As the Pine Lawn mayor fights back against federal extortion charges, the U.S. Attorney has a strong take on public corruption.
The mayor of the St. Louis County town of Pine Lawn has pleaded not guilty to federal extortion charges.
The mayor of Pine Lawn, Missouri, Sylvester Caldwell, has been arrested as a result of an indictment charging him with extortion of cash payments from the owner of a local towing company.
The suspect led the officer on a vehicle chase, then foot pursuit, before being shot and killed.
About 9 this (Saturday) morning the U-S Bank on Lucas and Hunt was robbed. Shortly after that-the Simmons First National Bank on nearby Natural Bridge was robbed–by the same suspect. A short time later–an arrest was made.
After two men in the car were told to get out, the driver and an fought over a weapon. That officer hurt his arm in the struggle but was able to gain control.
The Pine Lawn City Council voted 5-3 Wednesday to remove Rickey Collins as chief.
Edy Rene Perez Ramirez is originally from Guatemala but has been living in Normandy.
Pine Lawn officials refused to allow the gathering over concerns of violence.
Child located unharmed a short time later.