Accused heroin distributor scheduled for court appearance

Jon Patrick "Doom" Washington was arrested Thursday in St. Louis and transferred to Jefferson City for a court hearing.

Jon Patrick "Doom" Washington, accused by federal prosecutors of distributing heroin to a 16-year-old girl who later died, is scheduled in court Monday in Jefferson City for an initial appearance.

Don Ledford, spokesman for U.S. Attorney Tammy Dickinson, said the government has filed a motion seeking to have Washington detained in federal custody without bond. Washington will remain in federal custody until a detention hearing, at which point a judge will rule on the request.

Washington is accused of providing heroin to 16-year-old Morgan Myers on the evening of April 2. She was discovered dead the next morning, presumably of an overdose, although an official cause of death has not been released. Washington has admitted to injecting Myers with the drug at the request of another man, identified only as "C-Bo."

The next step is for a grand jury to hear the case for indictment. That will likely happen in the near future, according to Ledford.