Circuit Court Judge Joan Moriarty issued a temporary restraining order against Jeffry Smith of Cincinnati, or anyone acting with him, from entering zoo property in possession of a firearm or any other lethal weapon – whether open or concealed.
The number of Illinois police departments tracing guns has risen from 392 two years ago to 451 now. Last year, 11,500 crime guns in Illinois were traced, and 6,200 have been so far this year.
Williams’ attorney, Jerryl Christmas, who appeared with him today in St. Louis County Circuit Court, tells KMOX News his client is innocent, and the allegations of the shootings are physically impossible for his client to have pulled off.
183 guns were reported stolen in the first four months of 2015 – a 65 percent increase from the same period last year.
“We arrest criminals and they say ‘I’m not worried about it. I got paper. I got probation the first time, and I’ll get paper the second time,'” complained a frustrated Police Chief Sam Dotson.
St. Louis Circuit Court Judge Margaret M. Neil may have played a role in this week’s wild, weaving shootout on Interstate 44 – without ever intending to.
The federal prosecutor in St. Louis comes to the rescue of state prosecutors frustrated with Missouri’s gun laws.
The goal, says U.S. Attorney for Southern Illinois Steve Wigginton, is to send a message to the street.
Jeffrey Williams is accused of wounding the officers on March 12, during an early-morning rally sparked by the resignation of Ferguson’s police chief. Both officers are expected to recover.
KC man tells officers he just snapped.