Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Pedro Chavez, of O'Fallon, pleaded guilty to the charges less than a week before his scheduled trial.
An O’Fallon man was sentenced to five years in prison for breaking into a home in his neighborhood and attempting to molest a 13-year-old girl. Pedro Chavez, 24, of the 200 block of Casalon Drive in O’Fallon, was sentenced by St. Charles County Circuit Court Judge Dan Pelikan April 16 to five years in prison for first-degree burglary and four years for attempted child molestation. The sentences run concurrently. Chavez tried to molest a 13-year-old girl before he left the house in his neighborhood July 7. The girl’s mother made him leave their apartment, but Chavez waited until the mother left the home, re-entered the home and approached the girl again, O’Fallon Police said. The girl was able to push him out the door and call police. …
Thursday, April 4, 2013
"You will have the opportunity to reclaim your life," Judge Michael Jamison told Walsh. "Mr. Brueggen and Mr. McLemore will not."
Patrick Walsh was sentenced Wednesday to 10 years in prison for the DWI crash that killed two people and injured five in September 2011. Walsh pleaded guilty Nov. 15 to two counts of involuntary manslaughter and five counts of second-degree assault. “Unlike Mr. Brueggen and Mr. McLemore, you will have an opportunity to reclaim your life. They won’t have that opportunity,” St. Louis County Circuit Court Judge Michael T. Jamison told Walsh before he handed down the sentence. Police estimated that Walsh was driving about 100 mph when his car rear-ended the Chevy Tahoe, which flipped several times. Steven Brueggen, 38, of Florissant, and Michael McLemore, 37, of O’Fallon, were killed. ‘Burned in my brain’ Before sentencing, Nicole Stanner, who…
Monday, March 11, 2013
Steven Timothy Scott has pleaded guilty to 13 charges in less than two years in St. Charles, O'Fallon, Wentzville and St. Charles County.
A man pleaded guilty Feb 26 to crimes that included: Steven Timothy Scott, 20, of St. Charles, also will serve sentences for damaging businesses and cars in Wentzville and St. Charles County. He had been on probation after pleading guilty to those crimes in 2011. Scott has pleaded guilty to 13 charges in less than two years. The longest sentence is 10 years, and the sentences will be served concurrently. Scott pleaded guilty to second-degree assault, and St. Charles Circuit Court Judge Richard Zerr sentenced him to seven years in prison. While in jail awaiting trial on other charges, Scott and Robert E. Martin II punched and kicked another inmate, elbowing him repeatedly in the face. The man required hospitalization and surgeries to repair…
Thursday, November 29, 2012
St. Charles County investigators said the cases were among the worst child abuse crimes they had ever seen.
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Thursday, November 29, 2012
A third babysitter pleaded guilty to sodomizing children as young as 7 months old in the Tee Kay Mobile Manor area. St. Charles County Sheriff’s investigators said the crimes were the worst cases of child sexual abuse they’d ever seen. John Scott Thomas III, 28, of the first block of Tee Kay in St. Charles County, pleaded guilty Tuesday to eight counts of first-degree statutory sodomy and one count of first-degree statutory rape. As part of the plea, St. Charles County prosecutors agreed to cap Thomas’ sentence at 30 years. The defense can request a suspended sentence or can argue for a lesser sentence. The sentencing guidelines are from 10 to 30 years in prison with lifetime supervision or life imprisonment. Sentencing has been delayed …
Monday, September 17, 2012
The fire in the 600 block of Castlebrook Drive in O'Fallon started Jan. 31.
An O'Fallon man was sentenced to six years in prison for for setting a fire that destroyed his home on in January 2012, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. O'Fallon Patch previously reported, O'Fallon Police responded to a call about a house fire in the 600 block of Castlebrook Drive at 9:42 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 31. No one was inside the home during the fire and no injuries were reported. The O'Fallon and Cottleville fire protection districts and Central County Fire and Rescue responded to the scene. Timothy Copeland, 52, O'Fallon pleaded guilty in St. Charles County Circuit Court July 16 to second-degree arson. According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Copeland told authorities he was stressed when he poured gasoline on his …
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
The "St. Louis Post-Dispatch" reports that Cory Brooks, 22, was sentenced on Monday for the murder of Brandon Joyce, 26.
An O'Fallon man was sentenced to 30-years in prison for the murder of a man on Christmas Eve in 2010, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Cory Brooks, 22, was sentenced on Monday for the murder of Brandon Joyce, 26. Brooks' brother and cousins are also awaiting trial for the shooting that took place in the Bass Pro Shop parking lot in St. Charles on Christmas Eve. Click here to read more on STLtoday.com.