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Crime blotter: St. Clair County felonies for Oct. 16-27

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, OCT. 16

  • Deshawn C. Carlisle, 19, of 1328 N. 44th St., Apt. 18C, East St. Louis, arrested on suspicion of aggravated unlawful use of a weapon on or about Oct. 12 by East St. Louis police. Carlisle allegedly, carried on his person a 9mm handgun at a time when he was not on his own land, or in his own abode, or fixed place of business and said defendant had not been issued a current, valid FOID Card.
  • John R. Smith, 38, of 617 S. 15th St., Belleville, arrested on suspicion of theft on or about Oct. 9 by St. Clair County sheriff. Smith allegedly, took property of Ameren Illinois, being copper wiring, total value in excess of $500.
  • Barry Finger, 25, of 7360 Amherst, St. Louis, arrested on suspicion of retail theft and aggravated battery on or about Oct. 13 by Fairview Heights police. Finger allegedly, took merchandise from J.C. Penney, 245 St. Clair Square, Fairview Heights, being 6 bottles of cologne, total retail value in excess of $300; caused harm to Paul Vail, a merchant who had detained the defendant, in that he kicked Paul Vail in the head with his foot.
  • Renee A. Rhodes, 34 of 2925 Otto St., Belleville, arrested on suspicion of retail theft, subsequent on or about Oct. 13 by Fairview Heights police. Rhodes allegedly, took merchandise from J.C. Penney, 245 St. Clair Square, Fairview Heights, being three pairs of women’s leggings, total retail value not in excess of $300. Defendant had been previously convicted of theft/stealing on Sept. 27, 2013.
  • Braneisha R. Morrison, 18, of 100 Elkan, St. Louis, arrested on suspicion of retail theft and aggravated battery on or about Oct. 14 by Fairview Heights police. Morrison allegedly, took merchandise from Sport’s Authority, 6575 N. Illinois St., Fairview Heights, being numerous North Face brand jackets, total retail value in excess of $300; caused bodily harm to John Ferraro, a merchant, who had detained the defendant, in that she bit John Ferrara on the hand with her mouth.
  • Weyman Moffett, 3223 Michigan Ave., A, St. Louis, arrested on suspicion of retail theft, subsequent on or about Oct. 14 by Fairview Heights police. Moffett allegedly, took merchandise from Kohl’s, 6109 N. Illinois St., Fairview Heights, being two Sonicare brand electric toothbrushes, total retail value not in excess of $300. Defendant had been previously convicted of theft on March 11, 2011.
  • Xavier Jackson, 23, of 1200 Market Ave., 35-D, East St. Louis, arrested on suspicion of unlawful use of a weapon, aggravated assault and criminal trespass to state supported property on or about Oct. 13 by East St. Louis police. Jackson allegedly, carried a concealed .380 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 defendant was on the real property of public housing being the John DeShields Housing Complex, located at 1235 McCasland Ave., East St. Louis; used a deadly weapon, in that he knowingly pointed a .380 caliber handgun at Charnesia Bradford, thereby placing Charnesia Bradford in reasonable apprehension of receiving a battery; entered upon the land of the state of Illinois, being the John DeShields Housing Complex, located at 1235 McCasland Ave., East St. Louis.
  • Christopher R. Koch, 35, of 408 Marcinah Lane, Fairview Heights, arrested on suspicion of unlawful possession of a controlled substance on or abour June 24 by Metropolitan Enforcement Group of Southwestern Illinois. Koch allegedly, had in his possession less than 15 grams of a substance containing heroin.
  • Sheresse S. Tate, 29, 107 S. Lincoln, Smithton, arrested on suspicion of two counts of aggravated battery on or about Oct. 15 by Smithon police. Tate allegedly, made physical contact with Tracy Williams, in that she struck Tracy Williams about her head and body with her hands and feet knowing Tracy Williams to be an emergency medical technician engaged in the performance of her authorized duties; knowingly made physical contact with Michelle Weatherford, in that she struck Michelle Weatherford about her head with her hands knowing Michelle Weatherford to be an emergency medical technician engaged in the performance of her authorized duties.
  • Christian M. Ugaban, 24, of 9962 South Road, Fairview Heights, arrested on suspicion of theft on or about Oct. 7 by Fairview Heights police. Ugaban allegedly, took property of Best Buy, being a Samsung Galaxy Note 5 cell phone, total value in excess of $500.

