Tag Archive: Ashley Reeves

Samson Shelton enters plea

Ex-Teacher Pleads Not Guilty to Attack:

Our favorite part-time teacher, part-time pro wrestler, and full-time psycho, Samson Shelton has appeared in court to enter his plea. This ought to be good…

BELLEVILLE, Ill. (AP) A former teacher pleaded not guilty Friday to trying to kill a student who was found clinging to life in a park.

Samson Shelton, 26, of Smithton, made the plea during an arraignment on one count of attempted first-degree murder which accuses him of attacking 17-year-old Ashley Reeves, the Belleville News-Democrat reported on its Web site.

Authorities allege that Shelton choked Reeves with a belt, injured her neck and left her in a city park, where she spent about 30 hours before being found on April 29.

Investigators have said that Reeves and Shelton had a “relationship.” They haven’t elaborated. School officials have said Shelton was once a teacher at a middle school Reeves attended.

Shelton and his attorney, Justin Kuehn, declined comment to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. A message was left by The Associated Press at Kuehn’s office Friday evening.

He led police to her body, luckily she was still alive, and he pleads not guilty?

I can’t wait to hear the defense on this one.

Samson Shelton indicted

Grand Jury Indicts Former Ill. Teacher:

Our favorite teacher/wrestler/attempted murderer Samson Shelton is back in the news…

BELLEVILLE, Ill. (AP) A grand jury indicted a former teacher accused of attacking a teenager and leaving her clinging to life in a park.

Samson Shelton, 26, was charged Friday with attempted murder.

Authorities said that Shelton choked 17-year-old Ashley Reeves with a belt and injured her neck with his forearm before leaving her for dead in Belleville’s Citizens Park, where she was found April 29.

Prosecutors said they would pursue an extended sentence, citing the “heinous and brutal” nature of the attack. That means Shelton could receive up to 60 years in prison if convicted.

If he’s found guilty I hope he gets sent to Joliet.

Ashley Reeves not paralyzed

Mother: Ashley Reeves neck not broken:

Good news for Ashley Reeves, the 17-year-old girl who was assaulted and left for dead in the woods by gym teacher Samson Shelton. It was originally thought that Shelton had broken her neck. He confessed to hearing her neck snap when he assaulted her. However her parents are reporting that is not the case…

“Her neck was injured in the attack, but there are no fractures and no paralysis,” her mother, Michelle Reeves said.

No word yet on how this will affect the charges against Shelton.

Follow up on Samson Shelton

Suspect in attack has teen visitor:

Samson Shelton, the Missouri gym teacher who was arrested for breaking the neck of 17-year-old student Ashley Reeves and leaving her to die in the woods, hasn’t learned his lesson. Apparently the local girls haven’t either…

SMITHTON – Just a few hours after being released Monday from the St. Clair County Jail, Samson “Sam” R. Shelton pleaded on the telephone with a teenage girlfriend to visit him at his mother’s house, where he is confined until trial.

Tuesday, the 18-year-old Columbia girl visited Shelton at the house just south of Smithton, said Lt. Steve Johnson, lead investigator for the St. Clair County Sheriff’s Department. Shelton is charged with kidnapping and attempting to murder 17-year-old Ashley Reeves of Millstadt.

The Columbia girl’s parents called the sheriff’s department to complain, Johnson said. They were told their daughter’s visit to Shelton’s mother’s home did not violate conditions of the $80,000 bond set by St. Clair County Circuit Judge John Baricevic.

“It is not a violation, but it is certainly a concern,” Johnson said. “The parents called us, and they were worried.”

Besides being confined to his mother’s home, Shelton must wear an electronic monitoring anklet, Baricevic ordered.

Why this scumbag is out on bail is beyond me anyway. And ladies, if a man confesses to breaking a girl’s neck, it’s probably a good idea not to go to his house.

Shelton’s MySpace has since been removed.

Samson Shelton

Samson Shelton

H.S. Teacher Accused Of Trying To Kill Student:

A high school teacher in Belleville, Ill., was arrested and charged with breaking the neck of a 17-year-old student and then leaving her to die in some woods, according to police.

Investigators said Samson Shelton, 26, who is a teacher at Columbia High School, tried to strangle Ashley Reeves and then left her to die.

Shelton was with St. Clair County detectives when they found Reeves in a park in Belleville. She survived in the woods for 30 hours before she was found.

“They worked all night, never let up, and they found her and they saved her life,” St. Clair County Sheriff Mearl Justus said. “It’s that simple.”

Police said Shelton apparently used his forearm to break Reeves’ neck.

Here is Shelton’s MySpace.

Welcome to the Rogues Gallery Sammy. Hope those wrestling skills come in handy in prison.

H/T to Steve Huff.