Associate St. Clair County Judge Julie Katz entered a not guilty plea on behalf of 25-year-old Yokeia Smith during a brief arraignment Friday. Katz also appointed a public defender to represent the East St. Louis woman. No new court appearance was scheduled.
At-large arrest warrants have been issued for Terrance Burnett, 41, suspected in the shooting deaths of Burnett's estranged pregnant wife, Danielle Burnett, and her 43-year-old male companion in the Lafayette Park area of St. Louis earlier this week.
The Circuit Attorney’s Office issued at-large warrants for:
A 28-year-old man is in critical condition after an exchange of gunfire with a suburban St. Louis police officer.
Meanwhile, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported Friday that the suspect, Carlos Johnson of Ferguson, is charged with first-degree assault on a law enforcement officer. Johnson did not yet have an attorney.
St. Louis is back on top, but it's not a list city residents are proud to headline. For the first time since 2004, St. Louis again tops CQ Press' crime ranking list, earning our fair city the unwanted title of "Most Dangerous." CQ Press uses publicly available FBI crime data to make its list, but how crime data gets reported and collected across the nation, is a complicated issue. We tried to break it down a bit on today's St. Louis on the Air.