Court Case Update

Case# 17SR-CR00150-01

Count I-Class D felony possession of a controlled substance
Count II-Class E felony unlawful use of a weapon- possessing a weapon and a felony controlled substance
Count III-Class E felony of delivery of 35 grams or less of marijuana (this count was changed to class A misdemeanor possession of marijuana during the court proceedings on June 2, 2017)

On June 2, 2017-Guilty plea on all counts.
Counts I and II: Suspended imposition of sentence and Witt was placed on unsupervised probation for five years years
Count III: Witt sentenced to 15 days in St. Clair Co. Jail and ordered to pay a $300 fine.

Witt, Donald G
Age: 30  
City: Rockville  
Incident Date: 2017-03-23  
Arrest Date: 2017-03-24  
Next Court Date: 2017-07-07  
Additional Information

The charges stem from a St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office investigation on March 23 when a deputy noticed a vehicle sitting at an angle in a field entrance on H Highway with a male occupant leaning forward in the vehicle. 

During the investigation contact was made with the driver, Witt, and a pen was noticed in Witt's lap. The pen appeared to have been used to snort illegal narcotics. Further investigation discovered what appeared to be a crystalline substance inside a modified light bulb lying under the driver’s seat. A metal container with two small bags of what appeared to be a crystalline substance was located inside the glove box. A Kel-Tec .380 caliber pistol containing six .380 rounds of ammunition in the magazine was located in the console. A black backpack containing two bags of marijuana, numerous unused small bags, q-tips, and a digital scale was located in the trunk. Admissions were made and the substance in the light bulb field tested positive for methamphetamine. Witt was taken into custody and transported to the St. Clair County Jail.

News Links
The complete St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office News Release March 20-27, 2017
St. Clair County Sheriff's Office