St. Louis Circuit Court
41-year-old Benetta Johnson of East St. Louis has waived a jury trial so her case will be heard by St. Louis Circuit Judge Theresa Counts Burke.
As an associate judge, Stovall-Reed usually handles lesser cases, but was assigned to the Ronnell Hood case to help with the docket backlog.
A brother of St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay has been sentenced to 30 days in jail for misdemeanor unlawful use of drug paraphernalia.
Upon hearing the sentence, he threatened the victim, cursed the judge and head-butted a sheriff’s deputy.
Police closed a section of North 11th Street near a St. Louis Circuit Court building after a man dropped a bag near the steps and walked away.