MONDAY, OCT. 19

  • Shamira J. Graham, 20, of 421 Robyn St., Lebanon, arrested on suspicion of retail theft on or about Oct. 16 by Fairview Heights police. Graham allegedly, took merchandise from Sports Authority, 6575 N. Illinois St., Fairview Heights, being multiple items of clothing, total retail value in excess of $300.
  • Tyra S. Simmons, 30, of 5411 Nelson Ave., Centreville, arrested on suspicion of retail theft on or about Oct. 16 by Fairview Heights police. Simmons allegedly, took merchandise from Sports Authority, 6575 N. Illinois St., Fairview Heights, being multiple items of clothing, total retail value in excess of $300.
  • Aaron D. Samuel, 19, 30 Delorse, Cahokia, arrested on suspicion of unlawful possession of a weapon by a felon on or about Oct. 16 by Washington Park police. Samuel allegedly, possessed on his person a black and brown 22 caliber firearm. The person had been previously convicted of burglary on April 3, 2014.
  • Kevin P. Kirby, 52, of 209 Front St., East Carondelet, arrested on suspicion of aggravated unlawful use of a weapon on or about Oct. 17 by Cahokia police. Kirby allegedly, carried on or about his person a Smith and Wesson, 38 caliber revolver at a time when he was not on his own land, or in his own abode, or fixed place of business, and said defendant had not been issued a current, valid FOID Card.
  • Claudious P. Spencer Jr., 27, of 1609 Russell Ave., East St. Louis, arrested on suspicion of unlawful possession of a weapon by a felon and possession of cannabis on or about Oct. 16 by Centreville police. Spencer allegedly, possessed about or on his person a black 9 mm firearm; had in his possession more than 10 grams but less than 30 grams of a substance containing cannabis. Defendant had been previously convicted of burglary on Aug. 11, 2006.
  • Ryan E. Eads, 25, of 685 Old Caseyville Road, Caseyville, arrested on suspicion of aggravated domestic battery and domestic battery on or about Oct. 18 by Caseyville police. Eads allegedly, in committing a domestic battery, caused harm to Nathan Brown, a family/household member, in that said defendant punched Nathan Brown on the face, causing a broken nose; repeatedly struck him in the face with her hand. Defendant had been previously convicted of aggravated domestic battery on May 29, 2012.

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 21

  • Stacy Morehead, 30, 3587 U.S. Route 51, DuQuoin, arrested on suspicion of unlawful possession of a controlled substance on or about Oct. 18 by Caseyville police. Morehead allegedly had in his possession less than 15 grams of a substance containing morphine.
  • Christal L. Irvin, 33, of 919 Werner Road, Belleville, arrested on suspicion of theft and obstructing identification on or about Oct. 3 by Belleville police. Irvin allegedly, took merchandise from Dollar General, 4 Wade Square, Belleville, being DVDs, earphones, toys, total retail value not in excess of $300; knowingly furnished a false name to Officer Paul Anderson, a peace officer for the city of Belleville, who had lawfully arrested said defendant. The defendant had been previously convicted of theft subsequent on Dec. 20, 2013.
  • Antonio D. Long, 21, of 101 Service St., Apt. 1, Swansea, arrested on suspicion of criminal damage to property on or about Oct. 18 by Fairview Heights. Long allegedly, damaged property of Henrietta J. Robinson, a window screen and window shades in the residence located at 11 Linda Drive, Fairview Heights, without her consent, and damage was less than $300.
  • Jacob M. Carrera, 27, of 1109 Apache Drive, Collinsville, arrested on suspicion of driving while driver’s license is suspended on or about Oct. 19 by Fairview Heights police. Carrera allegedly, drove a green 1996 Chevrolet truck on North Illinois St. in Fairview Heights, which was not equipped with an ignition interlock device at a time when defendant’s driver’s license was suspended.
  • Angela D. Bennett, 22, of 235 Liberty Road, Fairview Heights, arrested on suspicion of theft on or about Oct. 15 by Fairview Heights police. Bennett allegedly, exerted control over property of Linda Bennett, being a Dell brand computer, a Toshiba brand computer, an Emerson brand TV and a floor jack, total value in excess of $500.
  • Jeffrey A. Galle, 51, of 23 W. Van Buren, Millstadt, arrested on suspicion of unlawful possession of a controlled substance on or about Oct. 19 by St. Clair County sheriff. Galle allegedly had in his possession less than 15 grams of a substance containing cocaine.
  • Devonne D. Kyles, 26, of 742 N. 81st St., Mascoutah, arrested on suspicion of armed violence, aggravated discharge of a firearm, felony possession of a weapon and possession of methamphetamine. Kyles allegedly, while armed with a dangerous weapon, a 45 caliber semiautomatic pistol, performed acts prohibited by the Illinois Compiled Statutes, knowingly had in his possession less than 5 grams of a substance containing methamphetamine, and while committing that offense the defendant personally discharged the semiautomatic pistol; knowingly discharged a firearm, a 45 caliber semiautomatic pistol in the direction of a vehicle, a white Dodge Ram pick-up truck located on I-55/70 northbound, East St. Louis, with the knowledge that the vehicle was occupied and under circumstances where the defendant reasonably should have known that the vehicle was occupied; knowingly possessed about his person a 45 caliber semiautomatic pistol; had in his possession less than 5 grams of a substance containing methamphetamine. Defendant had been previously convicted of unlawful use of a weapon on May 30, 2012.
  • Derek D. Staszak, 30, of 2116 Edison, Granite City, arrested on suspicion of unlawful possession of a controlled substance on or about Feb. 21 by Collinsville police. Staszak allegedly had in his possession less than 15 grams of a substance containing heroin.

