From: Hannibal Police Department
Date: February 19th, 2023
Contact: Chief Jacob Nacke
Officers Arrest Barricaded Subject
On Sunday February 19th 2023, at approximately 07:40am, Officers were dispatched to an apartment in the 100 block of North 11th Street for a disturbance. Officers arrived on scene and determined a male, Jon R. Morton (37), of Hannibal, had been involved in a disturbance and was still inside the apartment. Morton was known to have two felony warrants for his arrest and lived at the apartment. Due to Morton’s history and risk factors, the Hannibal Special Response Team was activated along with officers trained as negotiators. Several residents were evacuated for safety reasons and officers began trying to contact Morton. After an extended period of time Morton made contact with negotiators and later agreed to surrender. Morton was arrested and transported to the Marion County Jail on the warrants. Additional charges could be sought at a later time, and no injuries were reported as a result of the incident.
The Hannibal Police Department was assisted by the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Marion County Sheriff’s Department, Hannibal Housing Authority, Marion County Ambulance, Hannibal Fire Department, and the Tri-Township Fire Protection District.
A criminal charge is merely an allegation and the defendant is, of course, presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.