Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Law & Order

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Law & Order

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FRANKLIN COUNTY > Driver gets 8 years in fatal crash * A Lonedell man was sentenced Friday to eight years in prison for a 2014 drunken driving crash that killed a teenager.

Ethan J. Humphries, 25, was driving along Highway 30 in Franklin County when he lost control of his car and hit a teen who was standing next to his mailbox, waiting for his school bus, on Sept. 12, 2014.

Donald R. Tipton, 15, was killed in the crash. Humphries and his passenger were hospitalized with injuries.

Humphries was charged with involuntary manslaughter, two counts of armed criminal action and second-degree assault. He received eight years for manslaughter and three years for armed criminal action and his sentences are concurrent, Franklin County Circuit Clerk Bill Miller said.

ST. LOUIS COUNTY > Pharmacist accused of stealing pills * A St. Louis County pharmacist stole at least 1,400 prescription pills from his employer, federal prosecutors said Friday.

Mark A. Greaves, of St. Louis County, was the pharmacist in charge at the Fenton Dierbergs until December. He began stealing prescription drugs in mid-2014, a criminal court document filed Friday says.

He started with Fioricet, a drug that is prescribed for tension headaches, and then stole the painkillers oxycodone and hydrocodone, documents say. Greaves covered up the thefts by altering computer records, the documents say. He is charged with obtaining a controlled substance by fraud and deception.

UNIVERSITY CITY > Rapist gets 25 years * A Pagedale man was given 25 years in prison Thursday for the 2013 rape of a University City woman.

Markeon D. Jones was 16 when police say he broke into a woman's home, then raped her multiple times, choked her and bit her. He also stole money and her cellphone.

Jones, now 19, pleaded guilty to three counts of forcible rape, five counts of forcible sodomy and one count each of second-degree assault, first-degree burglary and second-degree robbery. Jones made a blind plea, meaning there was no agreement in place on a sentence.

Judge Tom DePriest Jr. sentenced Jones to 20 years on each rape and sodomy charge, five years for the burglary and robbery charges and one year for the assault charge. …

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