EAST ST. LOUIS, IL (KTVI) -St. Clair County State’s Attorney Brendan Kelly filed charges Friday against Rickey Raper, 42-year-old resident of East St. Louis; for the death of newlywed Maxsimillion Quarles. Raper is charged with First Degree Murder, Aggravated Possession of a Stolen Police Vehicle, and Possession of a Stolen Police Vehicle.
Bond has been set at $1,000,000.00, Raper is currently being held at the St. Clair County Jail.
Raper is accused of killing a newlywed in East St. Louis Wednesday morning while on her way to work, by a man driving at a high rate of speed in a stolen police car.
‘It sounded like a bomb, it was so unbelievably loud,’ said Phillis Louis-Oliver, describing the violent crash that happened just outside her house.
The trouble started shortly before 8:00 A.M. when a passenger got on a Metro bus at 83rd and State streets in East…
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