On 06-07-18, at approximately 1:30 PM, Deputies responded to the 400 block of Nova Place in Villa Ridge, MO in regards to a possible location of a stolen vehicle. The vehicle in question was a blue in color 2013 Nissan passenger car which was reported stolen in St Louis on 6-6-18. The vehicle was equipped with a GPS tracking system. Upon Deputies arrival, the vehicle was located at a residence on Nova Pl. Deputies made contact with a female occupant of the residence and was questioned about the vehicle and who had been driving it. Upon further investigation deputies located the male suspect who had been driving the car hiding in a bedroom of the residence. The suspect was ordered out of the bedroom and was taken into custody without incident. Suspected methamphetamine and other drug paraphernalia was located in the home and seized as evidence. There was a 7 month old infant located in the home that was exposed to the methamphetamine. Child Protective Services was called to the scene to investigate. The suspect's is 29 year old Jesse Lopez from St. louis, Mo. He was arrested for the pending charges and also for a St. Louis County No Bond Drug warrant and on a detainer from the US Marshall’s for possession of methamphetamine, possession of a firearm and Drug Trafficking.
**All persons are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law**
Franklin County Sheriff