Three Hannibal men will face their next hearings in the Marion County Tenth Circuit Court, following an April incident involving the alleged abduction of a woman at Days Inn.
The incident began when Hannibal police responded on Monday, April 9 to the hotel at 4070 Market St. to check the well-being of a woman. The female was located one of the rooms with a male. According to the Hannibal Police Department, the woman indicated to officers she needed help. The female reported she had been kidnapped and sexually assaulted.
At the scene, officers arrested Demetrice D. Moffett, 38, of Hannibal, without incident. He has been charged with first-degree rape, kidnapping and armed criminal action — all felonies.
Defense Attorneys Donnell Smith and Felicia Gillespie represent Moffett. Marion County Prosecuting Attorney David Clayton represents the state.
Moffett was bound over to Marion County Tenth Circuit Court during a Monday, July 9 preliminary hearing, after Judge John Jackson found probable cause in the evidence presented in the case. Defense Attorneys Donnell Smith and Felicia Gillespie represent Moffett. Marion County Prosecuting Attorney David Clayton and Special Prosecuting Attorney Catherine Vannier represent the state. Moffett faces arraignment on Friday, Aug. 20 before Judge Rachel Bringer Shepherd.
Kenny Lumpford, 21, of Hannibal, also faces a charge of rape or attempted rape. Lumpford allegedly allowed Moffett access to the victim in this case.
During a preliminary hearing Monday, July 23, Judge John Jackson found probable cause in the case to bind Lumpford over to the Marion County Tenth Circuit Court. Special Public Defender Eric Bond represents the defendant. Marion County Prosecuting Attorney David Clayton and Special Prosecuting Attorney Catherine Vannier represent the state. Lumpford faces arraignment on Aug. 20.
The investigation led detectives to a residence in the 2100 block of Patchen St. At that location, detectives allegedly discovered a marijuana grow operation, recovered a handgun used during the kidnapping and the assault and recovered a stolen rifle.
Travis C. Gerard, 25, of Hannibal, was taken into custody at the scene. He has been charged with receiving stolen property and manufacturing marijuana — both felonies.
Defense Attorney Julia Chaney-Faughn represents Gerard. Marion County Prosecuting Attorney David Clayton represents the state. Gerard is set to appear for a jury trial Wednesday, Jan. 9.
Gerard posted a surety bond on April 20 and was released from the Marion County Jail. Lumpford and Moffett remain incarcerated at the facility, each with $100,000 cash-only bonds.