THURSDAY, OCT. 22

  • Joshua L. Edwards, 22, of 5609 Lake Drive, East St. Louis, arrested on suspicion of possessing with the intent to deliver more than 30 grams but less than 500 grams of a substance containing cannabis.
  • Devyon M. Godfrey, 48, of 2913 West Blvd., Apt. 10, Belleville, arrested on suspicion of three counts of domestic battery, subsequent offense on or about Oct. 21 by Belleville police. Godfrey allegedly, made physical contact with Latisha R. Traylor, a family/household member, in that said defendant pushed her; struck her in the face; and placed his hands around her neck. Defendant had been previously convicted of domestic battery on May 22, 2009.
  • Pedro G. Lopez, 22, of 1944 Chevy Chase Drive, Caseyville, arrested on suspicion of attempted predatory criminal sexual assault on or about Oct. 10 by Washington Park police. Lopez allegedly, performed a substantial step toward the commission of that offense, knowingly attempted sexual assault with a female minor, initials I.W., date of birth Oct. 23, 2003.
  • Lawrence C. Hand, 53, of 711 N. 84th St., East St. Louis, arrested on suspicion of driving while driver’s license is revoked, subsequent on or about Oct. 21 by Fairview Heights police. Hand allegedly drove a white 2000 Chevrolet Cavalier on Illinois Route 161 in Fairview Heights, at a time when defendant’s driver’s license was revoked. Defendant had been previously convicted of driving while license is revoked on April 17, 2013.
  • Carlos C. Rodriguez, 36, of 303 N. 40th St., Belleville, arrested on suspicion of unlawful possession with the intent to deliver methamphetamine, two counts of unlawful possession with the intent to deliver a controlled substance and two counts of unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon on or about Oct. 21 by St. Clair County sheriff. Rodriguez allegedly, possessed with the intent to deliver less than five grams of a substance containing methamphetamine; possessed with the intent to deliver less than one gram of a substance containing cocaine; possessed with the intent to deliver less than one gram of a substance containing heroin; possessed in a residence a 9mm pistol; possessed ina residence a .38 caliber handgun. Defendant had been previously convicted of unlawful delivery of a controlled substance on Oct. 15, 1998.
  • Kyle E. Schardan, 24, of 1318 Gladys St., Collinsville, arrested on suspicion of unlawful possession of a controlled substance on or about July 17 by St. Clair County sheriff. Schardan allegedly, had in his possession a substance containing dihydrocodeinone.
  • William L. Grier, 47, of 2 W. Pheasantwood Circle, D, Belleville, arrested on suspicion of unlawful possession with the intent to deliver a controlled substance and unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon on or about Oct. 21 by St. Clair County sheriff. Grier allegedly, possessed with the intent to dleive on gram or more but less than 15 grams of a substance containing heroin; knowingly possessed in a residence a 9mm handgun. Defendant had been previously convicted of felon in possession of a firearm.
  • Carey J. Jefferson, 54, of 3100 Martha St., 1, Belleville, arrested on suspicion of theft, subsequent and retail theft, subsequent on or about Oct. 12 by Belleville police. Jefferson allegedly, took property of Mi Casa Restaurant, 4311 W. Main St., Belleville, being U.S. currency, total value not in excess of $500; took merchandise from Save A Lot, 4515 W. Main St., Belleville, being steaks, total retail value not in excess of $300. Defendant had bee previously convicted of retail theft, subsequent on April 28.
  • Brian M. Murphy, 32, of 3711 Hawkstone Drive, St. Louis, arrested on suspicion of fugitive from justice on or about Oct. 22 by St. Clair County sheriff. Murphy allegedly, after having broken terms of his probation in Washtenaw County, state of Michigan, with the offense of child abuse, fourth degree, fled the state of Michigan with the intent to avoid prosecution for that probation violation.

