Macoupin County State’s Attorney Jordan Garrison announced on Thursday that a Farmersville man was charged with six felonies following an arrest on Tuesday, August 17 in Macoupin County.
Christopher Hampton is charged with two counts of armed violence (class X felony), possession of a stolen vehicle (class 2 felony), possession of a weapon by a felon (class 3 felony), theft over $500 (class 3 felony) and possession of meth (class 3 felony).
Garrison said a trailer was reported stolen on Monday, August 16 and a deputy on duty noticed the trailer on Tuesday. After pulling the vehicle over driven by Hampton, it was discovered the trailer was the one reported stolen and the vehicle was stolen from Sangamon County as well.
Macoupin County Sheriff’s deputies found Hampton also had a handgun, meth and various other items of contraband. It was the seventh arrest in the last week the Sheriff’s Office reported related to stolen vehicles.
Hampton’s bond is set at $120,000 and his next court appearance is scheduled for August 30.