from Colleen Meneeley, being women’s rings, total value in excess of $500.
Michael R. Brock, 31, of 519 S. Herman St., Lebanon, arrested on suspicion of aggravated criminal sexual abuse from between Aug. 26, 2014 and Sept. 3, 2014 by Lebanon police. Brock allegedly, a person 18 years or age or older, knowingly committed an act of sexual abuse with a female minor, date of birth, Dec. 14, 1998 and initials, B.A. Defendant was at least 5 years older than the victim at the time.
Gregory K. Nelson, 53, of 311 N. 70th St., arrested on suspicion of aggravated discharge of a firearm, attempted murder and felon possession on or about June 23 by Illinois State Police. Nelson allegedly, discharged a firearm, a pistol, in the direction of another person, William Owen, knowing William Owen to be a peace officer engaged in the execution of his official duties; performed a substantial step toward the commission of that offense, in that Gregory Nelson knowingly fired a pistol one time in the direction of William Owen, a peace officer acting in the course of performing his official duties, after removing said pistol from his clothing while advancing toward and in close proximity to William Owen; knowingly possessed one his person a .9mm handgun. Defendant had been previously convicted of aggravated vehicular hijacking on Aug. 8, 2001.
Marcus J. Ware, 27, of 602 N. Charles St., Belleville, arrested on suspicion of unlawful failure to register as a sex offender from between Nov. 19, 2014 and June 23 by Belleville police. Ware allegedly, a sex offender, knowingly failed to register in accordance with the provisions of the Sex Offender Registration Act, with the Chief of Police of the City of Belleville, within 3 days of establishing a residence within that city.
THURSDAY, JUNE 25
Tiama L. Phipps, 21, of 805 S. 42nd St., Centreville, arrested on suspicion of aggravated domestic battery, escape of a felon from a penal institution, unlawful restraint, three counts of domestic battery on or about June 22 by Centreville police. Phipps allegedly, in committing a domestic battery, strangled Laquahia Davis, a family/household member, in that said defendant intentionally impeded the normal breathing/circulation of blood by applying pressure to Laquahia Davis’ throat or neck; while in the lawful custody of Babatunde Owoseni, a peace officer for the city of Centreville, for the alleged commission of a felony offense, being unlawful restraint and domestic battery subsequent, intentionally escaped from custody in that while he was being transported to the Centreville Police Department, he rolled down the rear window of the police car and jumped out; knowingly and without legal authority detained Laquahia Davis in that he grabbed her and prevented her from leaving the boarding house located at 805 S. 42nd St., Centreville; knowingly caused physical contact to Laquahia Davis, a family/household member, in that said defendant struck her about the face; pushed her into the wall; pulled her hair. Defendant had been previously convicted of domestic battery on Jan. 22, 2014.