Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Police/courts

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Police/courts

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The following were reported to police departments in the region or involved action in an area court:

ACCIDENTS

Marissa: Lawrence Long-Croteau, 27, of Tilden, was killed Thursday afternoon in a one-car accident at the north edge of Marissa. The Illinois State Police said Long-Croteau was southbound on Illinois Route 4 when his 1994 Pontiac Trans Am ran off the right side of the highway about 500 feet south of Mud Creek and hit a tree. Authorities didn't say whether he was wearing a seat belt . BANK ROBBERIES St. Louis: Authorities are looking for a man who robbed the Southern Commercial Bank, 3207 Meramec Street, about 1:40 p.m. Friday. No one was injured; the robber did not display a weapon. The suspect made off with an undisclosed amount of cash. He was last seen leaving the bank in a Yellow Cab. He was described as being a white man, 50 to 60 years old, 6 feet, 240 pounds with gray hair. He had a bandage on the left side of his face and wore a black scarf across the lower portion of his face. Anyone with information should call the FBI at 241-5357. COURT ACTIONS St. Louis: Dominic Belford, 17, formerly of the 5400 block of Oriole Avenue, was sentenced Friday to 13 years in prison for murdering Nathan Phillips III on Sept. 25, 1994. Belford had been charged with first-degree murder. Jurors last month convicted Belford of second-degree murder, armed criminal action and unlawful use of a weapon. St. Louis Circuit Judge Sherri Sullivan gave Belford 10 years in prison on the murder charge and a consecutive, three-year sentence for armed criminal action. She also fined Belford $1,000 on the weapons charge. Belford shot Phillips, 14, as Phillips walked his dog near his home in the Walnut Park neighborhood. t St. Louis: David Greenwade on Friday got 47 months in prison for being a felon in possession of a gun. Greenwade, 34, of the 7500 block of Virginia Avenue, pleaded guilty in April. U.S. District Judge George F. Gunn Jr. sentenced Greenwade. Court documents said Greenwade had a 9 mm pistol when police arrested him on Feb. 2. He has previous convictions for burglary and stealing, the U. …

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