Court Case Update

Case# 18SR-CR00407

Count I-class D felony possession of a controlled substance
Count II-class D misdemeanor unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia

1/7/19-Court enters Plea, Finding of Guilt, Sentence and Judgment
Count I: Court grants Suspended Imposition of Sentence; Defendant placed on supervised probation for 5 years
Count II: $150 fine

Thomas, Lewis
Age: 56  
City: Lowry City  
Incident Date: 2018-09-16  
Arrest Date: 2018-09-16  
Additional Information

The arrest comes after a St. Clair County deputy was dispatched to a residence on N Griswold Street in Lowry City in reference to a domestic disturbance. Upon arrival, the deputy made contact with Thomas in the driveway of the residence. Thomas stated he and his wife had gotten into an argument. His wife stated that she had grabbed Thomas’ phone, when Thomas jerked the phone, it caused his wife to fall, causing her to hit her head.

As Thomas was being placed into handcuffs, he stated he needed his bill fold and paycheck. He stated it is in a bag in his shop. The deputy escorted Thomas to the shop. Thomas asked the deputy to get into the bag a retrieve the items. When the deputy opened the bag he saw a marijuana stem and some residue inside the bag, along with a drill bit container. When the deputy asked Thomas what was in the drill bit container, Thomas stated he only uses it once in awhile. Thomas gave the deputy permission to look inside the container. Located in the container was a small baggie with a white crystal like residue. The baggie field tested positive for methamphetamine.

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The complete St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office  News Release Sept. 10-17, 2018
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