Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Police / Courts

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Police / Courts

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The following incidents were among those that were reported to police departments in the St. Louis metropolitan area or that involved action in one of the area's courts: VIOLENT DEATHS

East St. Louis: Darian K. Ward, 21, of East St. Louis was charged Friday with first-degree murder in the fatal beating of Marvin Dought, 39, of St. Louis on Sept. 22. The killing followed a dispute outside a public housing complex in East St. Louis. Ward surrendered; his bond was set at $55,000.

Washington Park: Johnnie E. Ross Jr., 30, of Washington Park, was charged Thursday with first-degree murder in the shooting of Andre Smith, 18, also of Washington Park, on a parking lot last April 12. Ross fled after the shooting and remains at large. Smith's family has offered a $1,000 reward for an arrest and conviction. COURT ACTION

University City: A St. Louis County jury found Eugene M. Webb, 23, of University City, guilty of voluntary manslaughter and armed criminal action Thursday in the October 1993 shooting death of his stepfather, Eric Johnson. The two men had been arguing in front of Webb's grandmother's house in the 6800 block of Roberts Avenue when Webb shot Johnson four times. Sentencing will be Nov. 23.

Rock Hill: Two men have been sentenced to prison in last October's robbery of a Rock Hill gas station. Darnell Coleman, 42, of St. Louis, was sentenced Friday to 25 years. Coleman drove the getaway car and testified that he didn't know of the robbery until after it had occurred. He can be released in 120 days if he remains on good behavior and completes a substance-abuse program. Last week, Bryan L. Chissem, 20, of the 5200 block of Lexington Avenue in St. Louis, was sentenced to 18 years for the robbery. St. Louis: Reginald Carr, 40, of the 5000 block of Emerson Avenue got life in prison without parole Friday for murdering a woman at the Gateway Arch parking garage. U.S. District Judge George F. Gunn Jr. sentenced Carr and fined him $2,500, an amount expected to wipe out Carr's prison earnings for 25 years. Carr was convicted in July for shooting Alice Knop, 56, of St. …

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