Pike County Sheriff Stephen Korte reported that on April 11, a Federal Grand Jury for Eastern Missouri, indicted James M. VonVain, Jr., age 46, for intentionally distributing heroin on or about November 12, 2015 in Pike County to Del Shane McLaughlin. The use of such heroin caused the death of McLaughlin.
VonVain made his initial appearance April 25, 2018 before United States Magistrate Judge David Noce. At the time of the indictment, VonVain was incarcerated in the Missouri Department of Corrections for possession of controlled substance.
Sheriff Korte would like to commend the deputies for pushing this case forward.
All persons charged with a crime are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.