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John Stith

ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO (KTVI) – The St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office charged a 21-year-old man—already in jail awaiting trial for murder—for allegedly pointing a gun at a meter attendant who wrote him a parking ticket weeks beforehand.

According to prosecutors, the incident occurred February 5 at the intersection of S. Central and Carondelet avenues in Clayton.

A meter attendant placed a ticket on a Hyundai Sante Fe for being parked in a ‘compact vehicle only’ space. The suspect, identified as John Stith, tossed the parking ticket to the ground and drove away. A short time later, the attendant was driving his parking vehicle to the intersection when Stith pulled alongside him. Authorities said Stith rolled down his passenger window and pointed a gun at the meter attendant.

The parking meter attendant was later able to identify Stith in a police photo lineup. Stith was charged with one count of unlawful use of a weapon.

Stith was already in jail in connection with a murder that took place February 29. Stith was one of four men charged in the case.