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Multiple big Mid-Mo cases headed to court Tuesday


Judges are scheduled to hear a handful of cases from multiple counties Tuesday including Boone, Cole, and a Randolph County case which was moved to Carroll County.

Boone County Case

In Boone County, online court records show Sarah Brown is scheduled to have her initial court appearance at 1:30 p.m.

Sarah D. Brown

Brown is charged with involuntary manslaughter in the death of an infant in her care.

According to a probable cause statement, in June, Brown allegedly put 3-month-old Ayla Gibson in a crib with a loose, unfitted blanket and pillow in a position that resulted in Ayla dying due to suffocation. Officials say Gibson had a viral lung infection and Brown ignored instructions from the girl's parents to have her sleep on her back.

Carroll County Case

Steven Garrett

In Carroll County, Steven Garrett is charged with 2 counts of murder and other crimes. Troopers say in April, Garrett was driving westbound on Route M when he allegedly crossed into the eastbound lane killing 22-year-old Maya Stilwell and her unborn son.

Garret is set to appear virtually in court at 10:30 a.m.

Cole County Cases

In Cole County, Joshua Wilbers is scheduled to appear in front of a judge at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday for a plea hearing.

Joshua Wilbers

Wilbers is accused of shooting his 20-year-old girlfriend Hallie Phillips in the face in November of 2022.

Wilbers told investigators he was going outside to shoot his new .22-caliber rifle, when it went off inside the house, hitting Phillips in the face, according to the probable cause statement. 

Wilbers is charged with first-degree manslaughter and armed criminal action.

Sergio Sayles is also set to face a Judge Tuesday in Cole County as he is facing multiple charges including first-degree murder and armed criminal action. 

Sergio Sayles

Sayles is accused of stabbing the mother of his child, 22-year-old Jasmine King to death in April.

According to the probable cause statement, police found King with stab wounds to her head, face, neck, torso, and back in her home on April 10. Authorities were called to the home in the 300 block of W. Ashley St. after King's family called police for a wellness check.

Sayles is set to appear in front of a judge at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday for a motion hearing and will be due back in court for a preliminary hearing at 1:00 p.m. on July 14.

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