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, MARCH 31
Vernon L. Wells Jr., 34, of 3 Belle Drive, 8A, Fairview Heights, arrested on suspicion of two counts of criminal sexual assault, aggravated battery and unlawful restraint on or abour March 30 by Fairview Heights police. Wells allegedly, committed an act of sexual assault with an adult female with the initials T.J., date of birth Jan. 2, 1969, by the use of force; in committing a battery, knowingly strangled an adult female with the initials T.J., date of birth Jan. 2, 1969; detained an adult female with the initials T.J., date of birth Jan. 2, 1969, in that he prevented her from leaving the bedroom of his residence at 3 Belle Drive, Apt. 8A, Fairview Heights.
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Blake M. Windom, 23, of 702 N. 39th St., East St. Louis, arrested on suspicion of forgery and unauthorized possession of prescription form on or about Marcy 29 by Cahokia police. Windom allegedly, with the intent to defraud, delivered to Walgreens, 1201 Camp Jackson Road, Cahokia, a document apparently capable of defrauding another, in that it was purported to have been made by another, Lawrence Nell, MD, said document being a prescription of Myrtle Hilliard David Comprehensive Health Centers Inc., dated March 27, prescribing Percocet, a substance containing oxycodone, knowing the document to have been thus made; possessed a prescription form not issued by a licensed prescriber, being a prescription of Myrtle Hilliard David Comprehensive Health Centers Inc. dated March 27, prescribing Percocet, a substance containing oxycodone, a controlled substance, to Blake Windom and signed by Lawrence Nell, MD.
Eric C. Owens, 36, of 203 Dartmouth Drive, O’Fallon, arrested on suspicion of unlawful possession of cannabis on or about March 30 by St. Clair County sheriff. Owens allegedly, had in his possession more than 900 grams but less than 2,000 grams of a substance containing cannabis.
Billy J. Branum, 46, of 488 McBride Ave., Dupo, arrested on suspicion of unlawful possession of methamphetamine and retail theft on or about March 30 by St. Clair County sheriff. Branum allegedly, had in his possession less than 5 grams of a substance containing methamphetamine; took merchandise from Walmart, 1511 Camp Jackson Road, Cahokia, being a red LED lights, cable ties, stickers, and other merchandise, total retail value not in excess of $300.
Kevin T. Feather, 25, of 418 E. B St., Belleville, arrested on suspicion of retail theft on or about March 11 by Belleville police. Feather allegedly, took merchandise from Target, 5601 Belleville Crossing, Belleville, being a 39” Samsung brand LED TV, totalr etail value in excess of $300.
Timothy J. Puuri, 25, of 24 Cheshire Drive, Belleville, arrested on suspicion of unlawful possession of a controlled substance on or about Nov. 19, 2014 by Belleville police. Puuri allegedly, had in his possession a substance containing Clonazepam.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 1
Ferdanand Collins Jr., 30, of 1908 Lynch Ave., H, East St. Louis, arrested on suspicion of unlawful possession of firearm with defaced ID and aggravated unlawful use of a weapon on or abour July 10, 2014 by Illinois State Police. Collins allegedly, possessed a firearm, a .22 caliber handgun, upon which the manufacturer’s serial number has been removed; knowingly carried in a vehicle a .22 caliber handgun at a time when he was not on his own land, or in his own abode, or fixed place of business, and the said defendant was engaged in a misdemeanor.
James M. Davis Sr., 28, of 308 Laurel, Apt. 203, St. Louis, arrested on suspicion of three counts of domestic battery, subsequent and violate other prior on or about March 31 by Belleville police. Davis allegedly, caused bodily harm to Jerica Pittman, a family/household member, in that said defendant bit Jerica Pittman on the wrist; struck Pittman in the face; slammed her against the wall; did knowingly commit an act which was prohibited by the order of protection int hat said defendant was at the residence of Jerica Pittman, 616 Centerville Ave., Belleville. Defendant had been previously convicted of domestic battery on May 15, 2007.
THURSDAY, APRIL 2
Dustin J. Haas, 25, of 748 N. Monroe Drive, Lebanon, arrested on suspicion of aggravated possession of stolen firearms and unlawful possession of a stolen firearm on or about Oct. 30 and July 21, 2014 by St. Clair County sheriff. Haas allegedly, possessed not less than 2 and not more than 5 firearms, bing a Glock .45 ACP, Springfield Armor XDS-45ACP, with knowledge they had been stolen and without being entitled to possess those firearms; possessed a firearm, a .357 caliber pistol, with knowledge that it had been stolen and without being entitled to possess that firearm.
Ryan W. Lovett, 33, of 700 Hale, Edwardsville, arrested on suspicion of theft, subsequent on or about Oct. 1, 2014 by Fairview Heights police. Lovett allegedly, took property of Vatterott College, 110 Commerce Lane, Fairview Heights, being a Dewalt brand angle grinder, total value not in excess of $500. Defendant had been previously convicted of theft over $500 on March 30, 2012.