Court Case Update

Case# 15SR-CR00236-01

Count I-class C felony of removal of manufacturer's number from a motor vehicle
June 6, 2016-guilty plea
Sentencing set for July 5, 2016
7/5/16-warrant issued for failing to appear in court 
6/14/18-arrested on warrant

10/11/18-Defendant Sentenced
Defendant sentenced to Mo Dept of Corrections for 10 years; sentence to be served concurrent with other St. Clair Co. Sentences

Eaton, Jerry E
Age: 50  
City: Osceola  
Incident Date: 2015-05-08  
Arrest Date: 2015-07-08  
Additional Information

The charge stems from an incident on May 8 when a St. Clair County deputy was attempting to locate and recover a possible stolen license plate that was on Eaton's black 1989 Chevrolet pickup truck. A license plate on the front of the truck checked back as stolen from Henry County. While checking the VIN number on the dash of the truck, the deputy observed the metal VIN tag had been tampered with. The metal rivets holding it were loose and the tag was laying loose on the dash. A check of the secondary VIN number location did not match the VIN tag on the dash.


St. Clair County Sheriff's Office