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Madison Co. Sheriff: 'Can't build a wall and expect St. Louis to pay for it'

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Two men have been charged in connection with the shooting death of a 45-year-old St. Louis man.(Credit: Madison County Sheriff's Office) Two men have been charged in connection with the shooting death of a 45-year-old St. Louis man.(Credit: Madison County Sheriff's Office)
Police have identified Tyrone A. Grady of St. Louis as the victim of a shooting in Godfrey, Illinois. (Credit: Madison County Sheriff's Office) Police have identified Tyrone A. Grady of St. Louis as the victim of a shooting in Godfrey, Illinois. (Credit: Madison County Sheriff's Office)
Two men have been charged in connection with the shooting death of a 45-year-old St. Louis man. (Credit: Madison County Sheriff's Office) Two men have been charged in connection with the shooting death of a 45-year-old St. Louis man. (Credit: Madison County Sheriff's Office)
A third suspect has been charged in connection to the shooting death of Tyrone Grady. (Credit: Madison County Sheriff's Office) A third suspect has been charged in connection to the shooting death of Tyrone Grady. (Credit: Madison County Sheriff's Office)

GLEN CARBON, Ill. (KMOV.com) – Madison County Officials are cracking down on crime stemming from the St. Louis area.

Officials announced Tuesday that they are pushing for longer prison sentences to deter crime coming from the St. Louis region and moving into Madison County.

A 45-year-old St. Louis's man murder is setting the tone for Madison County officials buckling down on crime.

"You’ll hear me say and I have said in the past that Madison County is now starting to feel the effects of being in such close proximity to one of the most dangerous cities in the United States," said Madison County Sheriff John Lakin."What we have to understand here and this may sound familiar to some folks is we can’t build a wall around Madison County and expect St. Louis to pay for it."

Two men were charged Tuesday in connection with the shooting death of a 45-year-old St. Louis man.

Police say on Feb. 11, Julius D. Evans and Ralph J. Evans fired multiple shots with the intent to kill Tyrone A. Grady around 8:15 p.m.

On Thursday, a third suspect Dana Stone was charged with two counts of first degree murder. He was taken into custody Wednesday and is being held on a $2 million dollar bond. 

Madison County Officials said Julius and Ralph are brothers that brought Grady over to Madison County from St. Louis and shot him to death on a Glen Carbon street. 

Officers say the incident may have occurred due to a previous drug overdose death that took place at Tyrone A. Grady's house. 

Ralph J. Evans and Julius D. Evans are both charged with two counts of first degree murder.

Both suspects are currently in custody at the Madison County Sheriff's Office. 

The Major Case Squad of Greater St. Louis assisted with this investigation.. 

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