Brown Charged With Three Misdemeanors, Three Felonies From Alleged Stealing Incidents

James Michael Brown of Route D in Farmington was charged with three felony counts and three misdemeanor counts related to various alleged offenses committed last month.

Brown faces felony counts of tampering with a motor vehicle in the first degree, stealing a vehicle as a prior offender and stealing $750 or more in addition to three misdemeanor accounts of stealing.

He is scheduled to make a court appearance at 9 a.m. on April 1 in the Ste. Genevieve County Courthouse in front of Associate Circuit Judge Timothy Inman.

The incidents all took place on or about February 27 in Ste. Genevieve County, according to the warrant.

The first two counts relate to Brown allegedly unlawfully operating a motor vehicle, a 2008 Kia Rondo, without consent of the owner. The vehicle was taken from the 6100 block of Aubuchon Road.

He had previous convictions: In July of 2018, he pleaded guilty in St. Francois County to stealing a motor vehicle; and in September of 2018, he was convicted in Fredericktown Municipal Court of shoplifting.

Under the third charge, he was accused of appropriating a Dewalt Sawzall, power tools and $650 cash from 7300 block of French Village Road.

Brown’s misdemeanor charges stem from allegedly taking a tool pouch and $2 bill from one residence in the 8000 block of French Village Road; a backpack, a Chromebook computer, a calculator and a school identification card of a second residence in the 5500 block of Charter Church Road; and a bottle of ibuprofen from a third residence in the 7800 block of French Village Road.

(Information from the warrant and Missouri Courts website.)

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