Tuesday, May 21, 2013
James Michael Helderle will be sentenced June 27.
James Michael Helderle, 21, of St. Charles, was convicted by a St. Charles County jury last week of first degree burglary, forcible sodomy, felonious restraint and armed criminal action in a case involving an O'Fallon women last December. READ MORE: O'Fallon Police Interrupt Burglary, Sexual Assault Helderle was an employee of CUI Cable prior to the assault and had performed services at the victim's apartment on Dec. 3. On Dec. 4, he was terminated for texting the victim for a date. On Dec. 5, Helderle entered the 24-year-old O'Fallon woman's apartment, threatened her with a knife and assaulted her. Join St. Charles Patch for more community news or join us on Facebook and Twitter. The St. Charles County court recommended a 75-year sentence…
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Marcus L. Brownlee was charged with distributing a controlled substance after St. Charles Police said they found he had six capsules of heroin on May 4.
A St. Charles man on probation since September for dealing drugs, faces another drug dealing charge after police say they caught him with heroin on May 4. Marcus L Brownlee, 25, of the 100 block of Cole Boulevard in St. Charles, was charged May 6 with distributing a controlled substance. St. Charles Police said Brownlee had six capsules containing heroin on May 4. Police said he provided a written confession that says he intended to sell the heroin. Join St. Charles Patch for more community news or join us on Facebook and Twitter. Brownlee pleaded guilty Sept. 19 to three counts of distributing a controlled substance. He had been given a five-year prison sentence, but the sentence was suspended and Brownlee was placed on five years …
Monday, May 13, 2013
Daniel M. Quirk, 43, was charged with elder abuse for with attacking his mother on Monday, St. Charles Police said.
A St. Charles man hit and kicked his 79-year-old mother, breaking bones, bruising and cutting her on May 6, police said. Daniel M. Quirk, 43, of the 300 block of Oakleaf Drive in St. Charles, was charged May 7 with second-degree elder abuse. The woman needed treatment at an area hospital. St. Charles Police said Quirk, who lives with his mother, has previous domestic assault charges. Quirk is being held in St. Charles County jail. Bail was set at $50,000, cash only, and he is to have no contact with his mother. He pleaded guilty to third-degree domestic assault and tampering with a vehicle in 2010. He was given a suspended sentence and placed on probation in December 2010. Quirk’s probation was suspended a month later. For more crime …
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Dominic Ewing was placed on five years probation after pleading guilty to second-degree assault.
A 19-year-old who fractured a man’s jaw with a punch on Feb. 20 pleaded guilty April 26 to second-degree assault. St. Charles County Circuit Court Judge Ted House suspended sentencing April 26 and placed Dominic Ewing on five years probation. Ewing, of the first block of Buckingham Place in St. Charles, also must have no contact with the victim, pay restitution within two years, go through any recommended substance abuse treatment and maintain full-time job or education. St. Charles Police said Ewing was upset over the whereabouts of his cell phone, so he lured the man to a secluded parking lot at 1700 block of North 4th Street in St. Charles. He then hit the man in the chest and jaw. The punch broke the man’s jaw, causing a compound …
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Witnesses told police that Paul Joseph Murphy failed to stay on the right side of the road and ran stop lights before crossing the center line and causing a head-on collision on West Clay.
A St. Charles man was driving under the influence of drugs when his car crashed head-on into another car carrying a pregnant woman, causing her to miscarry March 16, officials said. Paul Joseph Murphy, 52, of the 1000 block of Crescent Drive in St. Charles, was charged Tuesday with involuntary manslaughter and three counts of second-degree assault. St. Charles Police said that Murphy’s car crossed over the centerline at 2850 West Clay in St. Charles and collided with the oncoming car. The woman, who was 19 weeks pregnant, delivered a stillborn child upon arrival at the hospital. Witnesses told police that before the crash they saw Murphy’s car crossing into oncoming traffic and failing to obey traffic signals. All three passengers in the …
Thursday, April 18, 2013
The two men are suspected of being illegal immigrants and were referred to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, according to a St. Charles County Sheriff's Department report.
Two men were arrested following a concert at the Family Arena in St. Charles April 8 after struggling with officers in the parking lot. Following the El Trono de Mexico concert at the arena, a St. Charles County Sheriff's deputy said he saw Nicolas Meza-Lopez, 24, throw a beer at a wall and shove a female Family Arena employee in the chest. The officer said he pursued him out of the Family Arena, where Meza-Lopez turned around, thumped his chest and began struggling with the officer. As the deputy was attempting to handcuff Nicolas Meza-Lopez, he said Pedro Meza-Lopez, 20, grabbed his shoulder and tried to prevent the arrest. A St. Charles police officer arrived to assist the deputy, and he and Pedro Meza-Lopez began to struggle, according…
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…
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
St. Charles Police said Dominic Ewing was upset about his missing cell phone and confronted and assaulted the man.
A man is accused of breaking another man’s jaw and injuring the ear of another St. Charles resident Feb. 20. Dominic Ewing, of the first block of Buckingham Place in St. Charles, was charged Monday with second-degree assault. St. Charles Police said a man was lured to the 1700 block of North 4th Street in St. Charles, where Ewing met him. Ewing was upset over the whereabouts of his cell phone, according to police. Ewing hit the man in the chest and the jaw, causing a compound jaw fracture and a lacerated ear, according to a court documents. Ewing is being held in St. Charles County jail. Bail was set at $20,000, cash only. For more crime information on St. Charles Patch, see the following articles:
Thursday, February 28, 2013
The property owner was not seriously injured. The deputy said John Davit ignored warnings to stay away from his former residence.
A St. Charles County man hit his former landlord with a car outside his former residence Monday, a St. Charles County Sheriff’s deputy said. John R. Davit, 66, was charged Tuesday with first-degree trespassing and third-degree assault. A St. Charles County Sheriff's deputy said Davit had been recently evicted from his residence in the first block of Jackson Place in St. Charles County near First Capitol and Highway 364. The deputy said Davit was warned by the property owner and law enforcement to stay off the property. However, Davit has returned to the property several times and ignored requests to leave, according to the report. On Monday, Davit drove his car directly at the property owner, hitting him in the left leg and knee with the …
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Steven T. Scott is accused of punching another inmate eight to 10 times in an unprovoked assault, St. Charles County Corrections officials said.
A man is accused of a second assault on a St. Charles County prisoner within the last year. Steven T. Scott, 20, of the 400 block of Houston Street in St. Charles, was charged Feb. 8 with third-degree assault. An investigator said Scott punched another inmate in the head eight to 10 times without provocation Jan. 28 at the St. Charles County Justice Center, 200 North Second St. in St. Charles. The other inmate received stitches above his eye, bruising on the left side of his face and ear, and received liquid sutures on his ear. Scott and another prisoner, Robert E. Martin, were indicted on an April 5 attack on another inmate. That man required hospitalization and surgeries to repair fractures to his face, head and jaw. The indictment was …