Court Watch

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Our municipal court is an important part of the full public safety picture in Ferguson. In this, the first of an ongoing series, we analyze a weekly docket in our city’s court. Because there is a delay between filing of charges, hearings, and posting of results to Casenet, our analysis will always be for cases a couple of months in the past. Today’s analysis includes 59 cases which were filed the week of July 24, 2023.

Of those 59 cases, 38 defendants failed to appear, 64%. The charges for defendants who failed to appear included everything from parking and grass violations, to driving while revoked, child endangerment, and assault. Of the remaining 21 defendants, 10 were continued to a future court date, and one was set for trial. That left 10 cases that were actually concluded. The specifics on those cases:

  • Alana Harmon, of Ferguson, was charged with leaving the scene of an accident in June. That charge was amended to littering, with a fine of $200.
  • Anthony Bradley, of Ferguson, was charged with running a stop sign in July. That charge was amended to parking, with a fine of $70.
  • Onya Griffin, of Dellwood, was charged with driving while suspended in July. That charge was amended to parking, with a fine of $91.
  • Eugene Bickley was charged with running a stop sign in July. That charge was amended to parking, with a fine of $60.
  • Howard Beeks, of Chicago, was charged with running a red light in July. He took the points and paid a fine of $60.
  • Cecilia Davis, Catherine Ridgel, and Arvis Young, received and paid parking tickets totaling $81.

Total court fines for the week amounted to $562.

Non-traffic violations follow. Case numbers can be clicked for details from Casenet.

23FERMU00388 CITY OF FERGUSON V TAYLOR LOVINS Child endangerment Continued 11/6
23FERMU00389 CITY OF FERGUSON V LEEANN M COFFIE Assault FTA
23FERMU00390 CITY OF FERGUSON V LEONDRA Q WILSON Assault, child endangerment FTA
23FERMU00391 CITY OF FERGUSON V CORSANDER THOMPSON Fireworks Trial 11/14 9:00
23FERMU00393 CITY OF FERGUSON V LATOSHA ANDREA ARTICE Assault Continued 11/28
23FERMU00405 CITY OF FERGUSON V ADK PROPERTIES LLC Fence off posts FTA
23FERMU00406 CITY OF FERGUSON V PAUL DAVID WOOD Mattress outside garage FTA
23FERMU00407 CITY OF FERGUSON V GARRICK REX RAWLS Peace disturbance, trespass FTA
23FERMU00408 CITY OF FERGUSON V CORTEZ LAMONT SCOTT Property damage FTA
23FERMU00423 CITY OF FERGUSON V DESTANEEI NICOLE PATTERSON Grass FTA
23FERMU00430 CITY OF FERGUSON V ALLEN LEE DOTSON Property damage 10/17