SCCMO Prosecuting Attorney Press Releases & Announcements

Posted on: November 29, 2017

Ford Sentenced to Life for Chuck E. Cheese shooting

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ST. CHARLES COUNTY, MISSOURI- The Office of Prosecuting Attorney Tim Lohmar announces that Arieon Demico Ford, 25, of St. Louis, was sentenced to life in prison for one count of Assault 1st degree and 15 years for three (3) additional counts of assault 1st and 15 years for each count of criminal action (4 counts). Ford plead guilty to all eight counts they are to run concurrent.

Charges arose in January of 2015 when Ford fired multiple live rounds from a semi-automatic hand-gun in the direction of four victims, striking one victim multiple times. Ford began firing in the direction of the victims while still inside the Chuck E. Cheese family restaurant located in St. Charles during business hours.

The Honorable Deborah J. Alessi handed down the sentence.

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