Imani Shakoor, 21, allegedly stole a woman's iPhone right from her hands while she was riding on the MetroLink. Unfortunately for him, he was not able to get away fast enough -- and the victim was not going to let her smartphone go without a fight.
Police say in trying to get her phone back, she c ... More >>
There are a lot of missing details in the alleged beating of a 78-year-old woman in a Caseyville nursing home, but based on the official reports released so far, it's not looking good for the two suspects.
Nina Dorsey, 46, and Julia Tillis, 43, are accused of forcibly removing a handicapped patien ... More >>
Soon after Lecourtney Luckett, 32, was released from prison -- completing a three-year sentence -- he went to the house of his ex-girlfriend, forced his way in, beat her and raped her. At least these are the charges that the East St. Louis Police Department have brought against Luckett, who found hi ... More >>
Yesterday, 27-year-old Dallas Hill -- police chief in the small town of New Athens, Illinois -- was charged with three felonies on the accusation that he snatched an iPod and iPad from the evidence room "for his own personal use" over the summer.The items, which had been seized in a commercial burgl ... More >>
On Thursday, July 19, the St. Clair County Sheriff's Department responded to Southwestern Illinois College after a bomb threat was reported. Classes were canceled and the campus was evacuated, and once the campus was empty and secure, the Sheriff's Department went to work.The bomb threat was actuall ... More >>
Teryun Jackson, 22, and Marlon K. Jackson, 23, are already in the St. Clair County Jail for unlawful use of a weapon and first-degree murder, respectively. They're both facing additional charges of aggravated battery and mob action for attacking another inmate on May 11. You might want to put o ... More >>
Two dancers at C-Mowes in Washington Park got a drunk club patron's credit card and pin number and then used the card to tip themselves $500.Tanya L. Bagwell, 34, and Samantha L. Metz, 24, both are charged with one count of theft over $500. Bagwell was the one who watched him punch in his pin and ... More >>
aetv.comYou want some of this kid? If you enjoy watching prisoners scream at troubled youth, then have we got the show for you! It's A&E's Beyond Scared Straight, and tonight's episode was filmed inside the St. Clair County Jail.
Today's program features David, a teen with an explosive temp ... More >>
Warning: This might make your 20-year-old daughter upset.After their mother took away their beer because they were underage, a daughter and son allegedly beat her up, leaving her bleeding, scratched and bruised, and then fled from the house before the police arrived, Sgt. Mike Hundelt of the ... More >>
The transcript linked below depicts a conversation recorded September 19, 2007, by officials at the St. Clair County Jail in Osceola, Missouri, which is referenced in this week's feature story, The Battle of Carthage.
The two participants are Encarnación Bail (EB), who was incarcerated pen ... More >>
In perhaps the saddest news we've heard all day, a Belleville woman is in the St. Clair County Jail for selling her kids' Christmas gifts for money to buy crack. The mom, 35-year-old Sandra J. Bowers, hocked gifts worth about $1,000 and spent the money on rock. The gifts had been purchased for Bo ... More >>
Elliot was finally apprehended last Wednesday hiding out at his brother's home in south St. Louis.For 135 days he was on the run. A 20-year-old man wanted for a grisly predawn shooting March 24 that claimed the life of 23-year-old Martin "Marty" Lampe. Lampe, of Maplewood, was sitting in a Chevy ... More >>
Ladd: That's not a wink.A month ago Earl Ladd generated an outpouring of sympathy when the teenager was shot in the eye on the last day of school in East St. Louis. But as it turns out, the victim isn't such a good boy, himself. Yesterday the 19-year-old Ladd was charged with with armed robbery, ... More >>
In java we trust.Here's one way to assuage Louisa McKendrick and other Daily RFT commenters concerned that the tax increase for MetroLink will usher in a new wave of crime. Arm the citizenry with coffee. It worked for one MetroLink rider Saturday in East St. Louis. As the Belleville News-Democrat ... More >>
Kyle D. StarksA Metro East family mourns the death of Tyra Whittaker, who died Sunday night of a slash-wound to her neck, allegedly at the hands of her former boyfriend.Police officials say Kyle D. Starks, 19, of Cahokia, slashed the neck of Whittaker, 18, with a "razor knife", after she tried to ... More >>
St. Clair County SheriffWendy Rogers of O'Fallon, ILIn a colossal failure to "Be Prepared," an area boy scout and his 39-year-old female troop leader reportedly decided to have sex Sunday afternoon at his parents' house - until those parents came home. According to the St. Clair County Sher ... More >>