From: Hannibal Police Department
Date: Monday, February 14, 2022
Contact: Lieutenant J.M. Grote
On Saturday, February 12th, the 10th Circuit Court of Marion County issued a warrant for Zyiah D. Wooten, 18 of St. Louis, for Tampering with a Motor Vehicle and Assault. The charges are from an incident that Officers with the Hannibal Police Department investigated on Friday, February 11th. At approximately 2:14 pm a woman reported her vehicle, purse, and keys had been stolen while she was inside a business in the 300 block of Broadway. It is believed Wooten had been in the business prior to the theft. A description of Wooten and the stolen vehicle was given to surrounding agencies. Ralls County Deputies located the stolen vehicle abandoned on MO 79 just south of Continental Cement. About an hour later a Hannibal off-duty officer saw Wooten in the 1200 block of Broadway. Hannibal officers contacted Wooten and while taking her into custody she headbutted an officer. Personal items and vehicle keys belonging to the victim was located in Wooten’s possession. Wooten was also in possession of a stolen iPhone from the Hannibal Wal-Mart. The officer did not require medical treatment from the assault. Wooten’s bond was set at $25,000.00 cash or surety. She remains in the Marion County Jail.