Thursday, May 16, 2013
Morris McDonald , who lives in North St. Louis County, is being held in St. Louis County jail after police said he choked his girlfriend with a belt.
A North County man faces abuse charges after police said he choked his girlfriend with a belt. Morris Antonio McDonald, 27, of the 3600 block of Av de Paris in unincorporated North County near Vaile Avenue and Old Halls Ferry Road, was charged Thursday with second-degree domestic assault. St. Louis County Police said McDonald wrapped a belt around his girlfriend’s neck and choked her May 8 in the 6800 block of Chesapeake Drive in North County just east of Black Jack. McDonald pleaded guilty in 2008 to third-degree domestic assault, assaulting a law enforcement officer and distributing a controlled substance. He was on probation after pleading guilty to possession of a controlled substance in 2010. McDonald is being held in St. Louis County…
Friday, May 10, 2013
Paul Tripp, who is serving sentences for dealing drugs and dumping a woman's body after she overdosed on heroin, is accused of DWI after leading police on a high-speed chase.
A Florissant man, who is accused of leading police on a high-speed chase while driving drunk Jan. 10, not only was on parole at the time but was driving with a revoked license. Paul Allen Tripp, 28, of the 1300 block of Flicker Drive, pleaded guilty April 30 to driving while revoked. At the time, Tripp was on parole after being sentenced in February 2012 to two years in prison for abandoning a woman’s body after she died from a heroin overdose. Tripp dumped a woman, Valerie Butler, near Prouhet Farm Road in Bridgeton. Her body was found several weeks later. The medical examiner said Butler died of acute heroin intoxication. He also was sentenced in 2011 to five years in prison for possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance…
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Khadeem Ratcliff faces prison if he violates the terms of his probation. Find out what he's got to do to remain free and weigh in with your take on the case.
A Florissant teen was sentenced for setting fire to several vehicles near his home last spring, according to a report from KSDK. Khadeem Ratcliff pled guilty to four counts of “knowingly burning” in October. The 18-year-old was sentenced to five years of supervised probation, and Judge David Lee Vincent also informed him that he would be responsible for restitution to the owners of the vehicles. Ratcliff was also ordered to attend regular mental evaluations, maintain full-time employment and to completely avoid contact with the victims. If he violates the probation order, he will be sent to prison. Read more about this case on Florissant Patch: