Local Arrests

Crime blotter Nov. 20

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, NOV. 3

  • Damiene M. Young, 33, of 622 Jefferson St., East St. Louis, arrested on suspicion of aggravated domestic battery and aggravated battery on or about Oct. 23 by Shiloh police. Young allegedly, strangled a female minor with initials A.F., date of birth, May 9, 2007, a family/household member, in that said defendant intentionally impeded the normal breathing/circulation of blood of the female minor by placing his hand(s) around the neck/throat of the female minor and applying pressure; knowingly caused injury to a child under the age of 13 years, in that the defendant struck a female minor child with initials A.F., date of birth, May 9, 2007, about her body with a belt.
  • Christopher J. Huggins, 34, of 307 Isabell St., Cahokia, arrested on suspicion of aggravated domestic battery, five counts of domestic battery on or about Oct. 30 by Cahokia police. Huggins allegedly, in committing a domestic battery, strangled Cherie A. Sumpter, a family/household member, in that said defendant intentionally impeded the normal breathing/circulation of blood of Cherie A. Sumpter by applying pressure to her neck with his hands; made physical contact with Cherie A. Sumpter, a family/household member, in that said defendant placed his hands on the neck of Cherie A. Sumpter; threw her to the floor; held her down on the floor; struck her in the face with his fist; pulled her lip.
  • Antonio Magana-Mercado, 37, of 5100 Collinsville Road, 19, Fairmont City, arrested on suspicion of aggravated driving under the influence and driving while driver’s license is suspended on or about Nov. 2 by Fairview Heights police. Magana-Mercado allegedly, drove a white 1999 Hyundai Accent on North Illinois Street in Fairview Heights, while the defendant was under the influence of alcohol and during a period in which the defendant’s driving privileges were suspended.

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 4

  • Antonio C. Blair, 36, of 458 North 26, East St. Louis, arrested on suspicion of aggravated battery, three counts of domestic battery on or about Nov. 1 by East St. Louis police. Blair allegedly, a person of the age of 18 years and upwards, knowingly caused harm to Z.S, a child under the age of 13 years, in that he struck the had of said child with a door; made physical contact with Habeebah A. Salahuddin, a family/household member, in that said defendant pushed her into a wall; made contact with Z.S., in that he struck the minor’s head and leg with a door; struck her in the fact with his fist.
  • Jeffrey A. Burgess, 31, of 4329 Highway 102, Granite City, arrested on suspicion of resisting a peace officer and violation of an order of protection on or about Nov. 3 by Belleville police. Burgess allegedly, knowingly resisted the performance of Rob Thomason of an authorized act within his official capacity being the search and removal of items from the person of Jeffrey A. Burgess while he was in custody at the Belleville Police Department, knowing Rob Thomason to be a peace officer engaged in the execution of his official duties, in that he attempted to push Rob Thomason away and thereby caused an abrasion to the left leg of Rob Thomason and the actions of the defendant were the proximate cause of the injury to Rob Thomason; having obtained knowledge of the contents of an order of protection, did knowingly commit an act which was prohibited by the order of protection in that said defendant went into the residence located at 1750 Stevens St., Belleville, while Jayme A. Elkins, the petitioner of said order of protection was present.
  • James J. Schaeffer, 50, of 32 Judith Lane, Fairview Heights, arrested on suspicion of felony possession and selling firearms on or about Feb. 11by Metropolitan Enforcement Group of Southwestern Illinois. Schaeffer allegedly, possessed about his person a Winchester Model 94 .30 carbine rifle; knowingly sold a firearm, a Winchester Model 94 .30 carbine rifle to Tyson Melvin, a person who did not display to the defendant a current, valid FOID Card. Defendant had been previously convicted of aggravated driving under the influence on March 4, 2013.
  • Nicole L. Williams, 35, of 390 W. Fourth St., Beckemeyer, arrested on suspicion of unlawful possession of a controlled substance and resisting a police officer on or about Oct. 4 by Metropolitan Enforcement Group of Southwestern Illinois. Williams allegedly, had in her possession less than 15 grams of a substance containing heroin; knowingly resisted the performance of Nicholas Schmidt of an authorized act within his official capacity, being the search of Nicole Williams, knowing Nicholas Schmidt to be a peace officer engaged in the execution of his official duties, in that she refused to remove her hand from her pocket to be searched.
  • Darryl L. Jones Jr., 20, of 10 S. Embassy Drive, Fairview Heights, arrested on suspicion of residential burglary and forgery on or about Nov. 2 by Belleville police. Jones allegedly, entered into the dwelling place of Clara Elmore, 3523 W. A St., Belleville, with the intent to commit theft therein; knowingly delivered to Regions Bank, 4800 W. Main St., Belleville, a document apparently capable of defrauding another, in that it was purported to have been made by another, Clara Elmore, said document being a check, drawn on Regions Bank, dated Nov. 2, payable to Darryl Jones in the amount of $365 and signed as drawer Clara Elmore, knowing the document to have been thus made.
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