Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Law & Order

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Law & Order

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ST. CHARLES COUNTY > Woman sentenced in robbery * A woman who robbed a shopper at gunpoint on the parking lot of Walmart has been sentenced to 10 years in prison, but she could get released early if she successfully completes a drug treatment program.

Lindsay Dawn Walston, 28, of the first block of Penrod Road near Troy, Mo., pleaded guilty last week to first-degree robbery in the incident Nov. 17 at the store at the Wentzville Walmart. She also pleaded guilty to forgery in an unrelated case.

As part of the sentence, Circuit Judge Nancy Schneider sent Walston to a 120-day treatment program. If she does well, her sentence will be reviewed by the judge and may be reduced.

ALTON > Driver dies after crash * Christina Marie Martinez, 27, of the 2700 block of North 41st Street in Fairmont City, died Sunday evening after her SUV ran off the road and hit a concrete barricade near the ConAgra facility in Alton.

Madison County Sheriff Robert Hertz said Martinez had been eastbound on the Great River Road and, according to witnesses, was "doing 100 to 130 miles per hour."

He said Martinez clipped a car near the intersection of the Great River Road and Clifton Terrace Road in Godfrey Township, slightly injuring another motorist. Martinez died of head and chest trauma after crashing her 2000 Chevrolet Equinox on Broadway, according to the Madison County Coroner's Office. She was not wearing a seat belt, authorities said.

The crash, next to the ConAgra facility west of State Street, was reported to police at 5:11 p.m. Martinez was pronounced dead at the scene shortly before 6 p.m.

ST. CHARLES COUNTY > Teen is hit crossing interstate * Noah Jones, 17, of O'Fallon, Mo., was seriously injured Monday morning when he attempted to cross Interstate 70 near Bryan Road, police said.

Noah was transported by ambulance to St. …

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