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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Missouri

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, July 6, 2018

Continued Increase in Federal Regional Violent Crime Prosecutions

June 1 - June 30, 2018

St. Louis, MO – The United States Attorney’s Office will prosecute aggressively violent criminals and drug dealers.  Federal prosecution is a powerful tool in the fight to reduce violent crime.  At least 85% of federal sentences must be served; there is no parole in the federal system.  None.  Sentences are served in prisons far from St. Louis.  Below is a list of defendants prosecuted federally in June as a result of the hard work of police and agents:

Robert Childs, 26, St. Louis, was indicted by a federal grand jury on one felony count of felon in possession of a firearm.

Don Collins, 36, Jennings, was indicted by a federal grand jury on one felony count of conspiracy with the intent to distribute heroin; possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime; and felon in possession of a firearm.

Joseph Paster, 30, was indicted by a federal grand jury on one felony count of conspiracy with the intent to distribute heroin and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.

Clifton Hudson, 34, was indicted by a federal grand jury on one felony count of conspiracy with the intent to distribute heroin; possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime; and felon in possession of a firearm.

Daylin Crafton, 30, Florissant, was indicted by a federal grand jury on one felony count of felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition.

Joseph Dixon, Jr., 21, St. Louis, was indicted by a federal grand jury on one felony count of carjacking and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence. 

Joey Foster, St. Louis, was indicted by a federal grand jury on one felony count of felon in possession of a firearm.

Davian Hampton, 39, was indicted by a federal grand jury on one felony count of felon in possession of a firearm.

Virgil Johnson, 38, St. Louis, was indicted by a federal grand jury on one felony count of felon in possession of a firearm.

Anthony Langston, 35, St. Louis, was indicted by a federal grand jury on one felony count of felon in possession of a firearm.

Terrence McGee, 40, St. Louis, was indicted by a federal grand jury on one felony count of felon in possession of a firearm.

Robert Siebert, 63, St. Louis, was indicted by a federal grand jury on one felony count of felon in possession of a firearm with an obliterated serial number and user of illegal narcotics in possession of a firearm.

Tredell Wilkes, 40, St. Louis, was indicted by a federal grand jury on one felony count of felon in possession of a firearm.

Jevin Fossie, 31, St. Louis, was indicted by a federal grand jury on one felony count of possession with intent to distribute heroin and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug-trafficking crime.

Eric Jackson, 28, St. Louis, was indicted by a federal grand jury on one felony count of felon in possession of a firearm.

Corzelius Kent, 34, was indicted by a federal grand jury on one felony count of felon in possession of a firearm; possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance; and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug-trafficking crime.

Luis Sanchez-Padilla, 21, St. Louis, was indicted by a federal grand jury on one felony count of illegal alien in possession of a firearm.

Anthony Tobias-Haywood, 22, St. Louis, was indicted by a federal grand jury on one felony count of felon in possession of a firearm.

Clarence Hill, 22, St. Louis, was indicted by a federal grand jury on one felony count of felon in possession of a firearm.

Terrance White, 31, St. Louis, was indicted by a federal grand jury on one felony count of felon in possession of a firearm.

Jaleel Adams, 23, St. Louis, was indicted by a federal grand jury on one felony count of distributing acetyl-fentanyl and that the death of a person resulted from the use of such acetyl-fentanyl; possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug-trafficking crime; and possessed a stolen firearm.

Jesse Calhoun, 51, St. Louis, was indicted by a federal grand jury on one felony count of felon in possession of a firearm.

Jeremy Dickerson, 27, St. Louis, was indicted by a federal grand jury on one felony count of possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.

Michael Dilworth, 29, St. Louis, was indicted by a federal grand jury on one felony count of felon in possession of a firearm.

Leroy Eason, III, 43, St. Louis, was indicted by a federal grand jury on one felony count of conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute heroin; felon in possession of a firearm; and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug-trafficking crime.

John Ehrsam, 33, St. Louis, was indicted by a federal grand jury on one felony count of felon in possession of a firearm.

Anthony Ewing, 27, St. Louis, was indicted by a federal grand jury on one felony count of felon in possession of a firearm.

Dominick Foote, 38, St. Louis, was indicted by a federal grand jury on one felony count of possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance; possession of a firearm in furtherance of one or more drug-trafficking crimes; and felon in possession of a firearm.

Danny Harris, 22, was indicted by a federal grand jury on one felony count of felon in possession of a firearm.

Leona Jackson, 43, St. Louis, was indicted by a federal grand jury on one felony count of felon in possession of a firearm.

Cyrano Jones, 47, was indicted by a federal grand jury on one felony count of conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute cocaine base; possession with intent to distribute cocaine base; and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.

Jeffrey Jones, 21, St. Ann, was indicted by a federal grand jury on one felony count of felon in possession of a firearm.

Avion Kincade, 27, St. Louis, was indicted by a federal grand jury on one felony count of felon in possession of a firearm.

