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, MAY 3
Rainer V. Mitchell, 28, of homeless, Cahokia, arrested on suspicion of unlawful possession of a weapon by a felon and criminal trespass to residence on or about April 30 by Centreville police. Mitchell allegedly, possessed on his person with the intent to use against another, a machete; knowingly remained within the residence of Dareese Haynes, located at 4770 Tutor Ave., Centreville, at a time when said defendant knew that one or more persons were present in that residence. Defendant had been convicted of aggravated unlawful possession of a stolen motor vehicle on Sept. 2, 2014.
Derek M. Jeter, 49, of 4119 Kossuth Ave., St. Louis, arrested on suspicion of retail theft, subsequent on or about May 2 by Fairview Heights police. Jeter allegedly, took merchandise from Kohl’s, 6109 N. Illinois St., Fairview Heights, being Calphaion brand cookware, total retail value not in excess of $300. Defendant had been previously convicted of retail theft on Dec. 2, 2015.
Shantez L. Rias, 33, of 5002 Hill St., East St. Louis, arrested on suspicion of unlawful possession of cannabis, subsequent on or about May 3 by St. Clair County sheriff. Rias allegedly, had in his possession more than 30 grams but less than 500 grams of a substance containing cannabis. Defendant had been previously convicted of unlawful possession of cannabis on Oct. 27, 2014.
Michael D. Lumpkins, 48, of 2201 Market Ave., East St. Louis, arrested on suspicion of two counts of unlawful failure to register as a sex offender from between April 18 and May 2 by Fairview Heights police. Lumpkins allegedly, a sex offender, failed to register in accordance with provisions of the Sex Offender Registration Act, with the Chief of Police of the City of Fairview Heights, within three days of establishing a residence within that city; knowingly failed to register in accordance with the provisions of the Sex Offender Registration Act, with the Chief of Police of the City of Fairview Heights, where he was temporarily domiciled for a period of time of 3 days or more.