From:              Hannibal Police Department

Date:               6/21/2017

Phone:            573-221-0987

Fax:                 573-221-3966

Contact:           Lt. John Zerbonia



On Tuesday, 06/20/2017 at 8:55pm, Hannibal Police Officers assigned to the Anti-Crime Enforcement Squad (ACES) were conducting surveillance in the 1300 block of Union Street when they observed Samuel Workman (35) of Hannibal, who was wanted for possession of methamphetamine, and a parole warrant. Officers contacted Workman who fled on foot and a Taser was used to subdue Workman. Workman was found to have a large quantity of methamphetamine and currency on and around his person.


Officers remained on scene after Workman was transported to the Marion County Jail. A male identified as Steven Motley, (38) of Hannibal, approached the residence. Motley realized the subjects at the residence were police officers and attempted to walk away. Motley was detained and was found to have the following warrants: Ralls County Warrant for Probation Violation, Marion County Felony Warrant for Unlawful Use of a Weapon, and a municipal warrant.


A search warrant was served at Workman’s residence where a large quantity of methamphetamine, and a large sum of currency were found.


Workman was charged with the following offenses:


  • Manufacture/Deliver/Distribute a Controlled Substance
  • Felony Resisting Arrest
  • Probation and Parole Warrant
  • Marion County Felony Warrant for possession of methamphetamine
  • Municipal Warrant
  • Possession of Marijuana
  • Unlawful Use of Drug Paraphernalia


Workman and Motley were transported to the Marion County Jail on their warrants. The Hannibal Police Department was assisted by the Ralls County Sheriff’s Department K-9 unit.