St. Charles County, Missouri- The Office of Prosecuting Attorney Tim Lohmar announces that on November 30, 2015, Wardell Davison, 22 of St. Louis, was sentenced to life in the Department of Corrections after pleading guilty to murder 2nd, robbery 1st and armed criminal action. He was sentenced to life for the murder 2nd, 30 years for the robbery 1st and 30 years for the armed criminal action. The sentences are to run concurrent.
Charges arose on February 9, 2015 when Davison, along with four other defendants, drove a rental vehicle to an apartment located on Ameristar Boulevard in St. Charles and knowingly robbed and caused the death of Charles S. Dishman by gun shot. The items stolen and the weapon used to kill Mr. Dishman were found in the possession of the suspects.
Co-defendant Melech Porter, 18 of St. Louis, has plead guilty to murder 2nd, robbery 1st and armed criminal action and will be sentenced on December 14, 2015.
Co-defendants Lamont Ware, 22 of St. Louis and Dennis Baker, 24 of St. Louis, have plead guilty to robbery 1st and will be sentenced on January 4, 2016.
Co-defendant Travon Johnson, 22 of St. Louis, is set for jury trial on February 16, 2016.
Davison was sentenced in Division 7 in front of the Honorable Daniel Pelikan.