Jared Levitt, 19, St. Louis, was indicted by a federal grand jury on one felony count of drug user in possession a firearm; possession with the intent to distribute liquid marijuana; and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug-trafficking crime.

De’Andre Logan, 18, St. Louis, was indicted by a federal grand jury on one felony count of carjacking and possessing a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence.

William Young, 25, St. Louis, was indicted by a federal grand jury on one felony count of carjacking and possessing a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence.

Lorenzo Luna-Espinoza, 22, Midland, TX, was indicted by a federal grand jury on one felony count of illegal alien in possession of a firearm.

Donte Parks, 27, St. Louis, was indicted by a federal grand jury on one felony count of felon in possession of a firearm.

Clark Roberts, 49, Cahokia, IL, was indicted by a federal grand jury on one felony count of felon in possession of a firearm; possession with the intent to distribute cocaine; and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug-trafficking crime.

Travis Robinson, 21, St. Louis, was indicted by a federal grand jury on one felony count of felon in possession of a firearm.

Devin Thompson, 24, St. Louis, was indicted by a federal grand jury on one felony count of felon in possession of a firearm; possession with intent to distribute fentanyl; and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.

Cory Chandler, 43, St. Louis, was indicted by a federal grand jury on one felony count of felon in possession of a firearm.

Vinson Griffin, Jr., 35, St. Louis, was indicted by a federal grand jury on one felony count of felon in possession of a firearm; possession with intent to distribute heroin; and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.

Victor Mora, 33, was indicted by a federal grand jury on one felony count of interference with commerce by violence.

Tyrell Phillips, 26, St. Louis, was indicted by a federal grand jury on one felony count of felon in possession of a firearm.

Jerome Rankins, 24, St. Louis, was indicted by a federal grand jury on one felony count of felon in possession of a firearm.

Earl Rice, 60, was indicted by a federal grand jury on one felony count of felon in possession of one or more firearms.

Darius Scott, 29, St. Louis, was indicted by a federal grand jury on one felony count of felon in possession of a firearm.

John Spudich, Jr., St. Louis, was indicted by a federal grand jury on one felony count of felon in possession of a firearm.

Quoc Tran, 22, St. Louis, was indicted by a federal grand jury on one felony count of felon in possession of a firearm.

Kenneth Watkins, 40, St. Louis, was indicted by a federal grand jury on one felony count of felon in possession of a firearm.

Emanuel Wesseh, 26, was indicted by a federal grand jury on one felony count of prohibited person in possession of a firearm.

Anthony Williams was indicted by a federal grand jury on one felony count of felon in possession of a firearm; possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance; and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug-trafficking crime.

Brandon Woods, 34, St. Louis, was indicted by a federal grand jury on one felony count of felon in possession of a firearm; interference with commerce by violence; brandishing a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence; and carjacking.

Roger Goff, 21, was indicted by a federal grand jury on one felony count of felon in possession of a firearm and possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance.

Dyanthany Proudie, 26, St. Louis, pled guilty to felon in possession of a firearm and possession with intent to distribute.

Jamarco Cousins, 30, St. Louis, pled guilty to felon in possession of a firearm.

Anthony Williams, 40, St. Louis, pled guilty to felon in possession of a firearm.

Cortez Cooper, 38, St. Louis, pled guilty to felon in possession of a firearm.

Justin Willis, 24, St. Louis, pled guilty to felon in possession of a firearm.

Domonique Isreal, 25, St. Louis, pled guilty to possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.

Christopher Wilson, 28, Omaha, NE, pled guilty to felon in possession of a firearm.

Marlon Adams, 37, St. Louis, pled guilty to felon in possession of a firearm.

Devosha Gray, 19, St. Louis, pled guilty to felon in possession of a firearm.

Alex Wheelis, 27, St. Louis, pled guilty to felon in possession of a firearm.

Donovan Jacobs, 26, St. Louis, pled guilty to felon in possession of a firearm.

Kirk Wallace, 33, St. Louis, pled guilty to felon in possession of a firearm.

William Johnson, 23, St. Louis, pled guilty to felon in possession of a firearm.

Corey States, 40, St. Louis, pled guilty to felon in possession of a firearm.

Andre Adams, 32, St. Louis, pled guilty to felon in possession of a firearm.

Devin Tate, 25, pled guilty to felon in possession of a firearm.

Devosha Gray, 19, St. Louis, pled guilty to felon in possession of a firearm.

Maurice Cooper, 38, St. Louis, pled guilty to felon in possession of a firearm.

Demarco Moorehead, 27, St. Louis, pled guilty to felon in possession of a firearm.

Deandre Thompson, 45, St. Louis, pled guilty to felon in possession of a firearm.

Acotra Weaver, 28, St. Louis, pled guilty to felon in possession of a firearm.

Darryl E. Allen, 50, St. Louis, pled guilty to felon in possession of a firearm.

