Detective Wilson was one of four St. Charles County Regional Drug Task Force Detectives who was criminally charged for actions that stemmed from arresting a wanted fugitive. Through fundraisers, Hunt For Justice was able to provide financial support to Detective Wilson and his family when needed the most.
Because he was backed and supported by Hunt For Justice, Lake St. Louis, Mo Police Department, and the public, Detective Wilson remains employed with the Lake St. Louis Police Department.
Detective Wilson’s Story:
On February 5, 2009, the Warren County Sheriff’s Office and the East Central Drug Task Force requested assistance from the St. Charles County Drug Task Force in locating and arresting a wanted methamphetamine cook who was also a fugitive from justice. The suspect was wanted for failing to appear for sentencing on a methamphetamine manufacturing felony conviction and was also wanted for felony child endangerment. This meth cook is also known to possess firearms and has an extensive criminal history.
Upon request, the St Charles County Drug Task Force provided three officers for assistance. After coordinating a controlled delivery of pseudo-ephedrine, an informant notified law enforcement via telephone that she was inside the Montgomery County residence with the suspect. Additional officers from Warren County, the East Central Drug Task Force and St. Charles County were contacted to help. The police on the scene surrounded the house in an attempt to make contact with the suspect. Knocks on the door and announcement of police presence went unanswered by the suspect and the informant.
Additional officers arrived on scene and a meth lab could be seen on the front porch. Additionally, the meth cook, peeked through the window from the kitchen area of the house.
Based on challenging circumstances and the fact that the suspect had multiple felony arrest warrants, officers forced entry into the house. The suspect was located hiding in the bathroom, refused to comply with orders to be placed under arrest, and resisted all attempts. After being subdued by several officers from different agencies, the suspect was taken to the Montgomery County Jail. Prior to being taken to the jail, the suspect’s injuries were documented as a minor cut to his face and scrapes to his knees and elbows which all resulted from his resistance to a lawful arrest. He declined medical attention at the scene.
On October 30, 2009, Detective Wilson was criminally charged with assault and filing false reports.
Detective Wilson is no longer fighting these charges and has had these charges removed from his record.
Detective Wilson is fully supported by Chief Michael Force, and remains employed with the Lake St. Louis Police Department
Detective Wilson was represented, by St. Louis area attorney, Greg Kloeppel.