Prosecuting attorney says charges may still be filed in alleged carjacking

No charges have been filed against a Florida man accused of carjacking a woman in Hannibal and allegedly forcing her to drive several miles to a New London gas station and convenience store.

According to Marion County Prosecuting Attorney David Clayton, charges may be filed in the future against Kenneth W. Suggs, 40, but that the case has run into “cooperation issues.”

“The 'victim' initially cooperated and changed her mind and is now wishing not to pursue charges,” Clayton told the Courier-Post on Wednesday, June 14.

The Ralls County Sheriff's Department announced the arrest of Suggs on Monday afternoon, following what the department described as “hundreds of man hours from multiple agencies, including air support from the Missouri State Highway Patrol” looking for Suggs.

It was a tip from a citizen Monday afternoon who reported a man walking near Doe Run Rd. that led to the apprehension of the suspect.

Suggs is believed to have been in the area of Highway 19 between Love’s Truck Stop and Doe Run Rd since Saturday. Residents in that area are encouraged to check their barns, sheds, vehicles, and other outbuildings and report any missing items to the Sheriff’s Office.

Suggs was being held on a 24-hour hold in the Marion County Jail while authorities pursued charges. As of 11 a.m. Wednesday, Suggs was not listed on the inmate roster at the jail.