Truxton man charged with jail property damage

On June 25, Lincoln County prosecutors charged a Truxton man with property damage after an incident last winter at the Lincoln County Jail.

A Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputy responded to the jail for a disturbance in one of the pods. A corrections officer provided the deputy with video footage of Jol Daniels, 54, striking the kiosk machine with a wet blanket.

Video also showed Daniels pick up two yellow mop buckets and throw it at a television, causing nearly $4,500 in damages before walking back to his cell and shutting the door once officers arrived to the scene.

Daniels was incarcerated on a third-degree assault charge at the time.

Pike County woman charged with drug possession

Lincoln County prosecutors on June 23 charged a Pike County woman with two counts of drug possession stemming from an incident one year ago.

On July 3, 2020, at approximately 1:52 p.m. a Troy police officer made a traffic stop on a black Honda Pilot traveling south on Highway 61 at Highway 47.

A computer check showed the driver, Dylan Howell, had warrants from Winfield and Calhoun County for various charges, and was placed under arrest. A second officer arrived on the scene.

A similar check on Fahren Stumbaugh, 34, of Bowling Green, found a probation violation warrant, and she was also placed under arrest.

While one officer transported Howell for booking, another transported Stumbaugh. It was during that time, Stumbaugh disclosed she was concealing drugs inside a body cavity upon arrival at the Lincoln County Jail, which was confirmed.

Troy woman charged with theft

On June 24, the Lincoln County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office charged a Troy woman after a May incident.

Troy police officers responded to Hickory Ridge Drive on May 29 in reference to a theft.

A woman told officers her son’s gaming system had been stolen at around 3 p.m., when another woman, later identified as Breonna Cockrell, 28, arrived to view a home in the area.

While the homeowner was distracted, Cockrell allegedly grabbed the gaming system and the video game inside of it. Cockrell later left the scene in a red Volkswagen Beetle.

A short time later, officers made a traffic stop on the vehicle at Merlin Drive. Cockrell admitted being at the residence, but denied taking anything.

A search of the vehicle located a gaming system in a backpack with the same video game cartridge as that missing from the home.

Cockrell was also charged with drug possession on June 17, and is currently being held at the Lincoln County Jail on a $100,000, cash-only bond.

Troy man charged with drug


At around 12:54 a.m. on June 27, a Troy police officer made a pedestrian check on a man walking eastbound on Highway 47 improperly with traffic.

A consent search of the pedestrian, 42-year-old Chad Creech, turned up no weapons. However, the officer discovered a glass piped used for smoking methamphetamine.

When the officer asked Creech about the glass bowl, Creech said, “It’s a vicious cycle.”

Creech said he was leaving for treatment soon.

A further search by the officer revealed a plastic bag on the inside of a flashlight. A field test confirmed it was methamphetamine.

Creech was charged with possession of a controlled substance.

Ballwin man charged with

drug possession

On June 23, Lincoln County prosecutors charged a St. Louis County man after a traffic stop last fall.

At around 3:13 p.m. on Oct. 24, 2020, a Hawk Point Police Department officer conducted a traffic stop on a Kia Sorrento in the area of Highway 47 and Stonegate Estates Drive.

The officer smelled a strong odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle, and had the driver, 19-year-old Tyler Heglar, of Ballwin, exit the vehicle, where he was detained.

During the search, Heglar began to pull away. In his right coat pocket, the officer found a bag of a white substance later identified by the St. Charles County Crime Lab as cocaine.

A subsequent search of the vehicle located a green backpack with a bag that contained marijuana.

Heglar was charged with one count of possession of a controlled substance.

St. Charles man charged with drug possession

A St. Charles man has been charged by Lincoln County prosecutors after a January traffic stop.

On Jan. 15, at about 7:19 p.m., a Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputy pulled over a white Chevrolet Express truck for making an improper turn at the intersection of Burr Oak Road and McIntosh Hill Road in Foley.

After making contact with the driver, Jairo Gomez-Cruz, 32, of St. Charles, the officer was advised a background check confirmed Gomez-Cruz had an outstanding warrant out of O’Fallon.

Gomez-Cruz was immediately detained.

A search of the vehicle located a clear zip-lock bag containing a white crystal-like substance. A pipe with residue was also located.

On April 20, test results came back from the Missouri State Highway Patrol of the substance from the bag and the pipe. Both came back positive for methamphetamine.

Gomez-Cruz was charged with possession of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia.

(All persons charged of a crime are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law).