From:              Hannibal Police Department

Date:               Tuesday, July 2, 2024

Phone:             573-221-0987

Fax:                 573-221-3966

Contact:          Lieutenant J.M. Grote


On Tuesday, July 2nd, the 10th Judicial Circuit Court of Marion County charged Oday J. Elayyan, 28-year-old of St. Louis, with Tampering with a Motor Vehicle. The Department of Homeland Security issued a Warrant for Arrest of Alien. The charges stem from an incident that began on Monday, July 1st, at approximately 11:17pm. An officer with the Hannibal Police Department stopped a vehicle for speeding on US 61 near Fair Oaks. The vehicle had been reported stolen from Ohio. Elayyan was taken into custody without incident. The St. Louis Office of US Immigration and Customs Enforcement was contacted. Elayyan was reported to have entered the US from Mexico illegally. His bond for Tampering was set at $10,000.00 cash or surety. The US Department of Homeland Security will take custody of Elayyan for removal proceedings under the Immigration and Nationality Act.


A criminal charge is merely an allegation and the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.