A special appointed prosecutor has charged 58-year-old Norman Stuckey in St. Clair County with one count of threatening a public official.
Russell had been convicted in the February, 2008 murder of Karinina Polk at a Fairmont City motel.
The St. Clair County State’s Attorney says a crackdown on violence-prone sites in East St. Louis have cut that city’s murder rate.
State’s Attorney Brendan Kelly declined to comment on why driver Michael Jeter had three drugs in his system.
Few details are being released this afternoon about first-degree murder charges against a 9-year-old juvenile in St. Clair County.
Steven Johnson, 25, and his mother were arrested Thursday after a police raid on their home in Washington Park.
Operation Last Call included police and drug and liquor agents.
Charges allege Treymella Johnson was appointed mayor behind closed doors.
East St. Louis mayor and police chief support Chicago mayor’s idea. Their state’s attorney does not.
St. Clair County State’s Attorney Brendan Kelly stated, “Per capita the John DeShields housing project is statistically one of the most dangerous areas in the country.”