Local Arrests

Crime blotter Feb. 24

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, FEB. 24

  • Tysean Washington 18, of 6760 Amora Lane, St. Louis, arrested on suspicion of two counts of aggravated fleeing and attempting to elude a police officer on or about Dec. 24, 2015 by Brooklyn police. Washington allegedly, while operating a motor vehicle, a black Chevrolet Camaro, was given a visual signal by a police officer, Matt Garrett, 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 black Chevrolet Camaro 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; disobeyed to or more official traffic control devices, being stop signs.
  • Tommy Penny, 22, of 2537 Shannonaire Drive, North County, Mo., arrested on suspicion of two counts of aggravated fleeing and attempting to elude a police officer and aggravated unlawful use of a weapon on or about Feb. 22 by St. Clair County sheriff. Penny allegedly, while operating a motor vehicle, a silver 2004 Mitsubishi, was given a visual signal by a police officer, Damon Pipkins, 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 silver 2004 Mitsubishi to a stop, willfully fled or attempted to elude the police officer and then willfully fleeing or attempting to elude the police officer the defendant traveled at a rate of speed 21 mph over the legal speed limit; disobeyed two or more official traffic control devices, being red lights; knowingly carried in a vehicle a 9mm pistol 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 violation of the cannabis control act.
  • Darion Donald, 30, of 3110 Trendley, East St. Louis, arrested on suspicion of aggravated domestic battery and two counts of domestic battery on or about Feb. 22 by Alorton police. Donald allegedly, strangled Corsica Jones, a family/household member, in that said defendant intentionally impeded the normal breathing of Corsica Jones, by applying pressure to her neck; kneed her in her side; grabbed her by her neck.

THURSDAY, FEB. 25

  • Nichoel A. Cochran, 44, of 2 Gundlach Place, Belleville, arrested on suspicion of unlawful possession of methamphetamine on or about Feb. 23 by St. Clair County sheriff. Cochran allegedly, had in her possession less than five grams of a substance containing methamphetamine.
  • Laekitha L. Tilmon, 28, of 1333 N. 17th St., 2, Swansea, arrested on suspicion of three counts of deceptive practice on or about July 31, Aug. 2, by Swansea police. Tilmon allegedly, with the intent to defraud and obtain control over property of First Clover Leaf Bank, 4101 N Illinois St., Swansea, being U.S. currency, knowingly delivered a bank check dated July 31, 2015, drawn on the Woodforest National Bank, in the amount of $350, and signed as drawer Lakeitha Tilmon, knowing said check would not be paid by the depository; delivered a check drawn on the Woodforesst National Bank in the amount of $300 and signed as drawer Lakeitha Tilmon, knowing said check would not be paid by the depository; delivered a check drawn on the Woodforest National Bank in the amount of $250 and signed as drawer Lakeitha Tilmon, knowing said check would not be paid by the depository.
  • Michael J. Dover, 43, of 1415 W. Main St., Belleville, arrested on suspicion of aggravated driving under the influence and driving while driver’s license is revoked, subsequent on or about Feb. 24 by Cahokia police. Dover allegedly, drove a silver 1994 Cadillac Concours on Camp Jackson Road in Cahokia, while the defendant was under the influence of alcohol and during a period in which the defendant’s driving privileges were suspended/revoked. Defendant has been previously convicted of driving while license is revoked on Nov. 30, 2015.
  • Derrick M. Jackson, 24, of 1710 McCasland Ave., East St. Louis, arrested on suspicion of unlawful use of a weapon and aggravated unlawful use of a weapon on or about Sept. 9, 2015 by East St. Louis police. Jackson allegedly, carried a Luger rifle with a barrel less than 18 inches in length; carried on his person a Luger Rifle at a time when he/she was not on his own land, or in his own abode or fixed place of business, and the said defendant had not been issued a current, valid FOID Card.
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