n Craig S. Nelson, 39, of the 1700 block of Warren Avenue, was formally charged Tuesday with domestic battery. The charge alleges on Sunday the defendant punched and slapped his live-in girlfriend in the head and face and the defendant has a prior conviction of domestic battery in Jefferson County.
n Paul D. Brown, 25, Mt. Vernon, was formally charged on Tuesday with criminal damage to property. The charge alleges on Feb. 28 the defendant damaged the hood of a woman’s car with a brick.
n Jerry M. Hill, 31, of the 1000 block of Belle Street, was formally charged Tuesday with unlawful possession of cannabis. The charge alleges on Feb. 21 the defendant possessed more than 2.5 grams, but not more than 10 grams, of a substance containing cannabis.
n Brian Brewster, 48, of the 10000 block of North Puckett Lane, was formally charged Wednesday with unlawful purchase of a meth precursor without a prescription. The charge alleges on Aug. 18 the defendant purchased psudoephedrine without a prescription.
n Tasha D. Hammond, 30, Woodlawn, was formally charged Wednesday with criminal damage to property. The charge alleges on July 25 the defendant damaged a purse, cell phone and other items belonging to another woman without the victim’s consent.
n Brooke A. Braden, 26, Bluford, was formally charged Thursday with retail theft. The charge alleges on Jan. 17 the defendant took merchandise, with a value in excess of $300, from Walmart and the defendant has a prior theft conviction in Jefferson County.
n Jimmy L. Lancaster, 47, of the 300 block of Castleton Avenue, was formally charged Thursday with domestic battery. The charge alleges on Feb. 5 the defendant grabbed his girlfriend by the shoulders and slammed her into a door.
Demetrius J. Hernandez, 20, St. Louis, pleaded guilty Tuesday to a charge of residential burglary. He was sentenced to six years to the Department of Corrections. A charge of resisting police was dismissed.