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From staff reports
Less than four hours after finding Fentanyl and methamphetamine during a 1 a.m. traffic stop, the Ste. Genevieve Police Department responded to an assault and armed home invasion call.
On the morning of Aug. 9, at approximately 1 a.m., Ste. Genevieve City Police Department stopped a vehicle for displaying invalid license plate. During the stop, Officers requested assistance from the Ste. Genevieve County Sheriff’s Office with their K9.
After receiving an “alert” from the K9 for the presence of narcotics in the vehicle, a search of the vehicle was conducted. During the search, officers located 19 capsules of Fentanyl and .8 grams of methamphetamine. Officer also located a digital scale.
Officers arrested the driver of the vehicle, a 38 year old female from Ste. Genevieve. This case has been forwarded to the Ste. Genevieve County Prosecuting Attorney for formal charges.
At approximately 4:50 that morning, Ste. Genevieve Officers were dispatched to the 700 block of North Fourth Street for a report of a burglary and a stabbing.
When Officers arrived on the scene, the suspect had already fled from the home. Officers spoke with the female victim who stated she woke up to the sound of someone screaming in her back yard. The female opened her back door to see who was screaming and that is when she reports a male subject grabbed her by the throat and pushed her back into the home as he entered with her. The victim said her adult son, who resides in the home, heard her screaming for help and grabbed a knife and confronted the suspect.
During the confrontation, the suspect sustained a knife wound to the arm and fled from the house. The adult son also sustained a minor puncture wound to the lower left arm during the confrontation.
Within 10 minutes of arriving on the scene, officers were able to locate the suspect within a block of the victim’s home and take him into custody without incident.
The suspect was identified as a 47 year old male from with a St. Louis address. The suspect does have ties to the Ste. Genevieve area.
A report has been sent to the Prosecuting Attorney for formal charges.
Records check on the suspect does not show any prior felony convictions.
“I want to say ‘Thank You’ to the Ste. Genevieve County Sheriff’s Office for their assistance and to the dispatchers at St. Francois County Joint Communication Center for the outstanding job they done during this incident,” Police Chief Jasen Crump said in a press release.