FRIDAY, OCT. 23

  • Jason D. Young, 39, of 14275 N. Grace Hudlen Road, Hulbert, Okla., arrested on suspicion of three counts of aggravated battery on or about Oct. 21 by Fairview Heights police. Young allegedly, in committing a battery, and by the use of a deadly weapon, a knife, knowingly caused bodily harm to Jeremiah McLemore, in that he stabbed him about the face and head with said knife; stabbed him about the face and head with a knife; in committing a battery, and while he was located at the Drury Inn, 12 Ludwig Drive, Fairview Heights, stabbed him about the face and head with a knife.
  • Nicki J. Hobbs, 35, of 3608 Velda Drive, Belleville, arrested on suspicion of two counts of aggravated battery and obstructing a police officer on or about Oct. 21 by St. Clair County sheriff. Hobbs allegedly, in committing a battery, knowingly made physical contact with Dan Hill, in that she spit in the face of Dan Hill, knowing Dan Hill to be a peace officer engaged in the performance of his authorized duties; in committing a battery, made physical contact with Steve Strubberg in that she spit in the face of Steve Strubberg knowing Steve Strubberg to be a correctional institution employee, engaged in the performance of his authorized duties; knowingly obstructed the performance of Dan Hill of an authorized act within his official capacity, in that he was securing the perimeter in the area of Ursula and Velda during the execution of a search warrant, knowing Dan Hill to be a peace officer engaged in the execution of his official duties, in that she refused to leave the area of Ursula and Velda after being advised to leave.
  • Alvin A. Tolden, 29, of 10 Circle Creek Lane, Cahokia, arrested on suspicion of unlawful possession of a weapon be a felon on or about Oct. 22 by East St. Louis police. Tolden allegedly, a person who has been convicted of a felony, knowingly possessed on his person a firearm .45 caliber Tauras semi-automatic handgun. Defendant had been previously convicted of unlawful delivery of a controlled substance within 1,000 feet of public housing on Nov. 17, 2008.
  • Anthony J. Schreder, 21, of 505 Highland St., New Athens, arrested on suspicion of theft on or about Oct. 21 by St. Clair County sheriff. Schreder allegedly, took property of Carolyn Lehr, being U.S. currency, total value in excess of $500.
  • Shaun P. Brogan, 37, of 9054 Crest Drive, Fairview Heights, arrested on suspicion of retail theft and endangerment to a child on or about Oct. 22 by Fairview Heights police. Brogan allegedly, took merchandise from Kohl’s, 6109 N. Illinois St., Fairview Heights, being pairs of jeans, shirts, ties and a pair of shoe, total retail value in excess of $300; willfully caused health of a male and female minors, children under the age of 18 years, to be endangered in that said defendant drove a 2007 white Dodge Caravan in a reckless manner, while the male and female minors were passengers in the vehicle, not secured in the proper child safety restraint seats, in an attempt to evade arrest from police.

