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, MAY 20
Jesus A. Rangel, 39, homeless, arrested on suspicion of unlawful possession of methamphetamine on or about May 19 by St. Clair County sheriff. Rangel allegedly, had in his possession less than five grams of a substance containing methamphetamine.
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Fontez C. Carter, 45, of 1713 Parkland Drive, Cahokia, arrested on suspicion of aggravated battery on or about May 11 by Cahokia police. Carter allegedly, in committing a battery, knowingly caused harm to Kia Walls, in that he cut Kia Walls in the arm with a carpet cutter.
Shannon L. Horn, 38, of 3759 Boatmans Point, Shiloh, arrested on suspicion of aggravated battery on or about May 13 by Shiloh police. Horn allegedly, a person over the age of 18 years, knowingly caused harm to a minor male child, with initials J.L.H., date of birth, Oct. 22, 2004, a child under the age of 13 years, in that he struck the minor child on the body with his fist and a cord.
Matthew L. Roth, 45, of 7178 Manchester Road, St. Louis, arrested on suspicion of aggravated driving under the influence and driving while license revoked, subsequent on or about May 20 by Fairview Heights police. Roth allegedly, drove a maroon GMC Suburban on St. Clair Avenue in Fairview Heights, while the defendant was under the influence of alcohol and during a period in which the defendant’s driving privileges were revoked. Defendant had been previously convicted of driving while license is revoked on Dec. 31, 1996 in Missouri.
Cortez D. Smith, 36, of 2909 Louisiana St., East St. Louis, arrested on suspicion of aggravated fleeing the police on or about May 21 by Cahokia police. Smith allegedly, while operating a motor vehicle, a 2004 green Chevrolet Blazer, was given a visual signal by a police officer, Gary Craig, who was in police uniform and driving a vehicle which displayed illuminated, oscillating, rotating or flashing red or blue lights which when used in conjunction with an audible horn or siren would indicate the vehicle to be an official police vehicle, directing the defendant to bring said 2004 green Chevrolet Blazer to a stop, willfully fled or attempted to elude the police officer and that when willfully fleeing or attempting to elude the police officer, the defendant traveled at a rate of speed 21 mph over the legal speed limit, being 45 mph.
Jaime M. Ochoa, 34, of 3007 N. 60th St., Fairmont City, arrested on suspicion of driving while license is suspended, subsequent on or about May 20 by St. Clair County sheriff. Ochoa allegedly, drove a silver Chrysler PT Cruiser on Black Lane in Caseyville, at a time when defendant’s driver’s license was suspended. Defendant had been previously convicted of driving while license is suspended on April 21.
John A. Zapfe, 46, of 3501 Geo Leilich Road, New Athens, arrested on suspicion of aggravated driving under the influence on or about May 21 by Freeburg police. Zapfe allegedly, drove a 2002 white Chevrolet truck on State Route 13 in Freeburg, while the defendant was under the influence of alcohol and during a period in which the defendant’s driving privileges were revoked.
Jerami J. Clark, 23, of 72 Idlewood Drive, Collinsville, arrested on suspicion of first degree murder on or about May 17 by Fairview Heights police. Clark allegedly, while attempting a forcible felony, armed robbery, while acting in concert with Sean J. Redd and Kerion N. Hammond, caused the death of Sean J. Redd when the victim resisted the attempted commission of the armed robbery and shot Sean J. Redd about his body with a firearm.
Michael L. Dawson, 24, of 861 N. 75th St., East St. Louis, arrested on suspicion of aggravated unlawful use of a weapon and possession of cannabis on or about May 22 by East St. Louis police. Dawson allegedly, knowingly carried in a vehicle a .40 caliber Taurus PT G2C at a time when he was not on his own land, or in his own abode, or fixed place of business, and said defendant was engaged in a misdemeanor violation; had in his possession more than 30 grams but not more than 500 grams of a substance containing cannabis.
Brandon J. Ray, 16, of 1310 Williams St., Cahokia, arrested on suspicion of aggravated battery and unlawful use of a weapon on or about March 9 by Cahokia police. Ray allegedly, in committing a battery, knowingly and by means of discharging a firearm caused an injury to Jeremy Shaw, in that said defendant shot Jeremy Shaw about the body with a 12 gauge shotgun; knowingly carried a Stevens 12 gauge shotgun which was modified so that its overall length was less than 26 inches.
Brandon J. Ray, 16, of 1310 Williams St., Cahokia, arrested on suspicion of aggravated battery, aggravated discharge of a firearm, unlawful possession of a handgun on or about March 14 by Cahokia police. Ray allegedly, in committing a battery, knowingly and by means of discharging a firearm caused an injury to Jahree Walker, in that said defendant shot Jahree Walker in the leg with a 12 gauge shotgun; knowingly discharged a firearm, a .22 caliber revolver, in the direction of another person, Jahree Walker; unlawfully possessed a firearm, a .22 caliber revolver, a size which may be concealed upon his person.