Tito Santiago, 33, St. Louis, pled guilty to felon in possession of a firearm.

Damen Gascic, 33, pled guilty to felon in possession of a firearm; possession of an unregistered firearm; possession of controlled substance; and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.

Wilbert Anderson, 26, St. Louis, pled guilty to felon in possession of a firearm.

Squacar Gray, 40, St. Louis, pled guilty to felon in possession of a firearm.

Donnell Witherspoon, 37, St. Louis, pled guilty to felon in possession of a firearm.

Melvin Cooper, 49, St. Louis, pled guilty to felon in possession of a firearm.

Damon Catchings, 44, pled guilty to felon in possession of a firearm.

Charles D. Smith, 29, St. Louis, pled guilty to felon in possession of a firearm.

Marvin Williams, 42, St. Louis, pled guilty to felon in possession of a firearm; forcible assault with a firearm; and possession with the intent to distribute marijuana.

Marquis Shores, 35, pled guilty to felon in possession of a firearm.

Sterling Turner, 39, pled guilty to felon in possession of a firearm.

Donovan Jacobs, 26, St. Louis, pled guilty to felon in possession of a firearm.

Deon D. Story, Jr., 38, St. Louis, pled guilty to felon in possession of a firearm.

Justin I. Morrow, 20, St. Louis, pled guilty to armed robbery and discharging a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence.

Charles J. Jones, 45, St. Louis, pled guilty to felon in possession of a firearm.

Kenneth Foster, 44, St. Louis, pled guilty to felon in possession of a firearm.

Donnell Witherspoon, 37, St. Louis, pled guilty to felon in possession of a firearm.

Kenneth J. Pace, 24, St. Louis, was sentenced to 42 months in prison for felon in possession of a firearm.

Darryl Easley, 48, St. Louis, was sentenced to 96 months in prison for possession with intent to distribute marijuana and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.

Dominique D. Simpson, 26, St. Louis, was sentenced to 46 months in prison for felon in possession of a firearm.

Kenyetta Chapman, 22, Stockton, CA, was sentenced to 27 months in prison for felon in possession of a firearm.

Raynard Davison, 44, St. Louis, was sentenced to 8 months in prison for felon in possession of a firearm.

Amin Suluki-Bey, 48, St. Louis, was sentenced to 114 months in prison for armed robbery and brandishing a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence.

Rashad Faries, 26, St. Louis, was sentenced to 18 months in prison for receipt of a firearm  while under Indictment.

Joshua Brison, 24, St. Louis, was sentenced to 30 months in prison for importing a firearm/ammunition into the United States.

Johnnie Stewart, 36, St. Louis, was sentenced to 37 months in prison for felon in possession of a firearm.

Demante Syms, 26, St. Louis was sentenced to life in prison for his participation in the killing of three individuals in furtherance of drug trafficking and his tampering with a witness.

Jerome Hughes, 31, St. Louis, was sentenced to 21 months in prison for felon in possession of a firearm.

Anthony Young, 45, St. Louis, was sentenced to 108 months in prison for felon in possession of a firearm.

George Grice, 32, St. Louis, was sentenced to 46 months in prison for felon in possession of a firearm and possession with intent to distribute heroin.

Terrell Raney, 40, St. Louis, was sentenced to 19 months in prison for felon in possession of a firearm.

Chad M. Jackson, 34, Florissant, was sentenced to 30 months in prison for felon in possession of a firearm.

Cory Smith, 29, Fenton, was sentenced to 33 months in prison for possession of a firearm/ammunition.

Jacobi Temple, 27, St. Louis, was sentenced to 50 years in prison for conspiracy to distribute heroin and two counts of discharge of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking where deaths resulted.

Ramiro C. Valenzuela, 29, St. Charles, was sentenced to 21 months in prison for felon in possession of a firearm.

Jake Richardson, 24, St. Louis, was sentenced to 36 months in prison for felon in possession of a firearm.

Willie McFarland, 43, St. Louis, was sentenced to 18 months in prison for felon in possession of a firearm.

Quavo D. Williams, 22, Washington Park, IL, was sentenced to 12 years in prison for attempted carjacking and brandishing a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence.

Michael Thomas-Williams, 35, Hazelwood, was sentenced to 90 months in prison for felon in possession of a firearm.

Michael E. Broom, Jr., 28, St. Louis, was sentenced to 60 months in prison for felon in possession of a firearm.

Dane Reed, 41, St. Louis, was sentenced to 27 months in prison for felon in possession of a firearm.

These cases are part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and make our neighborhoods safer for everyone.  Attorney General Jeff Sessions reinvigorated PSN in 2017 as part of the Department’s renewed focus on targeting violent criminals, directing all U.S. Attorney’s Offices to work in partnership with federal, state, local and tribal law enforcement and the local community to develop effective, locally-based strategies to reduce violent crime.

Updated July 6, 2018