MONDAY, OCT. 26

  • Terry J. Morgan Jr., 18, of 4000 Audubon Ave., East St. Louis, arrested on suspicion of two counts of aggravated fleeing and attempting to elude a police officer on or about Oct. 22 by East St. Louis police. Morgan allegedly, while operating a motor vehicle, a silver 2005 Hyundai G350, was given a visual signal by a police officer, Richard Sharp, who as 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 silver 2005 Hyundai G350 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; the defendant disobeyed two or more official traffic control devices, being stop signs.
  • Orlando C. Adkins Jr., 3908 W. Main St., 5C, Belleville, arrested on suspicion of home invasion and residential burglary on or about Oct. 20 by Belleville police. Adkins allegedly, entered the dwelling place of Kimetha Wells, 616 S. 21st St., Belleville and remained in such dwelling place, until he had reason to know that one or more persons were present and while armed with a dangerous weapon, a firearm, threatened the imminent use of force against Kimetha Wells in that said defendant pointed said firearm at her; entered into the dwelling place of Kimetha Wells, 616 S. 21st St., Belleville, with the intent to commit theft therein.
  • Terrion D. Stevenson, 20, of 1112 St. Benedict, Cahokia, arrested on suspicion of home invastion and residential burglary on or about Oct. 20 by Belleville police. Stevenson allegedly, entered the dwelling place of Kimetha Wells, 616 S. 21st St., Belleville, and remained in such dwelling place until he had reason to know that one or more persons were present and while armed with a dangerous weapon, a firearm, threatened the imminent use of force against Kimetha Wells in that said defendant pointed said firearm at her; entered into the dwelling place of Kimetha Wells, 616 S. 21st St., Belleville, with the intent to commit theft therein.
  • Orlando C. Adkins Jr., 3908 W. Main St., C, Belleville, arrested on suspicion of two counts of first degree murder on or about Oct. 20 by St. Clair County sheriff. Adkins allegedly, of one for whose conduct he is legally responsible, without lawful justification, while committing a forcible felony, home invasion, shot Nicholas Hood repeatedly, thereby causing the death of Nicholas Hood; or one for whose conduct he is legally responsible, without lawful justification, while attempting to commit a forcible felony, armed robbery, shot Nicholas Hood repeatedly, thereby causing the death of Nicholas Hood.
  • Terrion D. Stevenson, 20, of 1112 St. Benedict, Cahokia, arrested on suspicion of two counts of first degree murder on or about Oct. 20 by St. Clair County sheriff. Stevenson allegedly, or one for whose conduct he is legally responsible, without lawful justification, while committing a forcible felony, home invasion, shot Nicholas Hood repeatedly, thereby causing the death of Nicholas Hood; or one of whose conduct he is legally responsible, without lawful justification, while attempting to commit a forcible felony, armed robbery, shot Nicholas Hood repeatedly, thereby causing the death of Nicholas Hood.
  • Meagan L. Egler, 31, of 216 Center Drive, Caseyville, arrested on suspicion of residential burglary from between Oct. 19 and Oct. 20 by Caseyville police. Egler allegedly knowingly entered into the residence of Douglas Berning, 8825 Garden, Caseyville, with the intent to commit theft.
  • Michael D. Gryzmala, 50, of 216 Center Drive, Caseyville, arrested on suspicion of residential burglary from between Oct. 19 and Oct. 20 by Caseyville police. Gryzmala allegedly knowingly entered into the residence of Douglas Berning, 8825 Garden, Caseyville, with the intent to commit theft.

TUESDAY, OCT. 27

  • Damon Stidimire, 19, of 1045 N. Brookshire Court, 10, Belleville, arrested on suspicion of first degree murder on or about Oct. 24 by St. Clair County sheriff. Stidimire allegedly, without lawful justification and with the intent to kill or do great harm to Brianzellous Allen Jr., stabbed him about the body thereby causing the death of Brianzellous Allen Jr.
  • Keithen D. Chairs, 19, of 113 Behrens Ave., O’Fallon, arrested on suspicion of burglary on or about Aug. 17 by O’Fallon police. Chairs allegedly, entered a motor vehicle, a silver 2013 Kia, of Misty Strosberg, 721 S. Lincoln Ave., O’Fallon, with the intent to commit theft.
  • John R. Harper, 33, of 225 Monticello, Fairview Heights, arrested on suspicion of three counts of unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon and aggravated assault on or about Oct. 25 and Oct. 26 by Fairview Heights police. Harper allegedly, a person who has been convicted of a felony, knowingly possessed in a residence a New England Firearms Co. 20 gauge shotgun; possessed in a residence a Anschutz brand bolt action .22 caliber long rifle; possessed in a residence a Beretta 9mm semi-automatic handgun; in committing an assault, used a deadly weapon, in that he knowingly pointed a firearm at Matthew Vanderiet, thereby placing Vanderiet in reasonable apprehension of receiving a battery. Defendant had been previously convicted of driving while intoxicated, persistent offender on Dec. 5, 2007.
  • Kena K. Kline, 38, of 223 Claremont Court, Collinsville, arrested on suspicion of unlawful possession of a controlled substance on or about March 29 by Metropolitan Enforcement Group of Southwestern Illinois. Kline allegedly, had in her possession less than 15 grams of a substance containing cocaine.
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