Friday, May 10, 2013
William Lynn Gunter is charged with killing his wife March 18 in their West St. Louis County home.
The case of a St. Louis County man accused of murdering his wife is now in the hands of a grand jury. A preliminary hearing scheduled for William Lynn Gunter did not take place as scheduled Thursday. Gunter, 59, of the 1500 block of Mason Hill Court, is accused of killing his wife, Suzanne Gunter, on March 18 in their home. St. Louis County Police said Gunter struck his wife with a blunt instrument. He is charged with first-degree murder. The family were parishioners at St. Anselm Parish in Creve Coeur. A grand jury hearing has not yet been scheduled, court officials said. Initially, a 911 call on March 18 reported Suzanne’s injury as an accident, but a coroner said the incident could not have happened the way it was reported to a Town and…
Monday, April 1, 2013
Karen Page was accused of stealing $234,000 from an insurance underwriter.
Karen Page, the former bookkeeper for a Creve Coeur insurance underwriting firm, will be sentenced in St. Louis County Circuit Friday following a guilty plea last month on a charge she embezzled more than a quarter of a million dollars over a three year period. Page was charged in May 2012. Authorities say Page deposited J. Berg & Associates funds into her personal checking account by forging her boss’ signature on checks. The thefts totaling $234,000 occurred over a period of time which began June 1, 2009. The firm's president told Patch last year the funds came out of company profits and not client funds. Page, of Creve Coeur, entered a guilty plea March 1. Connect: Facebook | Twitter | Newsletters | Blogging | Posting Photos | …
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
The former newspaper columnist was charged in October after Creve Coeur Police said he had unwanted sexual contact with a man in a checkout line.
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Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Jerry Berger’s attorneys and county prosecutors met with St. Louis Circuit Court Judge Judy Preddy Draper for a hearing Tuesday morning. Berger was not required to attend. Berger, 79, the former St. Louis Post-Dispatch gossip columnist, and a resident of the 300 block of Magna Carta in Creve Coeur, was charged Oct. 9 with two counts of first-degree sexual misconduct. WARNING: The following paragraph includes adult content. Creve Coeur Police said in a report that on Feb. 22, Berger grabbed another man’s testicles and poked a finger in his anus. Police said the incident occurred while the two were waiting in a checkout line at a business in the 11600 block of Olive Boulevard, according to a St. Louis Post Dispatch report on the initial …
Thursday, June 21, 2012
Janet Esrock died September 11 following the late August crash.
Ten months after police said Chesterfield resident Patrick J. McCormick drove his car head-on into another on Wildhorse Creek Road, killing the a Creve Coeur school teacher and injuring her teenage son, McCormick is expected to plead guilty Friday at 9 a.m. in St. Louis County Circuit Court. Whitfield School teacher Janet Esrock died September 11, two weeks after the August 26 crash—having never regained consciousness. Her son, Jonathan Esrock was eventually released from hospital after multiple surgeries, and extensive therapy. McCormick was charged with first-degree involuntary manslaughter DWI and second-degree assault. The prosecutor in the case, St. Louis County Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Alan Key, said Thursday night McCormick …
Thursday, May 10, 2012
Creve Coeur man receives five years probation, suspended imposition of sentence and must continue to seek medical care.
Josef Achtentuch, a Creve Coeur area man charged last year with felony and misdemeanor assault charges pleaded guilty in St. Louis County Circuit Court Thursday morning. Circuit Court Judge Steven Goldman gave Achtentuch a suspended imposition of sentence and placed him on five years probation for the second-degree assault charge, a felony, and two years for the third-degree assault charge, a misdemeanor. Achtentuch admitted striking an 81-year-old man with his car in the Schnucks parking lot on Olive Boulevard, getting out of his car and throwing a brick at the man. He also drove his car into a shopping cart being pushed by another woman. None of the injuries were life-threatening. During the plea hearing Thursday morning, Goldman …
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
The decision was announced Tuesday, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported. A Creve Coeur attorney for the plaintiffs told the paper, "It’s been a long, hard road,"
A judge on Tuesday ruled in favor of the School District of Clayton in a widely watched case that deals with the transfer of students from unaccredited schools to accredited ones, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported. A copy of the ruling is attached to this article. Quoting from the Post-Dispatch article: "Under the ruling, students from unaccredited school districts would not have the right to transfer to better school districts for free." Chief Communications Officer Chris Tennill of the School District of Clayton said the district is "thrilled" with the ruling. "This is a statute that, in its current form, doesn't work the way it's intended to," said Tennill, describing how the ruling by Judge David Lee Vincent III aligns with the …
Friday, March 23, 2012
Brent Woody was already sentenced for crossing state lines with a minor for purpose of having sex.
A former Parkway Central coach and substitute teacher who was already sentenced to 151 months in federal prison for transporting a minor across state lines to engage in sexual activity, was sentenced Friday to seven years in prison after pleading guilty in St. Louis County Court to 15 counts of Statutory Rape. The sentence will be served concurrently with the federal prison term, according to the Office of State Court Adminstrator's website, Casenet. A guilty plea in the federal case came in October 2011. According to a letter previously sent out to parents from Parkway Central Principal Tim Gannon, Woody was an employee at the school at the time of the incident. The letter also states that Woody worked as Central High's ninth grade girls …
Thursday, March 15, 2012
A suit challenging the ticket system was dismissed this week in St. Louis County Court.
Creve Coeur City Attorney Carl Lumley tells KMOX Radio that "hopefully at some point soon this will be behind us." He's referring to the latest round of good news the city received with regard to the existing red light camera system, which tickets drivers caught going through red lights at certain intersections. A class action suit challenging the system was dismissed in St. Louis County Court earlier this week and comes on the heels of a recent state appellate court decision supporting the policy. Read The St. Louis County Decision Here Vote in our poll and tell us what you think of the program!
Thursday, January 5, 2012
Last year, Brent Woody entered a guilty plea on a count transporting a minor with intent to engage in criminal sexual activity.
A former Parkway Central basketball coach who was set to be sentenced Thursday on a federal count of transporting a minor with intent to engage in criminal sexual activity will now wait until February to learn his fate. Brent Woody issued a guilty plea in federal court back in October. Under federal sentencing guidelines, he could face 10 years to life in prison, and/or a fine of up to $250,000, as well as supervised release for life. Authorities say Woody had a sexual relationship with a 15-year old student. He remains charged in St. Louis County Court with 15 counts of statutory rape. According to Casenet, his next scheduled court appearance there is set for January 27.
Friday, December 30, 2011
Two former officers claim they were fired even as they were considered to replace the district's retiring Chief.
In a lawsuit filed this week in St. Louis County circuit court, three former officers of the Monarch Fire Protection District claim they were denied due process when they were removed last month in the wake of a sex discrimination lawsuit verdict which came back against the District in appellate court. Leslie Crews and Cary Spiegel said in the filing that they were told they were being dismissed because of that verdict, while Michael Davis said he was given no explanation. The complaint states that the case served as "a mere pretext and excuse," and that real reason stemmed from union interests in gaining control over the district. The trio said they were entitled to dismissal proceedings and an opportunity to clear their names in a …