A woman is accused of forcing a man into her car at gunpoint April 8. Both the victim and the accused woman also face related drug charges.
Antonette Paschall, 41, of the 700 block of Woodland Ridge Drive in St. Charles County, was charged April 9 with making a controlled substance, felonious restraint and armed criminal action.
Christopher Lee Hughes, 37, was charged April 9 with making a controlled substance and possession of methamphetamine. Court documents listed Hughes as homeless, but his last known address was in the 200 block of Colt Circle west of O'Fallon and south of Lake Saint Louis.
According to a report from the St. Charles County Drug Task Force, Paschall and Hughes argued April 7 and she kicked him out of her house just west of St. Peters. Hughes spent the night in his girlfriend’s car in the driveway.
The next morning, Paschall got her husband’s 9 mm pistol, woke up Hughes and ordered him to get into her car, police said. She was going to drive him to Warrenton to appease her husband, who was upset that Hughes cooked meth at the residence, according to a police report.
When Paschall stopped at a gas station, Hughes escaped, police said.
During an investigation later that day, the Drug Task Force reported finding a one-pot meth lab in the garage at Paschall’s home and a discarded one-pot lab in the trash.
Officers said they found chemicals, empty pseudoephedrine packaging and other items commonly used to make meth. Police said Paschall provided pseudoephedrine to Hughes so he could cook the meth.
Paschall is being held in St. Charles County jail. Bail was set at $50,000.
Hughes also is being held in St. Charles County jail. Bail for Hughes was set at $20,000.
For more crime information on St. Peters Patch, see the following articles:
- St. Peters Man Indicted For Beating and Tying Up Roommate
- 'Second-Generation Meth Cook' Charged With Possessing Chemicals to Make Meth